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APTech Completes Louisiana DOTD Aviation APMS Update

June 2018

 

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) Aviation is proud of APTech's work with LDOTD's Airport Pavement Management System (APMS).

 

“The state of Louisiana is very pleased with the final product that Applied Pavement Technology along with KSA delivered to our office and to the airport system throughout our state,” said Brad Brandt, Aviation Director. “The level of professionalism and attention to detail provided by both of these firms contributed to the overall success of this project.”

 

National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)

 

As part of the APMS update, APTech developed an Interactive Data Exchange Application (IDEA) — which combines the use of maps, photographs, and links — to allow viewers to quickly identify pavement conditions and needs at a specific airport or throughout Louisiana.

 

Read more about APTech's work with the LDOTD APMS here.

Get your Data Quality Management Program documentation in place by May 20, 2018

January 2018

 

Check out the guidance APTech developed for FHWA on quality management of pavement data as you prepare to meet the Data Quality Management Program deadline.

 

The Performance Management (PM2) Final Rule (CFR 490.319) specifies that each state DOT shall develop and use an FHWA-approved Data Quality Management Program for pavement condition metrics.

 

Quality Management Programs must include, at a minimum, methods and processes for:

  • Data collection equipment calibration and certification
  • Certification of persons performing manual data collection
  • Data quality control measures
  • Data sampling, review, and checking
  • Error resolution and data acceptance

 

Contact us to get your Data Quality Management Program documentation in place by May 20, 2018.

AASHTO Pavement ME National Users Group Meeting

October 2017

 

Registration is open for the second AASHTO Pavement ME National Users Group Meeting. This annual meeting presents a unique opportunity for State Highway Agencies and other stakeholders to discuss issues related to the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide and AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design. In addition to providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas, the meeting will update participants on improvements to the ME design procedure and software, provide demonstration-based training on new software features and unique design applications, and identify future training, software, and research needs.

Register here.

Read up on Every Day Counts "Innovation of the Month" on Pavement Preservation

September 2017

 

Every Day Counts (EDC) is an Federal Highway Administration initiative to assist state highway associations in identifying and rapidly deploying innovations to speed up the delivery of highway projects and address challenges presented by limited budgets. APTech has supported the EDC program through the develop and delivery of regional workshops on pavement preservation.

Check out EDC’s Innovation Spotlight on pavement preservation, featuring APTech Chief Engineer David Peshkin.

Register for AAAE's Pavement Maintenance and Evaluation Workshop!

August 2017

 

Co-facilitated by APTech Vice President David Peshkin, September 26–27 in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more.

Clearinghouse of MEPDG-Related Research & Implementation Efforts Published!

July 2017

 

Check it out on the FHWA website.

APTech Presents at WCPAM in Baveno, Italy

June 2017

 

APTech engineers are headed to the World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management in Baveno, Italy: June 12–16.

 

The Conference targets transportation infrastructures and asset management stakeholders. Conference topics relate to the maintenance, preservation and rehabilitation of infrastructure assets, including Pavement Management Systems, data monitoring and performance assessment, economic, environmental and political strategies, life-cycle cost analysis and life-cycle assessment, safety and risk management, innovative design methods and materials, smart infrastructures and Intelligent Transportations Systems, bridge and tunnel pavements.

 

On June 12, APTech Executive Vice President Katie Zimmerman will present Tutorial 2: Building a Successful Pavement Management Program and Tutorial 3: Challenges and Opportunities for Incorporating Sustainability into Pavement Management. She is also part of the June 13 podium session, A Conceptual Approach to Evaluate Asset Management Trade-Off Decision, and leads the Putting Your Pavement Management System to Work session. Furthermore, Vice President Maggie Covalt will present A Review of State Airport Pavement Management Practices and Airport Pavement Condition in the United States from 2003 through 2016 on June 13.

APTech Has a New President!

January 2017

 

In a year of pronounced change, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech) is excited to share this news of a planned and orderly transition. On January 1, 2017, Katie Zimmerman turned over day-to-day responsibilities to Monty Wade, APTech’s new President. After founding the Company and serving 21 years as our torchbearer, Katie has nurtured and mentored a new generation of leaders—led by Monty—ready to take on the challenges of the future. She looks forward to continuing to help the Company serve you, our clients and friends, while devoting more time to the growing field of asset management. “I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for APTech in all phases of our work, and I’m really happy that our next group of leaders is ready to step in and take over,” she said.

 

While Katie’s focus and responsibilities have changed, she certainly isn’t going anywhere! At the corporate level, she’s assumed the role of Executive Vice President and is focusing on strategic initiatives, while continuing to lead APTech’s efforts in asset management. She also continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chair of APTech’s Board of Directors.

 

Monty Wade joined APTech 19 years ago and most recently served as our Program Director for Commercial Aviation and Department of Defense projects. After earning BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Monty has spent his 24-year career as a pavement engineer working on every type of project we do, from research to evaluation to design, for both airfield and roadway clients. He has worked within both the public and private sectors across the United States, collaborated with most of our teaming partners, and been instrumental in APTech’s growth since joining the firm in 1997. He has also been instrumental in managing and strategically guiding the company to the strong position it is in today. He has assembled a strong leadership team which blends the strengths of our founding generation with the skills and enthusiasm of the next.

12th Meeting of the Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group

December 2016

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is holding the twelfth meeting of the Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group (SPTWG) in Gainesville, Florida on December 13 and 14. APTech provides organization, coordination, and facilitation to the SPTWG.

 

APTech engineers Kurt Smith and Prashant Ram are presenting along with other industry experts. View the meeting agenda here.

 

The SPTWG was established to integrate stakeholder feedback and input into the FHWA’s pavement sustainability efforts. The purpose of the SPTWG is to provide technical input to the FHWA specific to sustainability and environmental aspects of pavements and materials and to serve as a forum for information sharing and exchange. The SPTWG is comprised of twenty representatives from key stakeholder groups, including federal and state government, academia, industry, and research institutions.

APTech Employees Get in the Holiday Spirit Through Community Service

December 2016

 

APTech elves helped spread holiday cheer during Crisis Nursery’s 24th Annual Holiday Shop. APTech volunteers helped children pick out, purchase, and wrap gifts for their family members. The proceeds from the Holiday Shop benefit Crisis Nursery and its mission to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis. APTech is a proud supporter of Crisis Nursery throughout the year and raises funds to help the Nursery create Islands of Safety in the community.

APTech's Headquarters on Urbana's Map of Historic Buildings

October 2016

 

APTech's unique downtown workspace, a historic landmark known as Tiernan's Block, is now part of the City of Urbana, Illinois' Historic Resources Map. This Classical Revival style of architecture, built in 1871 with brick after a devastating downtown fire, is adorned with white terra cotta with a limestone base. The third and fourth floors of Tiernan's Block were used as an opera house in the 19th century. The building also served as a Masonic Lodge for over 100 years. Click here to explore the map and read the history of the building or listen to the audio tour at 115 West Main Street.

Check out the latest in Pavement Sustainability!

September 2016

 

APTech is at the forefront of pavement sustainability practices, leading research and technology transfer efforts to preserve and extend pavement life. Read these Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) publications featuring our work:

 

  • The Pavement Life Cycle Assessment Framework report presents a framework for performing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) specific to pavement systems. Since there is no widely accepted standard that focuses on pavement LCA, this report is crucial first step in the adoption of LCA principles in the nation's pavement community.

  • The Strategies For Improving Sustainability Of Asphalt Pavements and Strategies For Improving Sustainability Of Concrete Pavements tech brief summarize sustainability considerations for asphalt and concrete pavement systems and materials. This guidance enables government agencies and pavement practitioners to consider improvements in each part of a pavement's life cycle, including material extraction and processing, design, construction, use, maintenance/rehabilitation, and end-of-life phases.

APTech Vice President Receives 2016 NASAO President's Award

September 2016

 

On September 13, at the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) 85th Annual Convention and Tradeshow's Awards Dinner, APTech Vice President Maggie Covalt was presented with the 2016 President's Award by NASAO President Greg Principato.

 

The President's Award is bestowed annually to an individual outside of the organization who demonstrates outstanding leadership and initiative, and whose contributions significantly enhance the field of aviation. Maggie was honored to receive the award in recognition of her dedication to the field of airport pavement management. "I became involved with NASAO in 1986 and after just a few days of exposure to the organization I knew state aviation officials and those that support them are a very special group. So special that I purposefully structured a career path that would enable me to stay closely connected with the NASAO family.

 

Please join us in congratulating Maggie on this honor!

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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

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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

 

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

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