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Abatech provides high-altitude advice - In 2018 Abatech reached for the sky - providing paving advice with roads crossing the Andes in Chile.  The road pavement was at 16,500 feet - the highest road we have ever worked on.  This projected included the use of compaction aids in the asphalt binder (bitumen) to assist with achieving density at these high altitudes.

Abatech and the Asphalt Institute have been hosting the Rheobit training courses for over 10 years.  These courses developed by Dr. Rowe with the assistance of Prof. David Anderson have been held in many countries over the past 20-years.  For latest course dates please check our training page or the Asphalt Institute web site.  The most recent course was held in Lexington, Kentucky - in October, 2018.  The participants spent a week working in detail with rheology of bituminous materials

Rheobit Participants 2018


Pavement evaluation studies

Recent pavement evaluation studies have involved analysis of pavements associated with movements of the Space Shuttle from the LAX airport on its way to its final museum destination with our partners (see news-link) and assessment of pavements around the launch facilities in Florida.

Abatech offers detailed pavement evaluation services in locations around the globe.

The Space Shuttle "Edeavour" being prepared for its final journey from LAX.

Abatech working at Hanford, WA (July/August 2010-2019) - with MatCon
Abatech has been working on the QC of MatCon cap installations at the Hanford nuclear reservation in the State of Washington, USA.  The work includes 1) evaluation of base properties using deflection testing, 2) mechanistic calculations of design life, 3) supervision of the asphalt production and 4) lay-down quality control.  This site protects a series of underground storage tanks which are potentially leaking contaminants into the ground water system at the site.  The protective cap will minimize this while the tanks and remediated.

Construction of test strip 


About us...

Abatech was formed in 1997 to provide independent consulting services and advanced technology to the asphalt, bitumen and aggregate industries.  Abatech operates from locations in the USA and UK providing services to a wide range of clients representing government, contractors, consultants, universities and various other institutions. (Our clients)

New Items...

AMAP 2019 - Dr. Rowe presented ideas on advanced rheology which are important for analysis of asphalt materials - download the presentation Advanced Rheological Analysis.

DAPS (Deflection Analysis of Pavement Structures) to version 2.0.  This version allows for more layers and includes a forward analysis method for the calculation of stress and strains within a pavement structure.

This software is in use by many users around the world and Abatech can provide analysis for roadway and airfield pavement designs.  For more information contact Geoff Rowe on +1 (267) 772-0096.

An version is now 1.2.32 (2017) and a new Beta version 2.0 has been issued (Beta 5) in February 2019.  If you are a user with a current subscription and do not have a log-in account - please call Jenya on +1 (267) 251-1976.

Testing the quality of pavement foundations with the Light Weight Deflectometer

Dr. Geoffrey Rowe with the LWD in Hanford

Abatech Site Testing with LWD


Polymers for Asphalt Modification Light Weight Deflectomter FWD Testing, Port Pavements

Cutting Pavement Samples, Asia PMB Formulation

Site Investigations and 

Materials Testing

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