A New Asphalt Construction Manual for this Decade and Beyond

This article describes the new 3rd edition of the Asphalt Institute publication, Construction of Quality Asphalt Pavements. This comprehensive manual continues to serve as a practical resource of essential technical information and best practices for constructing cost-effective, long-lasting asphalt pavements. Chapters include inspection and project management; binders and aggregates; mix design and mixture properties; asphalt plants; preparation for paving and tack coats; asphalt placement and compaction; and quality assurance. New chapters cover transportation and delivery of pavement mix, and preparation of both surface and underlying pavement. The manual places equal emphasis on the four phases of construction: asphalt production, transportation, paving, and compaction. New technologies discussed include specialty rollers, intelligent compaction, performance testing, plant equipment, and specialized quality assurance approaches. Asphalt Institute and other industry references are listed to provide further coverage. The manual also serves as a key reference to the Asphalt Institute’s educational offerings on pavement construction.

  • Authors:
    • Johnson, Dave
  • Publication Date: 2020


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 9-11
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01758678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2020 2:22PM