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Date Created: 12/21/15
Big Award fora Compact Machine By Michelle Gifford Terry Hansen,Asphalt Zipper CEO (center), shown receiving by Michelle Gifford NOVA Award from CIF officers TheConstructionInnovationForum(CIF)haschosenAsphaltZipperasthe 2005winnerofthecovetedNOVAAward,the“NobelPrizeoftheconstruction industry”,accordingtoCIFFoundingChairmanRogerW.Lane. AsphaltZipper waspresentedtheawd,Novem- ber8,2005,attheawdsbanquetfortheConuction qualityandcost. Sincethe d’s beginning,there Users Roundtable(CUT) National Coence in havebeenmore than500nominatifrommore than Naples,Floridawithover500leadersoftuctiont20 dferent countries. industryin attendance. Asphalt ZipperCEOTerryHansenand “Thee is no otherad like inventor Jim Maxwell were it,” saidRobertI., Ph.D., bothhonoedguestsatthegala PE,ProfessorofCivilEngineer- and received the ad on ingat theUniversityof Michi- behalfAsphalt Zipp.er gan, and co-founderof Con- struction Innovation Forum Asphalt Zipper reclam- -on (CIF)andtheNOAAward. “It recycling attachments were isn’tboundbyanynation.The chosenbecauseoftheirunique keythingis,thereisathorough ability to harnessthe power investigatintoeachnomina- and productivity of much tion; so winning doesn’t largermachinesintoa portable depend on the marketing and fordable attachment. program of a com”y.n TheConstuctionInnovatForum(CIF)isaninternaCarrwas not surprisedwhenhe foundout that the tional,nonofitorganizaformedin1987torecog-Asphalt Zipper had won tw.ard nizeand encourageinnovationthaovesquality and reducesthe cost of uction. The CIF has“TheideathattheAsphaltZipperwasin therangeof presentedNOAAwards to innovationsinvolvingothertoolsthatcontra, tilitiesandmunicipalities AsphaltZippermodelAZ-360shownrecyclingin-place,a200x12 footpatch.Thesitewasrecycledandreadyforpavinginlessthan2 hours. TheAsphaltZippercanopenmoretrenchin30minutesthan mostcrewscanlaypipeinaneighthourday. Manyconstruc- canspecializewith,struckme as somethingthatwas tioncompaniesuseoneZippertoservicemultiplecrews becauseofitsspeedandportability. very needed,”he said. “It’s simpleto operateand wouldmakea great additionto thosewhoare doing that kind of work. Obviouslythere are big milling beenableto satisfythesegovernmentalengineering machinesand I have seen them operate,but I have inspectorsandalsobeatthepantsoff ofthecompeti- alwaysbeena proponentasmuchfora smallcontrac- tion, hands down,” Glagola w otre. tor or municipalityas for big projects. There isn’t anything that I know of that is quite lik”it. The Asphalt Zipper is a high-powee rd reclamaa -- tion/recycling attachmentthat pulverizesasphalt Each nominated innovation is judged by a CIF into one-inchminusmaterialthat can be reusedas appointedjury on its effect upon the construction road-baseorbackfill. Itdoesstreetpatches,fullroad process. Theinnovationmustbea provensuccess. It repairsandutilitytrenchesthroughasphaltsurfaces. musthavehadapositive,importanteffectonconstruc- TheAsphaltZipperis a portable,affordablealterna- tionorservice,toimprovequalityorreducecost. The tiveto larger, expensivemillingmachines. It makes innovationalsomustbeasignificantadvance,notjust full-depthreclamation/e rcyclingaccessibleto most a natural evolution of existing methods, common municipalities,counties,DOT’sandcontractorsat a sense or good practice. fraction of the cost. OneofthejurorswhoinvestigatedtheAsphaltZipper , “It is a great honorto receivethis award and have Dr. Charles R. GlagolaAssociateProfessor of Civil othersrecognizeoureffortsto improvethemethods Engineeringat the Universityof Floridaand former ofourindustry ,”saidTerryHansen,CEOofAsphalt contracto,rreportedinhisNOV AAward investigative Zipper. reportthat theAsphaltZipperwas an answerto the problemsof manycontractorsandmunicipalitiesand For more informationon theAsphaltZipperplease would have helped him when he was a contra r.cto visit www .asphaltzippe.com or for more informa- tion about the CIF and the NOV A Award visit “IfIhadhadaZipperbackinthosedays,Iwouldhave www .cif.org. Asphalt Zipperís Current Model Lineup AZ-500 AZ-480S AZ-480HD AZ-360HD AZ-300 for Loaders for Loaders for Loaders for Loaders for Backhoes
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