White Papers

As a leader in the paving industry, West Contracting shares its findings on new paving methods that not only extend pavement life but also help other agencies find ways to save money, valuable resources, and allow the industry as a whole to become more sustainable. Our White Papers arm you with knowledge to better understand the dynamics of trends that shape the paving industry today and tomorrow.

How to Achieve 50 Percent Recycled Asphalt Pavement in Asphalt Mixtures (pdf – 2.2 mb)

Steve Jackson, PE, provides an in-depth overview on solutions designed to achieve 50 percent Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in asphalt mixtures. Jackson presented his insights at the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Annual Meeting in early February 2013. West Contracting is one of the few NAPA members that have replaced half of the virgin materials in its asphalt mixture with reclaimed materials. Jackson discusses what’s necessary to accomplish this  while still maintaining quality through proper materials management, processing, production and construction best practices. As technical manager of West Contracting, Jackson frequently speaks at conferences throughout the United States. His presentation covers:

  • How to determine whether 50 percent RAP is a feasible goal
  • Best practices for materials management
  • Understanding the capabilities and limitations of current asphalt plants
  • Quality control practices.

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Application of Warm Mix Asphalt on Non-typical Paving Projects (pdf – 381kb)

Steve Jackson, PE, presents an in-depth overview on the benefits of warm mix asphalt and the opportunities to increase its usage in everyday applications. As technical manager of West Contracting, Jackson provided his insights at the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s “Warm Mix Conference” in Fall 2011. Read more…

Thin Overlay Restores Route 30

– Asphalt Pro January 2012

Capturing Blue Smoke from your Operations

– Asphalt Pro January 2011

N.B. West Mixes Recycle Options for Missouri

– Asphalt Pro September 2010

Missouri Contractor Exemplifies Environmental Excellence

– Asphalt News 2010

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