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T&DI Announces Winners of LTPP International Data Analysis Contest

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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LTPP Winners

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, Kelvin Wang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, and T&DI Director, Muhammad Amer, M.ASCE, at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. The joints winners in the Aramis Lopez Challenge category were Michael Elwardany, Kangjin Lee, Jung Hwa Lee, and Coleman Brown of North Carolina State University. Their winning paper was titled, "Proposed Performance Prediction Equations and Threshold Triggers for Thin-Overlay Treatment Using LTPP Database." The winner in the Graduate category was Giannin Viecili of the University of Toronto. Her winning paper was titled, "Investigation of Rutting and IRI as Pavements Condition Indicators as Per Ministry of Transportation Ontario Guidelines." Effective this year, T&DI had announced to name the Challenge Category after Aramis Lopez, recently retired from FHWA, for his leadership and longstanding support of the program.

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.