Innovative materials, imaginative methods, lower costs. Engineers aspire to create transportation infrastructure that lasts 100 years or more. Meeting and exceeding the 100-year life span is one of CAIT’s primary pursuits.

Training & Events

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    February 15, 2019

    62nd Annual NJ Asphalt Paving Conference

    This ​is ​the ​perfect ​opportunity ​to ​stay ​current ​with ​the ​latest ​advancements ​in ​the ​industry ​and ​make ​connections ​with ​other ​professionals ​to ​share ​your ​ideas, ​challenges, ​and ​success ​stories. ​ ​The ​event ​is ​widely ​attended ​by ​asphalt ​paving ​contractors, ​consulting ​engineers, ​county ​

  • Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface TreatmentRoadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
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    February 15, 2019

    NJLTAP - Road Surface Management

    This course provides the basics for developing a road surface management program to help local governments manage their pavements by providing an understanding of the concept and importance of road surface inventories and condition surveys. A review of the basic components of flexible and rigid pavements is discussed.

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    February 15, 2019

    Rapid-Repair Cements Seminar

    Rapid-repair cements are a hot research topic and are being used across the industry to reduce construction times. This seminar gives an overview of various types of rapid-repair cement materials, their chemistry, uses, durability, and constructability.

News

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    THMPER featured in Civil Engineering magazine

    The February 2018 issue of CE magazine featured THMPER—a portable, rapid testing device for bridge load-bearing capacity. THMPER is a breakthrough because it does this critical task faster, cheaper, and with less traffic disruption than other current methods.

  • Construction workers on the Tappan Zee replacement, the New NY BridgeConstruction workers on the Tappan Zee replacement, the New NY Bridge

    Building connections that last

    FHWA is promoting ultra-high performance concrete to improve the strength, simplicity, and durability of prefabricated bridge element connections. This innovation builds on field experience of dozens of states in the U.S. since 2009.

  • CAIT researchers use nondestructive evaluation tools to assess bridge deck conditionCAIT researchers use nondestructive evaluation tools to assess bridge deck condition

    CAIT Awarded $3.5 million from USDOT UTC program

    Rutgers’ CAIT was awarded a $3.5 million grant from USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration under the University Transportation Center (UTC) program. This is the third time CAIT has successfully competed to retain its UTC status.

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    CAIT chosen to lead USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center

    The Region 2 UTC consortium is focusing on developing practical tools and methods to improve infrastructure health, durability, and resilience. Partners are: Atlantic Cape Community College, Columbia, Cornell, NJIT, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Princeton, Rowan, SUNY–Farmingdale, and University at Buffalo.

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    Every Day Counts round five initiatives announced

    FHWA acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson has announced the fifth round of the agency’s Every Day Counts (EDC) program, 10 selected proven, yet underutilized innovations to enhance safety, reduce congestion, shorten project timelines, and improve sustainability.

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    Free webinar: OSHA standards for protecting workers against silica dust

    OSHA Education Centers in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, are jointly hosting a free WebEx presentation on silica hazards from March 5 to 9, 2018. This is open to anyone in the country. It focuses on best prevention practices and silica standards compliance for construction and industry.

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    Online tool with truly comprehensive data on 600,000-plus U.S. bridges

    Bridge owners faced with difficult choices every day rely on multiple resources help them make maintenance and rehabilitation decisions. There are many databases out there, but no single source for comprehensive bridge performance data. Until now.

  • road crew laying new pavementroad crew laying new pavement

    Pavement preservation: When, where, and how?

    Applying a pavement preservation treatment at the right time, on the right project, with quality materials and construction is a critical investment strategy for optimizing infrastructure performance.

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    Rolling out pavement technologies

    FHWA has been rolling out pavement technologies for construction and maintenance of roadway surfaces that can potentially save money, increase safety, and improve performance. The agency also is facilitating their use across the country.

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    Seasoned pavement pros spread asphalt know-how

    CAIT has a robust pavement operation that boasts long-standing AASHTO accreditation. It’s also committed to spreading the word—and skills—on pavement management, customized condition modeling, budget planning, and finding the right materials for every application.

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    Ultra-laser imaging for pavement surface analysis

    FHWA’s Safety Design Team recently completed safety analysis research on pavement using state-of-the-art 3D ultra-laser imaging data collection that incorporates higher data resolution and an integrated data platform.

  • Top photo of students presenting their work and bottom photo of them working on their proposal as a groupTop photo of students presenting their work and bottom photo of them working on their proposal as a group

    USDOT invites Rutgers Ph.D. to “pipe up” for STEM

    PHMSA invited Rutgers grad student Milad Salemi to present his research at a workshop to encourage high school students to pursue STEM fields and to expose them to transportation careers. The event was part of the USDOT 50th Anniversary celebration.

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    New USDOT Strategic Plan Released

    NJDOT has released its strategic plan, establishing its organizational objectives for 2018–2022. It reflects the Secretary’s priorities for achieving the agency’s mission through four strategic goals; Safety, Infrastructure, Innovation, and Accountability.

Research