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Optimizing Volumetrics and HMA Compactibility Utilizing the Bailey Method Course

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Optimizing Volumetrics and HMA Compactibility
Utilizing the Bailey Method (30 PDHs)

A 4 day course - $1495 - Lexington, KY

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(includes Bailey Method analysis software)

Testimonials from Attendees  |  Course Description  |  Class Schedule  |  Fees, Registration, Dates & Seminar Location

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Testimonials from attendees
“To sum it all up in numbers, in 2005, we lost around $250,000 in deducts for Voids, VMA, and Compaction.  To date in 2006, using the Bailey Method, we are up $300,000 in incentives.  To make this an even greater accomplishment, we achieved this incentive on half the jobs we had last year with incentive.  What makes it even more incredible is the fact that there were two incidents that if the super would have called me sooner, I could have fixed the problem and kept from losing $55,000 in deducts.”
- QA Manager for a large regional Contractor after attending the full 3-Day Course at Asphalt Institute Headquarters

“My bosses will see this class pay for itself the first week of the paving season.”

“I've learned more about adjusting VMA in this course than I have learned in the last 28 years.”

“Been doing mix designs for 15 yrs and this class confirmed 95% of what I believed to be true and set me straight on the other 5%.”

Course Description

This course provides advanced technicians, designers, and engineers with a valuable method for understanding how the aggregate structure of an asphalt mixture affects  volumetrics , field compactibility, and segregation potential.  The course is taught by Bill Pine, Quality Control Director of  Asphalt Technology at Heritage Construction & Materials, Inc.  Bill begins with the basics of the Bailey Method and then quickly builds to give students an intensive look into the Bailey Method’s full potential.  Bill, who is the renowned national expert in the use of the Bailey Method, will show students the factors that influence the way aggregate particles pack together and how to define and evaluate mix types according to Bailey Method principles.  Students will also learn how to incorporate and handle RAP and/or RAS  into the process.  Students will receive a full version of Bill’s latest edition of the Bailey Method analysis software and hands-on training by Bill on the use of this software.  The instructors will go through many examples and offer plenty of question/discussion time to maximize student comprehension.  The class can accommodate up to 15 students, which will enable students to have plenty of access to our experienced instructors for Q&A at any time during the course.

LAPTOP NECESSARY:  Students should bring a laptop computer preloaded with a fully operational copy of Microsoft Excel 2010® or newer and Adobe Reader®.  Student must have user rights for the ability to install software throughout the course.

Attendance of the Asphalt Institute’s one-day Introduction to the Bailey Method seminar and AI’s Mix Design Technology course are not mandatory prerequisites, but both are encouraged to best prepare the student for this advanced course on mixture analysis.   Mix design and quality control experience are strongly recommended.

Class Schedule
Monday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday  - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (lunch provided)
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Who Should Attend
This course has been developed primarily to meet the needs of those actively involved in asphalt mixture design and field management of asphalt mixtures.  State and local transportation agencies, consultants and contractors who are involved in asphalt mixture materials and design will benefit from this course.  However, the course will benefit anyone who would like to improve their understanding of how the aggregate structure of an asphalt mixture affects  volumetrics , field compactibility, and segregation potential.

Fees, Registration, Dates & Seminar Location
The registration fee is $1495.  Registration fee must be received prior to the course date. The fee includes an elaborate course workbook with extensive speaker notes for each Powerpoint slide, along with the latest Excel analysis spreadsheets developed by Bill Pine, the course instructor.  These course materials (workbook and software) are available exclusively only to those taking this course.   The fee also includes refreshments and lunches.  Early registration is recommended as the class is limited to 15 students.

Asphalt Institute has the right to cancel this class if registration does not meet a minimum number of students. Registrants will be notified 7 days prior to the class if this occurs.

Dates Location Seminar Location Registration
February 9-13, 2015 Lexington, KY

Asphalt Institute Headquarters
2696 Research Park Dr

Lexington, KY  40511-8480


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If you work for an Asphalt Institute member company and this is your first time registering, please call 859.288.4960 if you need assistance in setting up an account.

Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy:
You may cancel without penalty up to three weeks prior to course start date. If you provide the Asphalt Institute with less than three weeks notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire seminar fee.
You may also send someone to take your place. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.
Therefore, please call us at 859-288-4960.

Hotel Info
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Inclement Weather Info

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Asphalt Institute Headquarters
Phone: (859) 288-4960
Fax: (859) 288-4999