Airfield Pavements: Challenges and New Technologies addresses advances in the analysis, design, and construction of airport runways. The book is a collection of 35 contributed papers presented at the 2003 Airfield Pavement Specialty Conference, which was held in Las Vegas.
The proceedings provide a technical but broad-based discussion of runway pavement design and research, pavement materials and performance, and airfield construction procedures. Editor Moses Karakouzian, a UNLV professor of civil and environmental engineering, says the book will be of interest to researchers and engineers, as well as others involved in airfield construction, maintenance, and management.
“This book provides a networking opportunity for professionals interested in airfields,” Karakouzian says. “It is our hope that this book will produce synergy and new ideas among those interested in this subject. Long-lasting and cost-effective airport runways are in high demand, so it is our goal to encourage new ideas and discussion.” Karakouzian says highway and pavement designers will also find the book valuable and an excellent addition to the literature in this field of research.