Maintaining highways, runways and commercial parking lots is costly. SME’s pavement experts have a thorough understanding of pavement technology and evaluation to help you develop effective maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. Through a detailed evaluation program, we characterize existing pavement conditions and forecast future performance. This performance data can then be used to determine strategies that will correct deficiencies, mitigate pavement deterioration and reduce maintenance costs.

Preventive Maintenance

SME works with our clients to develop preventive maintenance programs using lower-cost treatments to reduce pavement deterioration, maintain or improve the functional condition, and extend the pavement's service life. Applied when the pavements are mostly in good condition, preventive maintenance can significantly improve the pavement condition and service life at a lower cost than repair.

Rehabilitation Strategies

SME develops pavement rehabilitation strategies that extend the pavement life, improve service levels and reduce future maintenance expenditures.

Detailed information is important for selection of the preferred rehabilitation strategy. Our process generally includes review of available historical data, current and projected traffic conditions, distress observed on the surface, age of the pavement, and surface type to establish a snapshot of the current pavement conditions. This information is typically supplemented with additional data obtained from nondestructive testing and pavement sampling to provide a full assessment of the pavement condition. SME’s experts work with our clients to understand their desired life expectancy, service levels and available funds to improve the overall conditions of their pavement assets. Based on our discussions, we tailor our recommendations to our client’s needs and available resources.

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Service Experts

Jason A. Schwartzenberger, PE

Senior Consultant
Pavement-Design Services

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Anthony B. Thomas, PE

Senior Consultant
Facility and Infrastructure Services

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Kevin J. Glupker, PE

Senior Project Engineer
Pavement-Design Services

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Anthony L. Jarem, PE

Vice President
Pavement Services

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Rohan W. Perera, PhD, PE

Senior Consultant
Pavement Services

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Kirt M. Andersen, PE

Senior Consultant
Pavement-Design Services

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Keith D. Toro, PE

Senior Project Engineer
Pavement Services

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