Foamed Asphalt: A Hensley tri-cement spreader truck was used to apply the required cement in advance of the recycling train for a New Jersey/Pennysylvania toll bridge. An asphalt cement tanker truck was pushed in front of a Wirtgen 2500s Reclaimer/Stabilizer. The PG64-22 hot liquid AC was introduced directly into the Wirtgen during pulverization. The recycler pulled a water tanker, which fed water into the machine, providing the material for the foamed asphalt process.
Wood Insulation: This wood foamed board is an entirely natural product made from sustainable raw materials.
Photo credit: © Fraunhofer WKI
Take a look around and you will most likely see sustainability mentioned almost everywhere you look, from television commercials to billboards to posters in your child’s school. No market is immune to the messages and practices of sustainability.
The construction industry is no exception. Look within the construction industry and you’ll see contractors utilizing sustainable practices every day. For example, the pavement industry and the foamed asphalt repaving technology — it's an existing technology that's recently taken root in many areas. The concrete industry has seen innovative methods of utilizing tilt-up concrete forms. And wood foam insulation is being perfected as we read this.
The field of commercial construction has become a leader in environmental sustainability. As an industry, we’ve come a long way in a short period of time.
New products enter the market every day advertising sustainability. We cover many of these in our publication — take a look at our Sustainable Products section.
Here at Sustainable Construction, we are always on the lookout for the sustainable products and processes you are implanting in your businesses. Share them with us by clicking on the social media icons or email icon shown on the upper left of this page.