April 24, 2006, 12:00 AM

COOL PAVEMENTSAPRIL 24, 2006 * ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITYTopics include:Application of cool materials in urban regionsPerformance characteristics of existing and emerging urban materialsMaterials case studies Material optimization models and life cycle costing National and international financing of urban infrastructure projects Regulatory program considerations and incentives Outreach and education opportunities In addition, we will also be providing attendees:A Tour of the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building II - the new home of the National Center of Excellence SMART Materials laboratories. Includes product demonstrations A Tour of the 3-D 270 degree Decision Theater (one of only two in the United States) that includes a presentation on the Urban Heat Island and decision sciences for urban regions Displays of product applications**REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITOR INFORMATION at http://www.asusmart.org/smart/coolpavements/conference.jsp This one day conference will be in conjunction with the two-day conference on "Pavements/Materials Today and Tomorrow" also hosted by ASU on April 25 and 26, 2006. Advisory Panel:Jay Golden and Kamil Kaloush * Co-Directors, the National Center of Excellence on SMART Materials, Arizona State UniversityEva Wong * Team Leader, Heat Island Reduction Initiative (HIRI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DCMichael Avery * Team Leader, Western Hemisphere Office of International Programs, Federal Office of Highway Safety Paul Burch * Manager, Pavement Design, Arizona Department of Transportation Maleye Diop * Global Task Manager, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Public Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment (PPPUE), Johannesburg, South Africa Doug Carlson * Executive Director, Rubber Pavements Association Griffin Merkel * Executive Vice President, Merkel Composites Corporation Tim Treviño * Senior Specialist, Project Development, New Sectors, North American Development Bank John Shi * Materials Engineer, MCDOT Brad Striebig * Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Gonzaga University * Editor, Journal for Sustainable Engineering David Hitchcock * Director, Sustainable Transportation Programs, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) Robb Jolly * Senior Vice President, American Concrete Pavement Association * Market Development / Managing Director, CPEF (Washington DC Office) Howard Marks * Director of Regulatory Affairs, National Asphalt Pavement Association William R. Larson * Regional Vice President, Marketing and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Operations, CEMEX Andrew J. Hoffman * Holcim (US) Professor, Sustainable Enterprise, University of MichiganSponsored by the National Center of Excellence (NCE) on SMART Materials for Urban Climate + Energy. The NCE is a research cluster at Arizona State University involving the Global Institute of Sustainability, the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, the W. P. Carey School of Business, and the College of Design, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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