NPCA Director of Codes and Standards Eric Carleton, P.E., attended the 2021 annual meetings for AASHTO’s Committee on Materials and Pavement (COMP). The meetings were held virtually throughout the last week in July.
Several AASHTO COMP subcommittees met during week-long program, including 3b Fresh Concrete, 3c Hardened Concrete, 4a Precast Concrete Drainage and 5c Quality & Environment. These subcommittees are responsible to develop the respective material and testing standards used on most DOT contract work. In some cases, this is to insure a proper harmonization with appropriate ASTM testing amnd material standards.
The AASHTO COMP annual meeting schedule also included sessions to discuss general topics within the Departments of Transportation regarding testing and material issues.
Information and minutes of the respective COMP subcommittee meetings can be found here: https://materials.transportation.org/.