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This is Hardcore
Roads & Highways
"Lots of things are termed "Hardcore" nowadays, but thiz quiz has the genuine article! And a few other things besides, all of which go into the building of our roads and highways. How much do you know about the humble pavement under your feet?"
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As the title of this quiz states, "This is Hardcore". In roadbuilding terms, what *is* hardcore?
Concrete or cement reinforced with small pieces of metal, often waste or trimmings from foundries
Milled pieces of graded stone, no larger than 25mm in diameter
Poorly graded stone, often waste or contaminated with other things
Residue from landfill or subsidence that must be cleared before roadbuilding can begin
To determine the strength of the underlying layers of a road, a test known as CBR is used. What does CBR stand for?
Construction Build Rating
Condensed Building Regulations
California Bearing Ratio
Something called 'planings' are sometimes used during the construction of a new road. They can be in with the asphalt top layer, or lower down as part of the sub-base layer. What are these planings?
Milled bits of the previous road surface
Thermoset plastic shavings
Wood chips and shavings
Glass pellets up to 7mm in diameter
Various regulations governing road construction around the world set out size limits for different aggregate particles and materials. Often, these use microns; what is a micron?
One thousandth of a millimetre
One hundred thousandth of a millimetre
One thousandth of a metre
One hundred millionth of a metre
Macadam is a name often associated with roadbuilding, as the inventor of Tarmacadam, often shortened to Tarmac. Do you know Mr. Macadam's forenames?
Until the mid 1990s, the most widely used road surfacing material in the UK was 'hot rolled asphalt'. Using this meant that a layer of something else had to be added to the top of the road surface before it could be used. What was this addition?
Sockets for catseyes
To a roadbuilder, what does the acronym SMA stand for?
Stone Mastic Asphalt
Stone Made Aggregate
Standard Mix Asphalt
Single Marble-type Aggregate
One of the world's premier producers of asphalt products for roadbuilding is TLA, short for T____ Lake Asphalt. Which place does the T stand for?
Many people will have heard the phrase "All roads lead to Rome", but where exactly in Rome was the 'Millarium Aureum' or Golden Milestone, that was considered the beginning of every roman road?
At the crest of the Palatine Hill
Outside the main entrance of the Colosseum
In the Forum, near the Temple of Saturn
On the southern bank where the Aniene joins the Tiber
Who was the Roman military engineer and architect whose book "De Architectura" survives to this day, and laid out the specifics for building a Roman road?
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Compiled Jun 28 12