The University of Auckland, Roading New Zealand, iSMARTi and the Local Organising Committee is very pleased to announce that the MAIREPAV7 conference will be held in August 2012 under the auspices of the International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transportation Infrastructure (iSMARTi). The 2012 MAIREPAV7 Conference will be hosted by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and held at The University of Auckland’s, Business School. The MAIREPAV International conference series; an acronym for the Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, has a history of six successfully completed international conferences in the counties of Brazil, USA, Northern Ireland, China, Portugal and Italy over the last approximately 15 years. The last conference in Turino, Italy had a strong Northern Italian and European flavour and was a great platform to launch the next MAIREPAV conference in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Southern Hemisphere countries and especially Auckland have quite different population densities, geological materials, technological and economic variables to consider and the proposed MAIREPAV7 conference will bring to the international audience perspectives that have not been previously considered in MAIREPAV conferences.
An exciting technical and social programme, including tours for partners, is planned for the International, Australian and New Zealand delegates that will ensure that the conference will be a significant addition to both the academic and engineering industry, worlds.
Over 140 abstracts have been submitted from 28 countries, so we are anticipating a diverse and exciting conference!
These abstracts fit under the following themes:
- Pavement materials and technologies including contracting
- Evaluation of pavement performance and performance models
- Full scale trials / Accelerated pavement testing
- Advanced trends in pavement design, rehabilitation and preservation
- Recycling and use of industrial by-products
- Management system / Life Cycle Analysis
- Technological control and trends in contracting
- Surface characteristics related to road safety
- Sustainable pavement systems
We would like to acknowledge our sponsors below with a special thanks.