AUDIO: Fixing roads for heavy loads… in hours


In this clip from the latest episode of the Thinking Transportation podcast – entitled One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Maintaining our roadway infrastructure demands a varied scientific approach – Tom Scullion, manager of Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Flexible Pavements Program describes the challenge of fixing roads for heavy loads from the Texas energy industry in a matter of hours. To hear more about how new research is taking a forensic approach to maintaining and repairing surface transportation infrastructure listen to the whole episode at the Thinking Transportation podcast website, or on your favorite streaming s

TTI senior research engineer Tom Scullion is a Texas A&M University System Regents Fellow and manager of TTI’s Flexible Pavements Program. He’s studied pavements for more than 40 years for a variety of sponsors and pursues current research interests in pavement design, high-performance thin overlays, non-destructive testing, full-depth reclamation and soil stabilization. Among other applied research innovations, Tom supervised the development of ground-penetrating radar interpretation software for the Texas Department of Transportation and provides training on this and other pavement technologies for the department.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).