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APTech Engineers Recognized as NHI Instructors of Excellence

 

February 2020

 

Brad Allen, P.E., and Greg Duncan, P.E., both senior engineers at APTech, are recipients of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Highway Institute's (NHI) Instructors of Excellence award for fiscal year 2019.

 

This distinction serves as testament to Brad and Greg's hard work and dedication. They make their student's learning experience both enjoyable and rewarding — and reflect APTech's overall commitment to offering the best asset management and pavement training experience possible.

 

They join a distinguished group of NHI Instructors of Excellence, including APTech's Katie Zimmerman, who:

 

  • Possess superior instructional skills and advanced subject matter knowledge,
  • Achieved a rating of at least 4.7 out of 5 on their course evaluations,
  • Are endorsed by an NHI Training Program Manager,
  • Completed the NHI Instructor Development Course, and
  • Achieved NHI's Instructor Certification.

 

Brad and Greg — and all of APTech's growing training team — look forward to helping the NHI meet the training demands of our evolving transportation workforce. Check out the NHI classes APTech delivers and bring one of our top-notch instructors to your agency.

 

Host a class in 2020 to enjoy NHI's 50% off promotion on all courses!

APTech heads to Washington, DC for TRB

January 2020

It's another busy year for us at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). You won't want to miss any of these information-packed workshops, presentations, or poster sessions.

 

We hope to see you in DC!

 

Katie Zimmerman

 

Presiding

Management and Leadership Section Executive Board

Wednesday, January 15

7:00–8:00 AM

Marriott Marquis, Capitol Hill (M3)

 

Moderating

TRB Section Leaders' Meeting

Wednesday, January 15

1:30–3:00 PM

Marriott Marquis, Dogwood

 

Presiding

Journey through Asset Management: Introduction and Interactive Quests through the Updated AASHTO TAM Guide

Thursday, January 16

8:00 AM–12:00 PM

Convention Center, 140A

 

 

David Peshkin

 

Presiding

Pavement Maintenance: Surface Treatments and Patching Materials

Tuesday, January 14

6:00–7:30 PM

Convention Center, 208

 

 

Kurt Smith

 

Presiding

Joint Sealing Matters

Sunday, January 12

1:30–4:30 PM

Convention Center, 209A

 

Presenting

Joint Sealing in Concrete Pavements: A Brief Historical Review

Sunday, January 12

1:30–4:30 PM

Convention Center, 209A

 

 

Greg Duncan

 

Presiding

Impact of Connected/Autonomous Vehicles on Roadway Maintenance Operations

Tuesday, January 14

1:30–3:15 PM

Convention Center, 204B

 

Presiding

Training, Education, and Career Development for the 21st-Century Roadway Maintenance Workforce

Wednesday, January 15

8:00–9:45 AM

Convention Center, 204C

 

 

Nancy Laffey

 

Presenting

How to Build a Training Curriculum That Aligns with Performance Expectations and Workforce Development Goals

Wednesday, January 15

8:00–9:45 AM

Convention Center, 204C

 

 

Kelly Smith

 

Poster Session

Incorporating Pavement Smoothness Benefits to Enhance the Iowa DOT's Pavement Type Determination Process

Wednesday, January 15

10:15 AM–12:00 PM

Convention Center, Hall A

 

 

Max Grogg

 

Poster Session

Incorporating Pavement Smoothness Benefits to Enhance the Iowa DOT's Pavement Type Determination Process

Wednesday, January 15

10:15 AM–12:00 PM

Convention Center, Hall A

APTech Awarded Nevada LTAP Contract

October 2019

Nevada is paving the way for innovation by hiring Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech) to administer the Nevada Local Technical Assistance Program (NVLTAP). NVLTAP’s mission is to provide assistance to local agencies with transportation responsibilities. APTech has over 20 years of experience providing technical assistance and training to the transportation industry, and is a recognized industry leader in developing and delivering innovative training to transportation agencies around the US.

 

The driving forces behind this new effort are Steve Seeds, P.E., Program Manager for Technical Assistance, and Nancy Laffey, Program Manager for Training.

 

New Leadership

 

Steve Seeds, P.E.

Program Manager for Technical Assistance

For over 30 years, Steve has provided training and technical support across Nevada in areas such as pavement design, construction, management, rehabilitation, and preservation.

 

Nancy Laffey

Program Manager for Training

Nancy brings 15 years of experience developing classroom and online transportation training in pavement, maintenance and construction, asset management, safety, environmental, and work zone traffic and safety topics.

 

New Training

 

New online training courses are being offered in practical math, pavement preservation, asset management, and weather-related operations. Read course descriptions and register via the NVLTAP website.

 

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.

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Reno, Nevada 89502

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Locations

Get in touch

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

© 2020 Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., all rights reserved.

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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