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
Call the CAWV at 304-342-1166 for additional
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.
Purchasing Division On-line Bid Results/Tabulations
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.
WEBSITES of INTEREST!
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
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
National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT)
to improve hot mix asphalt performance through research, education,
and information services.
Pave Green - Environmental Sustainability.
Quiet Pavement - An interactive learning
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
West Virginia University, Asphalt Technology
- Education and research in asphalt technology. Dr. John Zaniewski
West Virginians for Better Transportation
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.
Asphalt Pavement Association of West Virginia
is a proud co-sponsor of the annual
West Virginia Construction & Design Exposition - EXPO!
EXPO has to offer!
The next show will be held on
March 25 & 26, 2015