RPUG 2017 Annual Meeting

29 Years – Pavement Surface Characteristics in an Automated World

The 29th Annual Road Profile Users’ Group (RPUG) Meeting was held at the Marriott Denver West in Denver, Colorado from November 14 – 16, 2017.

Presentation are posted!

Who Should Attend

  • Equipment Operators & Vendors
  • Pavement Management Engineers
  • Construction & Design Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Federal, State & Local Gov. Agencies
  • Paving Contractors
  • Data Collectors
  • Universities
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Tire Industry Professionals


RPUG is seeking sponsors for this meeting at three different levels: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. You can help sponsoring RPUG during the registration process. For more information, please contact Patte Hahn of the National Center for Pavement Preservation at +1 (517) 432-8220 or email hahnp@egr.msu.edu.

Non-Financial Co-Sponsorship

The followings are non-financial co-sponsors:

  • US Transportation Research Board (TRB) 
  • US TRB AFD90 Committee on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction

Brochure, Agenda, and Speakers’ Info

Important Dates

  • May 15, 2017 – Call for Presentations
  • August 11, 2017 – Deadline for submitting abstracts of presentations
  • August 18, 2017 – Notification of accepted titles/abstracts for presentations
  • October 10, 2017 – Deadline for the early-bird registration
  • October 23, 2017 – Deadline for the early-bird hotel reservation at the conference rates
  • October 23, 2017 – Deadline for submission of presentations (including visual aids) & bios
  • November 14-16 – RPUG conference

Call for Presentations

RPUG encourages you to share the latest-&-pertinent topics in presentation form on the following topics:

  • Network Pavement Surface Measurements under FAST Act
  • Automated Pavement Condition Surveys, Evaluation, and Reporting
  • Pavement Profile Measurement
  • Pavement Profile Analysis
  • Pavement Surface Texture
  • Tire-Pavement Friction
  • Tire-Pavement Noise
  • 3-D Pavement Surface Measurement Technology
  • Pavement Profile Quality Assurance (QA) and Reference Measurement
  • Incentive/Disincentive Programs
  • Real-time Surface Properties Measurement
  • Influence of Surface Characteristics on Rolling Resistance and Vehicle and Tire Wear
  • Road Roughness and Ride Comfort
  • National Data Collection Standards and Certification
  • Impact of Ride Specifications on Construction Practices

Please submit a presentation abstract of 300 words or less in a one-page MS word document via the RPUG contact page using “Abstract for RPUG Presentation” as the subject line.

Registration Fees

A registration fee of $450 is required, and registration after October 9, 2015 will be subject to the late registration fee of $500.

Equipment vendors are invited to attend the meeting to exhibit their products. Exhibitor registration of $1,750 includes two participants.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at three levels: Silver ($1,500), Gold ($2,500), and Platinum ($3,500).

You can register by either:

Vendors’ Information

Equipment vendors are invited to attend the meeting to exhibit their products. Additional information:

  • Exhibitor Agreement and
  • Shipping Instructions –Your Name, Guest 

Hotel Reservation and Transportation

The meeting will be held at the Marriott Denver West: 1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden CO 80401-3144, (303) 279-9100

Hotel reservations can be made for the block rates of $165/night no later than October 23, 2017.   You can register by either:

Marriott’s advise on transportation

Instructions for taking train between Denver airport and Marriott

Uber costs about $50 each way between the airport and hotel.

Invitation Letters and VISA Requirements

If you are traveling from a foreign country to the US, you may need to double-check the new US VISA requirements.  Contact us if you need any assistance such as official RPUG invitation letters.

Continuing Education (CEU) Credits

We will also offer certificates of continuing education (CEU) credits to RPUG attendees upon requests.


  • Registration, sponsorship opportunity, and CEU credits: Contact Patte Hahn of the National Center for Pavement Preservation at (517) 432 8220 or email hahnp@egr.msu.edu.
  • Presentation/Moderating Sessions: Email Info@RPUG.org or use the RPUG contact page.