In 1919, eleven petroleum asphalt refiners and paving contractors formed the Asphalt Association as the Asphalt Institute was formerly known. Ninety years later, the Mission of the Asphalt Institute remains essentially the same: to promote the use, benefits, and quality performance of petroleum asphalt, through environmental, marketing, research, engineering and technical development, and through the resolution of issues affecting the industry.

The history of the Asphalt Institute has closely paralleled that of the industry. Our experience and continued focus on technical excellence make us uniquely qualified to execute research from large, federally-funded projects to smaller, private endeavors.

We offer:

  • 90 years of experience
  • Published, award-winning engineering staff
  • Career NICET-certified technicians
  • Involvement in ASTM, AAPT, ETGs and TRB committees

These are some of the reasons the Laboratory of the Asphalt Institute is the right laboratory for your asphalt research needs. Accomplishments of the research team:

  • 06-01
    • A Laboratory and Field Investigation to Develop Test Procedures for Predicting Non-Load Associated Cracking of Airfield HMA Pavements
  • AAPTP 05-07
    • Techniques for Prevention and Remediation of Non-Load Related Distresses on HMA Airfield Pavements
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
    • Factors Affecting Asphalt Pavement Density and the Effect on Long Term Pavement Performance
  • NCHRP 9-16
    • Relationship Between Superpave Gyratory Compaction Properties and Permanent Deformation of Pavements in Service
  • NCHRP 9-12
    • Incorporation of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in the Superpave System
  • NCHRP 9-10
    • Modified Asphalt Binders in Superpave
  • NCHRP 9-9
    • Refinement of the Superpave Gyratory Compaction Procedure
  • NCHRP 9-7
    • Field Procedures and Equipment to Implement SHRP Asphalt Specifications
  • FHWA National Asphalt Training Center I and II
    • Trained engineers and technicians in the background of the Superpave binder and mixture tests. Provided technical assistance to highway agencies in implementing Superpave
    • Develop course materials and served as instructors
  • SHRP A-001
    • Research and development of the Superpave gyratory compactor and the Superpave mix design system

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