After many years in the industry, Phil Blankenship decided to venture out on his own and start Blankenship Asphalt Tech and Training, PLLC.  At BATT, we offer civil engineering consulting services, laboratory testing services and specialized training in asphalt materials. Phil’s expertise has focused in the asphalt materials and design since 1993 with knowledge areas of: agency (KY Transportation Cabinet), industry (Koch Materials Co.) and association (Asphalt Institute).

Since graduating with a Masters in Civil Engineering (University of Kentucky, 1993), has published and co-published a variety of papers from his first (master’s work on Superpave N-Design in 1993) to more recent publications (evaluation of cracking tests and pavement density effects). Phil has been privaleged to have worked with many professionals who strive to make our transportation system better.

Recently, BATT has brought on Zack McKay who previously worked for one of the premier asphalt testing facilities, at the Asphalt Institute. Zack joins the team with nearly 8 years of asphalt performance testing, design and training. His time will be spent working along side Phil, as well as to lead BATT laboratory services.


We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
— Albert Einstein