Highways and Airport Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology, and Infrastructure Conference 2024

Wednesday 28 to Thursday 29 February 2024, Liverpool UK

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK.

Conference theatres/rooms to be confirmed.

Conference programme to be advertised in due time.

Conference aims and topics

The School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment at Liverpool John Moores University, in association with the ASI Solutions and Colas Ltd UK, will host its 21st  annual international conference in February 2024.

The conference will focus on highways and airport pavement engineering, asphalt technology, and infrastructure, and is a continuation of the successful annual events hosted by LJMU since 2001. These annual conferences have attracted large numbers of speakers from industry and academia in the past and delegates and exhibitors from the UK, Europe, Middle East, USA, South America, Australia and the Far East have all taken part.

The conference will benefit those stakeholders with specific interest in:

  • the development, construction and management of Highways and Airport Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology, and Infrastructure;
  • environmental protection, materials technology, pavement and infrastructure structural design and evaluations;
  • IT in pavement, asphalt and airport pavement and infrastructure; design, maintenance and assessment/evaluations
  • energy reduction, aggregate recycling initiatives, airport, road and highways road base design and analysis/evaluations

The conference will be of interest to:

  • policy advisors
  • environmental regulators
  • infrastructure clients
  • specifiers, planners and designers
  • research centres, academia, local authorities
  • highway-related consultants and designers and
  • materials suppliers, construction companies, contractors and educational institutions

The conference will pay particular attention to:

  • pavement design, aggregate and asphalt materials
  • improvements in asphalt and paving technology
  • secondary cementitious materials, data collection and pavement inventory management and
  • highway asset management, recycling initiatives, road, highways and airports maintenance and infrastructures

Papers are invited on topics mentioned above and those addressing the themes of the conference, innovation and the application of new materials and/or techniques are welcomed. Contributions are especially welcomed from clients, specifiers, regulators, local authorities, consultants, contractors, materials suppliers, research and educational organisations/institutions.

The conference will provide a unique setting within which to share and explore new ideas and to review innovations in the practical application of sustainable construction materials and techniques in pavement engineering and highways maintenance

Conference aims and topics

Supported by

  • ASI Solutions
  • Colas Ltd
  • RSTA
  • Velocity UK
  • Highways England
  • Total Energies
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • The Institution of Asphalt Technology (IAT)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Asphalt Grid Systems
  • Stabilised Pavements


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The conference is usually well attended with typically more than 100 delegates and 10 to 17 exhibitors from the UK and overseas. Due to limited spaces, please complete your registration as soon as possible. You can register online.

Speaker: £250 (one day) or £295 (two days)
Delegate: £250 (one day) or £295 (two days)
Exhibitor: £300 (one day or two days)
Additional delegate or speaker from the same organisation: £150 (one day) £200 (two days)
Additional member with the main exhibitor: £100 (one day or two days)

10% discount applicable on registration fees for members or employees of the following organisations: RSTA, CIHT, IAT, IHE and ICE.


Please submit a short abstract (200 to 250 words) to Prof Hassan Al Nageim, Dr Yangming Gao and Dr Anmar Dulaimi.

Conference committee

The organising committee for the Conference is as follows:

  • Professor Hassan Al Nageim, Conference Director, LJMU
  • Professor Howard Robinson, Conference Chairman, ASI Solutions, UK
  • Dr Anmar Dulaimi, LJMU
  • Dr Yangming Gao, LJMU
  • Somerville Wright, Associate Director, Colas Ltd, UK

Important deadlines

Submission of papers

  • Submission of abstract: 10 December 2023
  • Submission of full paper: 18 December 2023
  • Notification of acceptance for full paper: 24 December 2023

Please submit a short abstract (200 to 250 words) to Prof Hassan Al Nageim, Dr Yangming Gao and Dr Anmar Dulaimi.

The length of the paper is limited to 18 pages. Please see instruction for authors on our website.

Instruction to authors

Instruction for authors on preparing full manuscript/s

All papers will be reviewed by the Conference Scientific and Technical Board and published in the Conference Proceedings. High-quality papers will be selected for publication as refereed papers in the International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology, ISSN: 1464-8164.


If you would like to find out more about the conference programme, please contact: Conference Director, Professor Hassan Al Nageim, Dr Anmar Dulaimi and Dr Yangming Gao.

Tel: +44 (0) 151 231 2811

Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
L3 3AF

For all other conference enquiries, please email pavement@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 151 231 3668


If you require accommodation, please see the Visit Liverpool website.

Sample journal

International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology ISSN 1464-8164, Volume 24, March 2023

Past conferences

The conference is held in Liverpool

A boat on the Mersey in Liverpool with the Liver Building and such in the background

Liverpool underwent a renaissance in 2008 when it was crowned the European Capital of Culture. New boutique hotels sprang up along with the opening of stylish bars and the building of a fabulous £1bn shopping centre, Liverpool One.

Delegates coming to Liverpool find a city that is cosmopolitan and exciting and it is officially the ‘World Capital of Pop’. Merseyside’s musical traditions are as famous as its maritime ones. From the dank cellar of the Cavern bands have established themselves only to spread around the world. Bands such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Searchers to name but two. But one band in particular stands out - the Beatles played their debut there in 1961 and went on to appear another 272 times at the Cavern.

From the Liver Building to St John’s Beacon, Liverpool’s landmarks add drama and distinction to the City. The ‘Three Graces’ (the Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building) form one of the most instantly recognisable and breath-taking examples of waterfront architecture in the world.

The City has a mighty sporting heritage with two extremely competitive Premier League football clubs in the form of Liverpool and Everton. Our world-class cultural offerings include the Tate Liverpool museum and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. A new addition is the state-of-the-art Museum of Liverpool, which opened in spring 2011 and has focused on Liverpool’s worldwide influence on world history and culture.