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8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics: SURF 2018

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 to Friday, 4 May 2018 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Australia





SURF Prelim Program

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN – Don’t let the early bird slip away!


Secure your spot, buckle up and get ready for the ride. The most important event on road surfacings in 2018 is just around the corner

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the World Road Association’s (PIARC) committee on pavements is proud to present the 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics: SURF 2018.

ARRB brings this event to Australia on behalf of PIARC, with a focused consideration of 'Vehicle to Road Connectivity'.
From the 2 – 4 May 2018 in Australia’s sunny Queensland, we warmly welcome road surfacings researchers, academics, industry professionals and all other interested parties to join the discussion on methods to improve the quality of road infrastructure, through effective management of road infrastructure assets in accordance with user expectations and managers’ requests.

Within the framework of the PIARC Strategic Research Programme, the key themes to be covered include:
  • Smart surfaces
  • Vehicle-road interaction
  • Data collection with a purpose
  • Safer road performance
  • Sustainable and recyclable wearing courses

More detail on the SURF 2018 themes can be found below.

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Supporting Partner

Join us in Brisbane


28th Australian Road Research Board International Conference
(29 April to 2 May 2018)

SURF 2018 will proceed the 28th International ARRB Conference
The much anticipated ARRB conference welcomes road and transport practitioners, researchers and academics to join us in discussing ‘Next Generation Connectivity’. Attendees will be treated to talks from world renowned experts on:
  • Intelligent Roads
  • Future of Asset Management
  • Disruptive Technologies, Platforms and Services
  • Smart Journeys and
  • Human Factors in Transport

Not to mention a dazzling array of social and networking functions. Check out the website!