Asphalt Binder Cracking Device

Research & Development

Ruggedness Testing

ABCD’s repeatability, accuracy, and simplicity will be tested in a number of laboratories starting in February of 2009. Each laboratory will set up the ABCD testing system, learn the test procedures, conduct testing, and answer a questionnaire on their experience. Each laboratory will repackage the ABCD system and ship it to another testing laboratory to ensure assessment of its durability. EZ Asphalt Technology will be available for consultation and assistance throughout the interlaboratory testing.

The following laboratories are participating in the interlaboratory study:

  • Federal Highway Administration - Denver
  • Federal Highway Administration - Virginia
  • ExxonMobil
  • EZ Asphalt Technology
  • Mathy Technology and Engineering
  • Northeast Asphalt
  • North Central Superpave Center
  • PRI Asphalt Technology
  • The Hudson Companies
  • U.S. Oil
  • Virginia Transportation Research Council


  • Michigan Technological University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth


  • Ontario MOT (Ministry of Transportation)

Departments of Transportation

  • Alaska DOT
  • Florida DOT
  • Iowa DOT
  • Kansas DOT
  • Massachusetts DOT
  • Minnesota DOT
  • Montana DOT
  • New Hampshire DOT
  • New York state DOT
  • Ohio DOT
  • Oregon DOT
  • Texas DOT
  • Vermont DOT
  • Virginia DOT
  • Washington state DOT
  • Wyoming DOT