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Pavement and Materials Forum

Purpose of this internal group is to provide guidance and advice for the FHWA pavement and materials program. The Forum provides the means to develop and coordinate FHWA's National pavement and materials program by the involved headquarters and field offices.

Organized in late 2000, first meeting held in April 2001. Composition of the Forum includes:

  • Division Administrators:
    • John Sullivan, NC Division Administrator, 919-856-4346
    • Tom Sorel, MN Division Administrator, 651-291-6102
    • Phil Barnes, IA Division Administrator, 515-233-7300
    • Vacant
  • Resource Center:
    • Tom Harman, Pavement/Materials Technical Service Team, 410-962-0134
  • Washington HQ Offices:

(Membership on the Forum is typically on a three year rotational basis)

Meetings are held usually twice a year. The Spring meeting identifies key Focus Areas for the Program area and the Fall meeting examines progress on existing pavement and material Focus Areas and Roadmap.

Current Five Focus Areas are:

  • Optimize Pavement Performance
  • Advanced Quality Systems
  • Pavement Surface Characteristics
  • Technical Capability Building
  • Environmental Stewardship

The April 7 & 8, 2004 meeting objectives were:

  • Review of the FHWA Pavements and Materials Technology Roadmap
  • Adoption of the FHWA Pavements and Materials 2005 National Focus Areas
  • Awareness of FHWA Pavement Programs

More Information


  • 2005 Spring meeting took place in April in DC


John Bukowski
Office of Asset Management, Pavements, and Construction
E-mail John

Updated: 04/07/2011

United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration