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Combined State Binder Group Round Robin

The NCSC is prepared to conduct research sponsored by agencies, industry or other organizations or to collaborate on research with other researchers. We can provide specialized testing in support of your research efforts. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Basic asphalt binder, aggregate or asphalt mix testing
  • Advanced material characterization including binder direct tension; mixture indirect tensile creep and strength, shear, dynamic modulus and fatigue testing
  • Asphalt recycling
  • Frictional testing of aggregates and mixtures
  • Noise testing - in the lab or in the field
  • And much more.
  • Past research contracts and collaborations have included:
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • State Departments of Transportation (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
  • Heritage Research Group
  • The Asphalt Institute
  • Other Universities - Ohio State University, Iowa State, University, Auburn University
  • Various individual companies and consultants
  • Contact the Director or Technical Director to discuss your research needs and how we can help to meet them.