Welcome to the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology at the University of Waterloo

undefinedThe Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) is a partnership between universities, the public sector, and the private sector, involving a board of advisors and a research team responsible for the planning, management, and conduct of the research program. 

CPATT research focuses on structural design, construction and maintenance technology, materials and geotechnical engineering, field evaluation methods, equipment and data processing, intelligent transportation systems and safety, as well as risk and reliability methods.

There’s a lot we’re proud of here, and whether you’re a prospective or current student, one of our graduates or just curious about the centre, we invite you to check out more information on our webpage.


Susan L. Tighe, Ph.D., P.Eng.   


Norman W. McLeod Professor in Sustainable Pavement Engineering

Director of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology                                                                                                     

Engineering Research: Sustainable Pavement    


  1. June 1, 2017Spring 2017 CPATT Newslettergroup

    Welcome to our Spring 2017 addition of CPATT News!

  2. Feb. 21, 2017Winter 2017 CPATT NewsletterTAC

    Welcome to our Winter 2017 addition of CPATT News!

    In this newsletter we highlight some of the various projects underway at CPATT. This includes pavement sustainability, the development of a decision-making tool aimed to incorporate sustainable aspects in the management of pavement networks, and the utilization of data from the Long-term Pavement Performance (LTPP) database, to identify effectiveness of highway maintenance procedures in dry-freeze climates.

  3. Oct. 20, 2016Fall 2016 CPATT NewsletterCIVE 740

    Welcome to the Fall 2016 issue of CPATT NEWS.

    Most of you already know what the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) is, but for those of you who are unfamiliar, here is some basic information:

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