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Michael Durante

Michael P. Durante is Vice President, Finance and Strategic Planning for Pavement Technology, Inc. (PTI). The company, founded by the author’s grandfather, Michael G. Durante, and father, Colin M. Durante, in 1972, helped bring to public works professionals America’s first maltene-replacement asphalt rejuvenation technology. Today, PTI is applying its pavement preservation experience and knowledge of sustainable technologies to life-extending asphalt and concrete preservation solutions, including products to reduce the pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions. A frequent author pertaining to economic and environmental sustainability, Durante holds degrees in finance and economics from Vanderbilt University and the University of Oxford.

Happy Earth Week 2021!

Posted on: 26 Apr 2021

Happy Earth Week 2021! Climate change is not a singular problem. It is a set of complex problems ranging from air and water quality to urban heat and more.  It affects socioeconomic constructs – from where and how we live, to what obstacles remain for less advantaged groups.  These problems will require an array of […]

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Cool Roadways Partnership Supports Transition to Cooler and Healthier Cities

Posted on: 24 Jan 2021

PTI is proud to announce it has become a sustaining partner of the Global Cool Cities Alliance’s (GCCA) Cool Roadways Partnership. Learn how GCCA and the Cool Roadways Partnership is helping accelerate a world-wide transition to cooler and healthier cities.

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Engineering News-Record on Smog-Eating Roads

Posted on: 01 Sep 2020

PTI is on the forefront of photocatalytic road technology, and Engineering News-Record has taken notice. Read all about it here.

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Happy Anniversary, Earth Day!

Posted on: 22 Apr 2020

Happy 50th Anniversary Earth Day from Pavement Technology! Pavement Technology, Inc. (PTI) is disappointed to be unable to celebrate the 50th Earth Day with our friends at EarthX2020 due to COVID-19. But we are all thankful our nation has embraced the challenge, and the curve has started to bend – that’s what matters most. Just […]

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Do We Really Have to Choose Between Reducing Pollution and Destroying Human Prosperity?

Posted on: 13 Apr 2020

Scientists have noted that worldwide quarantines have dramatically reduced ground-level air pollution. In Paris, nitrogen dioxide readings have dropped a stunning 60 percent in the past few weeks. But what we’ve also learned in this pandemic is that austerity and abstinence, the long-offered solution to urban smog, will have a devastating impact on the human […]

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Posted on: 31 Jul 2019

In recent years, there has been no shortage of confusion (and some intentional misdirection) in the asphalt pavement preservation marketplace in relation to the definition and understanding of maltenes and the role they play in rehabilitating and extending the life of asphalt roadways. For a clear understanding of the natural, resilient chemistry Pavement Technology calls […]

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