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Wednesday, November 7


Use of Fibers in Asphalt Mixtures
This session will cover the fundamentals of using fiber reinforcements in asphalt pavements.

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Martin Doody

Director of Sales & Marketing, Forta Coproration
Martin Doody is the Director of Sales and Marketing for FORTA Corporation.  FORTA is the leader in the research and development of fiber-reinforcement technology for a wide variety of construction materials including asphalt pavements.  Mr. Doody is responsible for directing the... Read More →
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Shane Underwood

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
Dr. Shane Underwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Prior to this appointment he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Montecristo 3 & 4 Tropicana Las Vegas


Road Asset Maintenance: Advances in Predictive Analytics
Many countries are confronted with multiple challenges associated with ageing road infrastructure.  Predictive analytics offer a powerful means to advance asset management strategies and optimize lifecycle costs across all phases, from asset investment planning, to network operations. This session will review the state of the art in monitoring services, predictive models and decision-support systems.

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Omar Smadi

Professor, Iowa State U.
Dr. Smadi has over 20 years of experience in the area of infrastructure and asset management ranging from pavements, bridges, pavement marking, signs and other infrastructure assets. He is the Director of CTRE and Co-Director of the Program for Roadway Infrastructure Management and... Read More →

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Jeff Barker

Senior Data Scientist, Roadbotics
Jeff Barker is a Senior Data Scientist at RoadBotics with a passion for using using machine learning to solve real-world problems.  He has an educational background in signals and image analysis, graduating with a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Muhammad Arif Beg, Ph.D.

Principal Product Owner, AgileAssets
Dr. Muhammad Arif Beg is an experienced product professional with expertise in transportation asset management solutions implementation. His professional work experiences include projects related to transportation asset management, fleet management, pavement management, and maintenance... Read More →
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Timo Saarenketo

CEO, Roadscanners Oy
Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the CEO of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of traffic infrastructure diagnostics at the Tampere University of Technology.  He is internationally known “Road Doctor”  specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and... Read More →
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Omidreza Shoghli

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Omidreza Shoghli is an assistant professor at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research is focused on asset management, maintenance optimization and decision making in transportation. He is a member of TRB’s standing committee on maintenance and operations management... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Montecristo 3 & 4 Tropicana Las Vegas
Thursday, November 8


Construction Techniques, Innovative Project Delivery and High-Performance Equipment
This will include the importance of achieving quality and smoothness, benefits of innovative project delivery systems and high performance equipment.

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Mounir El Asmar

Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Dr. El Asmar is a faculty member at Arizona State University (ASU)’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and a Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability. His nontraditional background in civil and environmental engineering... Read More →
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Mark Belshe

Executive Director, Rubber Pavements Association
Mark Belshe is the executive director of the Rubber Pavements Association (RPA), the nonprofit trade association dedicated to the greater use of high-performing pavements constructed using rubber derived from scrap tires. Mark was vice president of a large contractor in the southwest... Read More →
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Jordan Reed

Division Manager, VSS International
Jordan Reed has been working in the highway industry since he was sixteen and is now a Division Manager at VSS International, where he manages asphalt rubber blending operations and asphalt emulsion estimating.  Jordan also serves on the board of the California Asphalt Pavement Association... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cohiba 1 Tropicana Las Vegas


Asphalt Rubber: Benefits & Applications
This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the benefits of using crumb rubber in asphalt pavements. Topics will cover mixture and pavement designs, performance, environmental benefits, and emerging technologies.

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Jorge Sousa

President, Consulpav International
Dr. Jorge B. Sousa is chairman of Consulpav International and has written numerous papers on asphalt rubber and given presentations on the subject in numerous countries.He has introduced asphalt rubber technology in many countries, including Portugal, Spain, Brazil and China. He continues... Read More →
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George Way

Owner, Consulpav
George B. Way is chairman of the Rubberized Asphalt Association and an adjunct professor with the Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering & The Built Environment. He also serves as a chief engineer at Consulpav, a pavements and materials consulting firm with offices... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Montecristo 3 & 4 Tropicana Las Vegas