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Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory



The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory is the keystone of FHWA’s research and testing efforts related to the application of nondestructive testing technologies for assessment of highway infrastructure. The mission of the NDE Laboratory is:

…to conduct state-of-the-art research and testing of nondestructive testing systems and technologies to improve the Nation’s highway infrastructure.

The laboratory is designed to act as a resource for State transportation agencies, industry, and academia concerned with the development and testing of innovative NDE technologies. The laboratory provides independent evaluation of NDE technologies, develops new NDE technologies, and provides technical assistance to States exploring the use of these advanced technologies. The NDE Laboratory utilizes a series of unique resources to evaluate and assess the factors affecting the reliability and performance of NDE systems.