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The Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATEs) at Rowan University has a certified Construction Materials Laboratory and a Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility. These resources are located at the South Jersey Technology Park (107 Gilbreth Pkwy, Mullica Hill, NJ). Through a tour of CREATEs facilities, the attendees will get a chance to see Rowan’s Heavy Vehicle Simulator and Rowan’s Heavy Weight Deflectometer. The attendees will also learn more about the various research projects that are currently being conducted at CREATEs.
The entire group of attendees will view a 15-minute presentation at the South Jersey Tech Park. The attendees will then be divided into two groups; both groups will alternate touring the certified binder and construction materials laboratory, and the accelerated pavement testing facility. Each of the two tours will be approximately 45 minutes long. In these tours, posters of current and completed projects in the laboratory and at accelerated pavement test facility will be presented. The estimated time for these tours will be approximately 2 hours including transition periods.
The Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), a multi-year, multi-phased program, is comprised of a complex grouping of airfield and facilities projects. The CEP’s airfield efforts have been broken into various stages of development. Stage 1 of the airfield development includes three distinct projects; Realign Taxiway H and Establish Taxiway F (North), Install Runway 9R Replacement Localizer, and Runway 27L Extension and Associated Taxiways.
At the time of the 2017 ASCE Highway and Airfield Pavement conference, PHL will be in the middle of construction for the RW 27L extension and Associated Taxiway Project. The project includes earthwork, subgrade stabilization, portland cement concrete pavement hold pads, and hot mixed asphalt runway/taxiway pavements. Also included, PHL has been working with the FAA technology center to install pavement monitoring instrumentation for the new PCC and HMA pavements. The Runway 27L & Associated Taxiways project total approximately $125 million in construction cost.