Airport Pavement Management

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APTech is a national leader in airport pavement management systems. We can perform an initial implementation or update of a system, or we can help with those areas where you need assistance. Our services include:

 

  • Visual pavement evaluations using the PCI methodology
  • Pavement testing, including the assessment of structural capacity
  • PAVER database updates and customization
  • Maintenance and rehabilitation planning
  • Pavement design
  • Web-based access for your pavement management data and recommendations
  • Training in pavement evaluation and the use of the PAVER software

We develop Interactive Data Exchange Applications (IDEAs) for many clients, including seventeen states and numerous commercial service airports. These programs combine the use of maps, photographs, and links, allowing the viewer to quickly identify pavement conditions and needs at a specific airport or throughout the state. These programs can be run directly from a CD or easily hosted on a website.

 

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APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

 

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

 

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

 

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

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APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

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  • Colorado Statewide APMS

    Colorado Statewide Airport Pavement Management System

     

    The Client

    Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of Aeronautics (Division)

     

    The Client's Goal

    In 2016, APTech was awarded a 5-year contract with the Division to provide pavement evaluation and pavement management services for airports statewide.  This project continues a relationship with the Division that extends back to 1996.  Since then, the Division has relied on APTech to assist in the proactive management of the pavement infrastructure at the airports.

     

    Our Work

    • Performing PCI inspections.
    • Updating the PAVER database and associated computer-aided design (CAD) maps.
    • Integrating the recommendations for pavement M&R developed during the APMS process into the FAA’s capital improvement program (CIP).
    • Providing a web-based IDEA for the Division.
    • In 2012, the project included a materials related distress (MRD) evaluation of the portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements at Colorado Springs Airport.

     

    The Outcome

    The CIP allows the state and the FAA to direct funds to pavements where they will be most beneficial and to avoid an overlap of work.  Updates ensure that the Division’s APMS contains current information on the condition of the pavement infrastructure at public-use airports located throughout the state.  This information is used to develop statewide M&R recommendations.  Additionally, the results of the MRD evaluation provided much needed information for the M&R of PCC pavements throughout the state which suffer from MRD.

     

    APTech’s IDEA replaces individual airport reports and presents instant access to the most commonly requested pavement management information—such as PCI data and maps, distress photographs and quantities, and M&R options—without requiring the user to obtain and operate the pavement management system.

     

    A key to the success of this long-term relationship has been the partnership between APTech and the Division in this effort to preserve the Colorado airport pavement infrastructure in the most cost-effective manner possible. Most years, an APTech engineer teams with Division staff members to perform the pavement evaluations at one-third of the sixty-three airports.  The Division further assists with the process by obtaining systems inventory information pertaining to pavement maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction at the project airports.  This partnership not only reduces costs for the state but also improves the Division’s understanding of the APMS process and provides first-hand knowledge of conditions at the airports in Colorado.

     

    To increase efficiency and reduce costs, APTech uses handheld computers during the collection of field condition data.  This allows the pavement evaluation data to be entered directly into the pavement management database and analyzed in real-time.  This significantly decreases the amount of time it takes to get information on the current condition of the pavements into the hands of those who need it the most, including the individual airports and their consultants, the FAA, and the Division.  It also allows APTech to closely monitor the data during the collection process.

  • Michigan Statewide APMS

    Michigan Statewide Airport Pavement Management System

     

    The Client

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Aeronautics

     

    The Goal

    The Office of Aeronautics was one of the pioneers in the use of airport pavement management at the state level, but, in 2004, it became concerned about achieving the full potential of its APMS.  To address this concern, the Office of Aeronautics selected APTech to take its airport pavement management activities to the next level.  The overall goal of the project was to assist the airport sponsors, the state, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in developing cost-effective plans for the preserving and rehabilitating the airport pavement infrastructure at Michigan airports.  Another goal was to help Michigan’s airports in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems remain in compliance with Public Law 103-305 regarding airport pavement maintenance management.

     

    Due to the Office of Aeronautics’ satisfaction with APTech’s work, this contract was renewed in 2009, 2013, and 2016 for additional updates.  The APMS now includes a total of ninety-six airports, with approximately one-third of them being assessed each year.

     

    Our Work

    • Conducted PCI inspections.
    • Updated the PAVER pavement management system.
    • Analyzed the collected data to determine current pavement conditions, project future pavement conditions, and develop recommendations for the maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) of the pavement system.
    • Updated the web-based IDEA after each round of pavement inspections.  APTech initially developed the IDEA during the 2004 update.

     

    The Outcome

    Throughout the years, the distribution of the data and the effective communication of pavement-related needs to key audiences have been of paramount importance.  The IDEA ensures that the data is readily accessible to everyone who needs it, regardless of their technical background. The program can be viewed on any computer with an Internet web browser.  This technology provides instant access to the most commonly requested pavement management information—such as PCI maps, distress photographs, and M&R recommendations—without requiring the user to own and operate the pavement management system.

     

    The Office of Aeronautics has been so satisfied with APTech’s work that it awarded APTech with the Michigan DOT Bureau of Aeronautics and Freight Services’ Consultant of the Year award in 2009 and February 2015.

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Airfield Pavement Assessment

     

    The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has an extensive pavement network, which represents a major infrastructure investment to the City of Phoenix. In order to protect this investment, the City contracted with us to develop a pavement maintenance management program (PMMP) that will allow the pavements to be managed in a cost efficient manner.

     

    To develop the PMMP, we conducted an airfield pavement assessment which included a records review, mapping, Pavement Condition Index (PCI) inspections, PAVER database customization, and developing reports. The data collected during the assessment was used to determine maintenance and rehabilitation needs and to develop the PMMP. We performed the PCI inspections on the runways and taxiways at night so as not to interfere with regular traffic at the airport.

     

    In addition to the mainline pavements, we incorporated the shoulders, blast pads, and infield pavements into the PMMP. We also performed a visual evaluation and provided general M&R recommendations for the airside service roads.

     

    We performed nondestructive testing using our falling weight deflectometer on select airfield pavement, such as those identified during the PCI inspections as requiring further investigation. We also developed Pavement Classification Numbers (PCNs) for the airside pavements in accordance with the requirements in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5335-5B, Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength – PCN and FAA’s COMFAA software. The resulting PCNs were converted to allowable loads for each gear type (single, dual, dual tandem, and so on) using the FAA’s supporting spreadsheet.

     

    Finally, we developed an IDEA program, which is a web-based program used to communicate the results and recommendations of the pavement management update without requiring knowledge of the use of PAVER.

  • Detroit Metro Airport

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Pavement Management Update

     

    With seventeen passenger airlines serving over 36 million passengers a year, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the seventeenth busiest airport in the United States. As such, the preservation of the pavement infrastructure at Detroit Metro Airport is of critical importance for the safety of aircraft and the efficient movement of air traffic throughout the region and the country. In 2008, 2010, and 2013 we served as the prime consultant to update the APMS, which allows the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) to proactively manage their pavement assets. This work built on a 2004 project where we led the inspections as a subconsultant.

     

    The 2008 project included performing PCI surveys on the new Runway 4L-22R complex, the McNamara Terminal Apron, the L.C. Smith Terminal Apron, and several de-icing pads. Runway 3R-21L and portions of the adjacent connecting taxiways were reconstructed in 2006 and 2007 and were also updated in the database. As a result of this effort, WCAA had a complete database incorporating all airfield pavement sections. In addition to conducting pavement inspections and determining the PCI of the pavements, we developed pavement performance prediction models to predict the condition of the pavements through 2013. The all-encompassing APMS was used to cost-effectively plan future M&R needs at the Airport.

     

    In early 2009, WCAA had an urgent need to assess the condition of Runways 4R-22L and 3L-21R to evaluate the immediate need for major rehabilitation. We inspected these pavements in March 2009 and incorporated the results in the PAVER pavement management database and report.

     

    Due to WCAA’s satisfaction, we were again selected in 2010 to update the APMS. This project included conducting PCI inspections on Runway 9R-27L and the majority of the taxiway system at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Recent and ongoing construction projects on Runways 9L-27R, Runway 3L-21R, and Taxiway Z were also incorporated into the database. In addition, the entire airfield pavement at Willow Run Airport was inspected and incorporated into a separate PAVER database. For both airports, we determined PCIs for each pavement section and developed performance models to predict the pavement condition over the next 5-years. We also provided training on the use of PAVER to WCAA staff.

     

    In 2013, we were again selected to update the APMS at both Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport. In addition to the services performed as part of previous updates, we will also be performing FWD testing, overseeing a geotechnical investigation, and calculating PCNs for both airports.

Locations

APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

 

Interactive Data exchange applications

Recent projects

  • Colorado Statewide APMS

    Colorado Statewide Airport Pavement Management System

     

    The Client

    Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of Aeronautics (Division)

     

    The Client's Goal

    In 2016, APTech was awarded a 5-year contract with the Division to provide pavement evaluation and pavement management services for airports statewide.  This project continues a relationship with the Division that extends back to 1996.  Since then, the Division has relied on APTech to assist in the proactive management of the pavement infrastructure at the airports.

     

    Our Work

    • Performing PCI inspections.
    • Updating the PAVER database and associated computer-aided design (CAD) maps.
    • Integrating the recommendations for pavement M&R developed during the APMS process into the FAA’s capital improvement program (CIP).
    • Providing a web-based IDEA for the Division.
    • In 2012, the project included a materials related distress (MRD) evaluation of the portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements at Colorado Springs Airport.

     

    The Outcome

    The CIP allows the state and the FAA to direct funds to pavements where they will be most beneficial and to avoid an overlap of work.  Updates ensure that the Division’s APMS contains current information on the condition of the pavement infrastructure at public-use airports located throughout the state.  This information is used to develop statewide M&R recommendations.  Additionally, the results of the MRD evaluation provided much needed information for the M&R of PCC pavements throughout the state which suffer from MRD.

     

    APTech’s IDEA replaces individual airport reports and presents instant access to the most commonly requested pavement management information—such as PCI data and maps, distress photographs and quantities, and M&R options—without requiring the user to obtain and operate the pavement management system.

     

    A key to the success of this long-term relationship has been the partnership between APTech and the Division in this effort to preserve the Colorado airport pavement infrastructure in the most cost-effective manner possible. Most years, an APTech engineer teams with Division staff members to perform the pavement evaluations at one-third of the sixty-three airports.  The Division further assists with the process by obtaining systems inventory information pertaining to pavement maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction at the project airports.  This partnership not only reduces costs for the state but also improves the Division’s understanding of the APMS process and provides first-hand knowledge of conditions at the airports in Colorado.

     

    To increase efficiency and reduce costs, APTech uses handheld computers during the collection of field condition data.  This allows the pavement evaluation data to be entered directly into the pavement management database and analyzed in real-time.  This significantly decreases the amount of time it takes to get information on the current condition of the pavements into the hands of those who need it the most, including the individual airports and their consultants, the FAA, and the Division.  It also allows APTech to closely monitor the data during the collection process.

  • Michigan Statewide APMS

    Michigan Statewide Airport Pavement Management System

     

    The Client

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Aeronautics

     

    The Goal

    The Office of Aeronautics was one of the pioneers in the use of airport pavement management at the state level, but, in 2004, it became concerned about achieving the full potential of its APMS.  To address this concern, the Office of Aeronautics selected APTech to take its airport pavement management activities to the next level.  The overall goal of the project was to assist the airport sponsors, the state, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in developing cost-effective plans for the preserving and rehabilitating the airport pavement infrastructure at Michigan airports.  Another goal was to help Michigan’s airports in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems remain in compliance with Public Law 103-305 regarding airport pavement maintenance management.

     

    Due to the Office of Aeronautics’ satisfaction with APTech’s work, this contract was renewed in 2009, 2013, and 2016 for additional updates.  The APMS now includes a total of ninety-six airports, with approximately one-third of them being assessed each year.

     

    Our Work

    • Conducted PCI inspections.
    • Updated the PAVER pavement management system.
    • Analyzed the collected data to determine current pavement conditions, project future pavement conditions, and develop recommendations for the maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) of the pavement system.
    • Updated the web-based IDEA after each round of pavement inspections.  APTech initially developed the IDEA during the 2004 update.

     

    The Outcome

    Throughout the years, the distribution of the data and the effective communication of pavement-related needs to key audiences have been of paramount importance.  The IDEA ensures that the data is readily accessible to everyone who needs it, regardless of their technical background. The program can be viewed on any computer with an Internet web browser.  This technology provides instant access to the most commonly requested pavement management information—such as PCI maps, distress photographs, and M&R recommendations—without requiring the user to own and operate the pavement management system.

     

    The Office of Aeronautics has been so satisfied with APTech’s work that it awarded APTech with the Michigan DOT Bureau of Aeronautics and Freight Services’ Consultant of the Year award in 2009 and February 2015.

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Airfield Pavement Assessment

     

    The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has an extensive pavement network, which represents a major infrastructure investment to the City of Phoenix. In order to protect this investment, the City contracted with us to develop a pavement maintenance management program (PMMP) that will allow the pavements to be managed in a cost efficient manner.

     

    To develop the PMMP, we conducted an airfield pavement assessment which included a records review, mapping, Pavement Condition Index (PCI) inspections, PAVER database customization, and developing reports. The data collected during the assessment was used to determine maintenance and rehabilitation needs and to develop the PMMP. We performed the PCI inspections on the runways and taxiways at night so as not to interfere with regular traffic at the airport.

     

    In addition to the mainline pavements, we incorporated the shoulders, blast pads, and infield pavements into the PMMP. We also performed a visual evaluation and provided general M&R recommendations for the airside service roads.

     

    We performed nondestructive testing using our falling weight deflectometer on select airfield pavement, such as those identified during the PCI inspections as requiring further investigation. We also developed Pavement Classification Numbers (PCNs) for the airside pavements in accordance with the requirements in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5335-5B, Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength – PCN and FAA’s COMFAA software. The resulting PCNs were converted to allowable loads for each gear type (single, dual, dual tandem, and so on) using the FAA’s supporting spreadsheet.

     

    Finally, we developed an IDEA program, which is a web-based program used to communicate the results and recommendations of the pavement management update without requiring knowledge of the use of PAVER.

  • Detroit Metro Airport

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Pavement Management Update

     

    With seventeen passenger airlines serving over 36 million passengers a year, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the seventeenth busiest airport in the United States. As such, the preservation of the pavement infrastructure at Detroit Metro Airport is of critical importance for the safety of aircraft and the efficient movement of air traffic throughout the region and the country. In 2008, 2010, and 2013 we served as the prime consultant to update the APMS, which allows the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) to proactively manage their pavement assets. This work built on a 2004 project where we led the inspections as a subconsultant.

     

    The 2008 project included performing PCI surveys on the new Runway 4L-22R complex, the McNamara Terminal Apron, the L.C. Smith Terminal Apron, and several de-icing pads. Runway 3R-21L and portions of the adjacent connecting taxiways were reconstructed in 2006 and 2007 and were also updated in the database. As a result of this effort, WCAA had a complete database incorporating all airfield pavement sections. In addition to conducting pavement inspections and determining the PCI of the pavements, we developed pavement performance prediction models to predict the condition of the pavements through 2013. The all-encompassing APMS was used to cost-effectively plan future M&R needs at the Airport.

     

    In early 2009, WCAA had an urgent need to assess the condition of Runways 4R-22L and 3L-21R to evaluate the immediate need for major rehabilitation. We inspected these pavements in March 2009 and incorporated the results in the PAVER pavement management database and report.

     

    Due to WCAA’s satisfaction, we were again selected in 2010 to update the APMS. This project included conducting PCI inspections on Runway 9R-27L and the majority of the taxiway system at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Recent and ongoing construction projects on Runways 9L-27R, Runway 3L-21R, and Taxiway Z were also incorporated into the database. In addition, the entire airfield pavement at Willow Run Airport was inspected and incorporated into a separate PAVER database. For both airports, we determined PCIs for each pavement section and developed performance models to predict the pavement condition over the next 5-years. We also provided training on the use of PAVER to WCAA staff.

     

    In 2013, we were again selected to update the APMS at both Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport. In addition to the services performed as part of previous updates, we will also be performing FWD testing, overseeing a geotechnical investigation, and calculating PCNs for both airports.

Locations

APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

Get in touch

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