81 Costa Rican municipalities must make a greater effort to improve the quality of road surfaces through strategies such as technology transfer, human resource training and contracts with high-quality technical specifications.
This was suggested during the V Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) 2016, held in Costa Rica with the presence of national engineers, as well as from South Africa, USA, Canada and China.
According to engineer Luis Guillermo Loría, General Coordinator of the Program of Transport (PITRA) from the National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models of the University of Costa Rica (LANAMME-UCR), local governments can contribute to significantly improve the quality of paved highways.
The content of the APT Conference 2016 approached topics such as the performance of the routes in the long term, material analysis, study data on the performance of pavements and case studies in places like Ohio (United States), Pretoria (South Africa) and Ontario (Canada).
Loría indicated that 60 scientific reports related to cost reduction, extending the useful life of roads, development of enviromentally-friendly works and the use of state-of-the-art technology were presented.