2009 Meeting

The 21st Annual Road Profiler Users’ Group Meeting

December 9 to 11, 2009

Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia

Introduction

The 21st Annual Road Profiler Users’ Group (RPUG) Meeting was held in Atlanta Georgia from December 9th to December 11th, 2009 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport.

Blogs

We had a fantastic RPUG 2009 meeting from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11. But don’t let the conversation stop here—join us at the RPUG page “Blogs for RPUG 2009 Meeting” (updated) to share ideas, lessons learned, and other precious information.

Agenda

The agenda includes several new sessions on profiler certifications, pavement construction QA/QC, and a special ProVAL session focusing on QA/QC.  Download a detailed agenda now!

The following is an overview of the agenda:

Wednesday, December 9, 20098:30 am -11:45 am ProVAL 3.0 Advanced Workshop11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Session I – Welcome and Introductions

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break/Vendor Exhibits

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Session II – Research and Standardization Initiatives

4:30 pm – 5:15 am Session III – RPUG Open Steering Committee Meeting

6:00 pm Ice Breaker Reception

Thursday, December 10, 20097:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast8:00 am – 10:00 am Session IV – Benchmark Profiler Experiment

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break/Vendor Exhibits

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Session V – Texture/Noise/Friction

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Session VI – Profile Measurement and Analysis

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break/Vendor Exhibits

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Session VII – Pavement Evaluation Equipment

Friday, December 11, 20097:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast8:00 am – 9:30 am Session VIII – Profiler Certification and Construction QA/QC (1/2)

9:30 am -10:00 am Break/Vendor Exhibits

10:00 am -12:00 pm Session IX – Profiler Certification and Construction QA/QC (2/2)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm ProVAL 3.0 QA/QC Workshop

Presentations

Brochure

The brochure contains a simplified agenda, hotel information, and registration information. (Note: registration and reservations are also available online)  Download the RPUG 2009 brochure now!

Registration Fee

The RPUG 2009 registration fees will be $220 and $250 where the latter is the late registration fee after November 25, 2009. Vendor’s registration fees will be $1,100. Online registration is now open (NA)!

Vendors’ Information

Equipment vendors are invited to attend the meeting to exhibit their products. Additional information is available through the Exhibitor Agreement. Exhibitor Registration of $1,100 includes two participants. You can register through the Online Registration. Download the exhibitors’ agreement now!

You may also want to consider an RPUG Sponsorship Opportunity. For registration and sponsorship questions, contact the National Center for Pavement Preservation at 517-432-8220.  Download the sponsorship level document now!

Hotel Reservation

The 2009 RPUG Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport (1900 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30337, Phone: (770) 997-1100), only 10 minutes away from downtown Atlanta and its major attractions including the new Georgia Aquarium.

Hotel reservations can be made for the block rate of $89/night no later than November 16, 2009, by calling the hotel directly (770)-997-1100, and use the code, “National Center for Pavement Preservation” or by accessing the online hotel reservations (NA).

Continuing Education (CEU) Credits

We will also offer certificates of continuing education (CEU) credits to RPUG attendees upon requests.

Contacts

For registration questions, contact the National Center for Pavement Preservation at (517) 432-
8220.

For technical questions on ProVAL workshops and speakers/moderators, contact Dr. George Chang, gkchang at thetranstecgroup dot com (replacing “at” and “dot” with symbols) or +1 (512) 659-1231.

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