Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Dates: February 21-23, 2017

Meets: Tu, W and Th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Online

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


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.


This class has three two-hour sessions on three consecutive days. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 :: 2:00-4:00 :: Pacific Time Wednesday, February 22, 2017 :: 2:00-4:00 :: Pacific Time Thursday, February 23, 2017 :: 2:00-4:00 :: Pacific Time This is an online course. All times shown above are California (Pacific) local time. Approximately one week before the course, paid students will receive an e-mail from Tech Transfer with a link to download course materials and instructions to register and log on to the learning management system. NO REFUNDS will be given once the course materials and class links have been sent out. Your class enrollment includes a downloadable PDF notebook with the class presentation.


Please Note:   This is an online course.

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 125.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 250.00



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.

Date Day Time Location
02/21/2017Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Online
02/22/2017Wednesday2 PM to 4 PM Online
02/23/2017Thursday2 PM to 4 PM Online


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