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Video Conference

Asphalt Density

  • Apr 3, 2019 (9:30 - 12:30 pm CT; 8:30 - 11:30 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The above opportunity and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Asphalt Institute developed an Enhanced Durability through Increased In-Place Pavement Density Workshop. This presentation is an abbreviated summary of the one-day workshop and will offer owners and contractors the opportunity to learn about the dramatic durability increases that can be realized from relatively small increases in in-place densities. The presentation provides the most current information on how to achieve consistently high densities and the resulting economic benefits. Learn the benefits of enhanced durability of asphalt pavements through increased in-place pavement density. A 1% density improvement can relate to a 10% life increase. Proof that quality construction pays.

  • The Importance of Density
  • Influencers on Durability
  • Construction Best Practices
  • Longitudinal Joint Best Practices


Mark D. Blow, P.E., is a Senior Regional Engineer for the Asphalt Institute, a registered professional engineer and a member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. He has over 35 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of asphalt pavement. He has been with the Asphalt Institute since 1996 and has been heavily involved in the delivery of materials and construction technology to the asphalt community with a focus on mixture design. Mr. Blow was the lead writer for the Asphalt Institute MS-2 Asphalt Mix Design Methods 7th Edition. He developed, implemented and is the lead instructor for the Mix Design Technologies Certification course held annually in Lexington, KY. Mr. Blow has trained engineers and technicians for numerous state DOT's, state Asphalt Paving Associations, contractors and consultants. Mark has been actively involved in the HMA industry since 1979.

Target Audience

This is a-must attend for anyone that works with asphalt paving. Contractors, suppliers, inspectors, maintenance, engineers, designers, local roadway and street owners, and others will benefit by learning how important density is in the life of a pavement.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050