On behalf of the Construction and Management Institute (ICG), it is a pleasure to announce the publication in Spanish, in August 2022, of the AASHTO Manual “Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide. A Manual of Practice, 3rd Edition with 2021 Supplement”(MEPDG) which is published with the authorization of AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) and constitutes the third edition translated into Spanish of the MEPDG by ICG.

The MEPDG Spanish version maintains the same page structure as the original English publication, so that the reader can study and compare content.

The presentation of the MEPDG will be at the Lima Sheraton Hotel as part of the “5th International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure” program. We have a Technical Session dedicated to the MEPDG on Friday, August 12 at 8 am. Dr. Carlos M. Chang, Chair of “International Pavement Committee ME” will be leading this session.

We cordially invite all professionals, companies and institutions connected to transport infrastructure and pavements to register and participate in the in the 5th International Conference on Transport Infrastructure (August 10 to 13, 2022). In addition to the technical presentations, there will be exhibitions and social events.

This project has the valuable participation of a distinguished group of experts members and friends of CIDME, to whom we are very grateful for their collaboration in the review of Chapters in Spanish



1. Introduction
2. Reference Documents and Standards
3. Importance and Use of the MEPDG
4. Terminology and Definition of Terms
5. Prediction Methodologies of Performance Indicators
6. General Project Information
7. Selection of Design Criteria and Reliability Level
8. Determination of Local Conditions and Factors
9. Pavement Evaluation for Rehabilitation Design
10. Determination of the Properties of New Pavement Materials
11. Pavement Design Strategies
12. Rehabilitation Design Strategies
13. Interpretation and Analysis of the Test Design
Abbreviations and Terms



                                                                  Ángel Gomez Ramos, Ing.                                               Carlos M. Chang, Ph.D. P.E.
                                                                  CIPME Executive Director                                                CIPME Coordinator


Angel Gómez Instituto de la Construcción y Gerencia ICG
Walter Aguirre Consultor en Pavimentos y Vialidad
Marco Montalvo CESEL S.A.
Wilfredo Gutiérrez Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería – UNI
José L. Castillo Miembro ICG
Ricardo Madrid Universidad de Lima
Julián Rivera Universidad Tecnología Nacional, LEMaC.
Marcelo Bustos Universidad Nacional de San Juan
Oscar Giovanon Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Silvia Angelone Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Marta Pagola Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Marcelo Alfaro Instituto Boliviano del Cemento y el Hormigón
Rosendo Soruco Instituto Boliviano del Cemento y el Hormigón
Rodrigo Delgadillo Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Mauricio Salgado GesInfra Consultores
Gilberto Martinez Universidad del Norte
Freddy Reyes Universidad Javeriana
Julián Vidal Universidad EATIF
Costa Rica
Luis G. Loria Universidad Isaac Newton de Costa Rica
Alberto E. Ciria Energías Renovables en Ruralia
Carlos M. Chang Florida Internationational University, FIU
Amir Golalipour Federal Highway Administration, FHWA
Athanassios T. Papagiannakis University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA
Linda M. Pierce NCE
Delmar Salomon Pavement Preservation Systems
Rafael Menendez Foresight PES, Texas
Estuardo Herrera Cementos Progreso
Hugo J. González 4pisos
Luis Siliezar Cementos Progreso
Javier Gómez G2 Ingeniería
José L. Rocher Rocher Ingeniería
José F. Ramos Secretaría de Gobierno de México
Marco Avelino CEMEX
Carlos Salazar Secretaría de Gobierno de México
Luis A. Rocher Rocher Ingeniería
Luz Vazquez CEMEX