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New ProVAL Web Site Gives Idea-Sharing a Boost

Logo for the ProVAL pavement profile viewing software.

FHWA’s popular road profile software launches redesigned web site with interactive features.

AUSTIN, TX, December 6, 2005—After several months of development, the newly redesigned ProVAL website was posted online and opened to the pavement profiling industry. The new website offers exciting features like an online forum and online workshop registration.

The new site offers the latest edition of the free FHWA ProVAL software, along with a User’s Guide and sample files for download. The new Support link answers frequently asked questions, and provides step- by-step instructions for getting started with the software. One click on Resources and the user is taken to the vast library of pavement profiling documents. A Search feature on the main page allows a user to find a topic quickly.

One of the best new features of the site is the online forum, which allows users to discuss the ProVAL software and pavement profiling issues. Users can post comments or questions on the forum and read other postings. They can also stay up to date on the latest version of ProVAL and follow the hottest topics in pavement profiling.

The website offers the industry a way to maximize the benefits of the software through interaction with other ProVAL users. “ProVAL has become a unique and powerful tool for analyzing roadway profiles,” said Mr. Chad Shive, P.E., of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “The website and forum will multiply ProVAL’s usefulness tenfold. This will be a wealth of knowledge to new users and a springboard of ideas for experienced users.”

Users can access the website by visiting A simple one-time registration allows users to participate in the forum. For more information, please visit the website or call 512-451-6233.

About The Transtec Group: The Transtec Group is a pavement engineering firm that provides expertise in pavement design, research, construction, rehabilitation, software development, Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects and technology transfer for the transportation industry. A DBE and MBE firm, Transtec is a leader in Design-Build transportation projects worldwide. Transtec is based in Austin, Texas and serves clients throughout the world. For more information, please visit