Asphalt 101 for Civil and Geotechnical Engineers
Date: Thursday, August 20, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Phil Blankenship, Blankenship Asphalt Tech and Training, PLLC and Dan Staebell, North Central Region Director, APA/NAPA
This webinar educates civil and geotechnical engineers on the basics of asphalt. The webinar will discuss asphalt pavement material composition and will focus on the importance of asphalt binder, aggregates, and provide a high-level overview of mix design. This webinar provides a basic overview of the steps for asphalt mixture design noting the progress of mix design methodology. Asphalt binder is the glue that holds a mixture together. Choosing the right type of binder is critical for long term performance of pavements. This webinar offers an overview of asphalt binder production and properties. Choosing the right gradation and knowing how aggregate properties impact mixture performance are critical to ensuring pavement performance. This webinar explores how the size and type of aggregates can impact asphalt mixture design and performance. This webinar is RCEP approved.
- Understand the basic material composition of asphalt.
- Realize the impact of material properties on asphalt design.
- Understand basic asphalt mixture design approaches.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.nt for participating in this webinar.