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Asphalt learning via webinars

The Asphalt Institute (AI) has five interesting webinars coming up this fall that can bring advanced asphalt classwork straight to your device.

We kick off our “Additives in Asphalt” series on Thursday, October 25th. The series of one-hour webinars is a partnership with the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. (more…)

The asphalt industry – History from World War II to 1980s

By John Davis

When World War II and gas rationing ended in 1945, automobile and truck traffic began to increase. Full-scale automobile production resumed in 1946, as well as major road maintenance and new highway construction.

Massive resurfacing programs began but could barely keep up with the demands of post-war travel. By 1950, vehicle registration exceeded 10 million cars and 8.4 million trucks. The asphalt industry was in a good position to meet the demands for new roads, asphalt driveways, parking lots and large-scale recreational facilities. (more…)