Pavement Technology

The Southwest Pavement Technology Consortium draws on years of expertise and qualified teachers for its courses and training materials. We are dedicated to educating individuals on the best practices for testing, producing, and using asphalt in the paving. The training classes started in January 2022.  More than 60 trainees from various agencies, businesses, and government groups & organizations are present in the training sessions that began in January 2023.

1-Day Asphalt Construction Workmanship Workshop

Instructor: Tim Murphy
Location: CAVC Room 301
Date: Jan 19th, 2024,
09:00 A.M. to 04:00 P.M. MST

This session focuses on the construction process and balancing paving operations, including asphalt mixture production and haulage, preparing underlying layers, placement/laydown best practices, and compaction process, emphasizing longitudinal joint. The importance of quality assurance will be highlighted during critical construction phases to ensure value is achieved.

3-Day Asphalt Pavement Maintenance, Production, and Construction Quality Training Class

Instructor: Tim Murphy
Location: CAVC Room 301
Date: Jan 12th, 2024 & Jan 25th-26th, 2024,
09:00 A.M. to 04:00 P.M. MST

This 3-day course focuses on:

  • The specifications, design, QC and process control of asphalt Mix.
  • Asphalt Mix production facilities and QC
  • Commonly used treatments and scheduling

Thank you very much for organizing this wonderful event. I really enjoyed it and gained very useful knowledge. Tim is a great contributor to the industry and appreciate his enthusiasm in explaining things that matter.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank both of you for setting up and leading the HMA Training Class. I hope there are more classes like this one.


Great workshop. Lots of respect for your knowledge and experience.