Materials Division


Documents and Downloads

New Products Information:

New Products Application

Special Products Evaluation List (SPEL) (pdf 399 KB) 11/23/15

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 391-15: Acceptance of Geosynthetics(pdf, 140KB) 11/3/15
MD 390-15: Update by deletion of Section 803.68 Form TL-138, District Quality Review Checklist(pdf, 87KB) 11/4/15
MD 389-15: Chemical Admixtures for Hydraulic Cement Concrete(pdf, 78KB) 10/23/15 
MD 386-15: Notice of Revision to Materials Division's Manual of Instructions Chapter VI(pdf, 485KB)6/4/15 
MD 388-15: Manual of Instructions Revision to Chapter II Section 204.30 Reflective Materials in Pavement Markings(pdf, 39KB) 4/15/15 
MD 387-15: Funding Allocation for Purchasing District Materials Laboratory/Field Supplies and Equipment(pdf, 88KB) 3/31/15 
MD 385-15: References to Title 33.1 of the Code of Virginia(pdf, 144KB) 2/23/15
MD 384-15: Implementation of MSCR Binder Testing & Classification(pdf, 27KB) 2/4/15
MD 383-14: Calcium Chloride Surface Treatment of Gravel Roads(pdf, 41KB) 12/3/14
MD 379-14: Chapter 3 Manual of Instructions Sample Retention(pdf, 48KB) 7/22/14
MD 378-14: Lab and NDT Equipment Full Service Maintenance Contract(pdf, 57KB) 6/25/14
MD 375-14: Two New Virginia Test Methods for evaluation and testing of Corrosion-Resistant Reinforcing Steel(pdf, 47KB) 5/2/14
MD 374-14: Section 117 New Products Evaluation Committee Process(pdf, 112 KB) 4/17/14
MD 373-14: Funding Allocation Guidance for District Materials Laboratory Supplies(pdf, 48 KB) 3/31/14
MD 372-14: Procurement Procedures and Processes(pdf, 44 KB) 3/26/14
MD 370-14: Notice of Revision to 2009 Pavement Design Guide for Subdivision and Secondary Roads in Virginia(pdf, 46 kb) 2/1/14
MD 366-13: Use of AASHTO Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design from January 1, 2014(pdf, 42 KB) 12/19/13
MD 365-13: Notice of Revision of Secondary Road Recycling Projects Review Process(pdf, 38 KB) 12/19/13
MD 364-13: Notice of Revision to VTM-102(pdf, 45 KB) 12/13/13
MD 361-13: Notice of Revisions to VTM-1, VTM-8, VTM-10, VTM-51, and VTM-52(pdf, 50 KB) 9/20/13


Approved Lists:

Approved Lists (pdf 3mb) Updated 11/24/15
Pre-Approved NCHRP 350 Crash Tested List (Barriers) (.pdf 90kb)
Pre-Approved Traffic Control Device Listing (Link)

Virginia Calibration Methods (VCMs): 

Virginia Calibration Methods (.pdf 440kb) 8/25/15

Virginia Test Methods (VTMs):

 Virginia Test Methods (pdf 9mb) 10/16/15

VDOT Forms including Materials TL (Test Log) Forms

VDOT Forms (Link)

TL-131 (160 KB) 1/24/14


Materials Documentation

Source of Materials Resource Document (.pdf 404 kb) 09/10/07
Materials Notebook Resource Document (.pdf 2 mb) 03/16/15

Local Assistance Projects Webinar (May 1, 2015)

Locally Administered Projects Manual Updates & Materials Quality Assurance Plan Requirements (May 11, 2015)

District Project Listings (November 2015)




Hampton Roads


Northern Va




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

GEOXT, GINT, Microstation, and GEOPAK Integrator

The "GEOXT, GINT, Microstation, and GEOPAK Integrator" Software is provided "as-is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
In no event shall Commonwealth of Virginia be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages 
whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and 
on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this Software.

The "GEOXT, GINT, Microstation, and GEOPAK Integrator" Software could include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors. 
Changes are periodically added to the information; these changes may be incorporated in future editions at any;gt;    

Permission is granted to anyone to use "GEOXT, GINT, Microstation, and GEOPAK Integrator" Software on VDOT projects.

GEOXT, GINT, Microstation, and GEOPAK Integrator (.exe 100 MB)

Readme and Documentation (.pdf 4mb)

Pavement Design & Evaluation Documents:

RTE 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

Asphalt Program Documents and Presentations

VDOT/VAA Coop Meeting Documents 
Pavement and Trench Widening Workshop (.pdf 10mb)
Lynchburg District High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (.pdf 2mb) 05/12/08
Richmond District-Dinwiddie High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (.pdf 2mb) 04/18/08
Richmond District-Goochland High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (.pdf 1mb) 06/20/08
Salem District High RAP Production and Placement - 2008 (.pdf 171kb) 04/04/08

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 & Virginia Test Methods (VTM’s); 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

Lessons Learned: VDOT’s In-Place Pavement Recycling Research; Brian Diefenderfer, Ph.D., P.E.
FHWA - 2014 Fall Asphalt Conference; Irene Rico, FHWA
Rehabilitation of the Blue Ridge Parkway with FDR and AC Overlay; Michael Walters, FHWA - EFLHD
2013 VDOT Asphalt Paving Awards
Virginia's Best 2013 - Recognition of Virginia's Top Non-VDOT Asphalt Paving Projects
Pavement Recycling; David Kaulfers, P.E., PMP
RIDE (Ride Incentive Disincentive Evaluation) Fall Asphalt Conference; David Kaulfers, P.E., PMP
Industry Research & Innovation Projects; Audrey Copeland
Overview of Asphalt Research Program; Michael M. Sprinkel P.E.
Using PMS Data to Review Surface Mix Performance; Kevin McGhee, P.E.
Research Update: High RAP; Stacey Diefenderfer, Ph.D., P.E.
NCAT Pavement Test Track; NCAT
Bonding of Asphalt Pavement Layers; NCAT
Tack & Bond Strength; Rob Crandol, P.E.
Work Zone Safety;
Review of Virginia’s 2013 Work Zone Crash Statistics; David Rush
Construction Division Update; Alan E. Saunders, P.E., CCM
Materials Division Update; Andy Babish, P.E.
Materials Specifications & Virginia Test Methods (VTM’s) 2014 Fall Conference; Rob Crandol, P.E.
VDOT Safety Reminders and Traffic Engineering Changes; Vanloan Nguyen, P.E.

2013 VAA Fall Conference

2012 NCAT Pavement Test Track; R. Buzz Powell, NCAT
2013 Fall Asphalt Conference - Commissioner's Comments; Greg Whirley, VDOT
Applied Research Activities; Kevin McGhee, VCTIR
Construction - Section 100 and R&B Specifications; Mark Cacamis, VDOT
High Performance Asphalt Intersections - Fact or Fiction; Trenton M. Clark, VAA
High RAP Research Studies; Stacey Diefenderfer, VCTIR
Materials Division Overview; Andy Babish, VDOT
Materials Specifications & Virginia Test Methods (VTM's); Robert Crandol, VDOT
Maximizing the Service Life of Dense Graded Asphalt Mixes; David Lee, VDOT
Moving Ahead for Progess in the 21st Century - MAP-21; Irene Rico, FHWA
National Updates & Discussion - MAP-21; Andy Mergenmeier, FHWA
Porous Pavement - SR 234 Park and Ride Lot; David Shiells, VDOT; David Branscome, Branscome Paving Company; Michael Fitch, VCTIR
Thinlay - More Than Just Preventive Maintenance; Brian Dolan, MAA
Update on VDOT's Asphalt Research Activities; Jose Gomez, VDOT
VDOT Specifications Update Traffic Engineering & Work Zone; VanLoan Nguyen, VDOT
Virginia's Best 2012 - Recognition of Virginia's Top Non-VDOT Asphalt Paving Projects; Richard Schreck 
Pictures of 2013 Pavement Awards - District and Statewide Winners

2015 Asphalt Regional Seminars

2015 Final Agenda
Presentation 1 (Sharkady - Blacksburg), 2015 Regional Seminar - Workzone Safety
Presentation 1 (Totten), 2015 Regional Seminar - Workzone Safety
Presentation 2 (Habib), 2015 Regional Seminar - Sustainability (Recycling)
Presentation 3 (Lee Mcghee), 2015 Regional Seminar - Superpave Mix Design Research
Presentation 4 (Murphy and Eckler), 2015 Regional Seminar - Thinlay for Preventive Maintenance
Presentation 5 (Crandol), 2015 Regional Seminar - specs and special provisions
Presentation 6 (Clark and Crandol), QA-QC presentation for Regional Seminars, Clark and Crandol
Presentation 7a (Lee McGhee), 2015 Regional Seminar - Pavement Layer Tacking and Bonding
Presentation 7b (Branscome, Jr.), 2015 Regional Seminar - Problems Contractors face with placing Tack
Presentation 7c (Cifers), 2015 Regional Seminar - Storage and Handling of Asphalt Emulsion
Presentation 8a (Shiells), 2015 Regional Seminar - Uniform Paving Platform
Presentation 8b (Moore), 2015 Regional Seminar - Uniform Paving Platform

2014 Asphalt Regional Seminars

Pres. 1 - Asphalt Quality Task Force - David Shiells
Pres. 2 - VCTIR Update - Kevin McGhee
Pres. 3 - Asphalt Mixes - David Lee
Pres. 4 - 2014 Specs VTM - Rob Crandol
Pres. 5 - Pavement Markings Issues - Nguyen Campbell
Pres. 6 - MITS and PLAID - Dave Kaulfers
Pres. 7 - Pavement_Wedge - Emmett Heltzel
Pres. 8a - Longitudinal Joint Density - Todd Rorrer
Pres. 8b - Construction of Longitudinal Joints - Ken Arthur
Pres. 9a - Paving Inspection Reminders - Trenton Clark
Pres. 9b - VDOT QA Program - Rob Crandol
Pres. 10 - Achieving Smooth Pavement - Dave Helmick

Concrete Program Documents, Meetings and Presentations

VDOT/VRMCA Coop Meeting Minutes

Regional Asphalt Meeting Documents


Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions
Session 1: Agenda
Session 2: Bonded Weigh and MCS
Session 3: AC Program Changes
Session 4: AC Spec Changes Lab
Session 5: WMA and High Rap
Session 6: AC Spec Changes Field
Session 7: Paving Inspector Reminders

Other Downloads

The Bonded Weigh Program: Weighperson Training Manual (.pdf 3mb)
Comparative Study of VTM and AASHTO Test Method for CBR
HPMS IRI Data 2003-2004 (.zip 980kb)
Virginia Flexible Pavement Design (.zip 106kb)
Weekly Tare Sheet (.zip 36kb)
Concrete Conference Presentations (link)
Staunton District Geotechnical Design parameters (.pdf 185kb)

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