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Airfield Paving Clinic

Asphalt AcademyAirport Paving Clinic


This clinic provides focused and detailed guidance on constructing asphalt pavements for Federal Aviation Administration funded airfield pavement projects. Participants will take a deep-dive into the design and production of asphalt mixtures, focusing on the current FAA P-401 specification. Discussion topics will include material specifications, construction guidance, and quality control considerations to construct long-life asphalt pavements in the commercial and general aviation environment.

The clinic will be based on the latest version of AC 150/5370-10 (10H is expected to be released in late 2018). Focus will be placed on the key asphalt-related specification sections necessary for Contractors, Inspectors, Airport staff, Engineers, etc.

Learn about significant changes coming in the NEW version of FAA’s P-401. The release of AC 150/5370-10H is expected in late 2018 and will bring significant changes to P-401 and other specs pertaining to asphalt paving. Some of these include:

  • Adjusted aggregate gradation bands
  • Minimum lift thickness guidance
  • Tack coat as a separate pay item
  • Contractor quality control : greater emphasis, new requirements and separate pay item
  • New loaded wheel test requirement for both Marshall or gyratory mixes
  • New guidance on PG grade selection
  • Referenace Density now theroretical maximum density

Highlighted Topics:

  • Asphalt Binders – Performance Grade Selection and Grade Bumping for Airports
  • Asphalt Mix Design and Volumetrics : P-401 Marshall/Gyratory
  • Tack Coat : P-603 (separate pay item under 10H)
  • Asphalt Laydown and Compaction to Achieve P-401 Density Requirements
  • Longitudinal Joint Best Practices
  • Contractor Quality Control Requirements (expanded under 10H)
  • PWL and Acceptance Testing Requirements in P-401

Who Should Attend:

The clinic is intended for FAA, state aviation, and airport staff , contractors, inspectors, consulting engineers, testing laboratory personnel, and others who are involved in airport asphalt pavement construction.

Dates Times (EST) Location Registration
FEB 14 – 15, 2019 8:00am – 5:00pm
(Lunch provided on day 1)
Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054
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Fees & Registration:

  • Airfield Paving Clinic Registration Form (PDF 233KB)
  • The registration fee is $695 per person.
  • The registration fee for state aviation officials (SAO) is $595 per person.
  • The registration fee for FAA employees is $495 per person since this is an FAA co-sponsored workshop.
  • Fees cover course workbook, all presentations and handouts, continental breakfasts, lunch and break refreshments. The following publications are also included:
  • SAO and FAA employees need to call the Asphalt Institute at 859.288.4960 to register. The discounted rates apply ONLY to employees of the SAO and FAA, respectively – not airport contractors or other government agencies.
  • Registration fees must be received prior to the course date.
  • The 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

Professional Development Hours:

  • 1 1/2 day course, 11.25 PDHs


  • 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.
  • If you are an SAO or FAA employee please call 859.288.4960 for assistance in registering in order to receive your discounted rate or use the mail/fax-in registration form below.

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.

For more information contact:

Asphalt Institute Headquarters
Phone: 859.288.4960
Fax: 859.288.4999

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