Airport Pavement Management Survey

California, United States

Support programme to update, map and survey pavement conditions and management process across 85 airports

California Department of Transportation (Caltran)’s Airport Pavement Management Survey (APMS) is designed to provide federally mandated pavement inventory and condition data relating to 85 general aviation airports to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Augment the Caltran’s Division of Aeronautic’s team with commercial, planning and programming expertise, an extension of services provided under the 2006 APMS contract.

What we did

Performed comprehensive pavement inspection visits at the 85 airports throughout California. Managed the collation of data from each airport owner on airport construction works, pavement performance and maintenance practice. Upgraded the current pavement maintenance database, whilst updating pavement management systems to include linkage of revised airport layouts and global position system (GPS) data with the Division of Aeronautics geographic information system (GIS). Developed a matrix of cutting edge maintenance/rehabilitation treatments which simplified implementation of rehabilitation strategy. Developed a flexible state and federally compliant report still customisable by each airport manager. Delivered pavement distress surveying and software training to both office and field (pilots) staff.


Additional confidence in APMS systems from the upgrade and review of data collection processes ensuring ongoing compliance with the FAA mandate. Improved rehabilitation strategy achieved via system upgrades and training for both office and field (pilot) staff.

"The pavement assets of the state airports are substantial with survey data required for all runways, taxiways, taxi-lanes, aprons, and tie-downs.

The APMS is a safety critical, sizeable and complex system. Recognizing the value added by our team under the 2006 contract, we were delighted when the Aeronautical Division retained us as trusted advisors.

Having established a track record for delivering, our focus now is ensuring the Division achieves value and its strategic objectives in the new capital cycle."
Chris Spandau
‎HKA Executive Vice President
Project Details
  • Client
    California Department of Transportation
  • Year
  • Value
    850 million
  • Services
    Advisory, Consulting
  • Sectors