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Upcoming Webinar: “FAA’s Airport Pavement Research and its Impact on Pavement Design and Evaluation for New Generation Aircraft” by Dr. Navneet Garg.

Join us for the nearing webinar on “FAA’s Airport Pavement Research and its Impact on Pavement Design and Evaluation for New Generation Aircraft” by Navneet Garg, PhD on April 27, 2023 (11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT).

Webinar Registration: Please register for the webinar by clicking this link.

Speaker: Dr. Navneet Garg is a Program Manager in Airport Technology R&D Branch at the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center (FAA WJHTC) in Atlantic City, N.J., and manages projects on Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing, Field Instrumentation and Testing, and Pavement Materials. He has been actively involved in airport pavement research at FAA’s National Airport Pavement Test Facility since 1998 and conceptualized/developed FAA’s National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center – a $9 million state-of-the-art research facility. Dr. Garg has authored over 100 research papers for peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and teaches airport pavement design and evaluation workshops for national and international organizations. He has received multiple honors and is a Fellow of ASCE. Dr. Garg is also a founding member of the non-profit organization EduContests ( and volunteers for the North South Foundation (

Abstract: The Airport Technology Research and Development Branch (ATRD), located at the William J. Hughes Technical Center near Atlantic City, New Jersey, supports the FAA’s mission by “conducting the necessary research and development required to enhance the safety of operations at our nation’s airports and to ensure the adequacy of engineering specifications and standards in all areas of the airport systems and, where necessary, develop data to support new standards”. The National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF) focuses on generating full-scale test data to improve failure models in FAA’s pavement thickness design software FAARFIELD and developing ICAO’s standardized method of reporting pavement strength – Pavement Classification Rating (PCR).

The webinar will provide a brief description of the research facilities and pavement research conducted to date and will discuss future research activities. Attendees are eligible to receive a 1-hour PDH certificate.

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