Many people know that concrete pavements provide durable and safe roads, but they may not know that this important infrastructure also creates a more sustainable world. Tom Van Dam, an engineer with Nichols Consulting Engineers, provides insights into how concrete roads can be effectively repaired by surface treatments to extend their service life and benefit our environment. Van Dam made his comments in this exclusive interview with Kimber Kayler and Bill Palmer. Van Dam’s research has been used to support the mission of the IGGA/ACPA Concrete Pavement Preservation Partnership. Van Dam describes the Next Generation Concrete Surface, which is a cost-effective, super-smooth concrete surface with low-noise characteristics, making it an ideal sustainable solution. To learn more about the Next Generation Concrete Surface, click here. Click on this link to download the IGGA Guide Specification: NGCS Construction on Existing or Newly Constructed.Roadways.