with industry, FHWA has developed an ambitious program of research, development,
and technology delivery activities to improve performance and cost-effectiveness
of concrete pavements. The program, known as CPTP, has four goals that
address the needs of state Departments of Transportation, the concrete pavement
industry, and the highway user, while supporting the FHWA's strategic goals to
improve the mobility, productivity, and safety of our nation’s highway system.
Approximately fifty specific projects are underway or contemplated as part of
the CPTP. Mr. Vanikar will provide a brief overview of the work in
it takes up to 15 to 20 years for new concrete technology to gain acceptance.
In an effort to bridge the gap between research and the field, as well as to
speed-up the acceptance process, FHWA operates a Mobile Concrete Laboratory, MCL,
that is task with the mission of introducing to federal, state, and local
transportation personnel to the state-of-the-art technology in concrete
materials selection, mixture design, and testing. Mr. Mullarky will
describe the MCL, highlight some of its recent activities and other cooperative
technology transfer activities being conducted by FHWA's Office of Pavement
Vanikar and Mr. Mullarky are with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal
Highway Administration’s Office of Pavement Technology, Washington, D.C.
register or for further information, please call Tarun Naik or Rudi Kraus at
Mr. Suneel Vanikar is
Concrete Group Leader, Office of Pavement Technology, FHWA, Washington, D. C. He is responsible for concrete pavements and materials
related activities including policy, guidance, and technology transfer.
He has been with FHWA for over 20 years; and, he is a member of ACI, ASCE,
and TRB and their technical committees. He
is actively involved with Fast Track Paving, Non-destructive Testing of
Concrete, and High-Performance Concrete. He
is author of numerous publications and a frequent speaker at national and