As an association focused on value-added services, VAA’s education arm, Virginia Asphalt Association Educational Services, LLC (VAAES), will be launching the Asphalt Lab Review program in January 2021. This program will be a by-request service for VAA members and others with asphalt labs. VAA technical staff will review your company’s laboratory equipment and testing procedures for compliance with VDOT, AASHTO, and ASTM specifications and test methods. In providing this assistance, VAAES does not warrant or guarantee your company’s complete compliance with all applicable specifications and methods. Instead, this review is intended to assist your company in identifying potential weaknesses or areas of improvement.

Upon completion of the review, VAAES will issue your company a letter of findings. In the event VAAES does not find any deficient items, VAAES will issue a Certification of Review suitable for framing. In the event deficiencies are identified, VAAES will document them in the letter to your company. Your company may address these items and request a subsequent review by VAAES.

This service will be complimentary for VAA members located in Virginia. The review is complimentary for members outside of Virginia, and only associated travel expenses will be charged. Non-VAA members can also request this program for a fee.

Take advantage of this new service. Lab reviews will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis in coordination with VAA technical staff availability. Register today and see how your lab stacks up.