General Guidance

Figure 1: US 101 in Washington state.

Figure 2: A two-lane highway in Hawaii

 

This is an informational resource on hot mix asphalt (HMA). It contains a general overview of all HMA aspects. It is intended to assist those who work with HMA in any way including architects, engineers, contractors, students, and homeowners.

Suggested Reading

  • Asphalt Institute. (2001[1]). HMA Construction. Manual Series No. 22 (MS-22). Asphalt Institute. Lexington, KY.
  • ASTM D 6433 – Standard Practice for Roads and Parking Lots Pavement Condition Index Surveys. From American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). (2000[2]). Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section four: Construction. vol. 4.03. American Society for Testing and Materials. West Conshohocken, PA.
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB). (2000[3]). Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000. Transportation Research Board, National Research Council. Washington, D.C.

Publications Cited

  • Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI). (no date given). Asphalt Paving Design Guide. APAI. West Des Moines, IA. http://www.apai.net.
  • Roberts, F.L., Kandhal, P.S., Brown, E.R., Lee, D.Y., and Kennedy, T.W. (1996[4]). Hot Mix Asphalt Materials, Mixture Design, and Construction. National Asphalt Paving Association Education Foundation. Lanham, MD.



Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)
  1. Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section four: Construction.  vol. 4.03.  American Society for Testing and Materials.  West Conshohocken, PA.
  2. Hot Mix Asphalt Materials, Mixture Design, and Construction.  National Asphalt Paving Association Education Foundation.  Lanham, MD.