Presentation on theme: "Center for Highway Pavement Preservation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Center for Highway Pavement Preservation Dr. Jorge A Prozzi - The University of Texas at Austin
2 Center for Highway Pavement Preservation Michigan State University (lead University)The University of Texas at AustinThe University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaNorth Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
3 Matching Funds The University of Texas share of the Center = $600k Funding DiversificationCreated: International Center for Partnered Pavement PreservationOngoing TxDOT proposal on pavement preservationCAF Latin American Development Bank pledged $150kMeet with Deputy Director (Mr. Barton), Director for Research, and Director of Maintenance DivisionOutcome: 4-year contract $300k/year
4 Accelerated Pavement Testing Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS)Cost = $1,800,0001,000 load applications per hourApprox. 500,000 a monthMeet Department Chair and VP for ResearchMeet Associate Dean for Research, then VP and CFOBusiness Plan = 20 cents per load application3-year proposal for $3.5 million
5 In Conclusion Leverage Matching Funds Do not take no for an answer Use UTC funds to maximum advantage.The Center needs to leverage all its key resourcesMatching FundsRespond to sponsor needs, i.e. find a solution to their transportation problemsDo not take no for an answerWhat else can we do? What do you recommend?
6 In ConclusionThank you for your attentionAny tips from your side?