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NRRA Pavement Conference

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NRRA Pavement Conference - February 18, 2016

This one-day conference provided practical information to practitioners and others interested in pavement design, construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance. The conference examined national and local trends and innovations to expand understanding of pavement challenges and solutions.

Sessions focused on current practices that implement new pavement research and technology. Presentations emphasized new materials and methods that can assist decision makers in providing the most cost-effective strategies for building, repairing, and maintaining pavement infrastructure.

2016 NRRA Rohrbach award winners

David Newcomb and Mark Snyder, and Michael I. Darter pose with their Gerald J. Rohrbach Distinguished Service Awards and Skok Lecture Award

Guest speaker Eugene Skok
Conference attendees listen as honorary guest Eugene Skok gives a speech.
Eugene Skok standing ovation

Eugene Skok receiving a standing ovation.

Eugene Skok award
Joseph Labuz and Mihai Marasteanu presenting Eugene Skok with an award plaque.


Introductory Plenary Sessions

Impacts of Research, Practice and Teaching on Pavement Engineering
Michael I. Darter, P.E., Ph.D., Applied Research Associates, Inc.
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A future History of Concrete Pavements
Mark Snyder, Engineering Consultant
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21st Century Asphalt
David E. Newcomb, P.E., Ph.D, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
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Key Findings from the NCAT Test Track
David Timm, Brasfield & Gorrie
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Concurrent Sessions - Implementation Case Histories

Stabilized Full Depth Reclamation
David Rettner, American Engineering Testing; Tom Wesolowski, City of Shoreview
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Concrete Rehab on I394
Tim Clyne, MnDOT Metro; Nariman Vanaki, MnDOT Metro; Bernard Izevbekhai, MnDOT Office of Materials
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CIR/SCB Performance Test
Mohammad Reza Sabouri, Braun Intertec; Dan Wegman, Braun Intertec
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Geogrid Pavement Design
John Siekmeier & Jim Bittman, MnDOT
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Soils Cement Roads
Steve Monlux & Bill Vischer
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Life Cycle Benefits of Using Recycled Materials
Angela Pakes Ahlman, RMRC
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Closing Plenary Sessions

What Do You Get When 5 County Engineers Try to Solve a Problem?
Rick West, Ottertail County; Mike Marti, SRF Consulting; Lance Bernard, SRF Consulting
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