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JAN. 1, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- A look ahead: Our predictions for the Top 10 stories that will impact the asphalt pavement industry in California in 2018

- CalAPA 'Asphalt Pavement 101' classes to be held Jan. 9 in Watsonville, Jan. 10 in San Luis Obispo & Jan. 11 in Fresno
- Sign-up now for the CalAPA Annual Dinner Jan. 18 at the historic Jonathan Club in Los Angeles

- Tech Term of the Week: SUPERPAVE™

- Quote of the Week: Benjamin Franklin

JAN. 8, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- New Verizon TV ads seek to answer our favorite question: 'How can asphalt help save the environment?'

- CalAPA 'Quality HMA Paving' classes to be held Feb. 13 in Sacramento area, Feb. 20 in the East Bay area of San Francisco

- Seats going fast for CalAPA's Annual Dinner Jan. 18 at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles

- Job opportunity: Plant Superintendent - Granite Construction

- Photo of the Week: SB1 "Fixing YOUR Roads" bumper stickers

- Tech Term of the Week: Binder Course

- Quote of the Week: Henry Moore

JAN. 15, 2018 ISSUE

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Articles:

- Brown administration releases $131 billion state budget for 2018-19; transportation gets big boost due to passage of SB1

- CalAPA 'Quality HMA Paving' classes to be held Feb. 13 in Sacramento area, Feb. 20 in the East Bay area of San Francisco

- Input sought for annual recycled materials and Warm Mix Asphalt utilization survey

- CalAPA Technical Advisory Committee members briefed on asphalt training program

- Tech Term of the Week: Bidder Inquiry

- Quote of the Week: Martin Luther King Jr.

JAN. 22, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Industry pays tribute to the past, looks ahead during the CalAPA Annual Dinner in Los Angeles

- Reno, Nevada (yes, Nevada!) added to schedule of February classes for CalAPA 'Quality HMA Paving' training

- For the record: Recycled materials survey link correction

- Tech Term of the Week: Bleeding

- Quote of the Week: George Bernard Shaw

JAN. 29, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Governor pledges to 'do everything in my power' to protect SB1 road-repair law; federal funding picture remains hazy

- Joint Training & Certification Program for materials technicians releases 2018 schedule

- Tech Term of the Week: Capillary Action

- Quote of the Week: Francis Bacon

FEB. 5, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA annual 'Fly-In" to the State Capitol in Sacramento set for March 13-14

- New study shows addressing infrastructure in national parks, including roads, could support 16,500 jobs in California

- NAPA President Mike Acott announces retirement plans

- Transportation Secretary Kelly takes over as CEO of High-Speed Rail Authority

- Tech Term of the Week: CBR (CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO)

- Quote of the Week: John Muir

FEB. 12, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- As San Diego hosts national asphalt conference, attention turns to federal government on infrastructure funding
- CalAPA-sponsored IRF fellow for 2018 is Yanlong Liang, a graduate student researcher from UC Davis

- President's Day Holiday

- Tech Term of the Week: CRACK

- Quote of the Week: Abraham Lincoln

FEB. 19, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- New work zone safety PSA,' A Moment Can Save a Life,' hits close to home

- New tools for parking lot construction

- One-day Asphalt Institute HMA seminars
upcoming on April 2 in Fontana, April 5 San Jose

- CalAPA creates Joint Training & Certification Program resource page as a
convenience for materials technicians,
others

- RAP & RAS publications available free to
download from NAPA website

- President's Day Holiday

- Tech Term of the Week: REHABILITATION

- Quote of the Week: Dwight D. Eisenhower

FEB. 26, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans Director Dougherty resigns, is replaced by former regional chief Laurie Berman

- Annual Forecast Issue of CalAPA's 'California Asphalt' magazine now on-line

- One-day Asphalt Institute HMA seminars upcoming on April 2 in Fontana, April 5 San Jose

- Job opportunity: Caliber Paving seeks applicants for asphalt sales and estimating position in Orange County

- Tech Term of the Week: RIDEABILITY

- Quote of the Week: Albert Einstein

MAR. 5, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans, industry discuss proposed 2018 Reference Sample Program work plan changes and RHMA-G

- Member news: Graniterock contest wants to reward 'your crew'

- Sign-up now for CalAPA annual 'Fly-in' March 13-14 in Sacramento

- On-road enforcement seminar set for March 20 in Sacramento

- Welcome aboard: California Filtration Specialists

- Tech Term of the Week: PAVEMENT PRESERVATION

- Quote of the Week: Zig Ziglar

MAR. 12, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Registration open for Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference & Expo April 25-26 in Ontario; New CTC Commissioner to speak

- Tim Greutert accepts temporary assignment to head up Caltrans Office of Asphalt Pavements

- Industry participation sought in annual NAPA-FHWA survey of RAP, RAS, WMA utilization

- Save the Date: Southern California Contractor Mixer to be held April 10 in Anaheim

- Reception set March 29 to mark retirement of Erik Updyke of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

- Tech Term of the Week: PERVIOUS

- Quote of the Week:  Barbara Corcoran


MAR. 19, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA members walk the halls at the Capitol to tout SB1, accountability

- Program set for Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference & Expo April 25-26 in Ontario; New CTC Commissioner to speak

- 'Speed of construction' focus of CalAPA presentation at annual AAPT meeting in FLA

- Funeral services set March 26 for Caltrans District 7 Materials Engineer Kirsten Stahl

- Registration open: Southern California Contractor Mixer April 10 in Anaheim

- Tech Term of the Week: GRADATION

- Quote of the Week: Stephen Hawking


MAR. 26, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- CalAPA's popular 'Asphalt Pavement 101" class to be held April 24 in San Diego, April 25 in Ontario

- Sign of the times: New SB1 'Your Tax Dollars at Work' signs to hit the road

- Concurrent sessions highlight Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference & Expo April 25-26 in Ontario

- Welcome aboard: CLEANCOR LNG

- Don't miss it: Southern California Contractor Mixer April 10 in Anaheim

- People in the news: Rita Leahy honored by AAPT at annual meeting in Florida

- Tech Term of the Week: Owner

- Quote of the Week: Mick Jagger

APR. 16, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Paving contractors attend Anaheim mixer as 2018 paving season ramps up

- Seats going fast for CalAPA Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference & Expo April 25-26 in Ontario

- Just added: 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class May 8 in West Sacramento

- Industry news: Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Peters joins Graniterock board

- Welcome aboard: InfraTest USA, Inc.

- Tech Term of the Week: CALIFORNIA TEST METHOD (CTM) or CALIFORNIA TEST (CT)

- Paving Pointer of the Week: SUBGRADE

- Quote of the Week: Malala Yousafzai

APR. 2, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Procrastinator alert: Discounted pricing ends Tuesday for Southern California Contractor Mixer April 10 in Anaheim

- PaveXpress, the free, web-based pavement design tool, adds educational module
- Concurrent sessions highlight Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference & Expo April 25-26 in Ontario
- CalAPA newsletter wins national recognition for effectiveness
- TRB survey seeks input on the influence of lift thickness on pavement quality

- Tech Term of the Week: PAVEMENT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

- Quote of the Week: Michael Jordan

APR. 9, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- SB1 boosts Caltrans maintenance program by more than $7 billion; 1,000 improvement projects are in the pipeline

- National Work Zone Safety Week reminds us all that 'A Moment Can Save a Life'

- Private Construction issue of CalAPA's California Asphalt magazine is now on-line

- Hurry! 'Early-bird' discount pricing ends today for CalAPA Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference & Expo April 25-26 in Ontario

- Tech Term of the Week: PATCH

- Paving Pointer of the Week: PRE-CONSTRUCTION REVIEW

- Quote of the Week:  Viktor E. Frankl

APR. 23, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Bay Area air district proposes new regulations on dust-control that will impact asphalt facilities

- National expert on RAP to be featured at next CalAPA regional technical committee meetings May 2 'simulcast' at 4 locations

- Just added: 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class May 8 in West Sacramento

- Tech Term of the Week: BOND BREAKER

- Paving Pointer of the Week: CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

- Quote of the Week: Lao Tzu

APR. 30, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- SB1, efficiency, innovation & collaboration are recurrent themes at CalAPA Spring Conference in Ontario

- National expert on RAP to be featured at Wednesday's CalAPA regional technical committee meetings 'simulcast' at 4 locations

- Part-time instructors sought for Joint Training & Certification Program for materials technicians

- 'Asphalt Pavement 101' class set for May 8 in West Sacramento

- Tech Term of the Week: CHECKING OR ALLIGATORING

- Paving Pointer of the Week: TRUCKING

- Quote of the Week: Napoleon Hill

MAY 7, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Voters will have a say as SB1 'potholes vs. pocketbooks' fight heats up

- Do business with a CalAPA member! CalAPA updated 'Buyer's Guide now on-line

- Call for presentations: CalAPA Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference Oct. 24-25 in Sacramento

- Tech Term of the Week: CRACK FILLING

- Paving Pointer of the Week: ASPHALT MIXTURE

- Quote of the Week:  Thomas A. Edison

MAY 14, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Major action on infrastructure not happening this year, White House says

- Job opportunity: Quality Control Manger

- Free webinar May 16 to delve into new EPA rules on asphalt tank inspections

- Tech Term of the Week: RECLAIMED ASPHALT PAVEMENT (RAP)

- Paving Pointer of the Week: COMPACTION/DENSITY

- Quote of the Week: Plato

MAY 21, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

-  Caltrans names Hopkins as deputy chief of construction; will also play role in revamped specification-development committee

- Vintage trucking publication still contains valuable tips

- Caltrans seeks feedback on new materials technician training & certification program

- Subscribe to Asphalt Insider for the news and views with a California emphasis

- Tech Term of the Week: SURFACE TEXTURE

- Paving Pointer of the Week: PREPARING FOR ASPHALT DELIVERY

- Quote of the Week: Muhammad Ali

MAY 28, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Large growth in apprenticeship programs reported, boosted in part by SB1

- CalAPA's popular 'Day at the Races' at elegant Del Mar returns on Saturday, July 21

- Holiday hours: Memorial Day holiday

- Tech Term of the Week: SKID RESISTANCE

- Paving Pointer of the Week: LAYDOWN TEMPERATURE

- Quote of the Week: George Patton


JUNE 18, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Caltrans, industry reach tentative agreement on changes to RAP specifications

- Former CalAPA intern joining WEBCOR

- One of the tiniest reasons to support SB1

- Tech Term of the Week: QUALITY ASSURANCE

- Paving Pointer of the Week: PAVING OPERATION

- Quote of the Week: Bob Baffert

JUNE 4, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- When it comes to good roads for cars, bikes and pedestrians, many are taking matters into their own hands

- Verify materials technicians, lab certifications are correctly listed on-line

- New name, new charter for the Caltrans-industry committee that reviews materials specifications, test methods

- Tech Term of the Week: BORROW

- Paving Pointer of the Week: AFTER COMPACTION

- Quote of the Week:  Ronald Reagan


JUNE 11, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Roads generally fare well in California's June 5 Primary Election, but potential detour may be on the horizon

- Spotlight on the Pavement Preservation Center at CSU Chico 

- 'Day at the Races' in Del Mar July 21 is a great way to bask in that Triple Crown magic 

- Tech Term of the Week: CREOSOTE

- Paving Pointer of the Week: SITE PREPARATION

- Quote of the Week:  Peggy Noonan


JUNE 25, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- SB1 author touts Joint Training & Certification program as key to accountability for road funds

- Special workforce development-themed issue of California Asphalt magazine is hitting mailboxes, posted on-line

- Well-wishers salute noted industry expert Jack Van Kirk on the occasion of his retirement

- Tech Term of the Week: POTHOLE(S)

- Paving Pointer of the Week: DURING COMPACTION

- Quote of the Week: Ibn Taymiyyah

JULY 2, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Repeal of SB1 headed to the November ballot in California as Proposition 6; billions in road-repair funds in jeopardy 

- A respected engineer and voice of reason, Steve Healow of the FHWA calls it a career 

- Tickets going fast for CalAPA's 'Day at the Races' July 21 at Del Mar 

- Tech Term of the Week: SEGREGATION

- Paving Pointer of the Week: ASPHALT MIXTURE

- Quote of the Week: Anthony Kennedy 

JULY 9, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Mandatory pre-bid meeting set for July 10 in Marysville for $280 million long-life asphalt pavement project on I-5 in Sacramento 

- New $201 billion state budget includes healthy SB1-infused funding for transportation; supplemental report contains a cornucopia of transportation-related facts

- Tech Term of the Week: SPECIFIC GRAVITY

- Paving Pointer of the Week: PROJECT BOUNDARIES

- Quote of the Week:  George Washington

JULY 16, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Sides square off in road tax ballot fight 

- Tracy Zubek of DeSilva Gates named to leadership post in Caltrans-industry specification development committee 

- TRB 'webinar' on structural design of porous asphalt pavements set for July 17

- Job Opportunity: Sales Representative for DeSilva Gates Aggregates, Northern Calif. 

- Tech Term of the Week: ADHESION

- Paving Pointer of the Week: TONNAGE CALCULATION

- Quote of the Week: Theodore Roosevelt 

JULY 23, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Volunteers needed to assist with Reference Sample Program to test Hamburg Wheel Track Test variability for RHMA-G

- New survey finds 79 million tons of recycled asphalt used in U.S., saving tax dollars; CA usage is below national average

- Registration open for annual CalAPA Golf Tournament Sept. 20 In Industry Hills

- Synthesis on tack coat research and best practices released by NCHRP

- Tech Term of the Week: DENSE-GRADED ASPHALT PAVEMENT

- Paving Pointer of the Week: RECORD RETENTION AFTER PROJECT COMPLETION

- Quote of the Week: Arnold Schwarzenegger

JULY 30, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Environment & safety themed issue of CalAPA's California Asphalt magazine arriving in mailboxes, is available on-line

- Free webinar on thin-lift overlays is available on-line

- Member Alert': Exclusive information, insight for CalAPA members only

- Photos from an epic CalAPA 'Day at the Races' event at Del Mar posted on-line

- Members in the news: National spotlight on proper calibration of lab equipment

- Registration open for annual CalAPA Golf Tournament Sept. 20 in Industry Hills

- Tech Term of the Week: PETROLEUM ASPHALT

- Paving Pointer of the Week: SUBSOIL

- Quote of the Week:  Ken Blanchard

AUG 6, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

-  Toni Carroll of Graniterock named to CalAPA Executive Committee

- Asphalt: The cure for 'Road Age'

- NAPA 'Back to Basics' webinar on Aug. 23 to focus on Quality Assurance; free to CalAPA members, agency personnel

- COMMENTARY: Fixing a problem, and then 'unfixing' it

- Tech Term of the Week: POLISHING

- Paving Pointer of the Week: COMPACTION

- Quote of the Week: Alice Walker

AUG 13, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

-  A timely reminder about work zone safety

- Epic fires recall heroic response to Napa blaze by CalAPA members

- CalAPA members confer in Sacramento to formulate response to Prop. 6

- In their own words: the importance of infrastructure investment in America

- Tech Term of the Week: DESIGN THICKNESS

- Paving Pointer of the Week: DURING THE PAVING OPERATION

- Quote of the Week:  Martin Luther King

AUG 20, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

-  Specifications allowing for higher RAP content now appearing in Caltrans projects

- Tony Tavares named Caltrans District 4 director, overseeing 9-county Bay Area

- Tech Term of the Week: BINDER

- Paving Pointer of the Week: SITE PREPARATION

- Quote of the Week: Bill Gates

AUG 27, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Volunteers needed for RSP event.

- National report says poor roads cost California motorists up to $3K per year.

- Agency partners tour Granite plant to get up-close view of operations

- Tech term of the week: Volitile

- Paving Pointer of the Week: After project completion.

- Quote of the Week: Aldous Huxley

SEPT. 3, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- RSP program in Marysville aimed at RHMA-Gm HWT.

- Registration open for Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference Oct. 24-25 in Sacramento.

- Tech term of the week: HMA

- Paving Pointer of the Week: Pre-construction review.

- Quote of the Week: Cesar Chavez

SEPT. 17, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- San Diego County launches task force to look at innovative, sustainable road maintenance strategies, including using more RAP.

- Tehnical training is part of Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference Oct. 24-25 in Sacramento.

- Join CalAPA today and save; work smarter tomorrow and save even more.

- Tech term of the week: Environmental Product Declaration

- Paving Pointer of the Week: Project Boundaries.

- Quote of the Week: Honore de Balzac

SEPT. 10, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Procrastinator alert: a few spots left for annual CalAPA golf tournament Sept. 20 at the Pacific Palms resort in Industry Hills

- I-5 pothole sends cars careening, but SB1-funded help is on the way

- 'Women of Asphalt' leadership to highlight Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference Oct. 24-25 in Sacramento.

- Tech term of the week: Correlation Analysis

- Paving Pointer of the Week: Subgrade.

- Quote of the Week: William James

OCT. 15, 2018 ISSUE


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OCT. 8, 2018 ISSUE


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OCT. 1, 2018 ISSUE


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SEPT. 24, 2018 ISSUE


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Articles:

- Audrey Copeland named president & CEO of NAPA.

- Teichert executive added to 'Women of Asphalt' leadership panel discussion.

- New publication on the use of thin-lift overlays for pavement preservation now available.

- Tech term of the week: Falling Weight Deflectometer

- Paving Pointer of the Week: Call before you dig.

- Quote of the Week: George Carlin