Construction Cycles

A Construction Cycle (CC) is a collection of construction activities for building a set of test pavements. Each CC within the National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF) includes: test pavement construction, instrumentation installation, traffic testing, post traffic testing, and demolition of the test item. A typical CC commences with the demolition of an existing pavement structure(s), followed by the test pavement construction, traffic testing, and finally the post traffic testing of the failed test structure. The FAA airport pavement test group uses the information gathered during CCs to investigate industry concerns as well as to support national and international research needs.