Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways

4 – 7 November 2019 | Colorado Springs, Colorado

The inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways Conference (GAP 2019) will be held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This unique event has been developed in partnership with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to learn and share practical information about the Geo-Structural aspects of pavements.

The main objectives of GAP 2019 are to:

  1. Foster communication between the main transportation sectors
  2. Generate cooperation between the pavement and geotechnical disciplines
  3. Advance pavement and embankment engineering technologies

This event will be an invaluable opportunity to develop better technical exchange of solutions to shared issues in our aging transportation infrastructure. A special emphasis will be placed on including technical sessions, panel discussions, and short courses that encourage contribution and learning for the participants from three modes of transportation.

The GAP 2019 Organizing Committee invites your participation!

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YOUNG TRANSPORTATION GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS FORUM: Abstracts Deadline 1 April 2019

The Organizing Committee for the Geostructural Aspects of Pavements, Railways, and Airfields Conference and Exhibition invites presentation-only and full-paper abstracts for the special Young Transportation Geotechnical Engineers forum.

Abstracts should be 200 – 400 words. Research updates, case studies, technology notes, cost and life-cycle analyses, materials and applications discussions, and more. See topics below.

ADDITIONAL TOPICS SPECIAL CALL: Abstracts Deadline 1 April 2019

GAP 2019’s key agency partners—FHWA, FRA, FAA, and ERDC—seek additional contributions from the field on the following topics:

  • Inverted pavements
  • Nondestructive Testing & Instrumentation
  • Case studies
  • Aggregates (Quality, supply, lightweight, etc.)
  • Embankment Design
  • UAV Usage

Abstracts should be 200 – 400 words. Research updates, case studies, technology notes, cost and life-cycle analyses, materials and applications discussions, and more.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS

Information for GAP 2019 Abstract Submission

GAP 2019 will be held 4 – 7 November in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event is organized by representatives of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in consultation with Minerva. A technical tour to the renowned Transportation Technology Center (TTCI) near Pueblo, Colorado will also be offered.

GAP 2019 welcomes research updates, case studies, technology notes, cost and life-cycle analyses, materials and applications discussions, and more. Accepted abstracts authors will be invited to present at GAP 2019. Final papers are optional. Papers that are submitted will be included in the GAP 2019 proceedings.

Abstract length: 200 – 400 words.

Please use the online submission system for all abstract submission. If you have a panel discussion proposal instead, please email your panel discussion abstract to Beth Wistrcill, GAP 2019 Co-Secretary General, at beth@gap2019.com.

KEY CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • Asset Management
    1. Pavement and Embankment Asset/Risk Management
    2. Cost Analysis Systems
  • Monitoring and Condition Assessment
    1. Design Life Cycles vs System Degradation
    2. Reactive vs Proactive Asset Management
    3. Condition Assessment: Methodologies and Technologies
    4. UAVs – Effective Use, Regulations, and Restrictions
  • Tech Transfer, Communication and Data Management
    1. Quality Assurance (Training, Inspection, Assessment, Data Management)
    2. Development and Use of e-Construction
  • Design and Construction
    1. Embankment Design
    2. Performance and Material Specifications Contaminated Bases
    3. Reclaimed Materials: Use, Environmental Impact, Costs
    4. Sustainable Design with Limited Aggregate Resources
    5. Designing Unbound Layers to Optimize Strength and Drainage Properties
    6. Improving Mechanical Properties of Structural Aggregates
    7. Design Strategies for Maintenance
    8. Constructability and Design Considerations
    9. Geosynthetics
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 1 April 2019 – Abstracts Due

  • 15 April 2019 – Abstract Notifications

  • 15 May 2019 – Draft Papers Due

  • 5 June 2019 – Comments on Draft Papers Sent

  • 15 July 2019 – Final Papers Due

  • 12 August 2019 – Author Notifications

  • 22 August 2019 – AV Materials Deadline for Panel Discussions and Short Courses

  • 13 September 2019 – Short Course Materials Due

  • 4 November 2019 – GAP 2019 Opens

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