Articles by:
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.

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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