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asphalt jungle

An overcrowded, unsafe and/or crime-ridden urban environment or city, characterized by the congestion of large buildings and roads. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. After 10 years living in that asphalt jungle, I'm looking forward to being in a place with a bit of grass and friendly neighbors.
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asphalt jungle

n. the paved landscape of the city; the city viewed as a savage place. I don’t look forward to spending the rest of my days in an asphalt jungle.
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Much Asphalt's product offering, from hot asphalt through to fogspray, covers the entire road surfacing product spectrum.
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Workshop instructors will include John Casola of Malvern Instruments; Chris Lubbers of Kraton Polymers; Laurand Lewandowski of Owens Coming; Ken Grzybowski of PRI Asphalt Technology; Ron Corun of Axeon Specialty Products; and Bob Kluttz of Kraton Polymers.
The present work seeks to identify the changes on the rheological, physical properties of the SBR- and SBR/sulfur-modified asphalts by short-term and long-term ageing, to compare the SBR-modified asphalt with the SBR/sulfur-modified asphalt with the suitable sulfur content (0.
The problem of the slippage of asphalt layers due to insufficient bonding was also analysed and assessed in Newark airport of the New Jersey State (USA) (Bognacki et al.
Asphalt cement makes up only about five percent by weight of asphalt, with the rest of the material being composed of aggregate and sand.
It's the first busway the MTA has built and the only one MTA officials know of that uses rubberized asphalt.
For Recycled Asphalt Paving (RAP), the stain less steel Flex-Mat 3 is designed to eliminate blinding, particularly in warm weather when recycled asphalt material can turn hot and sticky, according to a news release from the manufacturer.
5%, then a 30% RAP mix, where the RAP contains 4% asphalt, will reduce the amount of liquid asphalt cement by 1.
Even though the AHTD has this specification, it is hard to detect the presence of air-blown asphalt and some manufacturers may still try to supply this material for use in Arkansas," Hardee said.
Asphalt samples retrieved from the seafloor didn't contain any oil and held only traces of hydrocarbon gases.
Paving products accounted for more than 85 percent of overall asphalt products volume demand in 2004.
Nearly 10 percent of asphalt mixtures laid in the United states each year use modified asphalt binders, yet Superpave specifications only apply to unmodified or "neat" binders.
When bidding on a contract, T prices the asphalt at cost.
The Government has granted permission to Asphalt Processors Inc.