Session Topics Identified for 2016 National Conference

Pavement Preservation Journal, Winter 2015, Vol. 8, No. 4

The Technical Committee of the 2nd National Pavement Preservation Conference – scheduled for this October in Nashville – has identified four conference track topics, with five sessions in each track.

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville from Tuesday, Oct. 11, to noon Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, and will be the most important event of the year in pavement preservation.

“All sessions are currently tentative, pending suitable presenters,” said conference Organizing Committee co-chair Larry Galehouse, P.E., P.S., and director of the National Center for Pavement Preservation.  “Presenters will be invited over the coming months.”

Track I will cover Pavement Preservation Best Practices & Technology, and will include:
• Pavement Preservation Basics, including both low- and high-volume roads
• Safety Initiatives Showcase
• Quality Management
• Advancing the Technologies, spotlighting new products, and
• Pavement Preservation Best Practices

Track II will focus on Sustainability of Pavement Preservation, and will cover:
• Recycling & Reuse
• Environmental Impacts
• Economics, including energy savings
• Societal Benefits & Implications, such as reduced noise, and
• Case Studies.

Track III will investigate Research, Training & Certification, and will incorporate:
• SPS-2, LTPP, NCHRP 14-33 Performance Measures
• NCAT/MnROAD Research and Results
• LTAP Efforts in North Dakota, Indiana and Massachusetts
• Certification & Accreditation, and
• Emerging Technologies (currently under development).

Track IV is dedicated to Pavement & Asset Management, and will include:
• Agency implementation of MAP-21 Asset Management and Pavement Performance Measures
• Pavement Condition Data Needed for Preservation (defining needs, and determining methods, such as bleeding, oxidation and cracking
• New Technologies for Asset and Pavement Management, such as 3D imaging, rolling deflection, skid measurement, etc.
• Decision-making and the impacts of trade-offs, regulation and dealing with limited funding via case histories, and
• Pavement Management: Putting the Data to Work, including triggers, integration of preservation, performance models for preservation treatments, and more.

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