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Video Conference

Perpetual Pavement Concepts for New and Existing Pavements

  • Apr 4, 2019 (2:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Registered participants will need to attend the video conference at a designated room reserved at a DOT site.


While perpetual pavement (PP) concepts received heavy attention about 15 years ago, many states continue to apply the concepts to pavement design. Perpetual pavements are intended to last 50 years or more with treatments limited to the top 2 to 3 inches of pavement. To do this, designers specify materials properties and thicknesses that will preclude bottom-of-layer stresses from exceeding elastic limits. The concept can be applied to new and existing pavements. Advancing perpetual pavements requires design beyond AASHTO 93, DARWIN and MEPDG concepts.

This presentation will cover:

  • Design considerations
  • Identifying existing pavements as candidates for PP
  • Case examples from around the country
  • Typical surface treatments used for PPs


Rebecca McDaniel is Technical Director of the North Central Superpave Center at Purdue University. Rebecca has been director of the center since 1995. Before that she served as research engineer and manager with the Indian Department of Transportation where she specialized in pavements and materials. McDaniel holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University.

Target Audience

Pavement designers, Materials staff, project programmers, state and local road managers, construction inspection staff.

More Info

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