PAVE Project facilitates a hybrid semnar on emerging technologies in pavement maintenance

Prototype Automated Visual Survey Equipment (PAVE) Project conducted a hybrid seminar to showcase emerging technologies related to pavement maintenance in different countries, including its newly-developed equipment. The seminar was held on 11 April 2023, at the UP National Center for Transportation Studies (UP NCTS).

The seminar included four lectures and one equipment demonstration. The first lecture was about the forensic evaluation and pavement management practices on rigid pavements in Texas with Dr. Christopher Jabonero as the lecturer. This was then followed by a lecture by Dr. Carlo Elipse on ground penetrating radar and its applications to the pavement management system of South Korea. On the other hand, the third lecture was about pavement rehabilitation methods in Sydney, with Dr. Julius Marvin Flores as the lecturer. For the last lecture, Dr. Lea Bronuela-Ambrocio introduced PAVE, both as a project and as equipment. This introduction was then followed by a demonstration of the installation of the PAVE hardware and the operation of the PAVE software, spearheaded by Engr. John Paul Dacanay.

Participants of the seminar include faculty and staff members, and researchers from the UP NCTS, the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Far Eastern University, etc. Various discussions with the lecturers and participants occurred as part of the seminar, particularly on how international technologies can be utilized in the Philippine setting.

The seminar was conducted as part of Project PAVE, a UP NCTS project funded by the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and done in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM).

Article written by Engr. Jamie Alea Ramos, Project PAVE researcher

Here are some photos during the seminar courtesy of Engr. John Paul Dacanay, Project PAVE researcher.

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