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 The T&DI Highway Pavement Committee Newsletter

The Highway Pavement Committee (HPC) under the Roadway Council of T&DI had its mid-year meeting on Monday, June 10, 2013 during the ASCE T&DI Airfield and Highway Pavement conference in Los Angeles. Twenty-four members and friends attended the face-to-face mid-year meeting. Recent activities of the HPC were summarized as follows:

  • Webinar planning and delivery
  • Planning and preparation of the 2014 T&DI 2nd Congress in Orlando, Florida
  • Planning and preparation of the next pavement specialty conference

Committee members Dr. Neeraj Buch and Dr. Shiraz Tayabji delivered the webinar titled “Precast Concrete Pavement Technology and Current Directions” on March 8th, 2013.

Committee member Dr. Gerardo Flintsch also delivered the other webinar titled “Continuous Pavement Deflection Measurements for Pavement Management Applications, Two-Part Series”. The two-part webinar was delivered on May 22nd and June 11th.

A webinar proposal titled “Cost-Effective Treatment Methods to Control Reflective Cracking in Pavements: An In-Depth Overview” has been submitted by members Dr. Mostafa Elseifi, Dr. Imad Al-Qadi and Dr. William Buttlar etc. for the ASCE review and approval.

Many HPC members serve the scientific committee of the 2nd T&DI Congress that will be held in Orlando, FL on June 8-11, 2014. Selected HPC members have helped the abstract review for the 2nd Congress. The draft papers are due on October 4, 2013.

The planning of the next airfield and highway pavement specialty conference is getting started. The tentative conference timeframe may be the second quarter of 2015. More information will become available in the next annual meeting.

The HPC will hold the next annual meeting on Sunday, January 12th at 5:30pm during the 2014 Transportation Research Board Conference in Washington, DC. New friends who would like to participate in or learn more about the HPC activities can contact the committee chair Katie Chou at The participation of young professionals is encouraged by the HPC.

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