Construction Inspection of Asphalt-Rubber Pavement Materials

Dates: February 20, 2024 - February 20, 2025

Meets: This is a self-paced course, you will work at your own time and pace.

Location: Self-paced online

There are still openings remaining at this time.

This course was developed in partnership with the City and County Pavement Improvement Center, funded by California Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This class delivery is supported by the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance, which offers reduced registration fees to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies.


This course provides an introduction to and brief history of asphalt-rubber pavement materials, and then focuses on construction inspection for spray-applied and plant-mixed rubberized asphalt in accordance with 2021 Greenbook and 2022 Caltrans Standard Specifications. Definitions of terms used is followed by applications of the materials in different paving and surfacing applications. Design and production of rubberized-asphalt binders is discussed in detail, as is inspection and testing of the binder. Special considerations for rubberized-asphalt in both hot-mix asphalt and spray-applied applications, as compared to conventional asphalt binders, is discussed, along with a brief listing of the benefits of the materials.


This is a self-paced online class that will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. This course is comprised of a series of modules that must be completed in the order they are presented. At the end of each module is a quiz that must be passed before moving on to the next module. There is no preset schedule or time limit to complete the class. You may exit the course at any time to return and resume later. Your progress will be saved. It is up to you to finish all the modules in your own time and at your own pace.

  • Module 1 - 1 hour 2 minutes
    • A brief history
    • Definitions
    • A comparison of Greenbook and Caltrans rubberized-asphalt requirements
    • Hot-mix asphalt and surfacing applications for rubberized asphalt
    • Design of rubberized-asphalt binders
    • The rubberized-asphalt binder production process
    • Quiz - 5 minutes
  • Module 2 - 1 hour 2 minutes
    • Inspection and testing of rubberized-asphalt binders
    • Considerations specific to rubberized asphalt in both hot-mix-asphalt and spray applications
    • Benefits associated with the use of rubberized asphalt
    • Quiz - 5 minutes
    • Course Evaluation Survey - 5 minutes

What You Will Learn

Course attendees will learn:
  • A brief history of the development and use of rubberized-asphalt materials in paving applications
  • Definitions of terms related to rubberized-asphalt from both 2021 Greenbook and 2022 Caltrans Standard Specifications
  • Similarities and differences between Greenbook and Caltrans rubberized-asphalt materials
  • How rubberized-asphalt is used in hot-mix asphalt and spray-applied materials
  • How rubberized-asphalt binders are designed and produced
  • What Greenbook, Caltrans, and industry practices are utilized in binder inspection and testing
  • How rubberized asphalt differs from conventional asphalt binders in both hot-mix asphalt and spray-applied uses
  • Benefits associated with the use of rubberized asphalt

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in:
  • Preparing plans and specifications including the use of rubberized asphalt
  • Managing projects utilizing rubberized asphalt
  • Inspecting and testing projects utilizing rubberized asphalt
  • Managing, maintaining, and optimizing pavement networks

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration and receive a refund less a $75 processing fee, you must notify TechTransfer at least five (5) working days before the course is scheduled to begin. Notifications must be made in writing and sent by email to We reserve the right to charge the full course fee if proper notification is not sent to TechTransfer. We don't offer refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options: you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the total amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

If you’ve registered for a self-paced class, you cannot receive a refund once you start the class.

We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes. If you are worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you do not test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.

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Or call us at 510-643-4393


Within two business days of registering, you will receive an invitation to the self-paced class along with instructions on how to log into the class page.
Please make sure we have your updated contact information, that you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop, and that you have fully updated your web browser before you attempt to log into Canvas, our Learning Management System. We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any of our online classes. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the online training coordinator, Jay Johnson.

Fee Breakdown

FeeCA Public Agency$ 145.00
Fee-AlternateStandard fee$ 290.00

Self-paced online


Mike Robinson

PE, Owner, Mike Robinson, LLC

Mr. Robinson has more than 35 years' experience across the country in the heavy civil industry, working for a large state agency, as a contractor and materials producer, and as a consultant. His primary focus is flexible pavements and aggregate materials including pavement design, quality management, troubleshooting, maintenance and rehabilitation techniques, constructability reviews and value engineering, and construction claims support. He has developed and delivered pavement-related classes for the National Highway Institute, Local Technical Assistance Programs for Nevada and Wyoming, the California Asphalt Pavement Association, and others. He has served as a member of several Transportation Research Board standing committees, and is a member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. He is a registered Civil Engineer in Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, California, Nebraska, Montana, Colorado, and Arizona. More information can be found on his website:


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