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The largest Foundation grant to date was $190,000 to the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) in 2013 to develop subbase thickness design tables for PICP. This research project was supported by the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada and the California Nevada Cement Association. With a total expense of around $400,000, the research included full-scale accelerated load testing and mechanistic modeling to develop the PICP design tables based on traffic loads, soil strength and the number of annual days the soil is saturated. The design tables were adopted by Caltrans and included in the ASCE/ANSI 68-18 Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement national standard. Accelerated full-scale load testing at the University of California Pavement Research Center validated mechanistic modeling of PICP in 2014. This led to more cost-effective PICP designs. As the Foundation approaches the 20-year mark, the generosity of donors has enabled a significant list of education and research grants exceeding $1.6 million with many of the projects addressing the to-do list that emerged from the 1990 focus group of pavement experts. Grant categories follow: Education Grants........................................................................... $514,984 2004—ICPI Director of Engineering Hired The year 2004 marked hiring of ICPI’s first Director of Engineering, Robert Burak, P. Eng. Mr. Burak helped develop an installer course for PICP, provided technical support to contractors, as well as oversight on bedding sand durability studies and crosswalk construction research. Based in Ontario, he also addressed technical needs specific to the Canadian market including an update to CSA product standards. Robert Burak, P. Eng. Robert Bowers, P. Eng. replaced Mr. Burak in 2009 and among many deliverables, provided leadership in developing an education road map and programs for contractors, industry sales Robert Bowers, P. Eng. personnel and design professionals. Many of these courses have been incorporated into an on-line learning management system that can be accessed 24/7 to earn certification credentials or to maintain them. In addition, Mr. Bowers updated a university curriculum package for civil engineers originally developed by the University of Waterloo in 2002. Both ‘Robs’ provided countless presentations to civil engineers, municipal officials and to contractors. Research Grants Interlocking Concrete Pavement .................................$219,000 Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement........$750,105 Slabs and Planks........................................................................$135,350 TOTAL ............................................................................................ $1,619,439 3 0 • I C P I C O M M E M O R AT I V E P U B L I C AT I O N