Background

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.

Engineering Services

  • 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

  • Specification review

  • Lab evaluation of management, safety, and testing proficiency

  • Product development

NEW - Laboratory Testing of Asphalt Mixtures (contact Me for a quote)

  • Density/compaction

  • Mixture design

  • Solvent extraction

  • Core investigation

  • Hamburg Wheel Tracker rut testing

  • IDEAL-CT crack resistance testing

On-site training in the following areas

  • Asphalt mix design

  • Specialty designs

  • Lab safety

  • 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).


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