After many years in the industry, I have ventured out on my own and started Blankenship Asphalt Tech and Training, PLLC. I offer civil engineering consulting services that are unique to my skill set of asphalt materials. I have 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), I have published and co-published a variety of papers from my first (master’s work on Superpave N-Design in 1993) to more recent publications (evaluation of cracking tests and pavement density effects). I am honored to have worked with many professionals who strive to make our transportation system better.
Laboratory testing of asphalt mixtures and cores:
Density, compaction, mixture design, chemical extraction, and core investigation are just a few of the lab services offered
Onsite pavement evaluation and troubleshooting of asphalt mixtures
Lab evaluation of management, safety, and testing proficiency
NEW - Laboratory Testing of Asphalt Mixtures (contact Me for a quote)
Hamburg Wheel Tracker rut testing
IDEAL-CT crack resistance testing
On-site training in the following areas
Asphalt mix design
Balanced/Performance-Engineered mix designs
Public speaking on various Topics (to name a few)
Latest in mixture testing - Balanced/Performance-engineered mix designs
Performance testing of asphalt mixtures
Reflective cracking mechanisms and how to retard effectively
Getting real numbers in the mix design process
How density affects long-term pavement performance
Binder selection for the optimal hotmix asphalt pavement performance
How the components affect your mix – how and what to tweak
Using RAP and RAS wisely
Additives in asphalt
Please contact me to for your specific needs. All training included engineering professional development hours (PDH).