Dr. Shiraz Tayabji, P.E.—ISCP Founding Member & Past President—Receives 2016 Wilbur Smith Award
The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has chosen Shiraz Tayabji, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, ISCP Founding Member, ISCP Past President, and ISCP Honorary Member since September 2006, to receive the 2016 Wilbur S. Smith Award: “For advancing the state of the art for concrete pavements by developing, improving and implementing innovative technologies for highway and airfield pavement design, repair and rehabilitation.” In selecting Dr. Tayabji for this award, the committee particularly noted his pioneering work in all types of concrete pavements that has supported technology transfer to highway agencies in the U.S. and other countries, in particular emerging and developing countries.
Dr. Tayabji has been a principal investigator on many prominent research and technology transfer projects, including the FHWA Concrete Pavement Technology Program (CPTP) Technology Transfer and Marketing Support project, the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Data Analysis Program Technical Support project, the FAA’s Revision of the FAA P-501 Specification for Airport PCC Pavement Construction project and others. His work has encompassed a broad range of concrete pavement-related areas, including various aspects of pavement design, construction, materials testing, field evaluation and rehabilitation. He is recognized around the world as one of the foremost experts on concrete pavement technology.