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Asphalt Institute Academy

Upcoming Class Dates

November 4 – 88AM – 5PMAI Headquarters, Lexington, KY$2,195
Lunch and refreshments provided Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


  • Day 1: 1PM – 5PM
  • Day 2-4: 8AM – 5PM
  • Day 5: 8AM – 12PM


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.

A laptop is Necessary for this course! Students should bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with a fully operational copy of Microsoft Excel 2010® or newer and Adobe Reader®. Students must have user rights for the ability to install software throughout the course.

Course Contents include:

  • Introduction to rheology / basic principles
  • Rheology of asphalt binders and physical property testing
  • 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 specification sin 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.

Fees & Registration

  • The registration fee for this in-person course is $2,195.
  • Registration fees must be received prior to the course date.
  • The fee includes a refreshments, lunches and handouts.
  • Early registration is recommended as the classes are limited to 20 students per instructor.

Professional Development Hours

  • 4 day course, 32 PDHs


  • Dr. Geoff 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.
  • Asphalt Institute Staff


  • 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.

Transfers, Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • For this course, 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 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.

Inclement Weather Info

In case of inclement weather please check our Inclement Weather Information page for further instructions.

For more information contact

Asphalt Institute Headquarters
Phone: 859.288.4960
Fax: 859.288.4999
Email: seminars@asphaltinstitute.org

Geoff Rowe
Abatech Inc.
Phone: 267.772.0096
Email: growe@abatech.com