Governmental institutions are tasked with protecting the health and safety of their constituents. Whether Cassidy Paving is tasked with a federal, state, or city-wide project, our main priority is in line with government officials. As such, we are committed to the highest standards of service, safety, and compliance in every paving service for Massachusetts government offices and properties. Here are three key best practices for government commercial paving projects.
Best Practices for Government Commercial Paving
1. Pre-Qualification Is Key for Government Commercial Asphalt Paving
When public roads, highways, and parking lots require renovations, those in charge of overseeing said projects must make sure that the contractors they hire have the proper certifications. Acquiring these certifications takes time, effort, and significant investment, so it’s always best to work with a company that’s already qualified for governmental paving projects. Cassidy Paving, for instance, is MassDOT prequalified for highway construction and resurfacing work, which means we’re more than ready to improve governmental pavement, including walkways, highways, roadways, and more. We also work according to the latest codes and standards set forth by the National American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This commitment to compliance and quality doesn’t just mean we provide the best possible outcomes for our clients – it also means that all governments for which we work can rest assured that their constituents continue to walk and drive on safe, beautiful surfaces.
2. Ensure All Projects Abide by the ADA
In addition to being pre-qualified for MassDOT projects and adhering to NAICS regulations, Cassidy Paving maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title II of this civil rights law prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities by all public entities at the local level, including public transportation, public housing, schools, government offices, and more. As such, the ADA sets requirements for the installation and upkeep of paved ramps, curb cuts, and other matters relevant to commercial paving company concerns. Simply put, governmental facilities must remain in compliance with the ADA, which means the contractors they hire must be willing and able to meet these requirements each and every time.
3. Pavement Repair and Maintenance Protocols
Seeking quality, compliant paving services is important for governmental entities at all levels – local, city, state, and federal. However, paving is only part of the equation here. Over time, even the sturdiest paving jobs wear down and come closer and closer to falling out of compliance with the aforementioned standards and laws. When seeking commercial paving services for governmental projects, officials must choose contractors that also deliver quality pavement repair and maintenance services. The provider in question should work closely with government officials and facility managers to establish a maintenance schedule so all roads, highways, driveways, and parking lots remain in great shape until brand new pavement is absolutely necessary. Staying on top of this maintenance will save governments precious resources and money, benefitting taxpayers and their communities on the whole.
The Importance of Public Paving Projects
Communities with strong infrastructure are more likely to thrive than those without it. In this sense, even the most minor governmental paving projects can make a big difference. At Cassidy Paving, we’re proud to serve not only homeowners and business owners, but municipalities within the great state of Massachusetts as well. Call us today at 866-978-9788 to receive a free estimate on your next asphalt project.