Over the years, green construction practices in road building have gone from an idea often talked about, but rarely acted upon to the new, trendy paving technique to common practice in the paving industry. And today, hot-in-place pavement recycling (HIR) and cold-in-place pavement recycling (CIR) have taken the concept of green construction to the next level.
These practices have been recognized as an environmentally sound road reconstruction application by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Center for Environmental Excellence. HIR and CIR are also encouraged by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of its environmental stewardship policy.
“In-place recycling is another technology that we are promoting very heavily within federal highways in conjunction with our partner around the country, ARRA,” said Steve Mueller of the Federal Highway Administration Resource Center in Lakewood, Colorado. “There is cold-in-place recycling, and hot-in-place recycling, as well as full-depth recycling, so there is a lot more that we can do [to recycle building materials] with the material right on the road, instead of having to bring in new materials.
Benefits of Hot-in-Place Pavement Recycling (HIR) and Cold-in-Place Pavement Recycling (CIR)
- Environmentally friendly paving technique
- In-place recycling is encouraged in areas with air quality issues
- These paving technologies are constantly improving
- And so much more!
Reliable Contracting: Your Baltimore Asphalt Contractor
Reliable Contracting is not new to the world of green construction. We have always been an innovator in the use of recycled materials. And as part of our ongoing commitment to environmentally friendly paving, we are constantly looking for new and better ways in which to serve our clients.
If you have any questions about Green Construction Practices or if you have a construction project that you need completed right the first time, please contact Reliable Contracting, Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor, by calling 410-987-0313 or visit our website. Reliable Contracting now boasts more than 400 employees, 100 trucks and 250 pieces of earthmoving equipment!
Source: Hot, Cold and Green