2006 Presentations

 Wednesday September 20, 2006 
1:00-5:00Vendor set up time
1:00-5:00PROVAL 2.7 workshop – George Chang, Transtec Group
5:30- 8:00Light Supper and Socializing in the Interior Display Area 
 Thursday September 21, 2006
7:00-8:00Registration in the conference area and Breakfast
8:00-9:45Welcome, Fred Maurer, Moderator
Iowa DOT – Nancy Richardson, Director
FHWA Iowa Division – Phil Barnes, Division Administrator
RPUG – Fred Maurer, Executive Director
Vendor Introductions – Fred Maurer, Executive Director
9:45- 10:15Break and refreshments in the Exhibit Area
10:15-10:45Moving Ahead with Profile Specifications
Recent Research & AASHTO Smoothness Specs

Mark Swanlund
10:45-11:30Bridge Smoothness Specifications in Ohio
Brian Schleppi
11:30-12:15New Concrete Specifications – Starr Kohn
12:15-1:45Lunch and Vendor Displays
1:45-2:30Using Pavement Profiles for Planning and Design, Starr Kohn,Moderator
Relating Pavement Surface Texture Profiles to Tire-Pavement Noise
Eric Munn The Transtec Group and Paul Wiegand, ISU/National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
2:30-3:30Software: Predicting Vehicle Response to Road Roughness
Steve Karamihas, University of Michigan
3:30-4:30HPMS Reassessment-Pavements
Bob Rozycki, FHWA
4:30-5:00Safety Issues When Profiling – Brian Schleppi, ODOT
5:00 -5:45Vendor Exhibits
6:00-8:00Supper and Entertainment
 Friday, September 22, 2006
7:00-8:00Registration in the conference area and Breakfast along with drawings
8:00-8:45Profiler Technology, Brian Schleppi, Moderator
Recent Advances in Profiling System Technology part 1
Technology part 2
Dennis Scott, SSI and Dwight Day, Kansas State University
8:45-9:15Sampling and Footprint Study Update
Steve Karamihas, University of Michigan
9:15-9:45Tire Bridging Algorithm
Brian Michalk, Texas DOT
9:45-10:15Break and refreshments in the Exhibit Area
10:15-12:15DOT Profiler Certification Programs
Carl Bertrand, Moderating
Texas – Brian Michalk
Minnesota – Tom Nordstrum
Colorado – Eric Prieve
Mass- Alex Austerman
Maryland –John Andrews
Questions from the audience
12:15-1:30Lunch and Vendor Displays
1:30-2:15Profile Measurements and Equipment, Gaylord Cumberledge, Moderator
Texas Automated Crack System Performance
Brian Michalk
2:15-2:45Implementation of Automated Crack Survey System with Laser Based Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities – Kelvin Wang
2:45-3:15Break and refreshments in the Exhibit Area
3:15-4:00Implementing Profile Measures for Highway Planning, Steve Karamihas, Moderator
Australian Profile Specifications and Laser Profile Methods
Richard Wix
4:00-4:30The Value of Pavement Smoothness
Kevin McGhee, VDOT
4:30-5:00Vehicle/Terrain Interaction – John Ferris, Virginia Tech University
5:00Adjourn for the day (supper on your own with suggestions made by the staff and transportation provided)
 Saturday, September 23, 2006
7:00-8:00Breakfast and drawings
8:00-10:00Changing the Profile Measurement Mindset (PI to IRI), Fred Maurer, Moderator
New Jersey – Frank Palise
West Virginia – R. Capper
Minnesota – Tom Nordstrom and Dave Janish
Colorado – Eric Prieve
Washington – Representative
Federal Lands – Bruce Wasill
10:00-10:45Moving off the Tangent/Flat Sections with Profile, Robert Orthmeyer, Moderator
Performance of Inertial Profilers on Grades, Curves, and Speed Change Areas
John Andrews
10:45-11:15Measuring Profile in Varied Conditions and Sites
John Hunt,ARA
11:15-11:45Conference Wrapup – Conference staff