PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION OF HANDBOOK
The purpose of this Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook is to describe the production and placement of asphalt mixtures from a practical point of view.The handbook has been prepared for those actively involved in the construction
of asphalt pavements. The intended audience comprises two different groups that share a common interest
in quality construction of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) pavements.The first consists of agency personnel, including
those who hold such titles as resident engineer, county engineer, municipal engineer, project engineer, and plant or paving inspector. Throughout this volume, the term “agency” denotes the governmental or other owner of the work. The second group consists of contractor
employees, including those who hold such titles as project superintendent, plant or paving superintendent, and plant or paving foreman.