The 20th Arizona Pavement/Materials Conference, held in Tempe from Nov. 14-17, 2023, in collaboration with the International Road Federation, emerged as a global nexus for pavement and material science. Boasting a diverse attendance of 700+ individuals from 44 countries, the event featured 220 speakers delivering insights across 43 sessions.
Arizona State University’s pavements and materials track took center stage, spotlighting cutting-edge research and innovation. Focused on the challenges of the southwest environment, sessions delved into specialized solutions for pavement design and maintenance. The integration of environmental sustainability emerged as a prominent theme, emphasizing the industry’s commitment to eco-friendly practices.
Attendees explored topics such as recycled materials, additives, and fibers use, along with advancements in AI applications for pavement distress. The comprehensive agenda covered everything from testing for asphalt cracking to deflection testing techniques and soil stabilization methods. With its global reach and dynamic sessions, the conference stood as a pivotal platform for advancing the field of pavement engineering and materials science on an international scale.