The Basic Mixture Technician Training course provides detailed, hands-on laboratory training on basic aggregate and asphalt mixture testing for both experienced and inexperienced technicians. Instruction covers the most current AASHTO and ASTM standards used in the asphalt mix design process. The course focuses on giving the students a thorough understanding of each test and related processes, while instructing students on the procedures and techniques which will maximize testing accuracy and repeatability. Students receive training over the entire range of activities related to asphalt mix design and testing: aggregate sampling and batching, testing aggregate properties, mixing, short-term aging, compaction, and testing of loose and compacted asphalt mixtures. Approximately three-fourths of the course time will be spent in the laboratory with the remaining one-fourth spent in classroom instruction. The class size is limited to six students to maximize each student’s time in the lab with instructors.
This course is intended to complement the Asphalt Institute’s Mix Design Technology course which focuses on how advanced technicians, designers, and/or engineers use laboratory and project information in the mix design process to create long-lasting asphalt mixtures.
Who Should Attend:
This course primarily targets new technicians working in an asphalt mixtures lab. Others who can benefit are asphalt technologists, engineers, consultants, scientists, and technicians responsible for asphalt testing, materials approval, specification and quality control for pavements. Knowledge of aggregate and asphalt mixture specifications is helpful but not required. The course may also benefit local and state materials and federal agency personnel, contractors, and university educators.
|NOV 10 – 13, 2020||Day 1-3: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Day 4: 8:00am – noon
(practice exam and review)
|Asphalt Institute Headquarters
2696 Research Park Dr
Lexington, KY 40511-8480
Fees & Registration:
- The registration fee is $1,495.
- Registration fees must be received prior to the course date.
- The fee includes course material(s), refreshments and lunches.
- Early registration is recommended as the classes are limited to 6 students per instructor
Practice Written Exam and Review (DAY 4):
The last segment of the course is devoted to a practice written exam intended to test the student’s knowledge of the content delivered during the class. The exam takes 2-3 hours on average to complete and will be followed by a group review of the answers.
Tests Covered in Laboratory Portion of Course:
Every person entering an Asphalt Institute Laboratory space must wear safety glasses and a lab coat. Individuals who wear glasses must wear side shields. AI will supply required PPE, but welcomes students to bring their own PPE to ensure comfort and fit.
|Aggregate Consensus Tests
||HMA Compacted Specimen & Volumetric Properties Tests
Professional Development Hours:
- 3.5 day course, 26.5 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.
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.
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