Useful Links

ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE members come from all disciplines of civil engineering, from all types of environments, and from all over the world. With benefits geared to meet the high standards of professionalism, ASCE strives to cater to each member's needs.


ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTM International is an open forum for the development of high-quality, market-relevant international Standards used around the globe.


The Asphalt Institute

Association of international petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers, and affiliated businesses. 


BASt - Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen

Die BASt ist ein technisch-wissenschaftliches Institut des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Bau- und Wohnungswesen (BMVBW). Die Spannweite ihrer Arbeit reicht von der Beantwortung kurzfristiger Anfragen bis hin zur Koordinierung und Durchführung mehrjähriger Forschungsprojekte. Ein Schwerpunkt ihrer Arbeit ist die Mitwirkung an der Ausarbeitung von Vorschriften und Normen auf allen Gebieten des Straßenwesens.


BRRC- Belgian Road Research Centre

The Belgian Road Research Centre helps private companies and public authorities find solutions for the design, construction and maintenance of an efficient high-quality road infrastructure under optimum economic conditions, as well as to the problems of safety, mobility and environment raised by modern road transport.


CORDIS - Community Research and Development Information Service

CORDIS is an interactive website that links together policy makers, managers of the European Union R&D activities with key players in research and industry. CORDIS is dedicated to promoting participation in the EU research programmes, it is a free service provided by OPOCE as an action of the FP6 Programme 'Structuring the European Research Area'.


COST - European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research

COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, allowing the co-ordination of nationally funded research on a European level. The goal of COST is to ensure that Europe holds a strong position in the field of scientific and technical research for peaceful purposes, by increasing European co-operation and interaction in this field.


C&BC - Cement & BetonCentrum

Het Cement&BetonCentrum behartigt de belangen en bundelt de  promotieactiviteiten van vijf aangesloten cementindustrieën met een commercieel belang op de Nederlandse markt.  Enkele vakbladen en studieboeken worden in opdracht van het Cement&BetonCentrum uitgegeven door Aeneas Uitgeverij voor Vakbladen.


Danish Road Institute

The Danish Road Institute supplies technical knowledge and consulting to the Danish road sector. The Danish Road Institute carries out research in many road related fields such as bearing capacity and surface properties which include durability, noise and friction. DRI promotes knowledge on roads to Danish and foreign customers and other interested parties.


EAPA - European Asphalt Pavement Association

EAPA is the European industry association which represents the manufacturers of bituminous mixtures and companies engaged in asphalt road construction and maintenance.


ENCI – Eerste Nederlandse Cement Industrie

ENCI staat voor cement, Nederlands cement. Drie fabrieken in Maastricht, Rotterdam en IJmuiden zetten jaarlijks circa 2,5 miljoen ton af. Dit gebeurt voor verreweg het grootste deel in Nederland waar ENCI marktleider is.


FAA - Federal Aviation Administration : Airport Technology R & D Branch, Advisory Circulars

The information on the site is arranged under topic headings including Advanced Pavement Design; Airport Planning Technology; Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Technology; Airport Wildlife Hazard Abatement; National Airport Pavement Test Facility; Nondestructive Pavement Testing; Recyclable Paving Materials; Runway Surface Technology; and Visual Guidance and Runway Incursion Reduction. Under each heading there is information on research projects and supporting resources. These describe for example, work on the impact of new large aircraft; airport pavement roughness criteria (includes ProFAA, the Federal Aviation Administration's computer programme for computing pavement elevation profile roughness indexes); alternative methods to de-icing runways; and taxiway guidance and centreline deviation. The site also includes event information, news, and links are provided for downloads of published documents, FAA Technical Notes and other reports relevant to the FAA's Airport Safety Technology programme.


FEBELCEM – Federation of The Belgian Cement Industry

FEBELCEM, de Federatie van de Belgische Cementnijverheid, telt 3 leden van internationale betekenis: CBR, CCB en Holcim. CBR maakt deel uit van de Heidelberg Cement Groep, die behoort tot één van de wereldleiders inzake cementproductie. De Groep is wereldwijd aanwezig in meer dan 50 landen en telt 35.000 medewerkers, die verdeeld zijn over 1.600 productiecentra.


FEHRL - The Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories

As organisations devoted to high-quality research into all aspects of highway engineering, FEHRL institutes carry out a wide range of research for national and European needs. The main objective of FEHRL is to bring about increased cooperation between national highway research laboratories by promoting research on road transport problems common to many countries. A number of opportunities for cooperation are used, both within and outside EU programmes.


FHWA - Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It's vision is improving Transportation for a Strong America and it's mission is Enhancing Mobility Through Innovation, Leadership, and Public Service. For example by continually improving Highway safety, the Development of new Transportations Systems and maintenance of existing Highways and by attending Environmental Issues.


FGSV - Die Forschungsgesellschaft für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen

Die Forschungsgesellschaft für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen (FGSV) ist ein gemeinnütziger technisch-wissenschaftlicher Verein. Sie wurde 1924 gegründet. Das Hauptziel der FGSV ist die Weiterentwicklung der technischen Erkenntnisse im gesamten Straßen- und Verkehrswesen. Dabei wirken Verwaltung, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft zusammen. Sie entsenden insgesamt über 2.100 Mitarbeiter in die zahlreichen Fachgremien.


ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization

Creating and modernizing Standards or Recommended Practises or SARPs is the responsibility of the International Civil Aviation Organization, or ICAO, the specialized agency of the United Nations whose mandate is to ensure the safe, efficient and orderly evolution of international civil aviation. ICAO has its headquarters in Montreal, Canada, with seven regional offices throughout the world.


International Airport Review

International Airport Review is the leading quarterly magazine for the global airport industry. Published four times a year International Airport Review is designed to address new technologies and developments within the airport industry, and is read by senior management involved in decision making and procurement functions.


IRF - International Road Federation

The International Road Federation is a not-for-profit, non-political service organisation. Its purpose and continuing objective is to encourage better road and transportation systems worldwide and to help apply technology and management practises which will give maximum economic and social returns from national road investments.

ISCP - International Society for Concrete Pavements

Purpose : to further engineering and technical education, scientific investigation, and research in all areas related to analysis, design, construction, materials, maintenance, rehabilitation, and management of concrete pavements.


LCPC- Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées

LCPC was set up in 1851 as the Laboratoire des Ponts et Chaussées and became autonomous in 1949. It is today a State research organization working for the State and the local authorities in connection with professionals involved in civil engineering, transport, urban engineering and environment.


LTP – Long Term Pavement Performance (U.S.DOT&FHWA)

Understanding "why" some pavements perform better than others is key to building and maintaining a cost-effective highway system. That's why in 1987, the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program - a comprehensive 20-year study of in-service pavements - began a series of rigorous long-term field experiments monitoring more than 2,400 asphalt and portland cement concrete pavement test sections across the U.S. and Canada.


PIARC World Road Association

PIARC is a worldwide organization of professionals in road infrastructure planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation.



The Road and Hydraulic Engineering Institute is a part of Rijkswaterstaat, the Public Works Department of The Netherlands. The institute is the advisor for technique and environment in road and hydraulic engineering. Customer oriented, innovative, professional, aimed at cooperation and flexible are key notions for the organisation.


TRB - Transportation Research Board

TRB is a unit of the National Research Council, a private, non-profit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. The Board’s mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation by stimulating and conducting research, facilitating the dissemination of information, and encouraging the implementation of research results.


TRL - Transport Research Laboratory

TRL is an independent, internationally recognised centre of excellence in surface transport issues. For more than 60 years TRL has worked closely with customers in the public, private and independent sectors of the UK and world-wide. The organisation provides research based technical help which enables customers to obtain improved value for money, generate competitive advantage and a better understanding of transport problems.


VBW - Asfalt

De Vereniging tot Bevordering van Werken in Asfalt (VBW-Asfalt) is een vereniging van asfaltproducerende en verwerkende bedrijven in Nederland. De vereniging heeft tot doel het verantwoordelijke gebruik van asfalt in de kwalitatief meest hoogwaardige vorm te bevorderen.  De vereniging geeft o.a. voorlichting over toepassingen, organiseert cursussen en initieert projecten. De nadruk ligt op de technische en milieuhygiënische mogelijkheden.


USACE – US Army Corps of Engineers

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is made up of approximately 34,600 Civilian and 650 military members. Our military and civilian engineers, scientists and other specialists work hand in hand as leaders in engineering and environmental matters.

Non-destructive Pavement Testing Equipement

Carl Bro

The Carl Bro Group has developed and produced falling weight deflectometers (FWD) since 1969 - more than 40 years. The Carl Bro Group has developed a Super Heavy Falling Weight, the PRI2100-S capable of measuring the bearing capacity of the airport pavements to be subjected to the giant Airbus A380.



Development, manufacturing and services of highly specialized equipment and methodology for pavement engineering and testing. Dynatest is one of the most experienced manufacterers within this field.



The KUAB 2m-FWD meets or exceeds all of the requirements of ASTM Standard Test Method D 4694-96 and the SHRP calibration protocol for FWD equipment. Following are a few of the unique features of KUAB 2m-FWD.

Pavements Consultants

Fugro Aperio UK

Specialists in non destructive investigation with radar and geophysical surveys of bridges, structures and pavements.


VIA Aperta Pavement Consultants

Through its knowledge, expertise and test facilities, VIA Aperta can be your independent specialist for consultancy,  research & testing pavements and materials. VIA Aperta is specialized in PCN Assessment  in accordance with ICAO, FAA or CROW guidelines using FWD-measurements, targeted coring & laboratory testing.


APR Consultants

APR is known for evaluating ride quality by simulating aircraft response to airport pavement roughness, using proprietary measuring equipment and analysis software.

Airbus is committed to helping its customers get the best out of their aircraft.

Boeing - Airport Technology Group
The Boeing Airport Technology Group assists the aviation community to address their airports related issues regarding our airplanes, providing Boeing and McDonnell Douglas commercial airplane product information needed to promote the continued and timely development of the world's airports. Boeing provides a variety of documents that provide airplane characteristics data for general airport planning.

FAA – Aircraft Characteristics Database
The FAA Aircraft Characteristic Database contains technical details of numerous aircraft. By selecting the manufacturer, model and/or series, general information on ICAO Code, Approach Category, Design Group, Gear Configuration, Maximum Takeoff Weight, Max Landing Weight, dimensions of the body, landing gear, wings, cockpit, engines, noise values and miscellaneous items are presented.

Transport Canada - Technical Engineering Division
The Aircraft Loading Tables at the web site of Transport Canada present a complete set of aircraft load data.

COMFAA is a computer program for computing flexible and rigid ACNs and pavement thickness. Flexible thickness design is based on the CBR method, and rigid pavement design is based on a calculated maximum edge stress as explained in AC 150/5320-6D. COMFAA contains details of many aircraft. COMFAA can be downloaded from the FAA site at

ICAO has published ACN-data of aircraft in their Aerodrome Design Manual. Part 3, Pavement, Second Edition 1983. The data are assembled in an Excel file, which can be downloaded from this site.

Transport Canada ACN
A second ACN-program is ICAO-ACN of the Aerodrome Safety Branch, Technical Engineering Division, Transport Canada. The ICAO Fortran source code has been rewritten an recompiled into two (2) executable programs. ACNF.exe computes flexible pavement ACN and ACNR.exe computes rigid pavements ACNs. The software can be requested by visiting the ‘Pavement Technical Documentation’ web page of Transport Canada.

Container Handling Equipment

Hyster Global Capabilities

The comprehensive line of Hyster lift trucks includes more than 130 models - from pallet trucks to narrow aisle trucks to order pickers to container handlers..


Kalmar Industries

Kalmar Industries is the world's largest supplier of mobile equipment for handling containers and trailers.



Liebherr builds various types of special-purpose crane and reach stackers for material handling tasks at large container terminals.


SVE Truck

Choose to either Quick-View the facts and data of SVEtruck´s wide product range or... ...pick a product from the menu. The forklifts are separated into three different groups, Forest Industry, Ports and Terminals and Heavy Industry.


SMV Konecranes

SMV Lifttrucks, forklift, roro and reachstackers for material and container handling equipment.



Terex cranes container handling equipment.

On-line resources

Airports International

Airports International is a monthly magazine on global airport and airlines news. Airports International is available free to personnel working within the field of airports, airport authorities, airlines, federal, state and local organisations, international organisations government ministries, ground service, airport equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, retail, training/educational/research and others allied to the field.


Best Aviation Sites

The Best Aviation Sites website presents forums & free weblogs for the aviation community.


CEN - Comité Européen de Normalisation

CEN’s mission is to promote voluntary technical harmonization in Europe in conjunction with worldwide bodies and its partners in Europe.


FAA - Federal Aviation Administration

The FAA ( is primarily responsible for the advancement, safety and regulation of civil aviation, as well as overseeing the development of the air traffic. For pavement engineering a number of Advosory Circulars are available. FAA’s Advisory Circular 150/5370-11B, “Use of Non destructive Testing Devices in the Evaluation of Airport Pavements (12-29-04)” provides guidance on non destructive testing equipment to evaluate the load-carrying capacity of airport pavements.


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

A digital world of pavements information is now available with one click. The FHWA new topic-based web site is the one stop destination for information on everything from pavement design and construction to maintenance and rehabilitation. Visitors can select a specific topic, such as design, or choose a focus area, such as Optimize pavement performance, Advanced quality system, Pavement surface characteristics, or Environmental stewardship. Also featured are listings of publications, upcoming conferences and events.


FWD Users Mailing List

The FWD Users Mailing List was started in 1996 with the aim of exchanging information by e-mail regarding falling weight deflection measuring equipment (Falling Weight Deflectometers) and the use of such in the determination of the bearing surface of a pavement. In this way the expertise and information available around the world is utilized.


FWD User's Group (FWDUG USA)

In an effort to “share information and experiences in the practical aspects of Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) testing and data analysis,” Bob Briggs had a vision of getting FWD users together. While an employee of the Texas Department of Transportation Bob, along with Erland Lukanen (Luke), and Lynne Irwin used the ASTM and TRB meetings as a forum to get things going. This “vision” became a reality in 1992 in Maplewood, Minnesota and is now known as the FWD Users Group. All owners, operators, users, and manufacturers are invited to exchange ideas.


IJP - International Journal of Pavements

IJP - International Journal of Pavements encompasses the following subject areas: accelerated pavement testing; modern practices to design, maintain, and rehabilitate asphalt and concrete pavements; low volume roads; new stabilization and paving technologies; nondestructive evaluation; material testing and characterization; life-cycle analysis and pavement management; and innovative applications of advanced computer modeling and remote sensing technologies. This will be an excellent forum to reach out to a large number of industry professionals, educators, researchers, transportation engineers, and agency officials involved in education, research, building, and preserving transportation infrastructure all over the world.


ISCP - International Society for Concrete Pavements

Purpose: to further engineering and technical education, scientific investigation, and research in all areas related to analysis, design, construction, materials, maintenance, rehabilitation, and management of concrete pavements.


RPUG – Road Profilers Users Group

The purpose of RPUG is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information between end users, data collectors, vendors, construction and design engineers and researchers who have an interest in road profiles, road roughness, and pavement smoothness.


World Highways Magazine

A publication about all aspects of highway construction and management worldwide.