Industry Groups Introduce Web-Based Pavement Design Platform
WASHINGTON (January 8, 2018) – Leading cement and concrete organizations today unveiled a new online pavement design tool that offers features and benefits never before available to the pavement design community.
PavementDesigner.org is free of charge and was created for city, county, and consultant engineers, academia, or anyone involved in design of roadway, industrial, and parking area pavements. PavementDesigner improves upon traditional pavement design software programs, and provides the following value-added features:
- No cost – The platform and is offered completely free of charge, eliminating the expense and burden of ordering software and updates, licenses, etc.
- Immediate access – The platform brings the industry’s best pavement design programs together into a single website that allows professionals to design pavements immediately.
- Cloud storage/retrieval – Users have the option of creating a user ID and password to save their design work, as well as to retrieve projects using any digital device.
Automatic updates and improvements – The online system is automatically updated when new content or details are added. Users will not have to download updated software or “patches.”
 Primary sponsors are the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), the Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation, and the the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Additional funding and support came from the RCC Pavement Council. The RMC Research and Education Foundation is affiliated with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
 PavementDesigner is built on updated versions of ACPA’s StreetPave, AirPave, and WinPAS programs, as well as PCA’s PCAPave program. The portal also includes design guidance, substructure sensitivity, and asphalt design evaluation capabilities.