Topic Area I: Infrastructure Design and Maintenance

The topic area “Infrastructure Design and Maintenance” deals with two broad areas of research:  Highway Design and Materials, and Infrastructure Management. For promoting discussions in these tow broad areas, two special interest groups viz., SIG I1: Highway Design and Materials and SIG I2: Infrastructure Management are being formed.

SIG I1 – Highway Design and Materials

Objectives

This Special Interest Group on Highway Design and Materials focuses on research on highway design, pavement analysis and design, and pavement materials. This SIG promotes interaction among researchers in these areas through regional meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences and co-ordinates sessions in these areas at WCTRS conference.

Background

This SIG was launched in July 2017 by the Conference Directorate of the 15th WCTR for its Mumbai conference. Currently this SIG is organised by the Chair, K V Krishna Rao (IIT Bombay, India) and Co-chair Dharamveer Singh (IIT Bombay, India).

Activities

A First special session of this SIG was held at the Conference of Transportation Research Group  (CTRG) of India on 18th December 2017 at IIT Bombay, India  in session P1 (15.30 to 17.00 hrs) of the Conference. Five Papers authored by members of SIG-I1 were presented and discussed. This session was well attended and evoked good discussion. Paper presented by the co-chair of SIG I1, Prof. Dharamveer Singh has won the best paper award.

Membership

Membership is open to any academic or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Anyone interested in joining is invited to contact K V Krishna Rao at the address below.

Contact

Chair: Krishna Rao
IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Members

(The full membership list for this SIG is maintained by the SIG Chair/Co-chair)

SIG I2 – Infrastructure Management

Objectives

This SIG promotes discussions on monitoring, performance evaluation and decision support systems for maintenance and repair (M&R) of the Transportation Infrastructure facilities such as pavement and bridge networks. This SIG coordinates sessions in these areas at WCTRS Conference.

Background

This SIG is yet to be launched.

Activities

This SIG is being formed.

Membership

Membership is open to any academic or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Anyone interested in joining is invited to contact K V Krishna Rao at the address below.

Contact

Chair: Krishna Rao
IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Members

(The full membership list for this SIG is maintained by the SIG Chair/Co-chair)