University of California, Davis

1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA

The University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) provides research, development and implementation regarding pavement for a range of organizations including the California Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Transportation Research Board and industry.  The UCPRC has expertise in pavement design, management, sustainability, all pavement materials, construction and interaction with traffic flow.

Key Facilities

Two laboratories (Davis and Berkeley) for asphalt, concrete, soils, binders; accelerated pavement testing (two Heavy Vehicle Simulators); field testing (deflection, ride quality/texture/noise, fuel consumption, sampling


John Harvey


Full-time university teaching. Training for Caltrans on a number of subjects, FHWA on sustainability.

Relevant Research Publications

Some recent products: Revision of Caltrans pavement management system; CalME asphalt pavement design method (Caltrans official method).