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What if BMD is a Failure? There Are Many Different Measures...

For the better part of two decades, researchers and departments of transportation have invested millions of dollars into laboratory asphalt mixture testing in order...

BMD Training Starts in January

The 2022 maintenance paving season will see a considerable increase in contracts containing balanced mix design (BMD) tonnage. Unlike the 2021 schedules, where only...

Statewide Asphalt Co-Op Was in 3D

For the first time in two years, the VDOT-VAA Statewide Asphalt Co-op Committee met in person! The meeting, held on Thursday, December 2, was...

VAA and VDOT host May Statewide Asphalt Co-Op meeting

The spring meeting of the VDOT/VAA Statewide Asphalt Cooperative meeting was held on Thursday, May 27, with over 45 participating. The meeting was again...

VDOT, VTRC, and VAA collaborate on BMD training

With Balanced Mix Design (BMD) progressing towards initial implementation in 2023, VDOT, VTRC, and VAA continue working diligently to determine the training needs of...

VTRC program overview Spring 2021

Introduction and Staff Changes Even as much of the world retreated to a more “virtual” existence last spring, researchers from the Virginia Transportation Research Council's...

VDOT, VTRC, and VAA collaborate on BMD training

With Balanced Mix Design (BMD) progressing towards initial implementation in 2023, VDOT, VTRC, and VAA are working diligently to determine this major paradigm shift's...

Knowing How to Push the Buttons: BMD testing equipment webinar planned

Recently, VAA members and others participated in a Balanced Mix Design Round Robin project. The project's purpose was to assess the differences in test...

Balanced mix design research and implementation update

Virginia's road trip to performance-based asphalt specifications continues. As outlined in previous updates, two pilot projects were constructed during 2019. Testing and analysis by...

BMD round robin phase I testing complete

Like a summer vacation, the BMD Round Robin Phase I testing took a while to arrive, and once it did, it was over. With...
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