Committee on Materials and Pavements

AASHTO Liaisons
Casey Soneira, Program Manager for Engineering
Chris Hall, AASHTO Engineering Fellow


Save the Date for AASHTO’s 2019 Committee on Materials and Pavements Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD

                                         When:       Sunday August 4th through Thursday August 8th, 2019

                                         Where:     The Four Seasons – Baltimore, MD



AASHTO has released the first of three 2019 updates to its Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing and AASHTO Provisional Standards, commonly referred to as the Materials Standards, which contain specifications, test methods, and provisional standards commonly used in the construction of highway facilities.

This April 2019 Update includes 3 new and 16 revised standards and updates the sections on Hydraulic Cement and Lime; Fresh Concrete; Hardened Concrete; Pavement Measurement; Bridge and Pavement Preservation; and Quality Assurance and Environmental.

The web-based Materials Standards are available as a one-year, online subscription. Currents subscribers automatically receive access to all updates published during the subscription period, as well as access to recent past editions, with changes between editions highlighted for ease of reference. Customers who wish to purchase a subscription may visit the AASHTO Store online at, and search by Item Code, HM-WB.

Customers may purchase either a single-user license, or choose among several multiple-user license options, which offer deeper price discounts, ranging from a 25% discount for a two-user license, a 33% discount for a three-user license, and a nearly 40% discount for a twenty-five-user license.

The Materials Book is updated three times per year, in mid-April, mid-June, and mid-August.

  • The April release updates the sections on Hydraulic Cements, Concrete, Concrete-Related Materials, Pavement Serviceability, Environmental Quality, and Quality Assurance.
  • The  June release updates the sections on General Manufactured Materials.
  • The August release updates the sections on Geotechnical, Bituminous Materials, and Mixtures.