John Harvey, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Principal Investigator, UC Pavement Research Center
  • Pavement engineering, including materials, construction, design, management, life cycle cost and environmental life cycle assessment
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John Harvey is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) at the University of California, Davis. He is former chair of the Transportation Technology and Policy graduate group. He is Principal Investigator for projects for research, development and implementation for a wide range of pavement technology, management, cost and environmental topics for Caltrans, FHWA, FAA, CalRecycle, the California Air Resources Board and industry. He previously worked at UC Berkeley and as a government officer/consultant in Nigeria and Texas. He is a registered civil engineer in California.

Jan 2013 Presiding office over Accelerated Pavement Testing International Conferences Subcommittee Meeting

2008 Certificate of Appreciation. From  Director of California Department of Transportation for Rapid Rehab software development and International Road Foundation award

2001 Marlin J. Knutson Technical Achievement Award. To California I-10 Reconstruction Team, American Concrete Paving Association.

2000 Special Recognition. To Longer Life Asphalt Pavement Task Group, 1997-2000. California Asphalt Paving Association.

1998 Certificate of Special Recognition. California Department of Transportation, Maintenance Program.

ECI 137 Construction Principles (4)

Lecture – 3 hours; laboratory – 3 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in Engineering; Engineering 104 recommended. Project management, with civil engineering construction and design applications, including project scope, schedule, resources, cost, quality, risk, and control. Construction industry overview. Interactions between planning, design, construction, operations. Construction operations analysis. Contract issues. Project management software, field trips, guest lectures. – III. (III.) Harvey

ECI 179 Pavement Engineering (4)

Lecture – 3 hours; discussion/lecture – 3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 104. Pavement types (rigid, flexible, unsurfaced, rail), their applications (roads, airfields, ports, rail) and distress mechanisms. Materials, traffic and environment characterization. Empirical and mechanistic-empirical design procedures. Maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction; construction quality; asphalt concrete mix design. – I. (I.) Harvey

ECI 259 Asphalt and Asphalt Mixes (4)

Lecture – 4 hours. Prerequisite: course 179 or consent of instructor. Asphalts and asphalt mix types and their use in civil engineering structures, with primary emphasis on pavements. Asphalt, aggregate properties and effects on mix properties. Design, construction, recycling. Recent developments and research. Offered in alternate years. – (II.) Harvey

ECI 282 Pavement Design and Rehabilitation (4)

Lecture – 4 hours. Prerequisite: course 179 or consent of instructor. Advanced pavement design and structural/functional condition evaluation for concrete and asphalt pavements. Highways, airfields, port facilities; new facilities, rehabilitation, reconstruction. Mechanistic-empirical procedures, materials, climate and traffic characterization. Use of current design methods; recent developments and research. Offered in alternate years. – II. Harvey

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