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Pavement Performance Property Tests and Evaluations
PRI provides a full state of the art suite of pavement tests and evaluations on laboratory prepared samples as well as specimens collected from the field.

The protocols range from those accepted by the conventional industry to newly emerging protcols. All of PRI's pavement services are supervised by our professional engineering staff.

In selected combinations PRI’s capabilities provide the ability to assess pavement performance at the highest current level.

PRI’s technical staff will provide recommendations on which testing protocols to use to best provide relevant technical data for the specific project.

These pavement performance tests are often used as the end point assessment for new materials, additives, modifiers, products and pavement architectures before commercialization.

These pavement property results are also used to comply with State DOT or Agency specifications and requirements.

A list of the Pavement Performance services we provide is below. Other testing protocols are available; inquire if the specific test or property is not listed.
Individual Test Methods or Properties Test Method
Accelerated Weathering PRI TM-039; Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Pavement Material

Accelerated Weathering PRI; Accelerated Weathering by APWS, A unique weathering system that allows for aging of complete pavement specimens.

Air Void Determination AASHTO T 269; Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Air Void Determination ASTM D 3203; Test Method for Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Asphalt Content (Extraction & Recovery) ASTM D 6847; Test Method for Quantitative Extraction and Recovery of Asphalt Binder from Asphalt Mixtures

Asphalt Content (Extraction of GTR Modified Binders) CA DOT

Asphalt Content (Extraction) AASHTO T 164; Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Asphalt Content (Extraction) ASTM D 2172; Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA)

Asphalt Content (Ignition Oven) ASTM D 6307; Asphalt Content of Hot Mix Asphalt by Ignition Oven

Asphalt Content (Ignition Oven) AASHTO T 308; Asphalt Content of Hot Mix Asphalt by Ignition Oven

Asphalt Pavement Analyzer (APA) Rut Test AASHTO TP 63; Determining Rutting Susceptibility of Asphalt Paving Mixtures Using the Asphalt Pavement Analyzer (APA)

Beam Fatigue AASHTO TP 9; Standard Test Method for Determining the Creep Compliance and Strength of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Using the Indirect Tensile Test Device

Bulk Specific Gravity AASHTO T 166; Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Saturated Surface-Dry Specimens

Bulk Specific Gravity ASTM D 2726; Bulk Gravity of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Saturated Surface-Dry Specimens

Bulk Specific Gravity AASHTO T 331; Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures Using Automatic Vacuum Sealing Method

Bulk Specific Gravity ASTM D 6752; Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Automatic Vacuum Sealing Method

Compressive Strength AASHTO T 167; Compressive Strength of Bituminous Mixtures

Compressive Strength ASTM D 1074; Test Method of Compressive Strength of Bituminous Mixtures

Compressive Strength – Effects of Water AASHTO T 165; Effect of Water on Compressive Strength of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures

Compressive Strength – Effects of Water ASTM D 1075; Effect of Water on Compressive Strength of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures

Creep Compliance AASHTO T 322; Determining the Creep Compliance and Strength of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Using the Indirect Tensile Test Device

Draindown (SMA’s) ASTM D 6390; Test Method for Determination of Draindown Characteristics in Uncompacted Asphalt Mixtures

Dynamic Creep BS DD 226

Dynamic Modulus AASHTO TP 62; Determining Dynamic Modulus of Hot-Mix Asphalt Concrete Mixtures

Effect of Moisture on Paving Mixtures ASTM D 4867 (4867M); Test Method for Determining Effect of Moisture on Asphalt Concrete Paving Mixtures

Effect of Water on Coated Aggregates ASTM D 3625; Practice for Effect of Water on Bituminous-Coated Aggregate Using Boiling Water

Effective Porosity ASTM D 7063; Test Method for Effective Porosity and Effective Air Voids of Compacted Bituminous paving Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus

Fatigue Life AASHTO T 321; Fatigue Life of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Subjected to Repeated Flexural Bending

Gradation (Extracted Aggregates) AASHTO T 30; Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregates (requires extraction by AASHTO T 164 / ASTM D 2172 Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen…)

Hamburg Loaded Wheel AASHTO T 324; Hamburg Wheel - Track Testing of Compacted Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA)

Hamburg Loaded Wheel TX DOT Tex 242-F; Hamburg Wheel - Track Testing of Compacted Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA)

Indirect Tensile Strength ASTM D 6931; Test Method for Indirect Tensile (IDT) Strength of Bituminous Mixtures

Lottman (Modified) AASHTO T 283; Test Method for Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixture to Moisture Induced Damage

Marshall Stability & Flow AI MS-2; Preparation of Bituminous Specimens by Marshall Apparatus

Marshall Stability & Flow AASHTO T 245; Resistance to Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures using Marshall Apparatus

Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregates AASHTO T 30; Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregates (requires extraction by AASHTO T 164 / ASTM D 2172 Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen…)

Moisture Content AASHTO T 329; Moisture Content of Hot-Mix (HMA) by Oven Method

Moisture or Volatile Content AASHTO T 110; Moisture of Volatile Distillates in Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Moisture or Volatile Content ASTM D 1461; Moisture of Volatile Distillates in Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Outdoor Weathering PRI Outdoor Weathering; Outdoor Weathering of Products; Monitored, Natural Hot / Humid Florida Environment, Enhanced Water Exposures, Uses include dense grade pavements, OGFC's, SMA's, Pavement Maintenance, Rejuvenation and Rehabilitation Products

Permanent Deformation BS DD 226 (Draft); Method for Determining Resistance to Permanent Deformation of Bituminous Mixtures Subject to Unconfined Dynamic Loading

Permanent Shear Strain & Stiffness AASHTO T 320; Determining the Permanent Shear Strain and Stiffness of Asphalt Mixtures Using the Superpave Shear Tester (SST)

Permeability (Impermeability) ASTM D 5084; Test Method for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Saturated Porous Materials Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter

Permeability (Impermeability) PRI TM 029; Determination of Permeability (Hydraulic Conductivity) of Porous Asphalt Cement

Permeability (Permeable) ASTM PS 129; Test Method for Measurement of Permeablity of Bituminous Paving Mixtures Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter

Permeability (Permeable) FL DOT FM 5-565

Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder AASHTO T 164, Section Method A ; Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen from Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder ASTM D 2172; Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA)

Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder AASHTO T 319; Quantitative Extraction and Recovery of Asphalt Binder from Asphalt Mixtures

RAP (recovered binder viscosity) AASHTO T 202; Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer

RAP (recovered binder viscosity) ASTM D 2171; Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer

RAP (Recovery) AASHTO T 170; Recovery of Asphalt from Solution by Abson Recovery

RAP (Recovery) ASTM D 1856; Recovery of Asphalt from Solution by Abson Recovery

Reflective Crack Resistance (Beam on Elastic Foundation) PRI TM 036; Test Method to Determine Resistance to Reflective Crack Formation Using Asphalt Pavement Analyzer

Reflective Crack Resistance (Beam on Elastic Foundation) PRI TM 037; Test Method for Determination of Fabric Interlays to Reflective Crack Formation in HMA Specimens Subjected to Cycle Loading

Repeated Shear AASHTO T 320; Determining the Permanent Shear Strain and Stiffness of Asphalt Mixtures Using the Superpave Shear Tester (SST)

Resilient Modulus ASTM D 4123; Indirect Tension Test for resilient Modulus of Bituminous Mixtures

Rutting Resistance AASHTO TP 63; Determining Rutting Susceptibility of Asphalt Paving Mixtures Using the Asphalt Pavement Analyzer (APA)

Sample Size Reduction AASHTO T 328; Reducing Samples of Hot-Mix Asphalt to Testing Size

Theoretical Maximum Gravity AASHTO T 209; Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Theoretical Maximum Gravity ASTM D 2041; Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Theoretical Maximum Gravity and Density CA DOT Test 309; Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures

Volumetric Properties AI SP-2; Superpave Mix Design, No. 2

Weights and Measures ASTM D 3549; Tethod Method for Thickness or Height of Compacted Bituminous Paving Mixture Specimens
Leed Pavement Qualification - by PRI-CMT
Infrared Emittance ASTM C 1371; Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature

Solar Reflectance ASTM C 1549; Test Method for Determination of Solar Reflectance Near Ambient Temperature using a Portable Solar Reflectometer

Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) ASTM E 1980; Practice for Calculating Solar Reflectance Index for Horizontal and Low Slope Opaque Surfaces
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