AI provides five essential core services to members in the following areas:


Member Connectivity
Providing the catalyst for dialog through forums that keep you fully abreast of current happenings in the industry. AI’s 3 executive meetings (spring, summer and annual) offer opportunity for industry networking and committee dialogue at leading hotels in the U.S. and Canada.

  • AI’s 11 standing committees include Affiliate, Canadian, HS&E, Marketing and Technical Advisory Committees
  • Asphalt E-News (an electronic newsletter) is published once a month with industry news for AI members
  • AI annually publishes the Asphalt Usage Report for the industry, which is free to members
  • Asphalt magazine reaches 17,000 decision makers 3 times a year 

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Asphalt Promotion
National and local educational marketing in a variety of forms to ensure asphalt is the pavement of choice. AI is a principal partner in the Asphalt Pavement Alliance , an industry coalition whose mission is to further the use and quality of Hot Mix Asphalt pavements through research, technology transfer, engineering, education and innovation.

  • AI offers over 100 different educational products, including books and manuals such as the benchmark MS-4 Asphalt Handbook , as well as videos, software and informational brochures for training, promotion, and best practices in asphalt usage. Members receive a discount on AI publications and products.
  • AI seminars train thousands of industry representatives annually and provide a credible venue to promote new technologies, such as rubblization, Superpave, etc.
    • Seminars include Mix Design Technologies, Binder Training, Airfield Pavement Technical Workshops and Construction of Quality HMA


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Environmental Oversight
Critical research, representation and monitoring of regulatory activity for the benefit of the industry. AI promotes petroleum asphalt as a safe and environmentally friendly construction material for highways, streets, and roofing systems through a program of scientific research and technological developments.

  • Serves as a center of excellence for health, safety, and environmental matters with involvement in a number of industry committees and partnerships.
  • Provides direct service to members through original research projects, monitoring of regulatory initiatives, best management practices guides and representation at public hearings.


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Technical Leadership
Technical industry representation and support to user agencies through representation in key industry partnerships. AI’s 8 Regional Engineers (seven in U.S. and one in Canada ) serve the industry in order to preserve and expand the asphalt market by providing engineering and education support at the local, state and national levels.

  • Representation in AAPT, TRB, ASTM, CTAA, ETGs, FAA, UPGs, and FHWA – Involvement with local specifications, conference planning and testing issues.
  • National and AI Laboratory research.
  • Industry partnerships including AHUA, ARTBA, TRIP, TRB, AASHTO, NPHQ, Asphalt Committee ETG, Road Gang, Foundation for Pavement Preservation, Coalitions, etc.


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Educational Expertise
Providing professional engineering, research, testing and product analysis support for our members. The Laboratory of the Asphalt Institute is a leading facility in asphalt industry research, testing and analysis offering excellent service for our members and other customers. Members receive a discount on AI lab services.

  • Asphalt Academy┬« Training
    • Superpave Binder
    • Asphalt Mix Design Technology Certification
    • Customized Training and Seminars
  • Testing & Analysis
    • PG Classification and Advanced Binder Testing
    • Mix Design Mix
    • Performance Testing and Analysis
    • Forensic Testing and Analysis
  • Research
    • Full-time NICET-certified Technicians; AASHTO Accredited
    • Flexural Beam Fatigue and Indirect Tensile Creep Testing
    • Shear and Uniaxial Testing


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