Keeping Good Roads Good
From using innovative contracting
procedures for maintenance work to developing partnerships for pavement
preservation programs, the National Pavement Preservation Forum II
will look at both the state-of-the-practice for pavement preservation
and what the future holds. Scheduled for November 6-8, 2001, in San
Diego, California, the event is a follow-up to the 1998 Forum for
the Future, which drew 120 participants from 32 States and Canada.
The event is being sponsored by the Foundation for Pavement Preservation,
Federal Highway Administration, and the California Department of Transportation.
Pavement preservation involves the
timely application of carefully selected surface treatments to maintain
or extend a pavement's service life. An effective pavement preservation
program includes the use of a range of preventive maintenance techniques
and strategies, such as fog seals, slurry seals, thin lift overlays,
and crack sealing. The key is to apply the treatments when the pavement
is still in good condition, with no structural damage.
The Forum's general session will cover
such topics as pavement preservation goals, best practices, and achieving
customer satisfaction. Participants can then choose from nine breakout
sessions on subjects ranging from how to evaluate the cost-effectiveness
of pavement treatments to introducing new products and techniques
to your agency. A session on Innovative Contracts will cover incentives,
fast-track construction, and end result specifications, among other
topics, while "Toolboxes for Treatments" will provide an
overview of pavement management treatments that are successfully being
used in pavement preservation programs across the country.
For more information or to register,
contact the Foundation for Pavement Preservation at 703-533-0251.
You can also download a registration form and preliminary program
from the Web at www.fp2.org.
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