About Asphalt Testing Services & Engineering
The two quality control labs were developed in 2014 and are managed and staffed by ATS personnel. They provide independent asphalt testing and evaluation, site inspections, quality control and quality assurance, project management and engineering services. The ATS Mix Design Lab provides customized mix designs including HMA (Superpave, Marshall and FAA), CIR, FDR and WMA.
The labs are AASHTO R18 CMEC Accredited, and our technicians are qualified through the FDOT Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP). Our techs are also actively evaluated through the FDOT Independent Assurance (IA) program and AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) proficiency sampling program. Our labs must renew their accreditation each year, and technicians must renew their certifications as required by the FDOT Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP). All ATS equipment is calibrated as required daily, weekly, monthly or annually both internally and through a third party service to verify they are all in proper working condition.
It is important to look for an accredited laboratory for your service needs because you can then be assured your results will be reliable and accurate. To ensure minimal risk and to avoid retesting (which can be very expensive) it is critical you understand the lab’s technical competency. This depends on the qualifications, training and experience of the staff, the properly calibrated and maintained equipment and adequate quality assurance and quality control procedures. The lab should abide by appropriate testing and sampling practices, traceable measurements to national standards, accurate recording and reporting of data and the appropriate testing environment. Click here for a full list of tests we perform. We complete performance tests and evaluations for mixtures and binders.
Our Director of Operations, Lab Manager, Pavement Materials Engineer and numerous lab technicians have tenure at the Florida DOT and maintain good relationships with District Materials Offices and the State Materials Office. They possess technical knowledge and experience with state projects including supervision of VT’s contracted to these projects.
ATS believes its people are the keys to its success. Building a team whose members possess reputable accolades, professional experience, customer-focused work ethic and a passion to continually improve processes and productivity is vital to the company’s strategic growth and overall success. It is our policy to work with all members of our team in a fair and friendly manner and to treat each team member with dignity and respect. We strive to improve the quality of life for anyone who uses asphalt in his or her professional or personal lives; from commuting to work to road-tripping with family and friends or simply hearing the echo of your footsteps on your morning jog. The products we test for our customers lead to the creation of smooth, safe rides for all.
Imagine driving down any asphalt road – a major highway, a small-town road, even your driveway. You expect a smooth, quiet ride. The quality of the asphalt relies on a qualified team testing and inspecting the asphalt during construction; ensuring it meets all the identified requirements. When the asphalt does not meet these conditions, it is valuable to the asphalt producer and asphalt contractor to have a knowledgeable team at the lab and on the roadway, who can provide expert advice on how to adjust their production or modify the construction process to get it back on track.
ATS was born when a team of individuals with prestigious reputations in the industry came together to combine their experience to provide consultative and technical advice providing strategic problem solving with a variety of solutions to asphalt producers and end users.
ATS is a young company, but the individuals who comprise the team have years of experience in the industry. It is our philosophy to focus on our people since they bring our brand to life in the lab and out in the field every day. Many of our team members have tenure with the Florida Department of Transportation so they are extremely familiar with state specifications and requirements. They maintain strong relationships with several District Offices and the State Materials Office.
The ATS team members understand the importance of quality, which is one of the company’s key values. It’s important to have a reliable source when you have questions about your asphalt, and ATS strives to build partnerships with its customers as the trusted source for all asphalt inquires.
Our purpose is to provide our customers with professional asphalt testing, custom mix designs and engineering services in our laboratories and in the field. We provide these services through trained and educated personnel and maintained and calibrated equipment that is compliant with accrediting bodies’ specifications and procedures. We develop long-term relationships with our customers by ensuring we provide accurate test results with prompt reporting and educated technical consulting.
“To be the trusted partner and reliable resource for all your asphalt testing and engineering solutions.”
Asphalt Testing Solutions Mission Statement
Quality services including quality control, quality assurance and quality engineering are the focal points of our operations at ATS. Quality is the key component to ensure our customers are compliant with state and local government regulations.
We value open communication and we are honest and fair. A huge part of our business is reporting test results, and we take extra care in performing the tests to provide thorough and accurate results. When we are hired as consultants to assess parking lots or roads or to provide advice to asphalt contractors, we want our customers to know that we take meticulous measures to fully evaluate the situation and provide our honest feedback.
We admit, it might be difficult for the general public to get excited about asphalt. For us, asphalt is our passion. We take great pride in helping our customers with all their asphalt inquiries by providing conscientious testing, reports and assessments. We strive to be the trusted partner for contractors and civilians alike in the world of asphalt.
Owners at Heart
Our team assumes full ownership of their actions and feels personally vested in the company. We work with an attitude of accepting responsibility for our continued success and growth, and we treat the company and customers as though they are our own.