Seventh International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets: Investing in the Future
The latest innovations in asset management will be on display at the Seventh International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA), to be held in Calgary, Canada, from June 24-28, 2008. Building on the success of the last conference held in Brisbane, Australia, in 2004, the 2008 ICMPA will offer transportation agencies from the United States, Canada, and a host of other countries the opportunity to learn about pavement management practices from around the world. "As State highway
agencies move ahead in implementing asset management, pavement management is an important part of that
effort," says Steve Gaj of FHWA's Office of Asset Management. "With the conference being held in North America, it's a particularly good opportunity for States to attend."
"Our theme for the 2008 conference is 'Preserving What We Have, Investing in the Future, and Finding the Balance,'" notes Roy Jurgens of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation in Alberta,
Canada. The conference will feature a larger and more diverse program, with additional presentations and networking sessions, as well as an expanded trade show. Topics will include asset preservation and
maintenance, asset management tools, cost-effectiveness methodologies, performance-based planning, data collection and management, performance measurement, and stakeholder involvement. Numerous technical tours are also planned, including one focusing on mountain highway engineering in the Rocky Mountain Parks and a visit to the City of Calgary Traffic Management Center.
For more information on the conference, send an email to ICMPA2008@eventplan.net or visit www.icmpa2008.com.
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