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THMACO Exceeds Expectations: I-95 Ultra-Thin Bonded AC Overlay

For many years, Virginia’s approach to pavement maintenance involved installing traditional asphalt concrete overlays or inlays and the use of Latex Modified Emulsion Treatments...

VTRC Round Robin Phase I results and Phase II samples

Everyone who participated in 2020's IDT-CT Round Robin should have received a personal email with your lab's results from VTRC's Jhony Habbouche. If you...

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...

Getting to Know VTRC’s Director of Research: Catherine C. McGhee, P.E.

Cathy McGhee has been with the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) since 1993. Before her current position, she was Associate Director for Safety, Operations,...

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...

BMD Round Robin: Phase 2 begins

Recently, VTRC initiated efforts for Phase 2 of the Balanced Mix Design Research Effort. Phase 1 focused on testing identical asphalt mixture samples across...

Crack Happens: N4 at NCAT finally cracks

While it is said, "all good things must come to an end," it is bittersweet to announce VTRC's Section N4 at the NCAT Test...

The Power of the Carrot: Using incentives to improve quality

Psychologists have studied ways to motivate people for years. What methods work and do not work? The value of using reward versus punishment to change...

Round Robin Phase 1: Evaluating indirect tensile test data (IDT) for...

As part of the Virginia Department of Transportation's efforts to implement Balanced Mix Design, the indirect tensile (IDT) cracking test at intermediate temperature (formerly...
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