Materials Division

Documents and Downloads

New Products Information:

New Products Application

Special Products Evaluation List (SPEL) (pdf 188 KB) June 15, 2018

Manual of Instructions by Chapter:

I: General Instructions
II: Methods and Frequencies of Sampling
III: Geotechnical Engineering
IV: Sampling and Control of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
V: Sampling and Control of Asphalt Concrete

VI: Pavement Design and Evaluation
VII: Materials Acceptance and Materials Notebook Program
VIII: Reports and Forms
IX: Technical Tables and Related Data

Materials Division Memorandums (MDs):

MD 417-18: Inspection, sampling, and materials testing requirements for steel beam guardrail and steel guardrail posts. June 12, 2018

MD 416-18: System Based Independent Assurance Density and Depth Testing for Soils and Aggregate on Design Bid Build and Design Build Projects June 12, 2018

MD 415-18: VDOT Portable Nuclear Gauge Safety April 27, 2018

MD 414-18: System Based Independent Assurance Testing for Hydraulic Cement Concrete on Design Bid Build and Design Build Projects April 27, 2018

Approved Lists:

Approved Lists (pdf 4MB) Updated June 1, 2018
Pre-Approved NCHRP 350 Crash Tested List (Barriers) (pdf 90 KB)
Pre-Approved Traffic Control Device Listing (link)

Virginia Calibration Methods (VCMs): 

Virginia Calibration Methods (pdf 857KB) March 8, 2018

Virginia Test Methods (VTMs):

Virginia Test Methods  (pdf 10 MB) May 9, 2017

VDOT Forms including Materials TL (Test Log) Forms

VDOT forms (link)

TL-131 (160 KB) Jan. 24, 2014


Materials Documentation

Source of Materials Resource Document (pdf 404 KB) Sept. 10, 2017

Bonded Weigh Program Training Manual (pdf) March 2018

Radiation Protection Program Manual (pdf 3MB) May 4, 2018

Materials Notebook Resource Document (pdf 2 MB) March 16, 2015 

Locally Administered Projects Manual Updates and Materials Quality Assurance Plan Requirements May 11, 2015

Materials Overview for Business Transformation Office

Certification Proficiency Checklists 

Asphalt Checklists:

Asphalt Plant, Level I Technician Proficiency Test
Asphalt Plant, Level II Technician Proficiency Test
Asphalt Field Technician Proficiency Test

Central Mix Aggregate Checklists:

Central Mix Aggregate Proficiency Checklists

Concrete Plant Checklists:

Concrete Plant Proficiency Checklists

Pavement Marking Checklists:

Pavement Marking Proficiency Checklists

Soils Checklists:

Soils Proficiency Checklists

Geotechnical Software Support

Customized gINT Library, Data Templates, and MicroStation Converter (zip 113 MB) Updated May 1, 2018

Readme and Documentation (pdf 662 KB)

Pavement Design and Evaluation Documents:

Route 58 Concrete Overlay Open House

Overview of Open House
FHWA Technology Transfer Program and Concrete Overlays: Sam Tyson, FHWA; Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, inc.
Concrete Pavements in Virginia: Mohamed Elfino, VDOT
Construction of Overlays on US 58: Contractor Perspective: Lowell Jensen, Hi-Way Paving
Construction of Overlays on US 58: Project Staff Perspective: Bobby Baker, NXL Construction Services, Inc.
Construction of Overlays on US 58: Construction Summary: Tom Tate, VDOT
Construction of Overlays on US 58: Research and Materials Testing: Celik Ozyildirim, VCTIR
FHWA Mobile Lab Testing
: Jagan Gudimettla, FHWA

2018 Virginia Concrete Conference

Pres 1 Sustainable Bridges Using Concrete in Virginia
Pres 2 Virginia’s State of Good Repair Program for Bridges
Pres 3 Rehabilitation of Rte. 198 over Harper Creek
Pres 4 Applications of Ultra‐High‐Performance Concrete and Prefabricated Concrete Elements in Accelerated Bridge Construction
Pres 5 Corrosion Mitigation Strategies for Concrete Structures
Pres 6 Update on Post-Tensioned Structures in Virginia
Pres 7 Repair of Metal Culverts Using ECC “Bendable Concrete”
Pres 8 Design Related Issues with Lightweight Concrete

Pres 1 Pervious Concrete Making the Impossible Possible
Pres 2 I-85 RCC Shoulder Construction in NC
Pres 3 Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) Virginia Experience - Past and Present
Pres 4 Engineering More Sustainable Pavements
Pres 5 VDOT Mechanstic-Empirical Pavement Design (MEPDG) Implementation
Pres 6, A Tool For Designing PCCP for All Applications

Pres 2 RFID Asset Tracking Materials & Tests Unit
Pres 3 2017 Excellence In Concrete Award
Pres 4 Where the West Virginia DOH is at with Mass Concrete
Pres 5 An Introduction to Low Density Cellular Concrete and Advanced Foam Technologies
Pres 6 Pushing the Envelope For 100 Years Tunneling under the Chesapeake Bay The Parallel Thimble Shoal Highway Tunnel (Permission Not Granted)

2017 Virginia Concrete Conference

Pres 1 McAninch - Small Bridge Program WGM 3-3-17
Pres 2 Sprinkel VCCPerfPTBridges3-3-17
Pres 3 David Liu_Precast Deck Panel with UHPC Joints_2016 VA CONCRETRE CONF
Pres 4 Davis Design Considerations from the Precast Industry 2017
Pres 5 Zickler 2017-03-03_Conc_Conf
Pres 6 Rex Pearce I-64 Dunlap Creek Bridge Rehabilitation - IBC050516 - Re-Present to 2017 VACC
Pres 7 Lowe_Inverted T-beam

Pres 1 Sparkman_Pervious Concrete Installation and Maintenance
Pres 2 Roberts_Extending Your Investment w Concrete Pavement Restoration 2017
Pres 3 Munsick_Innovations in Roller Compacted Pavement_Compacted Concrete Pavement
Pres 4 Smith_Composite Pavements_VA PCC
Pres 5 Virginia Concrete Conference Cecil Jones
Pres 6 Morrison_ NCDOT Unbonded Concrete Overlays on I-85 in North Carolina

General Session
Pres 1 Competition Paves_Leif Wathne
Pres 2 The New and Improved FHWA Mobile Concrete Trailer_ Gudimettla
Pres 3 Gaspar VA ACI 2016 AWARD Presentation
Pres 4 Catlett Accelerated Precast Construction ACPA MAR 2017
Pres 5 Betts 2017 VCC Nanotechnology of Concrete (1)
Pres 6-1 Durable Concrete Lundy Introduction
Pres 6-2 Durable Concrete Tom Adams
Pres 6-3 Durable Concrete A. J. Marisca
Pres 6-4 Durable Concrete Prenger
Pres 6-5 Durable Concrete Lundy Conclusion

2016 Virginia Concrete Conference

Asphalt Program Documents and Presentations

VDOT/VAA Coop Meeting Documents 
Pavement and Trench Widening Workshop (pdf 10 MB)
Lynchburg District High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (pdf 2 MB) May 12, 2008
Richmond District-Dinwiddie High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (pdf 2 MB) April 18, 2008
Richmond District-Goochland High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (pdf 1 MB) June 20, 2008
Salem District High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (pdf 171 KB) April 4, 2008

2017 VAA Fall Conference

2017 VAA Fall Conference Brochure and Agenda
Day 1
Targeting Quality Through Partnership, Harold Mullen
2016 VDOT Asphalt Paving Awards, Michael C. Dudley
Virginia's Best 2016, Andy Babish
MAP 21: Rule Making and Asset Condition, Luis Rodriguez
Using Partnership to Improve Delivery of Programs in VDOT, Quinton D. Elliott
2017 VAA Fall Conference, Andy Babish
Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology, Carter Iseman
NCAT Pavement Test Track, Raymond "Buzz" Powell
Day 2
Balanced Mixed Design - Is this the Future?, Shane Buchanan
What's AASHTOWare Pavement ME - VDOT's New Pavement Design Software?, Affan Habib
Local Programs, Julie Brown
Reflective Cracking Studies at Virginia's Accelerated Loading Facility, Benjamin Bowers
Innovation at VDOT, Rob Cary
Battling Segregation Using Pave IR System, Harold Mullen
Virginia's Pavement and Materials Research Program, Cathy McGhee
LAP - Materials Acceptance, Andy Babish
PaveXpress - Simplified Pavement Design Tool, Trenton, M. Clark
Reducing Reflective Cracking - NCAT Pavement Test Track and Lee Road 159, Raymond "Buzz" Powell
Ride & Density Incentives for 2017, Rob Crandol
Performance Testing, Randy West
Work Zone Safety Technology, Lee Cole
Specifications Changes in the 2018 Schedule Contracts, Don Silies
2018 Asphalt Specification Updates, Rob Crandol
2017 VAA Laboratory Round Robin, Michael C. Dudley
VDOT Paving Program, Garrett Moore
Local Assistance Program, Parker Mills
Electronic Collection of Field Data, George White
Effective Strategies to Address Reflective Cracking - Virginia Case Studies, Trenton M. Clark
Porous Asphalt Pavements - Not Just for Parking Lots Anymore, Charles W. Schwartz

2015 VAA Fall Conference

I-81 Recycling Project Update, Jose Gomez
VDOT Hi-Polymer Asphalt – Implementation of NCAT Test Track Research, David P. Shiells, P.E.
VDOT Hi-Polymer Asphalt – Industry Perspective 
Improving Dense Graded Mixtures, David Lee, P.E., Stacey Diefenderfer, Ph.D., P.E., Kevin McGhee, P.E. 
SUPERPAVE Trial Mixes – Superior Paving’s Experience, Dave Helmick 
Specifications Changes for the 2016 Schedules, Don Silies
VDOT 2016 Traffic Engineering Specification Revisions and Work Zone Reminders, Harry A. Campbell, P. E.
Materials Specifications and Virginia Test Methods (VTMs), Rob Crandol, P.E.
I-64 and I-264 Pavement Rehabilitation Project - VDOT Hampton Roads District - Challenges and Successful Outcome, Vasilios A. Andreou, P.E., Steve Ordung, Parker Mills
Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology (VECAT), Trenton M. Clark

2014 VAA Fall Conference

2013 VAA Fall Conference


2017 Asphalt Regional Seminars

2017 Final Agenda
Work Zone Safety Statistics
VDOT OSHA Silica Compliance
Silica Rule Compliance
Pilot and Initiatives in 2016
VDOT - Longitudinal Joints
Processes and Challenges of Constructing Straight Longitudinal Joints
Pavement Preservation - VAA
Pavement Preservation - VDOT
MITS PLAID Using the Data
2017 Spec Changes


2016 Asphalt Regional Seminars

2016 Final Agenda
Work Zone Crash Statistics - 2015
Traffic Control
Materials Spec. Changes for 2016
2016 Volume II Specifications Changes
Tack Coat Inspection and Verification Process
Sorting Out Project Issues . . . The Decision Making Process
Pavement Checklist
VDOT Paving Manual: A Pocket Guide

2015 Asphalt Regional Seminars

2014 Asphalt Regional Seminars

Concrete Program Documents, Meetings and Presentations

Regional Asphalt Meeting Documents

Other Downloads


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