Project Spotlight: Cedar Sinai Medical Center - Terra Pave., Inc.
September 6, 2010
Blue Diamond Materials teamed with Terra Pave, Inc. to repave an existing parking lot with environmentally friendly EcoMat® Warm Mix Asphalt at Cedar Sinai Medical Center.
By choosing to retrofit the approximately 67,000 square foot parking lot with EcoMat® Warm Mix Asphalt instead of traditional Hot Mix Asphalt, Terra Pave, Inc. reinforces its commitment to the environment and the community of Southern California. The roughly 1,000 ton parking lot is located at the Steven Spielberg Pediatric Research Center at the corner of George Burns Road south of Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles. It was paved on two consecutive Saturdays, August 7th and 14th, 2010.
EcoMat® Warm Mix Asphalt reduces fuel consumption and decreases the production of greenhouse gases. It is produced and installed at lower temperatures than conventional Hot Mix Asphalt allowing for better compaction. The technology uses a liquid foaming process that allows the liquid asphalt to better coat the aggregate. This procedure allows production of quality pavement at lower temperatures reducing emissions at both the asphalt plant and the job site. With our commitment to the environment and responsible construction methods, EcoMat® Warm Mix Asphalt provides a smart solution without compromising quality. This is important at Cedar Sinai Medical Center because of the close proximity to the respiratory units at the Steven Spielberg Pediatric Research Center.