ASCE has honored John T. Harvey, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2019 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award for research, development, and implementation results in the areas of pavement design, materials, rapid construction, pavement management, and the quantification of environmental impacts on pavement. These results are used around the world.
Harvey is a recognized and accomplished leader in the field of pavement engineering whose innovative research aims at advancing the state of knowledge in the applied analysis of asphalt materials and pavements. He has always been driven by a strategic outlook, with a mindset that gives priority to effective management, cooperation, and communication as a means of articulating a common vision. He has succeeded in integrating his theoretical and laboratory work with full-scale accelerated testing to verify and validate his application of theory to practice.
Harvey is one of the founders of the Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering, whose mission is to serve the pavement science and engineering academic community through education, research, and professional development.
With more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, his research serves to improve the transportation system of the State of California and the nation and prompts agencies to effectively use their infrastructure investment to maximize the return from taxpayers’ dollars. His current groundbreaking work in the area of pavement life-cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) is edging closer to adoption within California, and he has been a key player in work with the Federal Highway Administration’s deployment effort on pavement sustainability.
With his research expertise, energy, and ability to transform research to practice, Harvey has managed to set an ambitious research agenda for himself and has succeeded in advancing the cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in pavements toward the realization of the professional community goals.
The Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award recognizes the best example of innovative or noteworthy planning, design, or construction of transportation facilities.