State Asphalt Associations
Most states have an asphalt pavement association to promote HMA use and represent the interests of HMA providers, contractors and users. Click on a state to visit its asphalt association’s Web site.
Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin (APW)
APW is a nonprofit, statewide Wisconsin trade association dedicated solely to the concerns of crushed stone, sand and gravel producers, and to businesses that provide goods and services to the aggregate industry.
American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
ARTBA takes an active role in lobbying for the interests of the transportation construction industry.
Asphalt Contractor Magazine
Asphalt Contractor provides HMA material producers, highway contractors and public works officials with critical “how-to” information on the process of HMA production, paving, and compaction.
Asphalt Institute (AI)
AI is an association of international petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers, and affiliated businesses. AI's mission is to promote the use, benefits, and quality performance of petroleum asphalt, through environmental, marketing, research, engineering and technical development, and through the resolution of issues affecting the industry.
Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA)
APA is a coalition of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The Alliance's mission is to further the use and quality of hot mix asphalt pavements. APA will accomplish this through research, technology transfer, engineering, education and innovation.
Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA)
ARRA represents material suppliers and contractors involved in the recycling and reclaiming of asphalt.
Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP)
AMAP is dedicated to the development, production, and use of modified asphalts. It promotes technical research, education, production and planning assistance.
Better Roads Magazine
Better Roads serves the information needs of governments and construction contractors involved in federal, state, county, city and township highway, road and bridge construction, winter maintenance, roadside and vegetation management and other highway-related projects.
Sponsored by Asphalt Education Partnership, BeyondRoads.com offers general information on hot mix asphalt plants and the HMA industry, which includes items of interest to the general public, students, teachers, journalists and researchers.
National Asphalt Pavement Alliance (NAPA)
NAPA is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt pavement material producer and paving contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to answer questions about environmental issues and to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. NAPA provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members, and supplies technical information to users and specifiers of paving materials.
Quiet Pavement is an interactive learning experience about the impact of road noise in our lives as well as methods for reducing road noise using hot mix asphalt.
Roads & Bridges Magazine
Roads and Bridges provides engineers, contractors and government officials with the latest advancements in the road and bridge industry, timely news coverage and important information on products beneficial to the job site or office.
This Web site provides educational and technical resources on four main aspects of sustainable pavements: energy and recycling; performance; water recycling; and clean air and cool cities.
Transportation Development Association (TDA)
TDA of Wisconsin is a statewide nonprofit organization working to promote understanding of the crucial role that a safe, efficient and reliable transportation system plays both in providing mobility for the people of Wisconsin and in driving the growth of the state’s economy.
Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA)
The WMA Technical Working Group is led by individuals in the public and private sectors who are committed to the development of Warm Mix Asphalt in the United States. Experts meet regularly to discuss issues and share knowledge for the advancement of warm mix asphalt.
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA)
WTBA is a cutting edge association that is widely recognized for its expertise, the effectiveness of its programs, and the long-term impact of its forward-looking vision on the development of a very competitive Wisconsin transportation system. WTBA promotes and serves the Wisconsin transportation construction industry and its members.
World of Asphalt
The annual World of Asphalt show and conference focuses exclusively on the asphalt industry, and is the industry’s leading exposition and education resource.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) www.transportation.org
AASHTO represents highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.
AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL)
AMRL provides tools and services to evaluate the capabilities of the construction materials industry. Its programs measure performance and competency, promote improvements in laboratory testing, and instill confidence in manufacturing and testing services.
American Public Works Association (APWA) – Wisconsin Chapter
APWA Wisconsin is an educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works, goods and services.
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world and a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Its mission is to protect human health and the environment.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Engineering Division
FAA’s Airport Engineering Division is responsible for airport engineering standards for configuration, design, equipment and operations criteria at civil airports. It is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of airport-grant-funded airside and landside airport facilities.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It provides expertise, resources and information to continually improve the quality of the U.S. highway system and its intermodal connections.
Federal Highway Agency (FHWA) Pavement Technology Program
FHWA’s Pavement Technology Program provides the leadership and technology for the delivery of long life pavements that meet customers needs and are safe, cost effective, and can be effectively maintained.
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is a voluntary nonprofit and nonpartisan association of Wisconsin cities and villages that acts as an information clearinghouse, lobbying organization and legal resource for Wisconsin municipalities.
Transportation Information Center (TIC)
TIC offers training, publishes a newsletter and technical bulletins, supports a pavement management system (WISLR) for local roads, and gives advice across Wisconsin. It collects videos and printed materials which it loans or sends to local officials.
Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA)
WCHA is an incorporated, nonpartisan association of county governments in the state of Wisconsin organized for the purpose of protecting and furthering the common interests of county governments in performing the governmental function of constructing and maintaining highways.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR)
WDNR is dedicated to the preservation, protection, effective management and maintenance of Wisconsin's natural resources. It is responsible for implementing the laws of the state and, where applicable, the laws of the federal government that protect and enhance the natural resources of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) / Doing Business
WisDOT's Doing Business page presents information on design and construction (including information and manuals used for bidding on construction projects and soliciting for design engineering and related services); economic development; purchasing; rules, permits and licenses; training; and surplus land for sale.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) / Local Roads
WisDOT's Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) assists local governments in improving seriously deteriorating county highways, town roads, and city and village streets. LRIP is a reimbursement program, which pays up to 50 percent of total eligible costs with local governments providing the balance.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) / Publications
WisDOT publishes a wide range of material in a variety of categories and formats.
Wisconsin Towns Association
WTA is a statewide, voluntary, nonprofit and nonpartisan association of member town and village governments in Wisconsin. To support the local control of government and to protect the interest of towns, WTA provides its members with legislative lobbying efforts, educational programs and legal information.
American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to members, their careers, partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning and promoting the profession of civil engineering.
Asphalt Research Consortium (ARC)
Under a cooperative agreement with the FHWA, the five participant organization in ARC are undertaking work to assess existing technologies for fast-tracking to commercialization; generate a greater mechanistic understanding of fatigue and moisture damage; develop technologies, standards, and procedures to improve the performance and predictability of asphalt paving materials; and validate new technologies in the field so they can be confidently adopted by industry and departments of transportation.
Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT)
AAPT supports developments in asphalt paving technology; encourages communication among those charged with technical responsibility for the production and laying of asphalt pavements, the production of materials, and construction or construction equipment; serves as a central point for exchange of ideas related to the technology of asphalt paving; and conducts, encourages and collates research in the asphalt paving industry.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
ITE is an international educational and scientific association of traffic engineers, transportation planners and others who are responsible for meeting society's needs for safe and efficient surface transportation through planning, designing, implementing, operating and maintaining surface transportation systems worldwide.
Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC)
The University of Wisconsin brings together a diverse and experienced team of individuals to conduct research with the MARC. The UW effort is centered at the Madison campus, where the team is now engaged in research activities for FHWA’s Asphalt Research Consortium.
National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT)
NCAT is a focal point for HMA research and technology transfer. NCAT works to improve hot mix asphalt performance through research, education and information services. NCAT welcomes inquiries and requests for information from those involved with the HMA industry.
National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
Administered by TRB and sponsored by the member departments of AASHTO (i.e., individual state departments of transportation) in cooperation with FHWA, the NCHRP conducts research in acute problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide.
North Central Asphalt User/Producer Group (NCAUPG)
NCAUPG is an organization of government and industry representatives from 12 states in the central and north central United States and two Canadian provinces. NCAUPG provides a forum for its members to address the many common concerns facing the asphalt industry in this region.
North Central Superpave Center (NCSC)
NCSC assists agencies and industry in the north central region of the country and continues the development and implementation of the Superpave system for asphalt binder and mixture design.
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
TRB is a unit of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. TRB promotes innovation and progress in transportation by stimulating and conducting research, facilitating the dissemination of information, and encouraging the implementation of research results. Online literature searches can be done for free using the Transportation Research Information Service (TRIS).
Wisconsin Highway Research Program (WHRP)
WHRP discovers better ways to design, build and reconstruct the state’s highways. WHRP research projects are selected and overseen by collaborative committees that include WisDOT, academia, industry, consulting engineers and FHWA. Through rigorous testing of innovative materials and methods, WHRP research leads to improved performance and service life of Wisconsin’s pavements and bridges.