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As part of the firm's continued support for the Federal Highway Administration's Transportation Asset Management Expert Task Group (TAM ETG), APTech assisted with the development of a new video focused on TAM, available online. The video highlight's TAM role in helping transportation agencies strategically use their tax dollars wisely to optimize service and minimize risk.

David Peshkin, P.E., APTech Vice President, was elected the 2014 Aviation Consultant Council (ACC) Board of Directors Chair. He assumed the position on November 12, 2013 during the 35th ACC Annual Conference and Exposition in Tucson, Arizona. David's commitment to pavement engineering, particularly in the areas of airport pavement management and evaluation, provides a strong background to serve in this position... MORE

In a continued effort to serve our clients in India, APTech and SOWiL Limited, an engineering firm headquartered in Mumbai, have formed a joint venture: Applied Pavement Engineering Consultants. Through this collaborative effort, APTech is better able to provide roadway and airport pavement engineering services to our clients in the region.

Trent Montgomery, a Technician with APTech, recently received his certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for completing the Integrated Distance Learning Environment (FAA IDLE) Level 3 Training for FAA Advisory Circulars 150/5300-16a, 150/5300-17b, and 150/5300-18b. This online training provides detailed instruction on three FAA Advisory Circulars covering standards and requirements for all FAA sponsored surveys including, but not limited to: aeronautical surveys, airport construction, NAVAID installation and relocation, and survey data formulation/submittal to the Airports GIS (AGIS) website.

The Rocky Mountain West Pavement Preservation Partnership (RMWPPP) recently elected David Peshkin, P.E., APTech Vice President, to a Director of the RMWPPP board as an industry representative. The RMWPPP is comprised of representatives from regional, state, and local highway agencies; provincial transport agencies; industry; suppliers; consultants; and academia; and it seeks to develop sound pavement investment programs to gain infrastructure and operational efficiencies and satisfy the reporting requirements of GASB 34.  Mr. Peshkin was previously named to the Midwest Pavement Preservation Partnership (MPPP) board and currently serves as a Director. Participation in these organizations helps APTech to stay current on pavement preservation activities around the country as well as contribute to the state of the practice in research, education, specifications, and other areas.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) awarded Katie Zimmerman, P.E. (President), Kurt Smith, P.E. (Program Director), Steve Seeds, P.E. (Program Director), Mark Gardner, P.E. (Senior Engineer), and Dean Testa (Consultant) the Instructor of Excellence Award for 2012. The award is given to NHI-certified instructors who consistently achieve an instructor satisfaction ranking of 4.5 average or above and have been nominated by a Training Program Manager and Instructor Advisory Committee. APTech NHI instructors are repeatedly recognized with this honor: Mr. Seeds is a three-time consecutive winner, Mr. Smith won the award in 2011, and Ms. Zimmerman previously won this award in 2009. In addition, APTech was recognized with the Administrative Team Award in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) named Kathleeen Mahoney, Airport Engineer, July Employee of the Month in recognition of her work on the Statewide Airport Pavement Management System (APMS). This project, which was completed by APTech in association with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., included the implementation of an APMS for thirty-three airports in Massachusetts. The executive summary and data access program (Interactive Data Exchange Application) APTech developed as part of this project can be viewed on the MassDOT Aeronautics website. Kathleen's letter of recognition can be viewed here.

APTech was recently certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Female Business Enterprise (DBE/FBE) in Illinois and is working on certifications in other states throughout the country. In addition to providing excellent service, APTech can now help teaming partners and clients meet any contracting requirements that include DBE targets.


The DBE Program was created to provide a level playing field for small minority- and women-owned companies wanting to do business with IDOT and other agencies receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DBE program is federally mandated and was created to provide nondiscriminatory contracting opportunities for small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and companies.

APTech has opened a new office in Waunakee, Wisconsin, a suburb in the Madison area. While APTech has maintained a presence in the state for many years through a remote office location, this new expansion cements APTech’s commitment to the area. In addition, it provides a strategic location for APTech to serve the northern midwest region of the United States and situates APTech closer to well-known engineering universities...MORE

APTech was hired by ECIL to support their work in the development of an Asset Management System for the Al Ain Municipality, United Arab Emirates. The work involves using data collected by ECIL to develop a Pavement Quality Index incorporating distress (PCI), profile (IRI), and structural (FWD) components...MORE

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month (April), APTech participated in Crisis Nursery’s Dress Down to Stand up for Kids fundraiser and raised $1,800, enough to fund 1 24-hour day of operations at Crisis Nursery! APTech employees were asked to donate to Crisis Nursery in exchange for the freedom to wear casual clothes all month long. As an extra motivation, the company promised to match company donations up to the goal amount of $1,800....MORE

APTech is a national leader in the research, training, and development of of services in pavement preservation and rehabilitation programs.  To continue to hone its expertise and knowledge in this area, APTech has become a member of the International Grooving & Grinding Association (IGGA)...MORE

Over the last 10 years, APTech has played a key role in developing course materials and presenting training on asphalt pavement recycling techniques and on best practices for pavement preservation. As a consultant to the federal government, we have also provided research support on a number of issues related to sustainability, particularly in the area of pavements. In a continued effort to support sustainable pavements, APTech has joined the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA)...MORE

For the second year in a row, the National Highway Institute (NHI) awarded Steve Seeds, P.E., a Program Director for APTech, the Instructor of Excellence Award for 2011. The award, which is given to only fifteen instructors...MORE

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently highlighted the 2012 Airport Pavement Management Study on their website: The article details the program and includes APTech's work that is underway as part of the airport pavement management system (APMS) update.

APTech Vice President David Peshkin, P.E. and Program Director Kurt Smith, P.E. were featured in a News-Gazette news article concerning the deterioration of Windsor Road in Urbana, Illinois. The road suffers from alkali-silica reaction (ASR), requiring that more than a mile of heavily-traveled road be torn out and rebuilt. Mr. Peshkin provided insight into ASR, and Mr. Smith explained the prevalence of it throughout the country. The entire article can be read on The News-Gazette website:

Dr. Linda Pierce, P.E, a Senior Engineer at APTech, received a Best Paper award at the 8th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA). While over 100 papers were presented at the conference in Santiago, Chile, only 5 were awarded the distinction of Best Paper. Dr. Pierce served as lead author for the paper, with Katie Zimmerman, P.E. (APTech) and Nastaran Saadatmand (FHWA) serving as co-authors. The paper...MORE

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a revised version of Advisory Circular 150/5335-5B, Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength – PCN. With this revised Advisory Circular, the FAA continues its move toward reporting pavement classification numbers (PCNs) for pavement load capacities on Form 5010-1 (data element 39) and away from specifying...MORE

While APTech attends many conferences throughout the year, the 8th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA), on November 15-19, presented a unique opportunity to meet with leading experts around the world to discuss the evolving topic of managing pavement assets.  In 2011, APTech President Katie Zimmerman, P.E. and Senior Engineer Linda Pierce, P.E., attended the conference and presented two papers each...MORE

The National Highway Institute (NHI) awarded Steve Seeds, P.E., a Program Director for APTech, the Instructor of Excellence Award for 2010. The award, which is given to only fifteen instructors...MORE

Genevieve Long, P.E., a pavement engineer at APTech, was awarded the ASCE Central Illinois Section Young Engineer Award at the 87th Annual ASCE Central Illinois Meeting & Banquet. The annual award is based on excellent performance...MORE

At the 2011 NASAO Conference, the Arizona Department of Transportation (DOT) airport pavement management system (APMS) was awarded the Most Innovative State Program. The APMS, which APTech implemented in 2000...MORE

Applied Pavement Technology is expanding its borders by opening a new office in Austin, Texas. To spearhead this new endeavor, Mr. Mark Gardner, P.E. has joined APTech and will manage the Austin office...MORE

In September 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded APTech and its teaming partner, the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, a Task Order contract to administer the agency’s Friction, Texture, and Profile Measurement Equipment Loan Program. Click the button at the right to learn more about this program.

Katie Zimmerman, P.E., president of Applied Pavement Technology, recently presented at the three-day Roads & Bridges Live 2010 event. Her presentation, "Preserving What You’ve Built Through Pavement Management,"...MORE

In 2010, APTech conducted a statewide airport pavement management update for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). As part of this project, APTech developed a web-based pavement management data access program (DAP) currently accessible through ADOT's website....MORE

In August 2010, the Federal Highway Administration and National Highway Institute (NHI) recognized Applied Pavement Technology with the Team Administrative Award for the third consecutive year....MORE

On February 11, 2010, Kathryn Zimmerman, President and Principal of Applied Pavement Technology, received the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award from the University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering...MORE

In March 2010, APTech celebrated its fifteenth anniversary! Click 'MORE' to learn more about the history of APTech....MORE