Pavement Evaluation and Design

RECENT PROJECTS

 

Let APTech conduct your next pavement evaluation and design project. Our comprehensive pavement evaluation and testing services determine:

• Pavement performance

• Causes of deterioration and georeferenced distresses

• Defects of design and construction

 

We use evaluation and testing information and the best analysis tools and methodologies to:

• Determine the most appropriate repair or rehabilitation option

• Recommend strategies that enhance long-term performance

• Develop a suite of design alternatives, including various levels of rehabilitation, reconstruction (with or without recycling), and new designs.

• Design hot-mix asphalt and Portland cement concrete pavements

• Provide expert witness testimony

 

Aptech's EDGE

In one pass, our Enhanced Data Gathering Equipment (EDGE) vehicle collects multiple types of performance data and delivers thorough, reliable results with high digital quality. The EDGE uses state-of-the-art technology to collect data, such as:

 

  • Laser crack measurement system
  • Forward, side, and rearward facing right-of-way cameras
  • Laser-based road surface profiler
  • Wheel encoder-based distance measuring instrument
  • GPS receiver

 

Learn more about the EDGE here.

Recent projects

Locations

Get in touch

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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's Edge

In one pass, our Enhanced Data Gathering Equipment (EDGE) vehicle collects multiple types of performance data and delivers thorough, reliable results with high digital quality. The EDGE uses state-of-the-art technology to collect data, such as:

 

  • Laser crack measurement system
  • Forward, side, and rearward facing right-of-way cameras
  • Laser-based road surface profiler
  • Wheel encoder-based distance measuring instrument
  • GPS receiver

 

Learn more about the EDGE here.

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

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Employee Access

In one pass, our Enhanced Data Gathering Equipment (EDGE) vehicle collects multiple types of performance data and delivers thorough, reliable results with high digital quality. The EDGE uses state-of-the-art technology to collect data, such as:

 

  • Laser crack measurement system
  • Forward, side, and rearward facing right-of-way cameras
  • Laser-based road surface profiler
  • Wheel encoder-based distance measuring instrument
  • GPS receiver

 

Learn more about the EDGE here.

  • Houston Airport System

    Houston Airport System Asset Condition Assessment

     

    The Houston Airport System (HAS) implemented an asset management strategy to maintain its pavement infrastructure as efficiently and effectively as possible. As part of this strategy, HAS selected a firm to complete several comprehensive asset condition assessments in 2013. We were selected as a subcontractor to take advantage of the firm's extensive Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) experience. This project involved concurrent efforts at all three HAS airports and the management of large volumes of high-accuracy pavement data, structural, and other data was integrated into the HAS databases.

     

    Our role included updating the APMS for the airfield pavements at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby Airport. We mapped pavement distresses on the runways and taxiways at both airports. We also performed FWD testing at Houston Hobby Airport and developed Pavement Classification Numbers at both airports. We used the results to develop maintenance and rehabilitation recommendations for the runways and taxiways at the airports. We were also able to assist in the delivery of business process recommendations to HAS for more efficient management of airfield assets in the future.

  • Vance Air Force Base

    Vance Air Force Base Repair Outside Runway and Taxiways Pavement Evaluation and Design

     

    The most recent Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) update at Vance Air Force Base (AFB) in Enid, Oklahoma identified the need to rehabilitate the pavement on Runway 17R/35L and portions of Taxiways C, F, and G based on their deteriorating surface condition. APTech teamed with Mead & Hunt, Inc. to provide design and construction guidance for the placement of new pavement. As part of this effort, we are primarily responsible for evaluating the existing pavement condition and developing recommendation for the new pavement design. To evaluate the pavement, we are conducting a visual pavement evaluation, performing FWD testing, and providing input into developing the geotechnical sampling and testing plan. We are also developing alternative pavement designs in accordance with UFC 3-260-02, Pavement Design for Airfields, using Pavement-Transportation Computer Assisted Structural Evaluation (PCASE) software, analyzing the alternatives through a life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), and developing design recommendations. In addition, we are providing review and input on the pavement design details, construction plans, and material specifications. Once the pavement design option is selected, APTech will perform additional analyses to determine the Pavement Classification Number (PCN) of the rehabilitated pavements.

  • Bastrop, TX

    City of Bastrop, texas automated data collection and PCI data

     

    The Client's Goal

    In order to better plan work needs, the City required updated condition information for its 60-mile street network, summarized as Pavement Condition Index (PCI) values based on ASTM Standard D6433. The City needed this information in a format that could be effectively communicated and could be displayed as part of the City Geographic Information System (GIS) database.

     

    Our Work

    APTech provided the following services for the City of Bastrop:

    • Deployed its state-of-the-art Enhanced Data Gathering Equipment (EDGE) to collect detailed, spatially-referenced pavement condition data for all City-maintained streets (distress data, longitudinal and transverse profile, and multi-view Right-of-Way imagery).
    • Used the distress data to determine road segment PCI.
    • Added the PCI and date of data collection as attributes in the City GIS database.

     

    The Outcome

    Given our work, the City is able to display current information for Council review. As a value-added benefit, APTech is providing a map-based viewer. This tool allows the City to see all of its collected data as it "drives" the network from the safety of their office computers.

     

    This project will enhance the City's ability to make decisions about needs, support those decisions with real data, be responsive to inquiries, and communicate specifics to stakeholders effectively and efficiently.

  • Fort Wayne, IN

    City of Fort Wayne East state Boulevard Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation design

     

    The client's goal

    The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana selected DLZ Indiana, LLC, with APTech as a subcontractor, to evaluate the condition of a 1.3-mile segment of East State Boulevard and develop rehabilitation design recommendations.

     

    Our work

    • Collected and reviewed records regarding the existing pavement structure and the traffic loadings applied to the pavement.
    • Performed a Pavement Condition Index survey with 100 percent coverage to objectify rate the condition of the pavement.
    • Mapped the locations, severity levels, and amounts of pavement distresses to identify appropriate treatments and estimate quantities of treatments.
    • Conducted falling weight deflectometer (FWD) testing to assess the pavement's structural condition.
    • Developed coring and subsurface boring plans and dynamic cone penetrometer testing plans, and evaluated the test results to determine layer thicknesses, subsurface conditions, and subgrade support conditions.
    • Analyzed historical traffic data and developed projected traffic growth rates for pavement design development.
    • Quantified the structural properties of the pavement and determined the pavement's load-carrying capacity through FWD backcalculation analysis.
    • Developed feasible rehabilitation design options and performed a life-cycle cost analysis to identify the most cost-effective strategy.
    • Summarized this information and presented a recommended rehabilitation design in a project report.


    The outcome

    The results of the evaluation indicated that concrete pavement restoration in the form of slab replacements, partial- and full-depth portland cement concrete repairs, diamond grinding, and joint resealing, was the preferred rehabilitation strategy. The recommendation was accepted, and plans were made to implement this long-term, cost-effective approach.

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

 

Pavement Evaluation and Design

 

RECENT PROJECTS

 

Let APTech conduct your next pavement evaluation and design project. Our comprehensive pavement evaluation and testing services determine:

• Pavement performance.

• Causes of deterioration and georeferenced distresses.

• Defects of design and construction.

 

We use evaluation and testing information and the best analysis tools and methodologies to:

• Determine the most appropriate repair or rehabilitation option.

• Recommend strategies that enhance long-term performance.

• Develop a suite of design alternatives, including various levels of rehabilitation, reconstruction (with or without recycling), and new designs.

• Design hot-mix asphalt and Portland cement concrete pavements.

• Provide expert witness testimony.

Aptech's Edge

In one pass, our Enhanced Data Gathering Equipment (EDGE) vehicle collects multiple types of performance data and delivers thorough, reliable results with high digital quality. The EDGE uses state-of-the-art technology to collect data, such as:

 

  • Laser crack measurement system
  • Forward, side, and rearward facing right-of-way cameras
  • Laser-based road surface profiler
  • Wheel encoder-based distance measuring instrument
  • GPS receiver

 

Learn more about the EDGE here.

  • Houston Airport System

    Houston Airport System Asset Condition Assessment

     

    The Houston Airport System (HAS) implemented an asset management strategy to maintain its pavement infrastructure as efficiently and effectively as possible. As part of this strategy, HAS selected a firm to complete several comprehensive asset condition assessments in 2013. We were selected as a subcontractor to take advantage of the firm's extensive Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) experience. This project involved concurrent efforts at all three HAS airports and the management of large volumes of high-accuracy pavement data, structural, and other data was integrated into the HAS databases.

     

    Our role included updating the APMS for the airfield pavements at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby Airport. We mapped pavement distresses on the runways and taxiways at both airports. We also performed FWD testing at Houston Hobby Airport and developed Pavement Classification Numbers at both airports. We used the results to develop maintenance and rehabilitation recommendations for the runways and taxiways at the airports. We were also able to assist in the delivery of business process recommendations to HAS for more efficient management of airfield assets in the future.

  • Vance Air Force Base

    Vance Air Force Base Repair Outside Runway and Taxiways Pavement Evaluation and Design

     

    The most recent Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) update at Vance Air Force Base (AFB) in Enid, Oklahoma identified the need to rehabilitate the pavement on Runway 17R/35L and portions of Taxiways C, F, and G based on their deteriorating surface condition. APTech teamed with Mead & Hunt, Inc. to provide design and construction guidance for the placement of new pavement. As part of this effort, we are primarily responsible for evaluating the existing pavement condition and developing recommendation for the new pavement design. To evaluate the pavement, we are conducting a visual pavement evaluation, performing FWD testing, and providing input into developing the geotechnical sampling and testing plan. We are also developing alternative pavement designs in accordance with UFC 3-260-02, Pavement Design for Airfields, using Pavement-Transportation Computer Assisted Structural Evaluation (PCASE) software, analyzing the alternatives through a life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), and developing design recommendations. In addition, we are providing review and input on the pavement design details, construction plans, and material specifications. Once the pavement design option is selected, APTech will perform additional analyses to determine the Pavement Classification Number (PCN) of the rehabilitated pavements.

  • Bastop, TX

    City of Bastrop, texas automated data collection and PCI data

     

    The Client's Goal

    In order to better plan work needs, the City required updated condition information for its 60-mile street network, summarized as Pavement Condition Index (PCI) values based on ASTM Standard D6433. The City needed this information in a format that could be effectively communicated and could be displayed as part of the City Geographic Information System (GIS) database.

     

    Our Work

    APTech provided the following services for the City of Bastrop:

    • Deployed its state-of-the-art Enhanced Data Gathering Equipment (EDGE) to collect detailed, spatially-referenced pavement condition data for all City-maintained streets (distress data, longitudinal and transverse profile, and multi-view Right-of-Way imagery).
    • Used the distress data to determine road segment PCI.
    • Added the PCI and date of data collection as attributes in the City GIS database.

     

    The Outcome

    Given our work, the City is able to display current information for Council review. As a value-added benefit, APTech is providing a map-based viewer. This tool allows the City to see all of its collected data as it "drives" the network from the safety of their office computers.

     

    This project will enhance the City's ability to make decisions about needs, support those decisions with real data, be responsive to inquiries, and communicate specifics to stakeholders effectively and efficiently.

  • Fort Wayne, IN

    City of Fort Wayne East state Boulevard Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation design

     

    The client's goal

    The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana selected DLZ Indiana, LLC, with APTech as a subcontractor, to evaluate the condition of a 1.3-mile segment of East State Boulevard and develop rehabilitation design recommendations.

     

    Our work

    • Collected and reviewed records regarding the existing pavement structure and the traffic loadings applied to the pavement.
    • Performed a Pavement Condition Index survey with 100 percent coverage to objectify rate the condition of the pavement.
    • Mapped the locations, severity levels, and amounts of pavement distresses to identify appropriate treatments and estimate quantities of treatments.
    • Conducted falling weight deflectometer (FWD) testing to assess the pavement's structural condition.
    • Developed coring and subsurface boring plans and dynamic cone penetrometer testing plans, and evaluated the test results to determine layer thicknesses, subsurface conditions, and subgrade support conditions.
    • Analyzed historical traffic data and developed projected traffic growth rates for pavement design development.
    • Quantified the structural properties of the pavement and determined the pavement's load-carrying capacity through FWD backcalculation analysis.
    • Developed feasible rehabilitation design options and performed a life-cycle cost analysis to identify the most cost-effective strategy.
    • Summarized this information and presented a recommended rehabilitation design in a project report.


    The outcome

    The results of the evaluation indicated that concrete pavement restoration in the form of slab replacements, partial- and full-depth portland cement concrete repairs, diamond grinding, and joint resealing, was the preferred rehabilitation strategy. The recommendation was accepted, and plans were made to implement this long-term, cost-effective approach.

Recent projects

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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