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Let's be honest here,
many of the producers
have wanted the latitude
to operate the way they
see fit to produce what is
needed for an application.

would be for the producer to use with the

shared so that any mixture modifications

QC process at the plant. There are no plans for

can be made.

DOT to prequalify or certify mixtures prior

MM: NYSDOT is the biggest customer

to use. Each producer would develop the

for most asphalt producers and they were

appropriate mixtures and perform testing

able to absorb the costs, but state work

to assure they are meeting the performance

comprises a small percentage of busi-

requirements. Certainly, data acquired from

ness for concrete producers. Is NYSDOT

DOT testing during the pilot phase will be

concerned that some concrete producers
will choose not to supply concrete to the
state due to the expense and risk of producing and testing?
DS: I have always been aware that DOT
is only a small part of a concrete producer's
business. While many other owners cite
DOT specifications, the production used
by DOT is still small overall. I have always
been impressed with the professionalism

Suppliers of

provided to the DOT by producers. We have
worked well together, keeping open minds
about issues, and progressing advancements.

Asphalt Paving Materials

The move toward performance specifications exemplifies the advancements of the
concrete industry. The new specification
will open the door for use of alternative

Ready Mixed Concrete

materials, allow producers to produce more
economically, and in my opinion reduce risk.
Examples include: allowing for longer haul

Crushed Stone

distances with use of newer admixture technologies; mixtures using different aggregate
gradations to reduce cement content: and

Sand and Gravel

eliminating slump to provide workability
for a particular application. These are all
advancements to address the inadequacies
of the "one-size fits all" mixture require-

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ments of the past.
Many producers feel they are assuming
more risk. I disagree. Producers are assuming more responsibility. They will have the
responsibility of controlling their materials
and processes to control quality. By controlling quality, they are controlling their own
risk. Better QC will likely result in reduced
risk. I expect that most producers will see

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the opportunities provided to their business and will continue to provide concrete
for DOT applications.

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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
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Material Matters - Spring 2018 - 34
Material Matters - Spring 2018 - Welcome New Members
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