InTrans / Apr 15, 2021

CP Tech Center and FAA research agreement takes off

tional Concrete Pavement Technology CenterThe National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with substantial help from the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), signed a $3.5 million cooperative agreement in late September. The FAA added $3 million to the agreement in spring 2021.

The initial $3.5 million agreement passed and was funded, with $500,000 more than originally asked, thanks to the efforts of the ACPA, as explained in a short video from its President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Voigt.

Per the agreement, the CP Tech Center will administer wide-ranging design, materials, and construction research contracts for the new Airport Pavement Technology Program (APTP) over the next five years.

Most of us have plenty of flying concerns as it is these days—we shouldn’t need also to wonder about the strength and durability of the runway where our plane is about to land.