Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT)
Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT) is revolutionizing bridge construction through advancements in technology by the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. This innovative composite bridge system is AASHTO-approved, lowers construction costs, extends structural lifespan up to 100 years, and is a greener alternative to concrete and steel construction.
The technology has won numerous awards which has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Popular Science, FHWA Pubic Roads, and numerous trade publications.Clients include state DOTs, county engineers, municipalities, foreign DOTs, plus value engineering for consultants and general contractors.
Ken Sweeney, President & Chief Engineer
Ken is a recognized leader in Maine and across the U.S. While Chief Engineer of the Department, he has successfully implemented new technologies, processes, and materials with a focus of improving the quality of transportation infrastructure. In addition to serving as Chief Engineer at MaineDOT for 35 years, Ken is a national leader serving over 10 years as an active member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Highways, the Standing Committee on Research, and was recently Chair of the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group.