Asphalt Binder Series (4 sessions)
(2 PDHs per session available)

Each session is 2 hours

To register & view any or all of these recordings see below

$50 per session

This series of webinars will give you a broad-based understanding of the product and its many applications in
the paving and roofing industries. Enhance your knowledge with this comprehensive overview of
everything binder – from production and modification to the newest applications and technologies.
A recommended resource to compliment this webinar recording series is MS-26 Asphalt Binder Handbook.

Asphalt Binder Series Part 1 – Introduction to Asphalt Binders
Register online to view the webinar recording – $50
This session provides an introduction to asphalt binders. Specifically, the webinar examines natural and petroleum asphalt, refining to produce asphalt binder, constituents of asphalt binders, physical properties, how asphalt binders behave, and preparation for testing (sampling, heating, and splitting).
Asphalt Binder Series Part 2 – Asphalt Binder Testing and Specifications
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– $50

This session discusses the tests and the accompanying specifications that are used to characterize the physical properties of asphalt binders used in paving applications. Traditional asphalt binder tests and specifications are discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of these tests/specifications are considered and the rationale for change discussed. The Performance-Graded (PG) asphalt binder tests and specification are discussed in detail including: (1) how the specification addresses pavement performance; (2) how the asphalt binder is “graded”; and (3) how grades are selected for use. The Multi-Stress Creep-Recovery (MSCR) test and specification are also discussed.
Asphalt Binder Series Part 3 – Asphalt Binder Testing and Specifications (continued)
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This session is a continuation of Session 2 – Asphalt Binder Testing and Specifications I.
Asphalt Binder Series Part 4 – Modifications, Emulsions, Cutbacks and Air-Blown Asphalts
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This session provides an overview of the modification of asphalt binders, including the types of modification and the tests that are used specific to modified asphalt binders. Additionally, the session examines the use of asphalt binders in emulsions and cutbacks. The types of emulsions and cutbacks are discussed as well as the tests and specifications that are used for these products. Air-blown asphalts that are used in the roofing industry are discussed including the appropriate tests and specifications used for characterizing these products.

R. Michael Anderson, P.E., Asphalt Institute Director of Research and Lab Services

Who Should Attend
This series of webinars is technical in nature, with an expected audience of technicians and engineers who are interested in learning more about asphalt binders, their chemical and physical properties, and how tests and specifications are used in characterizing asphalt binders. Sales and marketing students may also benefit from the comprehensive overview of asphalt products and properties. It is based on AI’s MS-26 manual, The Asphalt Binder Handbook.

Instructions for viewing a recorded webinar (PDF 706 kb)

(A PDH Certificate is available upon request after you view the recording by sending an email to with the name of the session and full name you used to register)

Fees & Registration
The registration fee is $50 for each recorded session. To register and pay for the entire series please call Alicia Walker at 859-288-4960 or email at

NOTE: Registration is per individual. Only the registered person will receive emails about the webinar and will be recognized for a PDH certificate.
See below for group registration.

Group Registrations and Discounts
Group Registration and discounts are available upon request.

  • We encourage and support group registrations for AI’s live and recorded events
  • A webinar “group” is more than 1 individual sharing a single computer (with or without a projector) to view a webinar at the same time at a single location.
  • Each group must have a designated Group Coordinator who will serve as the point of contact for all communications such as the access code and instructions
  • The Group Coordinator will be charged the full undiscounted registration cost of $50 for each session registered for. All additional attendees will be charged a discounted fee of $30 per person for each session registered for.
  • Group registrations can be requested by clicking this link: Group Registration and PDH Certificate Policy and completing the form ; or contacting Alicia Walker via phone or email at 859-288-4960 or
  • Each registered group participant will receive a PDH also if requested.

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