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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-065
Date: July 2001

Introducing the New and Improved Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000

Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000, an update of the 1991 first edition of the Handbook, is now available from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). The new edition has been expanded to cover recent research findings, including those resulting from the Strategic Highway Research Program; new paving equipment; the growth in pavement recycling; changes in quality control practices; and the introduction of new techniques from Europe and elsewhere.

The handbook provides government and contractor personnel with a comprehensive view of state-of-the-art asphalt paving, including plant operations, transportation of materials, surface preparation, laydown, compaction, and quality control processes. Use of the handbook should promote a common understanding among engineers, superintendents, foremen, and paving inspectors of the processes involved in quality asphalt paving, resulting in improved construction.

The Paving Handbook was developed under the sponsorship of NAPA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Transportation Research Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Public Works Association, and the National Association of County Engineers.

To order a copy of the handbook, contact the Publications Coordinator at NAPA, 888-468-6499 (fax: 301-731-4621; email: publications@hotmix.org; Web: www.hotmix.org). Public agencies can also obtain copies from the National Highway Institute (NHI). Contact Chris Newman at NHI, 703-235-0524.

Better construction practices for hot-mix asphalt pavements is the topic of a new training video series available from NAPA. Paving Practices for Quality includes three separate, 10-minute videos on roller operations, paver operations, and paving site work practices. The video series is available in both English (order no. TAS-28) and Spanish (order no. TAS-28[S]). For more information, contact NAPA at 888-468-6499 (fax: 301-731-4621; email: publications@hotmix.org; Web: www.hotmix.org).

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