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The WofA, or Women of Asphalt, is a national organization aimed at supporting women who work in the asphalt industry through education, mentorship and advocacy. Women of Asphalt was formed in 2017 with five founding members and has grown to over 1,000 members in 2020. There is no cost to join and you can do so at:...


We understand, you get attached to your lab balance. You’ve had it for years and tend to rely on it like a third hand. But how long is too long to use the same balance? When is it time for a replacement? First off, consider these questions: Does your balance need maintenance more often than it used to? Does your balance hold...

Asphalt, Soil, California Bearing Ratio

The California Ratio (CBR) test is a penetration test used to evaluate the subgrade strength of roads and pavements. The California Bearing Ratio Test was developed by the California Division of Highways around 1930 and has subsequently been adopted by numerous states, the Federal Highway Commission, and many other countries....


Many lifestyle changes have arisen due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. From stay at home orders to social distancing measures, everyone is trying their best to slow the spread of this virus. While many construction workers across the U.S. are considered “essential workers”, it is still crucial that safety measures are taken...

Soil, Triaxial Testing

Setting up a triaxial testing system can be a daunting task even when you are an experienced lab tech. Purchasing the equipment can be just as difficult, trying to make sure you've thought of every item and its accessories. For this reason, we have put together an e-book, Triaxial Testing Equipment Guide, that not only lists...


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