A Few Words About Us
Pavement Technical Solutions, Inc. (PTS) is a full service pavement engineering, management, inspection, testing, and evaluation corporation dedicated to customer service through repeat clients. PTS conducts major pavement management, inspection, and testing services for different project clientele located throughout the world. PTS personnel have years of dedicated experience in the pavement industry and have worked at numerous military and civilian airports, defense bases, and seaports from as far east as Djibouti, Africa to as far west as the entire state of Hawaii. PTS's main office is located in Ashburn, Virginia, near the Washington Dulles International Airport and approximately 40 minutes outside of the Nation’s capital.
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Registrations and Certifications
- Registered as a Small Business with Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) Small, Women, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM)
- Maryland Small Business Reserve Program (SBR)
- Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Local Disadvantaged Business Entity (LDBE)
- Foreign Business in the State of Hawaii
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Professional Services Firm Database
- State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) Airports Division
- State Procurement Office (SPO) Hawaii Electronic Procurement System (HIePRO)
- System for Award Management (SAM)
- Tennessee Department of Transportation/Architect-Engineer Qualifications
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Pavement Technical Solutions, Inc. (PTS) is an equal opportunity employer and ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Meet Our Management Team
Robert L. Dodson, III, P.E.
Pavement Technical Solutions, Inc. (PTS), Ashburn, VA
A highly successful Geotechnical and Pavement Engineer with over 20 years of experience on heavy civil projects including interstate highways and bridges, airfields, railroad intermodal yards, and heavy industrial facilities. A licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and New York. Experienced in project management; preparation of technical proposals and geotechnical reports; administration, preparation, and field surveillance of subsurface exploration programs for a range of transportation projects; coordination of materials testing and evaluation; utilization of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring programs; analysis of subsurface conditions; development of recommendations for both shallow and deep foundations; landslide remediation; soldier pile; soil nail; MSE; and gabion wall design. Experienced in utilizing the 1993 AASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures and similar methods used by various Departments of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Defense to design new full-depth flexible and rigid pavements as well as the design of flexible and rigid overlays for the rehabilitation of existing pavements. Proficient in implementing and updating pavement management systems and developing heavy duty pavement sections utilized in intermodal facilities and industrial facilities. Skilled in life cycle cost analysis (LCAA) of pavement structures to determine the most cost effective pavement type.
A selected listing of project experience includes:
U.S. Army Garrison Pavement Rehabilitation, Oahu, Hawaii
Project Manager for the pavement evaluation and rehabilitation of 31 roadways consisting of 32.1 miles of asphalt concrete pavement. This project included a detailed condition survey of the project pavements; non-destructive testing using a Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD); collecting traffic volumes and vehicle classification data for each roadway; developing a program of pavement borings and laboratory testing; developing design parameters; conducting pavement designs for both overlay and full-depth pavement replacement; developing construction cost estimates; and preparing pavement rehabilitation construction plans.
U.S. Army Garrison Pavement Management System, Oahu, Hawaii
Project Manager for the annual pavement management system update of 750 lane miles of roadway (approximately 2000 sections), airfields, parking areas, and storage areas utilizing the MicroPAVER computer program. The evaluated airfields include Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF) and Bradshaw Army Airfield (BAAF). This project included condition surveying of the project pavements using handheld computers; uploading of distress quantities into MicroPAVER; determining the pavement condition index (PCI); developing a five-year pavement maintenance and rehabilitation plan; and updating the facility’s GIS files with current and projected pavement condition.
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia
Project Geotechnical/Pavement Engineer for five projects including a total of 78 miles of two-lane roadway. Performed an initial site reconnaissance to log areas of non-traffic-related pavement distress. Conducted condition survey of all paved areas to locate and categorize all pavement distress requiring repair. Other responsibilities included: developing a test boring program to characterize the pavement section and subgrade conditions over the project length; investigating non-traffic related distress areas; performing test boring surveillance; analyzing results from field and office investigations; evaluating and quantifying required pavement repairs; reviewing and evaluating pavement overlay designs; rating cut slopes for remediation; and preparing Geotechnical Investigation and Pavement Evaluation reports that summarized findings and outlined recommendations.
Constitution Avenue from 15th to 23rd Street, Washington, DC
Project Engineer for the pavement rehabilitation of Constitution Avenue which is an eight lane roadway located immediately behind the White House. Responsibilities included conducting a condition survey of the existing pavement; developing a boring program to investigate the existing pavement section composition and evaluate subgrade conditions; developing a laboratory testing program for pavement and soil samples; developing alternate pavement rehabilitation strategies and their respective costs for comparison; preparing a report that summarized the findings of the investigation and identified recommendations for construction.
Brian J. Santiestevan
Pavement Technical Solutions, Inc. (PTS), Ashburn, VA
Senior Project Manager
A highly successful Civil/Pavement Engineer with over 15 years of experience on civil projects including airfield, roadway, parking, and seaport pavement evaluations, pavement structural analysis, pavement design, pavement management systems, GIS, and civil site design for airfields and large commercial developments. Experienced in project management; preparation of technical proposals; preparation, execution, and oversight of field evaluations; preparation, execution, and oversight of Falling Weight Deflectometer testing; pavement management system implementation including inventory development, GIS creation and manipulation, maintenance & rehabilitation work plan cost analysis, condition analysis, and pavement deterioration curves; preparation of technical reports. Proficient in utilizing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) pavement design and analysis software including BAKFAA, COMFAA, and FAARFIELD. Proficient in utilizing PAVER and PCASE for the purposes of pavement management, pavement evaluation, and pavement design. Proficient in ArcGIS and AutoCAD for the creation and manipulation of maps and figures for the purposes of pavement evaluation, pavement management, pavement design, and civil site design.
A selected listing of project experience includes:
JFK Terminal 4 Pavement Management System, JFK International Airport, NY
Project Engineer for the update to the pavement management system of airside and landside pavements for JFK Terminal 4 located at JFK International Airport in Jamaica, NY. This project included a visual condition Pavement Condition Index (PCI) survey of all airside and landside pavements; non-destructive testing using PTS’s Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD); reviewing existing pavement and thickness composition and aircraft fleet mix data; preparing Impulse Stiffness Modulus (ISM) plots; utilizing the collected FWD data for the backcalculation of elastic modulus values for each layer of the existing pavement sections including the subgrade utilizing BAKFAA; Pavement Classification Number (PCN) computations utilizing COMFAA; remaining structural life computations utilizing FAARFIELD; development of a pavement management system database in PAVER including all necessary inventory information, such as section length, width, surface type, slab dimensions, total number of slabs, and total section area; input of pavement distress types, severities, and quantities into PAVER; determining the Pavement Condition Index (PCI); developing a pavement maintenance and rehabilitation plan; and a technical summary report.
Puerto Rico Statewide Airports Pavement Management System, Puerto Rico
Project Engineer for the structural pavement evaluation of airfield pavements at nine (9) airports located throughout Puerto Rico. This project included non-destructive testing using PTS’s Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD); reviewing existing pavement and thickness composition and aircraft fleet mix data; preparing Impulse Stiffness Modulus (ISM) plots; utilizing the collected FWD data for the backcalculation of elastic modulus values for each layer of the existing pavement sections including the subgrade utilizing BAKFAA; Pavement Classification Number (PCN) computations utilizing COMFAA; remaining structural life computations utilizing FAARFIELD; and a technical summary report for each airport.
I-395 Express Lanes, Arlington, VA
Project Engineer for structural pavement evaluation of approximately eight (8) miles of Interstate 395 roadway pavements located in Arlington, VA. This project included a visual condition survey of the existing pavement condition at pavement joints; non-destructive testing using PTS’s Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD); reviewing existing pavement and thickness composition and forecasted traffic data; preparing Impulse Stiffness Modulus (ISM) plots; analysis in accordance with the 1993 AASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures including utilizing the collected FWD data for the backcalculation of elastic modulus values for each layer of the existing pavement sections including the subgrade, structural capacity analysis of the existing pavement section, and preliminary pavement designs for a reconstructed pavement section; and a technical summary report.
Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, Texas
Project Engineer for the functional pavement evaluations of apron pavements at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. This project included a visual condition survey of the project pavements in accordance with the current version of ASTM D5340, “Standard Test Method for Airport Pavement Condition Index Surveys”; development of a pavement management system database in PAVER including all necessary inventory information, such as section length, width, surface type, slab dimensions, total number of slabs, and total section area; input of pavement distress types, severities, and quantities into PAVER; determining the Pavement Condition Index (PCI); developing a pavement maintenance and rehabilitation plan; and a technical summary report.
Check out our alliances
PTS maintains a number of professional affiliations within the pavement industry.
- Airport Consultants Council (ACC)
- American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Falling Weight Deflectometer Users Group (FWD Users Group)
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- Transportation Asset Management Today (TAM Today)
- Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI APC)
- Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Over 200 years combined experience
Our team has over 200 combined years of experience in a wide variety of skill sets to help your projects succeed.
- Pavement Evaluations
- Pavement Management Systems (PMS)
- Project and Network Level Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Surveys
- Geographic Information Systems
- Non-Destructive Deflection Testing (NDT)
- Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
- Coring and Boring Investigations
- Training, Research and Software Development