Asphalt Academic: Andrew Braham

We talk with leading educators and researchers to learn more about the people and topics of asphalt technology.

Dr. Andrew Braham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.

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Unraveling asphalt raveling in Atlantic Canada

By Dr. Amma Wakefield, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Last fall, I circulated a survey to Canadian agencies with the purpose to gain insight into agencies’ needs and where my focus should be placed when planning educational programs, technical publications and providing technical assistance.

One of the questions asked owners to rank the most common pavement distress observed in asphalt pavements in their network, with 1 as the most common, and 8 as the least common distress. The results started coming in first from the Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Newfoundland and Labrador and I noticed that the top three most common pavement distresses were: