Cold Asphalt Mixes for Indian Highways Environment Friendly Technology

Cold Asphalt Mixes
Cold asphalt mix is produced by mixing unheated mineral aggregate with either emulsified bitumen or foamed bitumen. Unlike hot mix asphalt (HMA), cold asphalt mix does not require any heating of Read More...

Full Depth Reclamation – A Technique for Improving Roads with Poor Underlying layers

Full Depth Reclamation
Roads are a necessity for the modern life – and more specifically, good roads are essential for an efficient transportation system. Quite often roads deteriorate not because of the poor quality of the surface Read More...

Some Suggestions for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Road Transport Sector

Road Transport Sector
Greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of road vehicles are a matter of serious concern in the world and India. As the number of vehicles is growing rapidly in India, India's contribution to the global Read More...

Little Known Facts About Concrete Roads

Concrete Roads
In recent years, due to the increasing use of cement concrete as a road building material, a number of articles on 'concrete roads' have been published in NBM&CW, as well as other technical journals Read More...

Achieving Good Riding Quality for Flexible Pavements

Flexible Pavements
For many years, researchers have been working on development of latest equipment for pavement construction to obtain better and sustainable surface. Significant advancements have been made Read More...

Highway Sector- Riding the Waves of New Change

Durgapur Xpressway
Developments taken place in the highway sector during the last few months have proved wrong the French saying that more it is changed, the more it remains the same. Riding the waves of new Read More...

Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM): A Game Changer in Road sector

Hybrid Annuity Model
Road sector continues to be a formidable force to revive the capital expenditure cycle in the badly battered Infrastructure sector. While much has been talked about the evolution of the sector the Model Read More...

Sustainable Road Construction Technology

krishnagiri WP Road
ACC Set up the first commercial Ready Mix concrete plant in Mumbai in 1994. It Concrete is one of the largest Ready Mix Concrete manufacturers with a network of Read More...

Flexible Pavements with Bituminous Construction and New Technologies

Flexible Pavements
The heavy wheel loads and fast traffic on modern highways require adequate cover called the pavement on the natural soil to provide a hard wearing surface and to distribute the loads within the bearing capacity Read More...

Opportunities and Challenges of Highway Projects in India

Highway Projects in India
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is responsible for the formulation of policies relating to regulation of road transport in the country, besides making/monitoring arrangements for vehicular Read More...

Utilization of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in the United States

Asphalt Pavement in United States
Recycling of asphalt pavements started around 1915 in the United States, but it did not become a common practice until later (1970s) when asphalt binder prices skyrocketed as a result of Read More...

Climate Change – It’s High Time to Consider the Impacts on Roadway Pavements

Increase in Cost of Maintenance
Research has clearly shown (and continues to do so) that as a result of changing global climatic patterns countries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to devastating damage to the infrastructure – for example Read More...

Slope Protection Works for Rockfall Prevention in NH-22

Slope Protection Works
NH–22 connects the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. In this road, Zirakpur to Parwanoo stretch (length 17.5 km) has now been four-laned. A part of this four lane road has been Read More...

Road Sector Picks up Pace

Road Sector Wirtgen Cold Mining
Government is currently going all out to revive the road sector and in the first year of taking over reins at the Centre, it has taken multiple initiatives to boost stakeholders' interest in the sector and appears Read More...

The Indian Road Experience: Challenges and Possibilities

Road Builders
Driving on Indian roads is a harrowing experience. Ambitious agenda of road and infrastructure improvement is a priority of governments at the centre as well as in the states. While various Read More...

India’s Future Road Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities

Indian Road Infrastructure
With a population of 1.1 billion, growing at 1.6 per cent per annum, India may have a population of 1.3 billion in the year 2020 – almost equal to the projected population of China. With 60% of the present Read More...

Study of Shadow Toll Mechanism with the Experience of International Countries

Toll Mechanism
The United Kingdom pioneered the concept and practice of shadow tolls mechanism in 1990s through its implementation of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). It is a strategic economic policy Read More...

Precast Construction of a 10km Long Viaduct: A Boon to Industry

Precast Construction of Viaduct
A major metro city of Southern India, Bangalore, has developed a major commercial hub called Electronic City in South-West of Bangalore. The area employs several hundreds of thousands of workers, majority Read More...

Cement Concrete For Durable Roads

Cement Concrete
The present stock of roads in India is out-dated, congested, wasteful of resources and extremely unsafe. India is losing its competitive advantage in the global economy because of its poor roads Read More...

Delhi plans and designs major urban traffic interchanges

Urban Traffic Interchange
Sometimes urban infrastructures for facilitating traffic are created for a specific purpose. New flyovers and traffic interchanges were created for the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi as mobility was perceived Read More...

Eco-friendly Pavement Blocks of Waste Glass, Fly Ash, and Dust

Pavement Blocks
Pavement blocks, which are industrial products of pre-fabricated unarmed concrete, having various dimensions and special morphology, are used for pavement laying of residential projects carrying Read More...

Development of Combined Pavement Condition Prediction Model for Flexible Pavements

Roads
In any country, road network is the backbone of national development. India has about 4.3 million kilometer of road network which is one of the largest network in the world. This road network is carrying 85% Read More...

New Dimensions in Construction of Rigid Pavements

UNiSTEEL SRCP750
The main concrete roadwork for city roads was started in Mumbai in 1924. Marine Drive (Netaji Subhash Chandra Road) was constructed in 1938-1939 using semi mechanized methods. This road was laid Read More...

Maintenance Aspects of Asphalt Pavements for Roads and Highways

Asphalt Pavement
In General, Maintenance of Roads and Highways is an important activity to be carried out by Departments of Rural Roads, Roads & Highways. The life of an asset can be preserved and prolonged Read More...

Effect of Ageing on the Performance Properties of Bitumen

Road Transport
Road transport is the most sought transport mode and a good road network is the basic requisite for the sustained economic growth of a country. Globally, more than 80% of roadways are built as flexible Read More...

Design and Construction of Road Embankment

FlyAsh Embankment
India depends primarily on coal based thermal power plants for electricity generation, leading to production of huge quantities of fly ash and subsequently its disposal problems. The solution Read More...

Warm Mix Asphalt

Halol Godhra Samlaji Project
The first national workshop on Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) in India was held on August 8th and 9th at IIT Madras (IITM), under the sponsorship of several major industries, and direction of the faculty members Read More...

Technical Inspection of Some Rural Roads

Gradation of GSB Materials
An effective and efficient infrastructure system particularly the road transportation network has become very crucial in our country for high economic growth and its sustenance in future. Owing Read More...

CRMB Pellets for Sustainable Road Infrastructure

OGFC Patch Mix
The United States is home to nearly 3.7 million kilometers of paved roads, and 94% of these roads are surfaced with asphalt materials. It is estimated that approximately 4,000 asphalt contractors are producing Read More...

Field Experience on Performance of High Volume Fly Ash Concrete Pavement

flyash concrete pavement
Road infrastructure projects constitute huge investments that have to serve the society for a long time. High investing cost involved in these projects has to be justified from the benefits of a concrete Read More...

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