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

 

We own and operate several pieces of equipment that are used as part of our evaluation services.

Aptech's Evaluation Equipment

Recent projects

Locations

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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 Evaluation Equipment

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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  • Falling Weight Deflectometer

    The FWD is able to simulate loadings ranging from light, single-engine aircraft to the heaviest aircraft on large commercial airport runways. It is able to apply loads up to 55,000 pounds. FWD testing allows for the evaluation of multiple locations in a short period of time without disturbing the pavement structure.

  • Coring Rig

    A trailer-mounted material sampling device is used to obtain core and auger samples of the pavement and subsurface layers. Samples obtained by the device can be tested in a number of ways to determine layer thickness, unit weight, strength, stiffness, and other intrinsic material properties. We use this sampling technique to diagnose subsurface causes of deterioration for airport pavements where surface observation cannot.

  • Portable Seismic Pavement Analyzer

    The PSPA is a nondestructive testing device that measures the seismic modulus of concrete pavements. It also identifies transitions between asphalt lifts and changes in modulus depth. Using this device, we are able to estimate thickness via the impact echo method.

  • Enhanced Data Gathering Equipment

    In one pass, our automated data collection van collects multiple types of performance data and delivers thorough, reliable results with high digital quality.

  • 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.

  • Indiana and Michigan Haul Routes

    Evaluation of Construction Impact on Indiana and Michigan Haul Routes

     

    In 2012, an energy company made plans for pipeline construction across Indiana and Michigan, and a total of approximately 1,294 lane-miles of paved and unpaved roadways were being considered for use by contractors as haul routes for the construction. The energy company sought to document the condition of proposed haul routes prior to construction, for comparison with condition after construction to assess the impacts, and we were selected to complete the assessment.

     

    We provided a network-level analysis of the condition of the Michigan and Indiana roadways before and after construction of the new pipeline. The analysis used high-resolution images and rutting data provided by Mandli Communications, Inc. (collected under a separate contract), to assess damage on specific roadways in the pavement network, and to provide guidance on mitigation strategies where required. In addition to the network-level assessment, we conducted a detailed analysis at each pipeline/road crossing to determine whether isolated repairs were needed at those locations.

  • Panvel Indapur NH 4 Laning

    Value Engineering Services for Pavement Design of Panvel Indapur NH 4 Laning

     

    A 52-mile (84-kilometer) section of National Highway 17 from the city of Panvel, India to the city of Indapur, India was a two-lane carriageway comprised of flexible pavement and unpaved shoulders. A project was undertaken to expand this section to four lanes under a Build-Operate-Transfer concession. The scope of the pavement design was to expand capacity by converting the majority of the existing two lanes to a divided four-lane roadway with a median and paved shoulder on both sides. APTech, in conjunction with SOWiL, provided a value engineering evaluation of the developed pavement designs.

     

    To complete the evaluation, we visited the project site, met with the contractor, reviewed previous design documents, and developed a value engineering study of the pavement design and maintenance assumptions. The goal of the evaluation was to identify any opportunities for cost savings on the part of the concessionaire while still meeting contractual operational requirements and without sacrificing performance. We were able to make several recommendations to achieve this goal, including extending the resurfacing interval, including a life-cycle cost analysis, and strengthening weak areas of pavement only. The value engineering process resulted in over $10 million in cost savings for the client.

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.

 

We own and operate several pieces of equipment that are used as part of our evaluation services.

Aptech's Evaluation Equipment

  • 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.

  • Indiana and Michigan Haul Routes

    Evaluation of Construction Impact on Indiana and Michigan Haul Routes

     

    In 2012, an energy company made plans for pipeline construction across Indiana and Michigan, and a total of approximately 1,294 lane-miles of paved and unpaved roadways were being considered for use by contractors as haul routes for the construction. The energy company sought to document the condition of proposed haul routes prior to construction, for comparison with condition after construction to assess the impacts, and we were selected to complete the assessment.

     

    We provided a network-level analysis of the condition of the Michigan and Indiana roadways before and after construction of the new pipeline. The analysis used high-resolution images and rutting data provided by Mandli Communications, Inc. (collected under a separate contract), to assess damage on specific roadways in the pavement network, and to provide guidance on mitigation strategies where required. In addition to the network-level assessment, we conducted a detailed analysis at each pipeline/road crossing to determine whether isolated repairs were needed at those locations.

  • Panvel Indapur NH 4 Laning

    Value Engineering Services for Pavement Design of Panvel Indapur NH 4 Laning

     

    A 52-mile (84-kilometer) section of National Highway 17 from the city of Panvel, India to the city of Indapur, India was a two-lane carriageway comprised of flexible pavement and unpaved shoulders. A project was undertaken to expand this section to four lanes under a Build-Operate-Transfer concession. The scope of the pavement design was to expand capacity by converting the majority of the existing two lanes to a divided four-lane roadway with a median and paved shoulder on both sides. APTech, in conjunction with SOWiL, provided a value engineering evaluation of the developed pavement designs.

     

    To complete the evaluation, we visited the project site, met with the contractor, reviewed previous design documents, and developed a value engineering study of the pavement design and maintenance assumptions. The goal of the evaluation was to identify any opportunities for cost savings on the part of the concessionaire while still meeting contractual operational requirements and without sacrificing performance. We were able to make several recommendations to achieve this goal, including extending the resurfacing interval, including a life-cycle cost analysis, and strengthening weak areas of pavement only. The value engineering process resulted in over $10 million in cost savings for the client.

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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