Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies (online)

Meets: Tues, 8am-5pm

Location: Online

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The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This course provides an overview of the SUPERPAVE mix design for local agencies and adjustments needed to start transitioning to the new mix design.

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Topics Include

  • Volumetrics of hot mix asphalt mixtures
  • Superpave mixture requirements
  • Superpave mix design process
  • Superpave performance-related testing requirements

Who Should Attend

Who should attend: This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assurance management of asphalt mixtures.


Refunds will not be given for technical problems. It is your responsibility to test your own connection before the class starts. We suggest you discuss any possible problems with your IT person at least one day before the class.


Please Note:   This is an online class.



Frank Farshidi

PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose

Dr. Farshidi serves as the project manager for pavement and bridge capital improvement projects team at the City of San Jose, infrastructure management group. He has over 10 years of pavement engineering experience including pavement design and evaluation, material characterization, and training in the state of California. At City of San Jose, he is in charge of planning, designing, and delivering pavement maintenance and rehabilitation projects for approximately 6,000 lane miles of pavements. Previously, Frank served as the principal researcher on multiple Caltrans and federally-funded projects including warm mix asphalt, rubberized asphalt binder, and performance-related specification development for pavement projects. Frank is also an adjunct lecturer at San Jose State University department of civil and environmental engineering.


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