Letter from the President - July 2015
Greetings T&DI Community,
T&DI held its bi-annual
International Airfield & Highway Pavements Conference in Miami, FL June 7-10
. Over 250 professionals attended to take part in the many sessions on pavement design, maintenance, and construction. Planning has begun for the next Conference to be held in 2017.
International Conference on Transportation and Development will be held in Houston, TX June 26-29, 2016.
The submission of abstracts recently closed with over 230 submitted for consideration. The organizing committee and Board of Governors is excited with the quality and broad range of topics for this multi-discipline conference. Please continue to visit the T&DI website for details.
The Board of Governors has created a Task Committee to explore the need for a Technical Group on Connected Vehicles. As autonomous vehicles and other automated travel technologies advance rapidly, there is a requirement for civil design and infrastructure to accommodate and facilitate the use of these technologies. T&DI will be issuing a call for interested members to take part in this Technical Group.
The Board is also considering several other initiatives to cooperate with other ASCE Institutes and outside organizations to capitalize on the expertise offered in various areas of specialization. We will be issuing some calls for volunteers and I hope you will consider participating in those efforts of interest to you.
Brian McKeehan, P.E., F.ASCE