The Transportation Association of Canada has sponsored the development of a guide to the characteristics, performance and selection of paving asphalts based on the best information currently available on: 1. Canadian climatic conditions; 2. sources and characteristics of asphalts used in Canada; 3. Canadian pavement performance data; 4. current provincial asphalt specifications and test procedures; 5. the likely impacts of the results of the Strategic Highway Research Program asphalt research results; and 6. use of premium and polymer modified asphalts. The User Guide is intended to be used as a supplement to the Canadian Standards Board (CGSB) standard (CAN/CGSB-16.3-M90) and contains step by step procedures with worked examples for the selection of asphalts for any paving project in Canada based on climatic conditions and anticipated traffic levels.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Number 1316. This report contains the User Guide as well as detailed documentation of the research that led to its development. The User Guide itself is available from TAC as a separate document.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • DAWLEY, C
    • Pulles, B
  • Publication Date: 1996-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1551870940
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1996 12:00AM