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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 (22.5 PDHs)

A 3 day course - $995 - Lexington, KY
(includes Bailey Method analysis software)


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

Transfer, Cancellation & Refund Policy | Hotel Info | Directions | Sample Course Agenda

Inclement Weather Info | Contact Info
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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%.”


This course begins with the basics and then builds to give you an intensive look into the Bailey Method's full potential. Use of its principles will allow you to improve and control HMA mixes, to optimize volumetrics (such as VMA), improve field compactibility, and predict mix segregation potential. You will receive a full version of the latest edition of the Bailey Method analysis software, with hands-on software training, so bring a laptop. Attendance in the one day introductory course is not mandatory, but encouraged. Mix design and quality control experience is recommended.

Bringing a laptop computer preloaded with a fully operational copy of Microsoft Excel 2010® or newer and Adobe Reader® for each student to use during the class is highly encouraged.

Training Location

Asphalt Institute Headquarters and Research Center
2696 Research Park Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40511


Class Schedule
Monday, 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:00 am-5 pm (Lunch will be provided)
Thursday, 8:00 am-Noon

Fees & Registration
The registration fee is $995 and needs to be received prior to the course date. The fee includes Bailey Method analysis software, all other seminar materials, refreshments, and lunches.

Early registration is recommended as the class size is limited to 15 students.
(If course does not reach 7 participants it will be canceled and registrants will be notified)


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.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
(Lexington North)
2100 Hackney Place, Lexington, KY 40511

To make reservations call the number above or make reservations online.

The $89 rate (plus 13.42% tax) includes: breakfast, internet, mini-fridge, local and toll free calls, and a 24-hour business center. When calling for reservations, ask for the “Asphalt Institute Room Block.”  Reservations need to be made at least two weeks prior to the advertised class start date in order for this advertised rate to be guaranteed.  Rates pertain only to classes in this Asphalt Academy Classes.  If you cannot make it, you need to cancel your hotel reservation by 6:00 p.m. the day of arrival to avoid being charged for one night's room and tax.  Visit the hotel's web site for directions, pictures, local attractions and a restaurant list.

Embassy Suites
1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY  40511

Phone: 859.455.5108

To make reservations call the number above or make reservations online.

The $132 rate (plus tax) includes: Full cooked to order breakfast and buffet each morning, two-room suite with living area, microwave and refrigerator, two-hour complimentary cocktail reception each evening from 5:30-7:30pm, complimentary internet in guestroom. When calling for reservations, ask for the “Shelton Murray and mention the Asphalt Institute.”


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AI Member/Returning Customer

- New Customer

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.

Directions from Airport to hotel & Hotel to Asphalt Institute

Download the Asphalt Academy Flyer
(PDF 192 kb).

Sample Course Agenda (PDF 166 kb)

Inclement Weather Info
In case of inclement weather please call 859.288.4975 for further instructions.

For more information contact:

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