Performance Related Specifications for Bituminous Concrete

Report No: 85-R11

Published in 1984

About the report:

This report discusses the philosophy and evolution of performance related specifications. The properties of most importance in the construction of asphaltic concrete pavements, as well as the associated specifications, are listed and discussed. The importance of specifications established to control uniformity or to provide a standard basis for bidding is mentioned. Recommendations for making the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation's specifications for bituminous concrete as performance related as practical are presented.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


Other Authors

Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: January 16, 2024

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