For an up-to-date look at the showcase workshop schedules, check the on-line SHRP Information Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse also contains timely information on the full range of SHRP implementation activities, as well as a directory of people involved in those activities. To request a free copy of the software needed to access the Clearinghouse, call Kimeerly Moody at 202-682-3739 (fax: 202-682-2535). The software runs on IBM-compatible computers and requires a 9600-baud or faster modem.
The long-term pavement performance (LTPP) studies have a new logo. The logo has a familiar shape, designed to emphasize the LTPP studies' tie to the Strategic Highway Research Program.
ERES Consultants has been awarded the data analysis contract for the long-term pavement performance studies. Brent Rauhut Engineering is a key subcontractor. Shiraz Tayabji of ERES will serve as the principal investigator; Brent Rauhut and ERES's Mike Darder will serve as coprincipal
investigators. An expert task group, composed of representatives from State highway agencies, industry, and FHWA, is being formed to serve as a resource and advisory panel for the LTPP analysis work. The ETG will help set priorities, develop tasks, review progress, and evaluate deliverables.
The Superpave software, originally developed under SHRP, is currently undergoing further refinement and evaluation. A Windows-based version of the Superpave volumetric mix design software
will be available in January 1997. A limited-feature prototype of original SHRP software,
which runs under DOS, will be available this summer.