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Development of Performance-Based Specifications for Asphalt Mixtures

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-08-0002
Project Abstract: 

This activity continues the development of a performance-based specification for hot-mix asphalt. Performance-based specifications describe the desired levels of fundamental engineering properties that are predictors of performance and that appear in primary prediction relationships.A cooperative agreement for this effort was awarded to North Carolina State University in February 2008. This effort addresses the topic of performance specifications by closing the gap of how well we can test and evaluate mixes to quantify expected future performance. The results of this project will provide an improved quality assurance tool. A specification that allows agencies to specify expected performance and provides the ability to reliably quantify how well that expectation is met can help move pavement construction toward an emphasis on long-term performance. The development of performance specifications reside on a continuum from performance-related specifications to performance-based specifications.

Research HUB ID: 
7719
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$1,065,033
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
End Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Asphalt Binder and Mixtures Laboratory (ABML)
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Activity: 
Pavement and Materials
Project Outputs: 

Prototype specification with testing protocols. [Source: FHWA, PMSS Database (2013)]

Contact Information

Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact