Road pavement maintenance

La Habana (Cuba), 18-20 April 2007

This Seminar, organized by the PIARC Technical Committee C4.3, brought together about 60 participants including 45 Cuban delegates and 15 foreign delegates from 14 countries.

Note should be made of the participation, along with specific actions, of high officials of Mongolia and of Congo among the developing countries outside of the Americas.

PROCEEDINGS (In English, French or Spanish)

SESSION 1 - INTRODUCTION

Welcome

Address by Cuban Officials

Introducing PIARC and work of Committee C4-3
Nelson RIOUX, C4.3 Chair

Introducing Cuban road network and expectations relative to the Seminar

SESSION 2 - PAVEMENT EVALUATION

Evaluation of pavement surface condition
C4-3 David HEIN (Canada)

Structural evaluation of existing pavements
C4-3 J. DEL CERRO GRAU (Spain)

Cuban experience in the evaluation of flexible pavements
Ernesto ZALDIVAR CE MSC

SESSION 3 - PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES

Rigid pavement maintenance techniques
C4-3 Randolf ANGER (Germany)

Flexible pavement maintenance techniques
C4-3 Egbert BEUVING (Netherlands)

Some considerations on maintenance strategies in Cuba
Eduardo TEJEDA (Cuba)

SESSION 4 - PAVEMENT RECYCLING TECHNIQUES

Recyclage des chaussées en enrobé
C4-3 Jan VAN DER ZWAN (Pays-Bas)

Asphalt pavement recycling
C4-3 Carlos JOFFRE (Spain)

Cuban or Latin American presentation
Freddy REYES (Colombia)

SESSION 5 - MAINTENANCE TREATMENT SELECTION

Treatment selection and prioritisation 
C4-3 José ORTIZ-GARCIA (United Kingdom)

Overcoming barriers to the implementation of new maintenance techniques
C4-3 Sally ELLIS (United Kingdom)

Some challenges related to the implementation of road management systems
Ricardo SOLORIO (Mexico)

SESSION 6 - ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (in small groups)

Pavement evaluation

Pavement maintenance techniques

Pavement recycling techniques

Treatment selection and implementing new techniques

SESSION 7 - PLENARY SESSION

Results of roundtable discussions - Reports from groups

General discussion

Needs of Latin American countries

Synthesis and conclusions - Recommendations to PIARC

Other presentations

Premilinary information

The Seminar