DataPave Goes to Egypt
The long-term pavement performance (LTPP) program took its training on the
use of the DataPave software abroad last month, hosting a 1-day workshop
in Cairo, Egypt. Brought to Egypt at the request of Essam Sharafi, a professor
at Cairo University, the workshop focused on how to use the software's different
modules to obtain data on everything from traffic to environmental conditions
at the more than 2,400 LTPP test sections on in-service highways and roads
across the United States and Canada.
Workshop participants included officials from the Ministry of Transportation,
students and professors from Cairo university, and transportation consultants.
The Cairo workshop concluded a series of 16 training sessions that FHWA
has held at different universities across the United States in partnership
with the American Society of Civil Engineers. For more information about
the Cairo workshop, contact Kurt Dunn at FHWA, 785-267-7281, (fax: 785-267-7290;
updated version of DataPave, known as DataPave 2.0, is due to be released
in October 1999. It holds nearly three times as much data as its predecessor,
DataPave 97, and includes new LTPP database tables. Those persons who
received a copy of DataPave 97 and registered to receive updated versions
will automatically receive a copy of DataPave 2.0 when it is released.
Copies can also be obtained by contacting LTPP Customer Support Services
at 423-481-2967 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additional information about DataPave can be found at FHWA's DataPave
Web site (datapave.fhwa.dot.gov).
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