AUTC

Transportation Safety, Security and Innovation in Cold Regions

AUTC researchers and State maintenance crews apply experimental permafrost mitigation materials on an unstable slope at the Dalton Highway 9-mile Hill. (Photo: X. Zhang)
The Hon. Dan Sullivan, (Fmr.) Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, during his presentation at the 2013 Alaska Airships Summit. (Photo: AUTC News)
AUTC researchers and State bridge personnel install a state-of-the-art remote structural health monitoring system on Alaska's Chulitna River Bridge. (Photo Courtesy: L. Hulsey)
AUTC researcher and UAF professor of geological engineering Margaret Darrow, briefing kids from a local school before a tour of the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory's (CRREL) permafrost tunnel. (Photo: AUTC news)
A UAF research team installs a remote weather station; stations like these provide invaluable climate and precipitation data used by state transportation engineers. (Photo Courtesy: WERC)
The James Dalton Highway--Alaska's lone surface connection to the North Slope. Plagued by permafrost, erosion, and some of the harshest conditions on the planet, this vital infrastructure is the focus of many current and past AUTC projects. (Photo: R. Cadigan, Alaska DOT&PF)
AUTC Director Billy Connor fields questions from Chinese transportation experts at the 2013 International Symposium of Climatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure (ISCEPGI) at UAF. (Photo: AUTC News)
A screen shot of the North Slope Decision Support System (NSDSS), an innovative online tool developed by AUTC's partners at the Water and Environmental Research Center at UAF. This project allows the public and professionals alike to access North Slope hydrology data to reduce costs and impacts of winter ice roads. (Photo Courtesy: WERC)
A team of German aerospace engineers led by Johannes Eissing test fly an RC Airship prototype at the 2013 Alaska Airships Summit. (Photo: AUTC news)

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Apr

Preliminary Design of a Leadership Academy for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Report to Management, Reviews and Discussions

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Apr

Work Plan for Special Design Features & Crack Sealing Maintenance for Parks Highway

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Mar

Use of the Micro-Deval Test for Assessing Alaska Aggregates

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Jan

Evaluation of Risk in Change Orders Report for AKDOT&PF Construction Staff

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Apr

Save The Date: International Symposium on Winter Road Maintenance, Aug. 19-22, Harbin China

INE’s Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTICC) is excited to announce the  2nd International Symposium on Winter Road Maintenance – August 19-22, 2014, Harbin City, P. R. China. (more…)

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Jan

Dalton Highway: Attack of the Frozen Debris Lobes

On Wednesday, January 29th, at 5:30 pm in the Schaible Auditorium on the UAF campus, AUTC researcher and UAF professor of geological engineering, Margaret Darrow, will give a fascinating and engaging presentation titled, “Dalton Highway: Attack of the Frozen Debris Lobes.”

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Nov

AUTC Announces 2013 Student of the Year

AUTC is excited to announce that Paul Eckman has been selected to be the 2013 Student of the Year by the Executive Board. (more…)

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Nov

New Video–Frost Damage to Pavement

Why are Alaska’s highways and pavement so difficult and expensive to maintain? AUTC, Alaska DOT&PF, and the Institute of Northern Engineering are excited to announce the release of two short films on one of the most troublesome and costly cold region civil engineering problems to date: frost heave. (more…)