What is LCA & EPD?

California and the Federal government have been pushing legislation to help decrease the number of carbon emissions (Federal “Buy Clean” Initiative and California’s AB 2953) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of construction projects. These bills and legislations will affect the engineering industry including contractors which means as an industry we … Read More

LCA and EPD Sustainability

California is one of the leading states with commitments from all parts of every industry to strive to reduce the carbon footprint and Co² in the next 30 years. The construction industry is very much a part of this movement with individual materials that make up concrete and asphalt being … Read More

Why is road smoothness important?

Road smoothness requirements are written into all Caltrans interstate and state highway projects. Contractors are held to high standards to achieve road smoothness tolerances. When pavements are smooth it reduces emissions, reduces vehicle wear and tear, and roads last longer. State DOT’s and government agencies also hear less complaints about … Read More

Looking Back: First Quarter Project Spotlight – Friant Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project

The Friant-Kern Canal is a 152-mile-long waterway that extends from the Friant Dam at Millerton Lake north of Fresno to the Kern River in Bakersfield. The original canal, built-in 1951, was designed to convey up to 5,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) of water to over 1 million acres of … Read More

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