IDM-27 Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Please Note:   This is an online course.

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.

Class Information


  Location: Online  


  Instructor: Frank Farshidi  


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.

Class Fees

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

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program.

CEUs: 0.60


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.

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