Miscellaneous: Caught in the Act

Sometimes we are surprised to see one of our projects show up on Google Earth.  This happened for a parking lot reconfiguration project at North Star Mall in San Antonio.  We designed a reoriented parking lot by turning parking aisles 90 degrees to improve traffic flow; align parking with the […]


I saw this Sakai steel wheel compaction roller parked in my neighborhood. It immediately brought back memories of seeing my first paving project when I was four years old with my mother in Ankara, Turkey (my father was stationed there by the US Air Force). We hurriedly crossed a fresh hot mix […]

Miscellaneous: Vehicle Barrier

I was at dinner (outside because of Covid). The restaurant had a unique barrier to protect the dining tent. It is a portable vehicle barrier from Pitagone and distributed by ARX Perimeters. It is a product from Belgium and appears to be bad ass.There is no anchoring involved. An intruding vehicle hits the barrier, […]