Asphalt concrete is a composite material commonly used to surface roads, parking lots, airports, and the core of embankment dams. Asphalt mixtures have been used in pavement construction since the beginning of the 20th century.
The correct asphalt mixture can provide a number of benefits for a road, such as resistance to permanent deformation, fatigue cracking, low temperature cracking, and moisture; durability; and good surface texture. As you’ll learn in this training, the objective of the mixture design process is to select an aggregate gradation and binder content (with or without modifiers) to achieve these properties so that pavements last longer.
This course will review the characteristics and engineering properties of asphalt mixtures and their effects when utilized in highway applications, as well as the overall mix design concepts and how construction operations can affect the ultimate performance of asphalt mixture pavements.
- Asphalt Mixtures
- Asphalt Binders and Selection
- Design Concepts
- Production, Delivery, and Placement
- Quality Assurance and Acceptance
Who Should Take This Course
This course is intended for a variety of positions within local agencies and tribal governments, with an emphasis on the role of the materials engineer, as well as anyone involved in the mix design, placement, or rehabilitation of asphalt pavement.
Accessing the Course
This training is offered via the course management system Canvas. Upon completing your online registration, you will receive an email confirmation. To access the course, please visit Canvas and login with your University of Minnesota internet ID and password. Once you have been enrolled, your course will appear on your Canvas dashboard.
If for any reason you do not have access to the course after enrolling, please contact Katherine Stanley at email@example.com for assistance.
Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer work best for this course.
- To the best of our knowledge, this course meets the continuing education requirements for 4.5 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID website.
This course is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Course curriculum was developed and compiled by FHWA Center for Local Aid Support in conjunction with a technical advisory panel of experts including local agencies and state DOTs.