The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Asphalt Institute presented an Enhanced Durability through Increased In-Place Pavement Density Workshop to ten states as shown below. This one-day workshop offered owners and contractors the opportunity to learn about the dramatic durability increases that can be realized from relatively small increases in in-place densities. This workshop provided the most current information on how to achieve consistently high densities and the resulting economic benefits.

Enhanced Durability of Asphalt Pavements through Increased In-Place Pavement Density

Last updated November 7, 2016


  • The Importance of Density
  • Influencers on Durability
  • Construction Best Practices
  • Newer Technologies
    • Intelligent Compaction
    • Pave IR
    • Warm Mix Asphalt
  • Tack Coat Best Practices
  • Longitudinal Joint Best Practices
State Workshop Date Regional AI Engineer
Arkansas 1/5/2017 Danny Gierhart
South Dakota 1/5/2017 Mark Blow
Missouri 1/24/2017 Mark Blow
Alabama 1/26/2017 Danny Gierhart
Wyoming 1/26/2017 Dave Johnson
Tennessee 2/1/2017 Bob Horan
Montana 2/14/2017 Dave Johnson
Idaho 2/16/2017 Dave Johnson
Arizona 2/23/2017 Bob Humer
Eastern Federal Lands 2/27/2017 Bob Horan
Nevada 3/14/2017 Bob Humer
Connecticut 3/15/2017 Greg Harder
Oregon 3/16/2017 Bob Humer
New Mexico 3/28/2017 Dave Johnson
Louisiana 3/30/2017 Danny Gierhart

Research has conservatively indicated that a 1% increase in density at the time of construction can result in a 10% increase in service life. Using these values, life cycle cost analysis indicates that an 8.8% savings can be expected.