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NJSME and New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association
The New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association (NJAPA), along with the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers, will be holding a one-day seminar, "Constructing Quality Asphalt Pavements," on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Marriott Hanover (1401 Route 10 E.) in Whippany, New Jersey. Greg Harder, P.E., from the Asphalt Institute will be conducting the seminar.
Constructing high quality, long-lasting asphalt pavements is the ultimate goal of our industry. In this seminar, you will learn the basics of each of the important steps in the process.
To register your employees, please click here to complete the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact the NJAPA office at 609-838-1867.
NJSME would like to welcome its newest members:
New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association
Registration is open! The 63rd Annual New Jersey Asphalt Paving Conference will be held on Thursday, March 19, at The College of New Jersey, Brower Student Center (2000 Pennington Road) in Ewing, New Jersey.
This event offers six hours for Certified HMA Construction and Plant Technologists to maintain your NJSAT certification.
To register online for this event, please click here. If you would like to register by filling out a form and mailing it to the NJAPA office, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Lindenmuth in the NJAPA office at 609-838-1867 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the new address to send your check/purchase orders to is:
New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association
100 Horizon Center Boulevard
Hamilton, NJ 08691
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given NJ TRANSIT approval to begin Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) of its Positive Train Control (PTC) system, moving NJ TRANSIT one step closer to meeting the federally mandated deadline of PTC certification by Dec. 31, 2020.
Ten years after an original $8.7 billion Trans-Hudson River passenger rail tunnel project got stopped in its tracks by then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, version 2 has hit a snag under President Donald Trump's proposal that rates it ineligible for federal Capital Investment Grants.
The $12 billion Hudson River Tunnel, currently in preliminary engineering, received a "low" rating from the Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10 based on scores for current financial conditions, funding commitments and reasonableness of financial plan.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Voters in six New Jersey school districts, including three in Gloucester County, head to the polls Tuesday to consider school construction projects totaling nearly $110.9 million.
In Deptford, the district has proposed a $37.6 million bond issue to build an addition to Monongahela Middle School that includes 16 classrooms, two science labs, a music room, and a central district office space with a public meeting room.
Calling for a new approach to state budgeting that puts the needs of ordinary people over those of special interests, a diverse group of community leaders from over 30 organizations announced the launch of For The Many. The coalition, unveiled at a press conference on the steps of the State House Annex in Trenton, will work to clean up the state tax code so New Jersey can reinvest in its communities, infrastructure and public programs families rely on.
Congress should consider requiring that climate resilience be incorporated in planning for federally funded water infrastructure projects, a new study from the U.S. General Accountability Office concludes.
The 91-page study made public found federal agencies do not consistently include the consideration of climate resiliency when handing out billions of dollars in funds to drinking-water projects and wastewater treatment projects.
President Trump has proposed a $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure plan that, unlike an earlier proposal of his, would draw completely on federal funding. Administration officials haven't yet identified how to raise the revenue to cover the entire $1 trillion price tag, however.
The White House unveiled the framework for the massive plan on Feb. 10, along with the president's fiscal year 2021 budget request.
The value of commercial and multifamily construction starts in the U.S. was $227.5 billion in 2019, up 1% from 2018, according to Dodge Data and Analytics. However, the value of commercial and multifamily starts in the top 20 metros increased 11% to $139.6 billion and when considering multifamily and commercial activity together, the top 10 metros were responsible for 45% of all starts.
Contractors are increasingly focused on jobsite safety and worker participation, according to a new report from Dodge Data & Analytics.
With the support of The Center for Construction Research and Training and Procore, the analysis reinforces emphasis on the importance of supervisors onsite and their leadership in promoting safety.
The Lien Zone
You believe you’ve missed a lien deadline, and as a result might have missed your chance to get paid. Don’t give up! There are still options to exhaust.
You may think you know the basic notice and lien rules, but do you also know there are exceptions.
Janne Kyttanen writes: "Last year, Dubai made a statement that 25% of their buildings would be 3D printed.
I am excited to hear this especially in the wake of the world expo 2020, which I am certain will boast a lot of 3D printing in the pavilions, among other technology, which will propel digitization in the construction industry."
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