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We are glad to announce the next APSE webinar that wil be held on Wednesday, July 21st 9:00 AM CST, on zoom.
Title: Paving The Way
Panelists: Dr. Maxwell Lay, Dr. John Metcalf, Mr. Kieran Sharp
Moderator: Dr. Stefan Romanoschi
Date and time: Wedndesday July 21st 9:00 AM CST (check the time in your city: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/)
The 2021 Transportation Consortium of South Central States - TranSET conference that will be held on June 3-4, 2021 is now going virtual. Also, the conference will be free for all.
If you are interested, conference details and registration link can be found here
The 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG) will take place as a virtual event on May 24-27, 2021.
If you are interested, a document containing updates on the Highway and Airfield Pavement activities to take place during the conference can be downloaded here. In addition you can check the conference website (http://conferences.illinois.edu/ICTG2021/) for more detailed information on the themes and conference events, and for the preliminary program with a list of accepted papers.
Also a flyer of the Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE) meeting can be downloaded here.
We are very glad to announce the first APSE Distinguished Speaker webinar, which makes part of the new APSE Technical Webinar series.
Our guest speaker is Dr. John Harvey (University of California, Davis):
Title: Principles of Pavement Sustainability APSE Webinar Dr. Harvey.pdf
Date and time: Thursday May 14th 8:00 AM US Pacific Time (check the time in your city: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/)
Zoom connection: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqfu2rqz8iGdfaacKegGCipvpObF8NlELX
Academic material to support on-line classes in Pavement Engineering
As a mean to help in this time of uncertainty during which most Universities across the world need to virtualize their classes, APSE increased efforts to collect course supporting material in the area of Pavement Engineering to be shared with our academic community.
Click on the following link to find out more and download the guideline that provides the outline of the supporting material and the link to access all the information:
The Illinois Center for Transportation (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)is proud to present the next Kent Seminar on Thursday, April 9, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Presenter: Thomas Harman, Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation at FHWA
Presentation Title: The future of highways
An abstract of the presentation is available here.
Attendees, both in person and online, can earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs).https://apps.ict.illinois.edu/kent/
If you are unable to make it, you can watch the seminar following the presentation on YouTube.
We hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars for the APSE 2020 Annual Meeting! It will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2020, in Washington, D.C. All members and friends are welcome to join! Find more details on this meeting below:
SANRAL (South African National Roads Agency), the University of Pretoria (UP) and CSIR have agreed on the development of an Integrated Education, National Certification, National Reference and Research Laboratories Facility. The objective is to ensure maximum co-operation between the parties in order to create the critical mass in laboratory facilities and human resources to address the above challenges efficiently and avoid further erosion of current remaining skills. This will enhance the quality and quantity of the outputs as well as avoid costly duplication of laboratory facilities.
The facility will be housed in the newly developed Engineering 4.0 facility, and will consist of the SANRAL National Road Materials Reference Laboratory, SANRAL Training laboratory, an Accelerated Pavement Testing facility, an Active traffic track and an upgraded Concrete research laboratory. The facility also provides for a small reception and auditorium area, with following phases focusing on expansion of the laboratory to other Civil Engineering disciplines, as well as related disciplines.
The vision with the facility is to provide an internationally renowned platform for academic and vocational training support in transportation infrastructure materials testing, a national transportation materials reference testing platform and high quality research facilities and skilled staff.
The University of Bologna, Italy in collaboration with 12 other Universities from across the EU and UK have started a major initiative on research and education in the area of pavements and materials: SAFERUP! The initiative also includes several partner universities from across the world.
SAFERUP! aims to provide cities with innovative solutions that will form the future urban paved environment, by training talented researchers in the fields of: smart, recycled and durable paving materials; provision for vulnerable users (e.g. elderly & disabled) accessibility and protection; studying user behaviour; life cycle analysis; wash-off water management and bioremediation; tempered and acoustic pavements; energy harvesting and self-sensing technologies.
Prof. Cesare Sangiorgi can be contacted for more details.
Prof. Imad Al-Qadi introduced APSE during the opening of the BCRRA conference in Athens, Greece.