Materials and Research

A drill rig on the horizon at sunsetThe department works on testing and researching soil or materials utilized for highway and construction projects. The main research areas include asphalt and concrete pavement studies, plus ride quality and measurement of ride numbers. Materials testing may be conducted on a variety of products such as: asphalt binders, aggregates, geotextile fabrics, traffic marking paint, soils, cement, fly ash, glass beads for traffic marking paint and concrete for strength.


Research Projects Selection
Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

Field Sampling & Testing

Field Sampling & Testing Manual
Glass Bead Lots Tested pdf file
Glass Bead Lots Tested - Previous Year pdf file
Paint Lots Tested pdf file
Paint Lots Tested - Previous Year pdf file

Technician Certification Program

Technician Certification Program

Qualified Laboratory Program

Qualified Lab Manual pdf file