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T&DI Announces Winners of Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) International Data Analysis Contest

Friday, January 22, 2016

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Lenor Bromberg, Ronell Eisma, Muhammad Amer

T&DI announced the winner of Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) International Data Analysis Contest . The awards were presented by the President of T&DI, Lenor M. Bromberg, P.E., M.ASCE, and T&DI Director, Muhammad Amer, M.ASCE, at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. The winner in the Challenge category was Xueqin Chen, a visiting student from Tongji University at the University of Tennessee.  Her winning paper was titled, "Development of Distress Condition Index Using the LTPP Data Through Structural Equation Modeling." The winner in the Graduate category was Ronell Eisma of Michigan State University.  His winning paper was titled "Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Diamond Grinding Treatments Due to Site Factors and Profile Characteristics."

The International Data Analysis Contest is a joint effort between the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Task Committee on the Long-Term Pavement Performance Contest, a subcommittee of the Highway Pavement Committee of the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Initiated in August 1998, the contest is designed to encourage students, professors, highway agencies, and consultants from around the world to use the LTPP data collected over the past two decades. The contest offers a unique opportunity for contestants (primarily students) to work individually or in a team to perform research that will benefit the highway transportation community.