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Training Topics

Sample Training Topics – Training Programs can be developed on specific topics of interest and tailored to management, field, or design staff. Typical topics include:


What Every Design Engineer Should Know About HMA (and WMA)

What A Consultant Needs to Know About Asphalt Specifications and Construction

Design Decisions That Can Affect Pavement Quality

Specification Development to Match Project Requirements

Introduction to Pavement Design

Unbalancing and Front Loading

Use of Alternate Bid Items


All About Roadway Materials

Asphalt Paving Technology

Materials Management

Introduction to Hot Mix Asphalt / Fundamentals of Mix Types

Pavement Mix Type Selection

Binder Selection / Modified Asphalts

Asphalt-Rubber / Rubberized Asphalt

Optimizing Mix Designs


Segregation Management

Warm Mix Asphalt

Moisture Sensitivity

Cold Mix Asphalt

Porous Asphalt

Asphalt Rejuvenators

Quality Control

Field Management of Mix Properties

Quality Management for HMA Plant Operations

Understanding Variability in Pavement Construction

Materials Production and Placement Troubleshooting

Best Practices for HMA


Best Practices for Ride Quality

Inertial Profiling and ProVAL Software

Balancing Production / Haul / Placement / Compaction

Best Practices for Laydown and Compaction Operations

Paving in Difficult Conditions / Time Available for Compaction

Hauling HMA

Longitudinal Joints

Pavement Performance and Maintenance

Pavement Distress Identification

Typical Pavement Failure Modes

Pavement Maintenance

Pavement Rehabilitation Techniques