MAPIL is designed and staffed to support local, state, and federal asphalt paving and design research and time-sensitive mix testing. We comply with established American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and ASTM International standards to provide the highest quality mix design and mix testing services available.
Using the most advanced equipment and traditional volumetrics, supplemented with plus cracking and rutting technologies, MAPIL is able to create new balanced, green and smart mix designs to suit your needs.
Our lab constantly strives to develop sustainable mixes, maximize the use of recycled materials, reduce costs, and increase efficiency while lessening environmental impact as much as possible.
Truly smart solutions seek to minimize the varying challenges of smart mix design. Striving instead to alleviate the issues associated with the installation of sensors, wires, photovoltaics or other electronics into new or existing pavements.
MAPIL collaborates with institutions such as Michigan State, St. Louis University, to develop new technologies, including battery-free and wireless sensors, which can be introduced into the existing infrastructures of developing smart cities.
MAPIL mix testing is done in house, under closed conditions and confirmed in the field. Our lab provides unbiased, highly refined, rigorous mix evaluation on a spectrum of performance parameters. Including:
MAPIL binder test results can indicate the suitability of a binder grade for a particular asphalt paving mixture.
Asphalt binder content directly affects mixture performance in terms of:
The Missouri Asphalt Paving and Innovation Lab consults with communities across the country and throughout the world to develop more environmentally friendly and economical solutions to transportation materials problems. From modeling to design and field testing to in-lab analysis, we work with municipalities of all sizes to ensure their infrastructure needs are met not only now but in the future.
We work with city and state officials to guarantee all design and testing requirements and standards are met. This enables transportation construction projects to be completed as efficiently and cost effectively as possible — potentially lowering construction times and municipal budgets.