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Pothole Prevention and Treatment: Science, Technology and Practice

11th September 2018, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Gloden Jubilee Conference Hall, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc Campus

Workshop Overview

The occurrence of potholes is a major problem for bituminous pavements in almost all parts of India. Potholes not only slow down traffic and reduce road capacity, but also cause a major safety hazard. More than 3,000 people were killed in India in 2017 due to pothole related accidents. Unless potholes are prevented and treated effectively, the vast and growing road network in India will become a deathtrap for the travelling public. Therefore, there is a critical need to understand the various causes of potholes and develop scientific methods for their prevention and treatment. Furthermore, the developed methods should be implemented into practice through the use of appropriate materials, design, construction methods and pavement preservation/management practices.

The objective of this one-day workshop is to present and discuss the science and technology of pothole prevention and treatment. This workshop will bring together eminent experts from the academia and stakeholders, including government agencies and the industry, to share their knowledge and experience. Presenters will share their good experiences through successful case histories, which can help others to adopt good practices. The workshop will help participants to understand the causes of pothole formation, learn about available materials and methods to prevent and treat them, develop appropriate pavement preservation plans, and identify scope of research in modeling, and developing innovative materials and technology.

Speakers & Panelists

  • Prof. Animesh Das, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Prof. P. S. Kandhal, Associate Director Emeritus, National Centre for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Auburn University
  • Prof. Rajib Basu Mallick, Visiting Faculty, CiSTUP, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Relph White Family Distinguished Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA
  • Prof. Sivakumar Babu, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Invited Public Sector and Industry Personnel

Registration Details

  • Attendance at the workshop is free, but registration is necessary. Please register here.
  • A maximum of 60 registrations will be considered (due to the capacity limitation of the venue) on a first-come first-served basis, with at least 20 registrations for the stakeholders of CiSTUP and up to 40 registrations from within IISc and elsewhere. 
  • The last date for registration is September 4, 2018.  

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Rajib Basu Mallick, Visiting Faculty, CiSTUP, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Relph White Family Distinguished Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA
  • Prof. Sivakumar Babu, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Prof. Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, Chairman, CiSTUP, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Venue & Contact

Golden Jubilee Conference Hall
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science

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Contact

Address: CiSTUP, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012, INDIA
Email: office.cistup@iisc.ac.in
Phone: +91-80-2293-2521/2043
Fax: +91-80-23468207