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pavement photo   May 19-21, 2015 -The Westin Alexandria -Alexandria, Virginia - Washington DC area

Conference Layout

Download the full conference program and agenda ICMPA9_FinalProgram.pdf.

Monday, May 18, 2015
9am-12pm Pre-Conference Workshops (see below for more info)
1pm-4pm Pre-Conference Workshops (see below for more info)
5pm-7pm Welcome Icebreaking Reception at the Carlyle Club
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
8:30am-5pm Technical Program: Plenary session, breakouts, and poster session
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:30am-5pm Technical Program: Breakouts and poster session
6pm-9pm Innovation Themed Gala at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Thursday, May 21, 2015
8:30am-5pm Technical Program: Breakouts, poster session, and plenary session
Friday, May 22, 2015
8:30am-1pm Optional Post-Conference Workshop: International Study of Road Asset Management and Models at the World Bank

Pre-conference Workshops (Monday May 18, 2015)

  • 9:00am to 12:00pm - Introduction to pavement management - This workshop will review the foundations of pavement management that were laid several decades ago, provides updates on recent advances, reviews examples of experiences in a variety of agencies and gives you the tools to get started with pavement management. You will come away with not just new knowledge but knowing how to access additional resources for assistance and support.
  • 1:00pm to 4:00pm - Pavement management in the context of developing countries and countries in transitions - With many of the advances in pavement asset management being led by developed nations there is a tendency of ever increasing complexity and the requirement for extensive data sets to be seen as the benchmark. However, for many developing countries, the challenges are not about how to make pavement management more complex, but rather how to sustain a pavement management system. This workshop will focus on the easy-wins that developing nations can implement, without exhaustive and costly data collection and analysis techniques.
  • 1:00pm to 4:00pm - The role of pavement management in the implementation of MAP-21 and the development and adoption of performance measures - MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) clearly connects investment, decision making and performance measurement. Pavement management is the obvious vehicle to strengthen this connection between decision making and performance measurement for pavements. This workshop will review the requirements of MAP-21 and how they are being implemented and will identify opportunities to use pavement management to enhance this connection and leverage new and existing data to support performance based decision making.
  • 9:00am-12:00pm - Pavement management tools for public-private partnerships - Pavement management, public-private partnerships (PPP), and performance-based contracts (PBC) are closely related, as both PPP and PBC can contribute to the success of pavement management implementation. This workshop will focus on a financial model developed (based on a more general PPP financial model) to estimate annual and monthly payments to contractors under PBCs. The participants will be invited to use their own laptops, download the model software, and use their own data, or data provided by the workshop leader, to carry out the relevant financial assessments.

Optional Post-Conference Workshop (Friday, May 22, 2015)

8:30am-1pm: International Study of Road Asset Management and Models (ISRAMM) at the World Bank, located at 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC 20038 in Room MC9-100.

The goal of the study is to mobilize resources and support to undertake a major international effort to develop the next generation of tools to assist countries with determining investment opportunities in their road transport infrastructure.

There is no cost associated, but transportation to and from the World Bank is not included. Download the map (PDF) (Hyperlink to PDF here) to the World Bank with metro directions. A sign-up sheet will be at the registration desk Monday-Wednesday. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so space is limited!

For more details and information, download the Workshop Invitation (PDF) here: ISRAMM Workshop Meeting Invitation.

Technical Program

The technical program will include excellent keynote speakers and technical presentations. For the technical sessions, the scientific committee has received more than 200 abstracts, from where it will select approximate 100 to 120 papers for presentation in breakout podium and interactive poster sessions. These will cover the following topics:

  • The "next generation" of pavement management systems
  • Sustainable design, construction, maintenance, and operation of pavement assets
  • Performance measurement, implementation targets and contractual requirements
  • Increasing the accountability of the various asset management stakeholders
  • Innovative, effective, and sustainable pavement management practices and applications.

Keynote speakers include:

photo Sam Savage, Consulting Professor, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University and author of The Flaw of Average, Why we Underestimate Risks in Face of Uncertainty.

Dr. Savage will explore various issues related with the use, and misuse, of data for supporting pavement management decisions.

photo Kathryn A. Zimmerman, President, Applied Pavement Technology
Preparing for the Next Transformation in Pavement Management

Kathryn A. (Katie) Zimmerman, P.E. is the President and founder of Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech). She has been actively involved in the pavement management field for more than 30 years. Her career began at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ Construction Engineering Research Laboratory where she served as the Associate Investigator on the initial development of the MicroPAVER program. She has worked as a consultant to the pavement management community since 1987. Ms. Zimmerman has earned a national reputation for her expertise in pavement management and her objectivity in helping agencies advance their pavement management practices. Throughout her career she has led the implementation of pavement management systems for a number of local and state agencies. She led the development of the Pavement Management Roadmap for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and has facilitated numerous pavement management peer exchanges. In 2012 she was the lead author for the update to the Pavement Management Guide published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). She has also developed and taught courses on pavement management for the FHWA’s National Highway Institute (NHI) and served as the Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Pavement Management Systems. Over the last several years, Katie’s experience in pavement management led to her involvement in Transportation Asset Management and the use of data and information on pavements and other assets to help agencies shift to performance-based investment decisions that consider risks and whole life costs. Ms. Zimmerman also serves as a facilitator to the FHWA’s Transportation Asset Management Expert Task Group (ETG) and chairs the TRB committee on Transportation Asset Management. Katie received both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. She also holds a Certificate in Instructional System Technology from Indiana University and is a licensed engineer in over 30 states.

photo Andre Molenaar, Emeritus Professor, T.U.Delft
Sustainable and Durable Design and Construction of Pavement Assets

Andre Molenaar is currently an emeritus professor at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Delft University of Technology and started his career as an assistant professor at the Delft University in 1972. In 1985 he became managing director of Netherlands Pavement Consultants, a company specialized in pavement design and evaluation, pavement management and materials research. In 1990 he returned to the Delft University to become full time professor in pavement engineering. His research work covered pavement design, pavement evaluation and maintenance and materials including a lot of work on recycling of asphalt and construction demolition waste. Dr. Molenaar holds a position as “professor extraordinarus” at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and a position as visiting professor at the Wuhan University of Technology in China. He authored over 150 papers in several journals and conference proceedings and was invited as key note speaker at many international conferences. He has been teaching class in many countries such as China, South Africa, Ghana, Italy, Germany, UK, and Finland, among others. In addition to his academic work he worked as consultant in many countries all over the world.

Executive Panel
The conference will include a high-level executive panel integrated by high-level executives from the public and private sectors, who will discuss what information they would like to get from a pavement management system. Panelists include:

photo Gregory G. Nadeau,, Federal Highway Administration

Gregory G. Nadeau has carried out all the duties of the Federal Highway Administrator since December 30, 2013. Nadeau has focused significant attention on spearheading the development and administration of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, which provide state and local governments with innovative solutions that are saving time, saving money and saving lives.

photo Oscar de Buen Richkarday, President, World Road Association (PIARC)

Mr. de Buen spent most of his professional career at the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Mexico (SCT), where he led the design and implementation of SCT’s highway-related PPP programs and worked as Undersecretary for Infrastructure until early 2011. He is now the President of the World Road Association.

photo Jorge Sales Gomes, CEO, Brisa Inovação e Tecnologia

Jorge Sales Gomes is the President of Politec I&D at Lisbon Politechnic Institute and visiting Professor at European University in Lisbon. From 2002 to 2009 he was the head of Innovation and Development in Brisa Autoestradas de Portugal – a Portuguese highways concessionaire and since 2009 he is CEO of Brisa Innovation and Technology.

photo Charles Kilpatrick, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation

Kilpatrick was appointed Commissioner in January 2014 after serving as the Chief Operating Officer for the agency, being responsible for both day-to-day operations and strategic direction. He was also VDOT’s representative for all highway Public-Private Partnership initiatives in Virginia. Kilpatrick holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and is a licensed professional engineer.


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