Through continued research and development, asphalt pavements can be designed and constructed to meet customer expectations for any pavement application. Common customer expectations are for pavements that are cost-effective, long-lasting, smooth, quiet, sustainable, and user friendly. Asphalt pavements excel in each of these areas, making them the most versatile and desirable pavement type. Effectively providing everyone a place to park, providing bike paths through natural settings, efficiently serving as your driveway, quietly guiding us home at night, improving drainage, and structurally engineered to transport cars, planes and freight quickly and safely to their destinations – asphalt is the pavement of choice. America chooses to ride on us.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is a consortium of skilled professionals who have developed specifications, methods and procedures, publications, and software applications to assist and guide engineers, architects, contractors, inspectors, and “Joe Public” through the benefits of asphalt pavements and the technical aspects of asphalt pavement engineering.