Ground Penetrating Radar attachment on van
A van outfitted with ground penetrating radar. This nondestructive evaluation method is used in the transportation industry in such areas as subsurface pavement evaluation, location of buried construction hazards, bridge inspection, and quality control during initial pavement placement.

Materials and Pavements

The Materials and Pavements (M&P) Division conducts a coordinated and extensive program of research to design, develop, and evaluate new pavement materials, techniques, equipment, and test procedures. Research focuses on improving the durability, safety, and efficiency of pavement materials and structures within both economic and environmental constraints.

Research units in the Materials and Pavements Division include: