TC 4.2 Road Pavements 

Corresponding Member

Jack Youtcheff

Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington, Dist of Columbia  20590-9898
 
Full Member
Suneel Vanikar
Concrete Team Leader Office of Pavement Technology
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E. Southeast Federal Center Bldg HIPT-20
Washington, Dist of Columbia  20590
 
AASHTO Alternate - Greta Smith
 
Trip Objectives:
 Suneel Vanikar is a  TC 4.2 committee member who participated in the general sessions of the committee as well as the WG 4.2.2, Recycling and Reuse of Pavement Materials. 
 
Accomplishments:
 Committee agreed  to hold future meetings in Beijing, China ( March 24 – 28, 2014 ) and in Quito, Ecuador ( Oct. 13 – 17, 2014 ). The meeting in Beijing will be in conjunction with an International Seminar on “ Recycling and Road Condition Monitoring “.  Suneel Vanikar has agreed to speak on  sustainable pavement systems.
 
The meeting in Quito will be in conjunction with an International Seminar on “ Recycling and Long Life Pavements “. Suneel Vanikar will speak on long life concrete pavements.
 
  Presentation on  “ Reference document – sustainable pavement systems “  to the committee (Suneel Vanikar).
 Participated in the WG 4.2.2 discussions for the revisions of  the existing PIARC document.  Provided FHWA comments on the existing document and the latest publications on the asphalt pavement recycling issues. Mr. Vanikar will provide assistance in drafting a chapter on concrete pavement recycling.
 
Significant Issues :
The next two committee meetings in the calendar year  2014 will be very important for accomplishing document preparation and  delivering PIARC sponsored International Workshops. I have made commitments to make presentations in Beijing and Quito. I am hopeful that FHWA will approve the foreign travel for the two trips next year.
 The trips to Beijing and Quito will be in conjunction with International  Seminars and therefore the committee members will need to spend five days in meeting rather than usual two or three days. This will result in additional travel expenses for the next two meetings. (Suneel N. Vanikar)