- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
Pavement Engineering & Management
Asphalt pavement accounts for 92 percent of the nation’s road surfaces. Innovative pavement engineering is a true science and a bit of an art. Advanced materials, recycled content, and binders are contributing to incredible advancements in roadway technology.
State transportation agencies are aware of the importance of having strong, low-maintenance pavement mixtures. The benefits of reduced maintenance and pavement resilience save taxpayers money and construction-related traffic congestion.
CAIT pavement engineering and management research is at the forefront of this field. CAIT is home to one of the most successful independent pavement laboratories in the nation, Rutgers Asphalt Pavement Lab (RAPL), which is part of PRP. Using mechanistic pavement design and engineering principles, CAIT is finding ways to make pavements quieter, safer, more durable, and more environmentally friendly.