International Conference on Perpetual Pavement
October 30- 31, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio, USA

Perpetual pavements contain a surface layer of high quality hot-mix asphalt that resists rutting and traffic wear, intermediate layers of high modulus asphalt that provides structure and also resists rutting, and a fatigue resistant bottom layer for crack resistance. Perpetual pavements are becoming popular with transportation agencies seeking to reduce life-cycle costs and eliminate user impacts associated with pavement reconstruction, since maintenance is limited to periodic resurfacing. 

The Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE) is hosting the International Conference on Perpetual Pavement 2014, which 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.

The conference will include the presentation of technical papers selected for the program and also special presentations by featured keynote speakers. 


Conference Topics

Papers are invited on the following topics:

    • Life cycle analysis
    • Sustainability
    • Maintenance
    • Accelerated pavement load testing and results
    • Calibration and verification of design methodology
    • Case histories
    • Construction
    • Controlled vehicle and nondestructive testing and results
    • Design approach
    • Durability
    • Field data on response and performance
    • Forensic studies
    • Mechanical properties of materials
    • Mix design


       Paper submission  May 31, 2014
       Paper acceptance notification  June 15, 2014
       Final paper submission  July 31, 2014
       Conference  October 30 -31 , 2014



      Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment
      Stocker Center 146 - Ohio University
      Athens, OH 45701
      Tel: 740-593-2476

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