LTPP and Pavement Innovations Webinar
- LTPP and Pavement Innovation
Kevin A. Senn
The Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program was formally established by the U.S. Congress in the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987, as part of the first Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP). LTPP is the largest study of in service pavements undertaken anywhere in the world, and over 2500 test sections across the United States and Canada have been monitored over the years. To date, over $2.5 Billion in savings have been attributed to LTPP. LTPP data was the key component in developing the AASHTOWare PavementME software, and has contributed significantly to the pavement community (domestically and internationally) in terms of cost savings and improved tools and practices. Continual update of existing pavement engineering tools and development of new ones is needed to drive innovation. NCE has played a key role both in the collection and analysis of LTPP data. NCE has led and participated in a wide variety of projects advancing pavement engineering, including SHRP2 Project R23 (http://www.pavementrenewal.org/), Sustainable Pavements (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/sustainability/hif15002/hif15002.pdf), and forensic investigations (http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/169519.aspx). In this webinar, Mr. Senn will cover the above materials, as well as his experience working within a consulting engineering firm.
Mr. Senn is a Principal Engineer at NCE and manages NCE’s Nevada Region, where he is responsible for planning, growth, client relations, quality control, and day-to-day activities. He has over 25 years of experience in pavement design, materials, construction, highway research, performance monitoring, database management and design. He graduated from Washington State University in 1994 and completed his Master’s Degree at WSU in 1995.
From 2003-2017, Mr. Senn served as the Project Manager for the Western Regional Support Contract of the LTPP Program. He is actively working as part of the team for the new LTPP Data Collection Contract that began in 2018. Mr. Senn is currently the Project Manager for the Pooled Fund Project Development of an SPS-2 Pavement Preservation Experiment, and also managed over 30 projects related to data analysis of Arizona’s LTPP projects, highway noise data collection and reporting, and several other State and Local pavement-related projects. Beyond these, he has served on project teams for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the second Strategic Highway Research Program, the Federal Highway Administration, and a number of other State and Local projects.