Balanced Mix Design
Part I: Introduction – What is Balanced Mix Design?
Shane Buchanan, Ph.D., P.E., Asphalt Performance Manager, Oldcastle Materials
Recorded November 2, 2017
- Part I of the webinar series will cover baseline information, including providing an overview on why we, as an industry, need balanced mix design (BMD). Different approaches towards balanced mix design will be presented along with a path to implementation.
Part II: Developing a Balanced Mix Design Framework
Randy West, Ph.D., P.E., Director, National Center for Asphalt Technology
Recorded November 9, 2017
- The second part of the webinar series will provide information on developing a BMD framework and how users can get started using BMD now. Current gaps and research needs will also be discussed.
Part III: BMD Implementation – A Case Study
Louay Mohammad, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Louisiana Transportation Research Center
Sam Cooper III, Ph.D., P.E., Materials Research Administrator, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Jay Winford, Ph.D., P.E., President, Prairie Contractors
Recorded November 16, 2017
- Part III of the webinar series will present a case study of BMD implementation in Louisiana from the perspective of industry, agency, and academia. The lessons learned as part of this case study will also be discussed.