In mid-September 1990, a team of pavement specialists from the United States participated in a 2-week study tour of six European nations. The tour, designated the European Asphalt Study Tour (EAST), was arranged through the efforts of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), the American Association of of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The 21-member study group included six AASHTO, four FHWA and seven industry representatives, as well as the Chairman of the Transportation Research Board, the President of The Asphalt Institute, and two Strategic Highway Research Program officials. The six countries visited were Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. Upon return to the United States, the participants prepared this report. It describes the mission of the tour, and provides an overview, as well as a description of the activities observed in each country; summarizes the findings not only for asphalt technology but for innovative contracting practices and innovative construction equipment; and provides a plan for applying these findings in the United States.

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM