(4 day course/ 30 PDHs)

October 22-26, 2018

$1,995 per person

* Course registration is limited to 15 participants

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Course Description

Specifications in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere in the world are increasingly dependent upon basic principles of rheology and the application of advanced computer techniques. An understanding of these principles is essential for those developing and applying specifications as well as developers and producers of new and enhanced binders, and researchers in academia and industry. The purpose of the Rheobit workshop is to introduce the basic principles of rheology as they apply to asphalt binders, introduce measurement principles and analytical concepts, and provide a hands-on experience in the laboratory that is closely integrated with the classroom work. This highly-interactive course is intended for engineers and scientists experienced with asphalt binders, but seeking fundamental knowledge that is not available elsewhere.

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.

Course Content includes:

  • Introduction to rheology/basic principles
  • Rheology of asphalt binders and physical property testing
  • Tour of AI lab facilities
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions
  • Handling of binders in the laboratory
  • Analysis and interpretation of laboratory data
  • Errors in rheological measurements
  • Use of rheological data in specifications in U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world
  • Rheology and relationship to performance
  • Current research activities
  • Future directions and needs

Who Should Attend?

This highly interactive workshop is intended for engineers and scientists experienced with asphalt binders but seeking fundamental knowledge that is not available elsewhere.


The instructors for the Rheobit course are Dr. David Anderson and Geoff Rowe. Dr. Anderson, formerly principal investigator for the Strategic Highway Research Program project on asphalt binder physical tests, has a long history of working with many aspects of asphalt binders. Dr. Rowe, president of Abatech, has a wide range of experience and has been responsible for the development of a suite of software programs for rheological analysis of asphaltic materials.

Monday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch & refreshments provided)
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch & refreshments provided)
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch & refreshments provided)
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
* All times are set to Eastern Standard Time

Dates Location Seminar Location Registration
October 22 – 26, 2018 Lexington, KY Asphalt Institute Headquarters
2696 Research Park Dr
Lexington, KY 40511-8480
Register Online:

– 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.

Fees & Registration

  • The registration fee is $1,995 and must be received prior to the course date. The fee includes refreshments, lunches and course handouts.
  • Cancellation is subject to a 20% surcharge of total course fee and requires three weeks notice to avoid forfeiture of the balance paid. Substitutions are permitted.

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.

Please call us at 859.288.4960 if you have any questions or issues.

Hotel Information

When calling for reservations, ask for the “Asphalt Institute Room Block”. Reservations need to be made at least two (2) weeks before the class start date in order for the room rate to be guaranteed. If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by 6:00 p.m. the day of arrival to avoid being charged for one night’s room and tax. Visit the hotel’s website for directions, pictures, local attractions and a restaurant list.

For more information

Mike Anderson
Asphalt Institute
Director of Research and Lab Services
Phone: 859.288.4984
Email: manderson@asphaltinstitute.org
Geoff Rowe
Abatech Inc.
Phone: 267.261.8481
Email: growe@abatech.com
Asphalt Institute Headquarters
Phone: 859.288.4960
Fax: 859.288.4999
Email: seminars@asphaltinstitute.org