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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...

Paving begins at VDOT’s heavy vehicle simulator site

On April 28 and 29, Boxley began paving the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) test site with the first two...

Social distancing leads to virtual co-op meetings

VDOT and VAA held the first-ever completely virtual meetings of the Statewide Traffic Engineering & Asphalt Cooperative Committees. While COVID-19 dictated this arrangement, there...

BMD Round Robin Phase II delayed

Did you sign up to be part of the VTRC Round Robin? If so, you should have your Phase I samples and hopefully have...

Plan your BMD pilot project

Virginia is at the tip of the spear for Balanced Mix Design (BMD). 2019 saw the development of initial specifications based on work completed...

BMD Pilots – We need your participation

With paving season right around the corner, you are clearly in final preparations to start the season off right. Hopefully, participating in one or...

VAA partners with VTRC for round robin

With VDOT marching toward balanced mix design (BMD) in the next few years, many questions must be answered. One of the biggest questions surrounds...

VAA, VDOT, NCAT bring balanced mix design to Virginia

Virginia continues to be a leader in the implementation of Balanced Mix Design. Recently VAA and VDOT held companion workshops on the topic of...
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