The Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council— a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. TRB’s varied activities annually engage more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces.


Standing Committee on Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing (AFD40)

AFD40 is the Standing Committee on Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing. The Committee is concerned with the full-scale testing of traditional and innovative pavement systems that reflect various construction conditions and maintenance practices. Testing can be performed using conventional or accelerated methods utilizing mobile or fixed equipment under in-situ controlled conditions. The Committee is also concerned with the test results to assess long-term pavement-system performance under full axle loads for improved modeling, design, construction, and management of pavement systems, thereby optimizing their life-cycle costs.


National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models (Lanamme UCR)

The National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models (Lanamme UCR) is a research institution that belongs to the University of Costa Rica's Civil Engineering School. Founded in the 1950s, it is a national laboratory that specializes in applied research, teaching, and technological transfer in the fields civil infrastructure, road infrastructure, and vital networks and their protection.

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