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Asset Valuation Model for Highway Rigid Pavements applicable in Public-Private Partnerships Projects
Luis Arce Pinilla, Ing. Federico Santa Maria Technical University Chile
Master of Science in Civil Engineering student at Federico Santa María Technical University, Chile. His research interests and professional experience are focused on transportation infrastructure management and two years ago I started my research on road asset valuation. He is currently working on a research project at his university called “Highway Asset Valuation Methodology Compatible with the Level of Service to Users”, developing and implementing a valuation model for concrete pavements of Chilean interurban concessioned highways.


Geospatial intelligence in pavement management
Javier Gómez Sánchez, Mg. Ing. G2 Engineering for Construction Mexico
Civil Engineer from the University Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico. Masters in engineering and drone operation from the University Isabel I, Spain. Masters in Economics and Finance from the Swiss Institute of Mexico. CEO of Corporativo G2: G2 Ingeniería para la Construcción SA de CV, G2 Unmanneda Aerial Systems SC and G2 APPS SA de CV.


Construction of a Double Chip Seal with Paving Mat Pilot Project
DingXin Cheng, PhD. PE. California Pavement Preservation Center – USA USA
Director of California Pavement Preservation Center and Professor of California State University Chico. Professor Cheng graduated from Texas A&M University, College Station, PhD., Transportation, and Pavement Material, 2002. University of Toledo, M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, 1999. Northeastern University, China, M.S., Rock Mechanics, 1994. Northeastern University, China, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1991. Professor Cheng teaches Transportation Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Pavement Design, Pavement Material, Soil Mechanics, and Foundations. And developed Software: Two-Way Street Signal Progression Software. Graduation of Aggregates, Knowledge-based Database System for Soil Constitutive Properties. Licensed Professional Engineer, Civil, and Transportation, Texas Member of Institute of Transportation Engineers Honors and Awards: Sigma Xi – Scientific Research Society.


Comparing the performance of historical and regular stone pavement structures through Finite Element Method
Massimo Losa, MSc. University of Pisa Italy
Master’s Degree (Laurea quinquennial) in Civil Engineering –Transportation at the University of Pisa in 1990, graduated summa cum laude. MSc in Railway Engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”; the master course was organized jointly by the Universities of Milano, Genova, Bologna, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Bari, Palermo. He is currently working at the University of Pisa – Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering.


Recyclability Potential of Asphalt Mixes containing Waste Plastics
Ghim Ping Ong, PhD. National University of Singapore Singapore
Dr ONG Ghim Ping Raymond is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with a B.Eng (Civil) (First Class Honours) with a minor in Business from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2007. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University from 2007 to 2008, a visiting assistant professor in the same university in 2009 and then a lecturer from 2010 to 2014 and assistant professor from 2014 to 2020 at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore.


A Review on Application of Steel Slag as Sustainable Material in Pavement
Eka Oktavia Kurniati University of Arizona USA
Is an incoming PhD. student in the Multiscale Advanced Materials Design Lab, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Arizona, USA. Her research interest for the PhD. program in materials design for construction materials, especially research on 3D concrete printing as a sustainable material.


Wander effect of connected and autonomous vehicles on pavement performance
Jorge Pais, PhD. University of Minho, Portugal Portugal
Jorge Pais is an Associate Professor of Transportation Group of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal, since 1993, where he served as the Department head between 2006 and 2015 and vice-head between 2005 to 2012. His area of expertise is road pavement engineering, with emphasis on road materials and structural analysis. Teaching areas include the Geometric Highway Design, Road Pavement Design, and Railways Design undergraduate and post-graduate courses. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 papers in international and national journals and conferences.


A Review and Analysis of Porous Asphalt Mix Design Techniques
Ramez Hajj, PhD. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
Ramez Hajj is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Before joining UIUC, he completed his PhD. and Master’s in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech. Dr. Hajj’s research spans everything related to asphalt materials and flexible pavements, from as small as investigating asphalt binder behavior at the molecular, nano-, and micro-scale, to developing novel materials for roadway pavement and railroad trackbed applications, to solving network-level transportation infrastructure problems.


Worldwide experiences with SMA grounded to the local reality; a proposal for the Latin American reality
Gonzalo Oroz, Dr. CFF GmbH & Co. KG Germany
Territorial and road planner from Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile (2001). Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2001-2005). Associate Professor at IfEU/ BUW Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany (2008-2013). PhD. in Territorial planning with emphasis on road planning from Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany (2013). Specialization in Asphalt Paving at the Institute of Dr. Hutschenreuther, Weimar Germany (2018). Numerous advanced training courses on asphalt technology were conducted by the German Asphalt Society (DAV 2018-2022). Fellow member of the Association of Road Construction and Traffic Engineers of Thuringia, Germany (since 2018). Member of the German Geographical Society (since 2011).


Mechanical properties of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) with several contents of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA)
Gilberto Martinez Arguelles, PhD. University of the North Colombia
Dr. Martinez-Arguelles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Colombia since 2015, where he has served as the Department Graduate Coordinator. He graduated with a B.Eng (Civil) with a minor in Construction Management from the Universidad del Norte in 2003, M.Sc from Los Andes University in 2005, and obtained his Ph.D in Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2014. Teaching areas include Construction materials, Asphalt materials, Pavement Design and Rehabilitation, Sustainable infrastructure, undergraduate and post-graduate courses. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 papers in international and national journals and conferences.


Strategies to Improve Worker’s Safety in the Roadway Construction Industry in the USA
Robinson Vasquez, LLM. MBA. Safety Business Developer and Training Manager at ARTBA USA
Robinson Vasquez works in ARTBA as a safety training & business development manager since 2012. He is an experienced trainer and business manager, with responsibilities for various safety training contracts and liaison with the Hispanic community in the USA and Latin America. Before joining ARTBA, Robinson served as an attorney, specializing in labor and construction law in his native Peru. He also served as a notary of Lima and director of the Yantalo Peru Foundation. Robinson graduated cum laude from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where he earned his law degree in 1993. In 2009, he graduated with a master’s in law or LLM from Brigham Young University; and he also graduated with a master’s in business administration or MBA in 20011 from the University of Utah. Robinson is a qualified ARTBA, OSHA, and NSC instructor and co-creator of different English and Spanish safety training materials.


Piezoelectric Sensors for Safety Monitoring of Road Infrastructure
Carlos Cuadra, PhD. Akita Prefecture University Japan
Carlos Cuadra is a Civil engineer from the National University of Engineering, Lima, Peru, 1982. M. Sc. Degree of Structural Engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1995 and Ph.D. from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1998. His main area of research is related to structural mechanics and natural disaster prevention. Since 1999, he has been an associate professor at Akita Prefectural University, Japan.


Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure System: Goals and Practices in USA
Hosin “David” Lee, PhD. University of Iowa USA
Dr. Lee is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Director of Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), Iowa Technology Institute, University of Iowa. Dr. Lee is an internationally recognized expert in pavement engineering and infrastructure asset management. Dr. Lee currently serves Associate Editor of MDPI Infrastructures Journal and Editorial Board of ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System.


Deflection-Based Approach for Flexible Pavement Design in Thailand
Auckpath Sawangsuriya, PhD. Thailand
Is a civil engineer-expert level at Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Eng. (with honors) from the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A. His area of expertise includes pavement design and analysis, unsaturated geotechnology, performance monitoring and assessment, and non-destructive evaluation of transportation geotechnics.


Análisis de Performance de Mezclas Asfálticas SMA con Asfaltos Convencionales y Modificados con Polimeros
Jorge Escalante Zegarra, Ing. TDM Peru
Civil Engineer with more than 24 years of professional experience, Master of Science and Doctorate studies in Transportation Engineering in the area of Road Infrastructure by the University of Sao Paulo – Brazil, he did specialization studies in polymer modified asphalts and conventional and polymer modified asphalt emulsions in the United States, Brazil and Mexico, author of different research works in performance studies of polymer modified asphalts, polymer modified asphalt processes and economic pavements. Author of several research works on performance studies of polymer modified asphalts, polymer modified asphalt processes and economic pavements, national and international speaker in congresses, seminars, courses, symposiums and workshops.


Desarrollo e Implementación de Pruebas de Calidad para Placas y Apoyos Integrales de Neopreno
José Luis Rocher Pérez, Mg. Ing. Rocher Engineering S.A. Mexico
Civil Engineer Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura (ESIA) of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México. Master’s Degree in Construction Administration. Expert in land roads in studies and projects. Expert in Cost Engineering by the College of Civil Engineers of Mexico. Founder and General Director of Rocher Ingeniería S.A. de C.V.



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