2018 Test Track Conference

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Held every three years, the Test Track conference is a forum to present research findings from the previous cycle of accelerated pavement testing. During the two and a half day program, participants learn about advancements in asphalt pavement design, construction, technologies, and maintenance that are more cost effective and improve performance. The conference also provides a valuable networking opportunity and sets the stage for further cooperation among federal, state, and local agencies as well as the private sector. Our next Test Track conference will be held March 27-29, 2018 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center in Auburn, Alabama.

Registration

Click here to register online.

Registration Fees

Early registration: $255 until March 1
General registration: $355 from March 2
Guest registration (meals only, not attending conference): $185
Sponsor registration: free for designated Test Track sponsor representative
Exhibitor fee (includes one registration): $600 Please contact Mike Heitzman at mah0016@auburn.edu for additional information on becoming an exhibitor.

Draft Agenda

Monday, March 26
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration / Vendor Setup

Tuesday, March 27
6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome
Keynote Speakers
Research Sponsor Testimonials
Test Track Overview
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kentucky Longitudinal Joint / Mix Design (S7)
Georgia Interlayer (N12, N13)
Florida RAP (E7, E8)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cracking Group Part 1 (N1, N2, N5, N8, S5, S6, S13)
Virginia CCPR (N3, N4, S12)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Test Track Tours
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, March 28
6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Oklahoma OGFC (N9) and FHWA Friction (W3, W7, W8)
Research Sponsor Testimonials
Pavement Preservation Overview
Pavement Preservation Construction (S2, S9, S10, S11, N6, N10, N11, US 280, LR 159)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pavement Preservation Performance
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Tennessee Thinlay (S4)
Mississippi Thinlay (S3)
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lee Road 159 / US 280 Tours
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner
Motivational Speaker

Thursday, March 29
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Cracking Group Part 2 (N1, N2, N5, N8, S5, S6, S13)
Collaborative Aggregates Rejuvenator (N7)
Alabama OGFC (E9, E10)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NCAT / MnROAD; 2018 Test Track Research
12:00 p.m. Conference Ends
1:00 p.m. Optional Tours of Lab and Test Track


Please note that the times above are Central Time.

Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hotel at Auburn University at a cost of $135 per night per double/king room or $165 per executive room available on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for these rates is March 2, 2018. Please click here to make your reservation or contact the hotel at (334) 821-8200 and mention the NCAT Test Track Conference.

Parking

Parking is available free of charge at The Hotel at Auburn University for all event attendees.