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35th Annual
Asphalt Paving Conference

March 5, 2015
Embassy Suites Hotel

Preliminary Agenda / Registration Forms


WVDOH Certification Program for
Asphalt Field Personnel

A new WVDOH Certification Program for Asphalt Field Personnel is moving closer to being required.

The WVDOH and industry are moving toward implementing a new technician certification program for individuals involved in asphalt paving. The new certification, Asphalt Field Technician, will ultimately be required for one or more persons on the paving crew. Training and testing opportunities began in December 2011 and January 2012.

The next class will be held January 2015.

Call the CAWV at 304-342-1166 for additional information.

The WVDOH has not yet identified a date when the new certification will be required but it is referenced in the current spec book and material procedures. Firms involved in asphalt paving are encouraged to begin the process of getting personnel certified so you are prepared for the new requirement. Also, the DOH has not yet identified a specific person on the crew that needs the certification, or the number of asphalt field technicians required for each crew. The new certification includes an asphalt density measurement module and nuclear density gauge training. Persons who successfully pass the written exam and density gauge practical on the last day of the class, will be certified to do asphalt field density measurements of asphalt pavements.

Also added in 2013, an optional "Radiation Safety Training" module is now available to class participants (only) following the exam on the last day. This certification is included in the price of the class.

The WVDOH has changed the name of the former "Hot Mix Asphalt Technician Certification" to "Asphalt Plant Technician Certification". This change helps define our original certification as being more appropriate for plant operations and the new certification for field personnel. The term "Hot Mix" is also being phased out of our specifications as the market moves to the use of Warm Mix Asphalt technology.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions or need additional information regarding the class or certification program.

WV Purchasing Division On-line Bid Results/Tabulations

The WV State Purchasing Division now offers complete bid results and tabulations on their website.

The Purchasing Division is the agency that receives bids for commodities for all state agencies, including the WVDOH. The Purchasing Division now scans in each bidders documents following the letting and makes the information available in downloadable form.

You simply look up “Received Bids”, go to the
“Bid Date” for the letting or Purchase Order you are interested in, and then open the “Request for Quotation Number” for the bids you want.

Each bidder is assigned a number and each file must be downloaded individually for review and/or printing.

WV Purchasing Bulletin



The Asphalt Pavement Alliance / Asphalt Roads - Furthering the use and quality of Hot Mix Asphalt pavements through research, technology transfer, engineering, education and innovation.

The Asphalt Institute - A U.S. based association of
international petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers,
and affiliated businesses.

Beyond Roads - Your source for information on the asphalt industry, its operations, its products and issues.

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) - Supports an active research program designed to answer questions about environmental issues and to improve the quality of HMA pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities.

National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) - Working
to improve hot mix asphalt performance through research, education, and information services.

Pave Green - Environmental Sustainability.

Quiet Pavement - An interactive learning experience about
the impact of road noise in our lives as well as methods for reducing road noise using hot mix asphalt.

Warm Mix - Asphalt . . . The wave of the future!

West Virginia University, Asphalt Technology - Education and research in asphalt technology. Dr. John Zaniewski

West Virginians for Better Transportation


Pollution Prevention
Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices developed by the APAWV , in cooperation with the DEP and DOH to help contractors comply with environmental laws and regulations while using diesel fuel and environmentally friendly solvents.


The Asphalt Pavement Association of West Virginia
is a proud co-sponsor of the annual
West Virginia Construction & Design Exposition - EXPO!

Check out what EXPO has to offer!

The next show will be held on
March 25 & 26, 2015


NCAT Research Reports Available
The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) has many reports available. Please click here and then select "NCAT Publications" for information on the titles, abstracts and how to download the reports.

WVDOH Lettings Live Broadcast Available
APAWV is pleased to host live internet broadcasts of West Virginia Department of Highways' public lettings. Visit our WVDOH page for more information.

Thanks to Daniels Law Firm for sponsoring this service.

WVDOH Materials Lab
Need directions to the WVDOH Materials Control, Soil and Testing Division? Click on the following for a map to their facility. Lab Map Download


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