Registration Open for New Asphalt Engineers Workshop

New Asphalt Engineers Workshop

The Federal Highway Administration discontinued their Highway Materials Engineering Course offered for more than 20 years. To fill this gap, NCAT has developed a new one-week asphalt workshop in order to ensure that highway agency personnel have a sound background in asphalt pavement engineering. This program is being offered free of charge to public agency engineers.

The workshop will provide the technical background and current state of practice for all aspects of asphalt pavement engineering. Engineers who participate in this course will return to their agency with a better understanding of the basic principles of asphalt materials, pavement design, and construction best practices needed to achieve high quality asphalt pavements.

The intensive five-day program will cover asphalt binder and aggregate properties, recycled materials, mix design, mixture performance testing, pavement structure design, plant production, paving, pavement performance, preservation, rehabilitation, construction troubleshooting, and forensic investigations. The workshop will include lectures, laboratory demonstrations, and peer discussions to understand all phases of asphalt technology for practicing agency engineers. Those involved with materials, design, construction, preservation, and rehabilitation of asphalt pavements will benefit from the course.

The first workshop will be held February 12-16, 2018 at NCAT’s main research and training facility in Auburn, Alabama. Registration is open to any agency engineer or consultant and closes on December 8, 2017. The workshop is limited to 24 participants and is expected to be offered every two years.

There is no course or materials fee for engineers employed by public agencies in the U.S. Costs for housing, food, and transportation are the responsibility of each participant and their respective agency. The Southeast Superpave Center pooled fund can be used to cover travel expenses for this workshop. The course will provide 3.6 continuing education units or 36 professional development hours. Additional details and registration can be found online at