This article presents the comments of a speaker at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Design of Asphalt Pavements in Ann Arbor in July 1987. He gives four meanings for implementation: (1) Improved understanding of the behavior of materials and structures, which in turn can lead to solutions to problems, the creation of more effective policies, and the making of better decisions; (2) the incorporation of findings in a methodology or system; (3) the incorporation of findings into methods of testing to provide the materials behavior parameters needed in mechanistic design, in materials specifications, in codes of practice, in manuals, and in guidelines; and (4) the direct use of findings. He discusses incentives and disincentives for implementation, significant technical developments in the area of asphalt pavements during the last 10 years, and expediting implementation. He concludes that implementation provides a perspective against which to assess the payoff of the research findings presented at the conference.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-10
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 135
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM