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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.

Matt Damon) who is part of the first manned
space mission to Mars. A mishap takes place
and he is ultimately left alone on the Red
Planet. You can feel the dread and loneliness which that astronaut must be feeling,
knowing the next mission is not scheduled
to come back to Mars for many years. How
do you survive? Mark Watney realizes his
only way to survive is to "work the problem." How do get food, water, oxygen,
while being alone on this desolate planet.
In a final scene, you see Mark lecturing

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in front of a class of college students after
safely returning to earth. "At some point
everything is going to go south. You do the

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math. If you solve enough problems, you get
to come home".
Again, this is a fictional story, but the idea
production facilities and job sites. The days

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when things go according to plan are rare.
You go to sleep at night with a work schedule which seems doable - when you wake up
that all changes. Four delivery trucks don't

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show  up and you don't have  the  proper

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number of trucks per round to keep the

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paver fed. Loader feeding the plant has a
flat and the spare is being repaired. Plant

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QC Tech calls in sick and you are planning
on a multi-sublot day. These are just a few

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dent/foreman may deal with. And oh yeah,
weather can  have the greatest impact on
your plans. A quick thunderstorm will shut
down a project as fast as anything, but I have
150 tons up in the silo. Fog doesn't lift till
10:00 and the plant was scheduled to load
out at 6:30.
The Showcase Award program was
developed to award and celebrate projects which  overcome all the adversity
and problems to complete the work to

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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
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Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 37
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