A Pioneer in Deep-Lift and Full-Depth asphalt pavement construction, Charles Beagle is recognized for his distinguished contributions and pioneering efforts in this field. He initiated Deep-Lift, Full-Depth construction of municipal streets with hot-mixed asphalt concrete materials.
Mr. Beagle conducted research on temperatures and densities during the compaction of Deep-Lift applications and practical research for cold weather paving techniques. His later experiments had to do with the non-destructive testing during the rolling procedure to determine densities obtained in the applications of Deep-Lift asphalt concrete bases.
Throughout his career, Mr. Beagle has shared his knowledge. He has presented papers on his work at technical sessions of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, of which he was president in 1974; and also before the Transportation Research Board, with which he served on three committees. In 1965, the National Asphalt Pavement Association awarded him its first Industry Recognition Award; and in 1966, he was selected as one of the Top 10 Public Works Men of the Year by the American Public Works Association.
More than 15 articles dealing with his work in asphalt paving have been published in trade magazines and periodicals. Mr. Beagle is also a member of the American Road Builders’ Association; the American Public Works Association and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
A 1933 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he became a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey in 1942. When he entered the public works field in 1955, he brought with him 22 years of experience in industrial and highway construction. Mr. Beagle became the Director of Public Works and Municipal Engineer for Woodbridge, New Jersey in 1962, and retired from this position in 1975.
Charles Beagle passed away in 1984.