Welcome to the International Conference on Perpetual Pavement!
The International Conference on Perpetual Pavement (ICPP) 2014 is planned for October 30-31, 2014, in Columbus, OH. The first two International Conferences on Perpetual Pavement, held in 2006 and 2009, brought together over 250 experts to discuss optimal design and construction approaches for asphalt pavements designed and built to last longer than 50 years without requiring major structural rehabilitation or reconstruction, and needing only periodic surface renewal in response to distresses confined to the top of the pavement. Attendees arrived from more than a dozen countries and from over 30 states, including representatives from 19 state departments of transportation. The ICPP 2014 follows on the success of these two conferences to provide a venue for participants to catch up with developments in this fast-moving field and for state and local government personnel to gain experience to take advantage of the benefits of perpetual pavement.
The conference, hosted by the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) with sponsorship from the asphalt industry, will provide a forum for agencies who have constructed perpetual pavements to share their experiences and for those who are considering construction to gain from these experiences. Topics will include: design verification and calibration, modeling, instrumentation, construction, and monitoring. Information provided at this conference will promote the proper design and construction of perpetual pavements.