Asphalt Level I Technician

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This is a four-day classroom and laboratory course that takes place over two half-days and three full days. The emphasis is the accomplishment of the test procedures necessary to control the quality of asphalt pavements. It will include a review of the asphalt plant and how to produce quality asphalt mixtures, volumetric analysis of asphalt, a discussion of sampling of asphalt mixtures, techniques for obtaining and handling samples and random sampling, and a detailed review of Rice & bulk specific gravity, laboratory compaction of asphalt mixtures (Marshall & Superpave), determination of asphalt content by ignition and nuclear gauge, determination of gradation by extraction, and determination of fine aggregate angularity and clay content (sand equivalent).

The Radiation Safety course is a prerequisite for this course.

Fees, Refunds & Deadline

Registration fee: $600/student
Written retake fee: $150/student

Costs for housing, food and transportation are the responsibility of each participant. Prepayment and registration can be submitted separately, but both must be received no later than ten days prior to the start date of the course. If payment is not received by that time, the participant will be removed from the registration list. Cancellations received at least ten days prior to the course start date will result in a full refund. No refunds will be provided for course cancellations after that date; however, substitutions will be accepted.

To obtain more information on this course, please call or write:

Vinnie Hester
National Center for Asphalt Technology
277 Technology Parkway
Auburn, AL 36830, USA
Phone: (334) 844-6228
Fax: (334) 844-6248