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2007 Pavement Preservation Seminar

Monday -Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 - Austin, TX

Presented in Conjunction with the 24th Annual AGC of Texas Trade & Equipment Show

The Texas Pavement Preservation Center recently presented the 2007 Pavement Preservation Seminar. The two-day seminar provided attendees with information about the most up-to-date innovations in pavement research.

Pavement preservation works to protect public infrastructure investment through properly and proactively maintaining roadways. These proven cost-saving measures ensure that each of us enjoys the highest quality transit system possible. This year's seminar was geared toward promoting and improving the common practices of pavement preservation

The seminar began with academic presentations covering such topics as chip sealing, tack coat applications, best practices of seal coats, chip sealing over fabric, performance-based specifications, and thin asphalt overlay mix design, and many more.  After the academic presentations, workshops on binder issues, aggregate issues, micro-surfacing and slurry seals, and seal coats were given.  The final presentation discussed the use of a new piece of machinery from New Zealand called the ultra-high pressure watercutter for restoring skid resistance. The seminar provided attendees with a thorough knowledge of the latest research and advances being made in the pavement preservation field.

The Pavement Preservation Seminar was co-sponsored by the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), the Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGCTX), The Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP2), the Texas Pavement Preservation Center (TPPC) and the University of Texas Center for Lifelong Engineering Education (CLEE).

Texas Pavement Preservation Center | Dr. Yetkin Yildirim, Director © 2005
The University of Texas at Austin | Cockrell School of Engineering | 3208 Red River, CTR 318; Austin, TX 78705 | Tel: (512) 232-3083 | Fax: (512) 232-3070

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