Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 21

AROUND THE HOT MIX INDUSTRY
By Bruce Barkevich
Vice President
New York Construction Materials Association

Work the Problem
AS ANOTHER PAVING season has
passed and we are finalizing the celebration
of our 2017 Asphalt Pavement Showcase
Awards (see article), I reflect on those
projects and the challenges the producers,
contractors, and agencies face on a daily
basis to complete the work. In preparing for
these awards, I get to dig into the details of
each project and understand the intricacies
of each job. But what I don't get to see is the
day to day issues which pop up. I remem-

The Showcase Award program was developed to award
and celebrate projects which overcome all the adversity
and problems to complete the work to everyone's
satisfaction: agency, owner, contractor, producer,
etc....We hope that those companies who have won
the Showcase Awards in past, and will win them in
the future, can at least enjoy a nice pat on the back, a
thank you, and a job well done!

ber them well from my days on the road,

adapt and react to them. You can panic, get

but you can't really appreciate it till you

sidetracked or even throw up your hands

have lived it.

and say, "I can't deal with it." Or you can do

While thinking about what I wanted to

what actor Ed Harris did playing the Flight

write for this edition of Materials Matters

Control officer for Apollo 13: calm every-

and finalizing the details on our Showcase

one down and "Work the Problem." This got

Awards, I happened to watch two older mov-

everyone focused on the individual issues

ies. One being a classic, "Apollo 13" and the

within the bigger problem of trying to get

other a less acclaimed movie, "The Martian."

the astronauts home safely.

As you watch these movies, the one overlying

"The Martian" is a fictional story about

issue is problems happen and you need to

an astronaut (Mark Watney played by

EdBauer Construction and NESL receive 2017 Showcase Award

Town of Oakfield celebrates 2017 Showcase
Award with Contractor and Producer

Metro Paving is receives award at Rason's Office
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Material Matters - Spring 2018

Chairman’s Message
President’s Report
Legislative Update
Counsel’s Corner
Membership Benefit
Member KUDOS
Work the Problem
2017 Asphalt Pavement Showcase Award Winners
One Company’s Efforts to Set up an Asphalt Plant
An Interview with NYSDOT’s Don Streeter
Residential Concrete
Welcome New Members
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Intro
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - cover1
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - cover2
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 3
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 4
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 5
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 6
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Chairman’s Message
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 8
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - President’s Report
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Legislative Update
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 11
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Counsel’s Corner
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 13
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 14
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 15
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 16
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Membership Benefit
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 18
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Member KUDOS
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 20
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Work the Problem
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 22
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 23
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 2017 Asphalt Pavement Showcase Award Winners
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 25
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - One Company’s Efforts to Set up an Asphalt Plant
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 27
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - An Interview with NYSDOT’s Don Streeter
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 29
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 30
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 31
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Residential Concrete
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 33
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 34
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Welcome New Members
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 36
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 37
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 38
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