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.
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.
Co-facilitated by APTech Vice President David Peshkin, September 26–27 in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more.
Check it out on the FHWA website.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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:
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!