The International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP) is pleased to announce that the 10th International Conference on Concrete Pavements will be held in Québec City, Québec, Canada from July 8-12, 2012. This conference will carry on the tradition of a series of international conferences begun in 1977 by Purdue University and is now being organized by the ISCP. As with the previous international conferences, the focus of the tenth conference will be to present information on new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of various types of concrete pavements. The theme for this conference will be Sustainable Solutions to Global Transportation Needs.
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This conference is targeted at pavement, materials, and geotechnical engineering professionals who are involved in all aspects of concrete pavement design, construction, testing and evaluation, and rehabilitation. These professionals include federal, state, and municipal engineers; consulting engineers; contractors; materials suppliers; and academia.
The conference program will consist of presentations and discussions of new developments related to concrete pavement technology. Emphasis will be placed on implementable products and techniques that result in long-lasting new and rehabilitated concrete pavements, and the use of concrete to rehabilitate other types of pavements.
Papers and conference presentations are being solicited for a wide range of topics dealing with concrete pavement innovations, including (but not limited to): concrete pavement analysis, design, and construction; concrete materials and pavement performance; joint performance; different types of concrete pavements and overlays; post-construction evaluation; long-term performance; ecological issues; economics; and more.
Papers and presentations dealing with emerging topics are also encouraged. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Sustainability of concrete pavements
Acceptance criteria for long-term performance
Pavement preservation and cost-effectiveness
Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and life cycle assessment (LCA)
Implementation of mechanistic-based analysis
Surface texture for friction and noise reduction
Cause and effect of distress development
Papers and presentations dealing with all aspects of technology, technology transfer and forensic topics are encouraged as well.
Selection of papers will be based on peer reviews of the suitability of the topic, quality of the paper, and near-term applicability of the subject to practice. As such, the conference is expected to be of significant benefit to both practicing engineers and research engineers. The presentations will comprise the most comprehensive coverage on concrete pavement technology at the present time. The official language of the conference will be English. All papers and presentations will be prepared accordingly. Translation into other languages will not be provided at this conference.
Tim Smith, Transportation Engineer, CANADA (Co-Chair)
José Balbo, University of São Paulo, BRAZIL (Co-Chair)
Jake Hiller, Michigan Technological University, USA
Elin Jensen, Lawrence Technological University, USA
Luc Rens, FEBELCEM, BELGIUM
Mark B. Snyder, American Concrete Pavement Assn. - PA Chapter, USA
Sherry Sullivan, Cement Association of Canada, CANADA
Guy Tremblay, Transports Québec, CANADA
Sam Tyson, FHWA, USA