Asphalt mixes

Description

The properties, advantages and disadvantages of asphalt mixes such as Marshall and Superpave mixes and the way they are best applied.

Alternative labels

Superpave mix
tarmac mixes
mix of asphalt
mixes of asphalt
macadam mixes
asphalt mix
Marshall mix

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Asphalt mixes is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Asphalt laboratory technician: Asphalt laboratory technicians perform asphalt and related raw materials inspections and laboratory testing, ensuring a high quality of the products. They also participate in coming up with resolutions to technical issues on construction sites.
Asphalt plant operator: Asphalt plant operators extract raw materials such as sand and stones and operate mobile equipment for their transport to the plant. They tend automated machines to crush and sort out stones, and to mix the sand and stones with asphalt cement. They take samples to check the quality of the mix and arrange for its transport to the construction site.
Road maintenance worker: Road maintenance workers perform routine inspections of roads, and are sent out to perform repairs when called for. They patch potholes, cracks and other damage in roads.

Optional knowledge

Asphalt mixes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Slate mixer: Slate mixers operate and maintain slate mixing machines that mix multicolored slate granules used for asphalt-coated roofing felt surfacing.
Civil engineering worker: Civil engineering workers perform tasks concerning the cleaning and preparation of construction sites for civil engineering projects. This includes the work on building and maintenance of roads, railways and dams.
Road construction supervisor: Road construction supervisors monitor the construction and maintenance of roads. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.
Road maintenance technician: Road maintenance technicians inspect and manage roads in enclosed areas for maintenance and repair. They help to relieve traffic safely and smoothly, and check if traffic signs, roads and pavements are in good condition.

 


 

References

  1. Asphalt mixes – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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