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2014-07-07 08:21:10

BUNDALL, Australia, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Road Technology's (GRT) new head of research and development is currently undertaking a sabbatical at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT - as part of the firm's aim to further establish itself as an industry leader in the infrastructure field. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124649 Dr Babak (Mojtaba) Abtahi will be heading to two of the world's leading universities as part...

2014-07-03 23:06:36

Renew Crew of Little Rock is offering no-cost estimates on concrete cleaning and sealing services ideal for walkways, driveways or patios made of decorative or standard concrete. Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Spring is the perfect time to thoroughly clean concrete driveways, walkways or patios to get rid of wintertime dirt and grime and get ready for heavy use in Summer. Renew Crew of Little Rock is now offering homeowners no cost estimates on its concrete cleaning services. To...

2014-06-17 12:21:12

Plymouth Rock Assurance Claim Data Reveals Increased Number of Car Insurance Claims due to Damage Caused by Potholes during 2013-2014 Winter; Company Offers Tips to Avoid Pothole Damage RED BANK, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey car insurance group Plymouth Rock Assurance is reporting a sharp increase in the number of pothole related claims received over the last year. From the winter of 2012-2013 to the winter of 2013-2014, Plymouth Rock's ratio of pothole-related claims...

2014-06-13 20:22:48

DUBLIN, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4cm92t/road_safety) has announced the addition of the "Road Safety Market by Types & Systems - Worldwide Market Forecast (2014-2019)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4cm92t/road_safety ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Infrastructure plays an important role in the development...

2014-06-11 23:01:33

Walttools suggests strategically placing control joints and providing client education can stop ugly cracks and produce a happy customer. Morris, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Step on a crack, break your mother’s back… We all know the saying and most of us probably will step a little further just to avoid hurting dear mom. When it comes to decorative or stamped concrete, pride and expectations are often hurt more when unsightly cracks appear. Cracks in a decorative surface tend to send...

2014-06-10 16:21:10

The solution is designed to prevent or extend unnecessary repaving of otherwise solid roads, where localized pavement deterioration must be maintained. CLEVELAND, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Paving Materials, a Cleveland-based company specializing in concrete products and asphalt additives, is pushing the boundaries of current road preservation efforts with its Ravelcheck product. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140610/116610 The harsh activities of winter,...

2014-05-21 08:21:27

Drivers Want Focus on Increasing Road Maintenance and Ensuring Smooth Pavements LANHAM, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the summer driving season, a new survey from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) finds U.S. drivers increasingly frustrated with the state of U.S. roads. The national survey found that drivers prefer well-maintained, safe, and smooth roadways; moreover they understand these qualities require periodic maintenance and financial investment....

The Netherlands Introduces First Glow-In-The-Dark Road To Help Drivers
2014-04-16 06:25:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it is only a short stretch of road it could soon pave the way to the future. This week in The Netherlands a 500 meter (1640 feet) stretch of highway introduced the world to the first glow in the dark markings that could help drivers better navigate the road at night. Interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde teamed up with Dutch civil engineering and road construction firm Heijmans, and with a special paint that contains a...

2014-04-09 20:20:16

MOSCOW, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RosZimDor, a Russian Association of Winter Road Maintenance formed recently to bring together all sides concerned with combating snow and ice has announced a drive towards a federal set of standards and regulations of anti-icing materials, the way they are used and how they are developed nationwide. Currently, there is no unified set of rules in Russia that would govern exactly how the municipalities are to deal with snow and ice, which...

2014-04-07 12:22:22

LANHAM, Md., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has announced the winners of its 2013 Perpetual Pavement Awards. The award is given to state transportation departments and local agency owners of asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old and have never had a structural failure. The average interval between resurfacing of each winning pavement must be no less than 12 years. The road must demonstrate the characteristics expected from long-life...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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