Committee on Materials and Pavements (COMP)


AASHTO Liaisons
Casey Soneira, Program Manager for Engineering
csoneira@aashto.org

Welcome to COMP!

And then there were 21…

COMP is excited to announce the formation of COMP’s 21st Technical Subcommittee: Geosynthetics and Erosion Control Devices

For information on how to join this technical subcommittee, check out our “Becoming a Member” tab on the membership page.


Minutes and presentations from the 2020 Virtual Meeting have been posted HERE

2019 Annual Meeting Minutes and Presentations have been posted HERE!

Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing,and AASHTO Provisional Standards, 40th Edition (“Materials Standards”)

July 2020 UPDATE to the materials standards

The July Update to the Materials Standards includes 8 new and 19 revised standards, and updates the standards on Geotechnical, and Bituminous Materials and Mixtures.

Click here to find out more information about the July update!

Click HERE to find it in the AASHTO store.


The June Update includes 2 new and 29 revised standards, and updates the standards on General Manufactured Materials, including:

  • Concrete Drainage Structures
  • Flexible and Metallic Pipe
  • Markings and Coatings
  • Safety Devices

Click HERE to find it in the AASHTO store.

Click HERE to find more information on the June update!


This April 2020 update to the Materials Standards includes 8 new and 18 revised standards. This update revises the following standards:

  • Hydraulic Cement and Lime
  • Fresh Concrete
  • Hardened Concrete
  • Pavement Measurement
  • Bridge and Pavement Preservation
  • Quality Assurance and Environmental

Click HERE to find it in the AASHTO store.

Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: A Manual of Practice, 3rd Edition

This April 2020 updated manual describes the pavement design methodology termed mechanistic-empirical (M-E) pavement design. Based on engineering mechanics that have been validated through extensive road test performance data, the manual presents information necessary for pavement design engineers to use the MEPDG design and analysis method. The manual references AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design™, M-E Pavement design software, commercially available through AASHTOWare, AASHTO’s software development program.

Click HERE to find it in the AASHTO store.

Materials Standards Master Table of Contents (TOC)- This document includes all of the Materials Standards and their publication group. This TOC is intended to enable users to more easily navigate the AASHTO bookstore when looking for specific standards. The TOC includes standards by material type, standards sorted alphanumerically, and the standards with their most recent action and brief summary of changes. This document will be updated in July upon the release of the 3rd group of standards.
The AASHTO Publications Style Manual and Process Guide was created to assist the many committee volunteers, vendors, consultants, and internal staff in providing, editing, formatting, and preparing content for AASHTO publications. It provides information for authors, editors, and designers about AASHTO design preferences, style and editorial rules, and print and digital publication guidelines.

AASHTO Materials Standards with ASTM Equivalencies as of August 26, 2019.