Talk Story with Steve Muench

Steve Muench, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was in town during the holidays and generously offered his time to chat with us. Steve has been a great help to our industry. He assisted the City with the 2006 changes to the pavement section that added a layer of Asphalt Treated Base (ATB) and is the author of our HAPI Asphalt Pavement Guide.

Several subjects were discussed during the 2-hour session including:

  • Greenroads, which is a green rating system for road projects.  To date about 30 projects have received a Greenroad certification.  None of the projects are in Hawaii.
  • In Hawaii, we use a PG 64-16 binder specification. Is this adequate, or should we be using a PG 64-22 specification?  The binder provided by Asphalt Hawaii can be certified as either depending on what is required by the project specifications.
  • The recent pothole repair demonstration on Paiwa Street at the entry to the Waikele Shopping Center.  The product being demonstrated was Advance Highway Technologies (AHT-2.0), which is a highly infusible resin that is compatible with asphalt/gravel mixes, has very low viscosity and good wetting.  The demonstration was conducted by HAPI member GroupHI.

The Talk Story Session held on 12/22/15 at the HAPI office was attended by 8 people.  Please see the photos below.

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