Telfer Pavement Technologies specializes in the manufacture, distribution, transportation and application of asphalt products. Our services include: asphalt rubber production and placement, emulsion chip sealing, slurry and microsurfacing, bonded wearing course, dust control, fabric, mat and grid installation, sand sealing/scrub sealing, fog sealing, tack coat, prime coat, CTB cure and many others .
The WRAPP Award of Excellence was created by concerned contractors in the Pavement Preservation business to highlight and recognize those pavement preservation projects and contractors that exemplify quality, safety and customer satisfaction. The awarded projects and The Recipients of the award are highlighted at WRAPP Annual Work Shop. This year’s Annual Work Shop was held January at the Double Tree in Ontario California. TPT and the City of Berkeley Accepted an Award of Excellence for 2016 for an Asphalt Rubber and Slurry seal project which was completed last year. There were a few unique aspects to the project. Telfer was required to attended Berkeley’s Building & Construction Trade Career and Trade Fair. Where we hired Local Union and Non-Union native residents of Berkeley for this project. Berkeley also has many low hanging trees which had to be taken into consideration and worked around. Scheduling with our wide variety of subs was a challenge but was coordinated well, The City of Berkeley was very helpful with this. The result of our combined efforts was a great finished product with low impact to residents. This was a great project for both the City of Berkeley and Telfer Pavement Technologies.
In February, the California Chip Seal Association (CCSA) changed its’ name to the Western Regional Association for Pavement Preservation (WRAPP) to better reflect all of the things the association encompasses. The first awards from WRAPP were given out at the annual meeting in February at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Sacramento. TPT and the City of Roseville won the inaugural 2015 Cape Seal Project of the Year for the 2015 Residential Street Resurfacing Project which was completed last year. The City of Roseville was on hand to receive the award and commend TPT on its’ dedicdation and delivery of the project.
NCHRP Releases Guide to Communicate Value
of Preserving Nation’s Highway System
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program released last week a guide that advises state transportation departments how to communicate the value of preserving the nation’s highway infrastructure to various stakeholders. The guide, formally titled “NCHRP Report 742: Communicating the Value of Preservation: A Playbook,” helps state DOTs better understand and better speak to the reasons to invest in the U.S. highway system. The publication aims to help transportation agency staff influence leadership, elected officials, and the general public to remember why resources are vital to keeping highway infrastructure well-maintained.
More specifically, the document seeks to help state DOTs show that preservation matters by putting it in the minds of its stakeholders, get preservation recognized as something that should be a priority, create a network of supporters who also believe preservation is a major priority and that can help state DOTs reach their goals, and create a call to action through rallying supporters to advocate on behalf of preservation.
The guide stresses the importance of highway preservation, which the report defined as “encompassing work to extend the life of existing facilities (and associated hardware and equipment) and to repair damage that impedes mobility or safety. The purpose of system preservation is to retain the existing value of an asset and its ability to perform as designed. Preservation counters the wear and tear of physical infrastructure that occurs over time due to traffic loading, climate, crashes, and aging. It is accomplished through both capital projects and maintenance actions.”
“This document is written as a guide that agency staff can use in formulating an effective strategy for communicating the importance of highway maintenance and preservation, applying criteria and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of a campaign strategy, and adjusting a strategy if necessary to ensure its effectiveness,” the report states. “Applying the methods and examples presented in the guide can help an agency’s stakeholders to understand the scope, scale, and urgency of their highway system’s preservation and maintenance needs.”
The 197-page guide is available in PDF form at bit.ly/NCHRPcommvalue.