The Asphalt Institute will host an “Introduction to the Bailey Method” course in Albany, New York on Monday, November 7th.
This course is designed for those who are having difficulty meeting volumetric and density specifications and don’t want to pay project penalties based on volumetric.
This introductory one-day course will focus on the practical “day to day” aspects of the Bailey Method. The method’s four principles will be introduced to understand how aggregate properties affect aggregate packing, which in turn controls volumetrics and compactibility.
The Bailey Method applies to coarse-graded, fine-graded and SMA mixtures both nationally and internationally, and can help explain why some Superpave mixes are difficult to compact. It also provides insight as to why small gradation changes, which often occur during production and are within allowable tolerances, can cause significant changes to mixture volumetric properties and/or field compactability.
This course is designed for individuals with mix design or quality control experience that want to learn how to design and control HMA mixes to optimize volumetrics and field compactability. Participants will receive a course manual and CD containing analysis software and reference material.
You can register online for the course. Course attendees will receive seven professional development hours. Lunch is provided.