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MM: How do you see the NYSDOT adapt-

DS: By my nature I can't sit still, so I plan to

all the people I interact with at the national

ing to the new specifications? There will

keep "working" for many years to come. To me,

level. While I anticipate leaving DOT within

be a steep learning curve and regional

dealing with concrete isn't work. I still enjoy

a few years (at most), I expect to continue my

materials staff will need to be familiar

the technical parts of my job and the ability

involvement with the Transportation Research

with many admixtures and other prod-

to share with others the things I've learned

Board, AASHTO Committees, possibly teach-

ucts on the market today.

about concrete over the years. I enjoy the inter-

ing at HVCC still, and coming to NYMaterials

DS: I believe the new specifications will

actions I have with fellow DOT employees,

meetings. I hope to participate with all of you

be easier to use with less potential for con-

all my counterparts in industry in NY, and

for many years to come!

flict than under the current system. There
is already technology and knowledge to use
performance specifications, so I don't think
the learning curve is very steep. What will
be the challenge is the new Paradigm: DOT
being able to let go of directing what to do

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and how to do it; and industry accepting
responsibility to do as they say they will to
provide quality control.
At the Bureau level the Department will
continue to work with materials suppliers
and producers to assure each product in a
mixture adds to the overall quality of the
concrete. The Approved List of Materials will
continue to exist, and added upon as newer
products and technologies are developed.

Undivided Attention. Unrivaled Quality.
Total Accountability. Employee Owned.

At the Regional level there is a learning curve tied to understanding what new
materials can be used and how they work.

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Equally important will be the learning curve of the industry to provide
quality control and understanding the

Concrete Plants
Precast Plants
Tilt mixers
Twin Shaft-Planetary
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importance of a consistent and controlled
production operation.
Both sides will have to work together to
move beyond simply measuring concrete

Water heating-cooling
Conveyors
Plant parts

performance based on compressive strength.
MM: You have been great to work with
over  the years, offering a balanced
approach to the agency's needs and the
industry's constraints. Since you've
got enough years in to collect a full
retirement, how long do you plan to

Plant Installations
Plant retrofit
Steam generators
Dust collection
Automated controls
Silo's
Screw conveyors
Pressure washers

Lawrence Marusi
465 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897
888.837.5829 * Office: 203.762.3115 * Cell: 914.325.6477

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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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