The National Center for Pavement Preservation was established in 2003 by Michigan State University (MSU) and the Foundation for Pavement Preservation as the national pavement preservation clearinghouse for practitioners throughout the United States.
MSU is the first university in the country to have a University Transportation Center (UTC) for Highway Pavement Preservation. The U.S. Department of Transportation designated Michigan State’s Center for Highway Pavement Preservation (CHPP) as a Tier 1 UTC in 2013.
“The main focus of the center is the infusion of science and innovative technology to pavement preservation,” said CHPP director Karim Chatti, an MSU professor of civil and environmental engineering. “The center sponsors research, education, outreach, and technology transfer activities.”
Chatti said training the next generation of technology-savvy workers who can develop integrated solutions for highway pavement preservation is an important aspect of the CHPP’s mission.
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