The new “Asphalt Pavement Principles” online video series from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with cooperation from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), highlights the innovation and collaboration that go into modern asphalt pavements. The videos feature engineers, academics, and other industry figures discussing best practices for pavement performance.
The following three videos in the series can be viewed at these links or by scrolling below:
- Asphalt Pavement Principles: Density and Durability
- Asphalt Pavement Principles: Smoothness
- Asphalt Pavement Principles: Long-Life Pavements
“More than 18 billion tons of asphalt pavement mixture is in place on U.S. roads, and more than 375 million tons of new asphalt pavement mixture is placed annually as part of pavement construction, maintenance, preservation, and rehabilitation activities,” says NAPA Vice President for Engineering, Research, and Technology Dr. Richard Willis in a press release. “As these videos show, long-lasting, high-performing asphalt pavements are the result of collaborative partnerships between researchers, manufacturers, paving contractors, and agencies.”
“These videos help agencies and paving contractors alike better understand how to design and build asphalt pavements in a way that improves pavement performance and service life,” says NAPA 2019 Chairman and Senior Vice President at Construction Partners Inc. John Harper in the press release. “Attention to best practices and applying innovative technologies and materials are an important part of ensuring the traveling public gets the highest level of performance that asphalt pavements can deliver.”