Main Conference: 29-30 November, 2016

Pre-Conference Workshops

08:50 - 09:00 Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 12:00 Strategic Airfield Pavement Materials Selection: Innovations in Materials and Testing

Navneet Garg - Project Manager, Pavement R&D Group, Federal Aviation Administration *pending final confirmation
From aircraft configurations to environmental stressors, there are myriad factors to take into consideration when selecting a pavement mixture for your airfield. Furthermore, developing an inspection and maintenance strategy is critical to ensuring long-term pavement integrity. This session will take an in-depth look at pavement materials selection and testing, incorporating key findings from the FAA’s Accelerated Pavement Testing research program, including:
  • Comparing the durability characteristics of new paving materials such as warm mix asphalt, polymer-modified binders and nano-technologies
  • Analyzing pavement mixtures that can handle aircraft type and frequency; climatic conditions and erosion;
  • Understanding asphalt grades and binders, bitumen quality and their impact on asphalt performance
  • Translating lessons learned from airfield pavement instrumentation case examples into actionable strategies to apply to your airfield
About Your Workshop Leader:
Navneet Garg is a Program Manager in Airport Technology R&D Branch at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and manages FAA projects on Field Instrumentation and Testing, Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing, and Pavement Materials Research. Navneet earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, in 1993. He has been actively involved in airport pavement research at the FAA’s National Airport Pavement Test Facility since 1998. He has authored several FAA technical reports, and more than 50 research papers for different journals and conference proceedings. He has taught in airport pavement design and evaluation workshops for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Asphalt Institute, Airport Consultants Council (ACC), and other international organizations. He is a member of the TRB Committees on Accelerated Pavement Testing, Pavement Rehabilitation, Design of Geosystems, and Mineral Aggregates, and ASCE Airfield Pavement Committee.

Navneet Garg

Project Manager, Pavement R&D Group
Federal Aviation Administration *pending final confirmation

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 16:00 Translating Aircraft Performance Parameters and Traffic Volume into Actionable Pavement Management Strategies

Greg White - Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering – University of the Sunshine , Director – Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists
Aircraft are a key variable in the strength and longevity of airfield pavements. Not only does the size of new-generation aircraft impact pavement resilience, more complex aircraft configuration with higher individual wheel loads also effect airfield pavement integrity. This workshop will analyze how aircraft type and frequency affect runway pavement and how to mitigate distress through strategic planning, pavement management and maintenance.
  • Assessing new-generation aircraft such as the Airbus A350, and their effect on pavement deterioration
  • Analyzing asphalt, concrete and new pavement materials and their resilience to aircraft volume by understanding holistic pavement deterioration factors such as total thickness and surface friction resistance
  • Developing a maintenance strategy based on expected aircraft frequency and balancing ACN-PCN concessions to avoid excessive overload
  • Understanding the relationship between tyre pressure, aircraft load and runway surfaces: are asphalt surfaces feasible when dealing with new generation aircraft?
About Your Workshop Leader:
Dr. Greg White is Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast, near Brisbane Australia, as well as Director of Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists, an independent consultancy providing high level and specialised advice to the airport industry. Previously Greg worked as Technical Manager for airport projects at one of Australia’s leading asphalt surfacing and construction contractors, and as a Principal Airport and Pavement Engineer with a number of Australia’s largest consulting firms. Greg’s interests extend to all aspects of airport pavement design, construction, management, evaluation and maintenance, particularly the incorporation of new and innovative technology and practice into real life projects, for the benefit of airport owners. As well as his PhD, Greg holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and four Masters degrees, all earned in the pavement engineering and airport pavement disciplines.

Greg White

Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering – University of the Sunshine
Director – Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists

16:00 - 23:59 End of Pre-Conference Workshops