The Asian Pavement Engineering Society (APES) was formed to promote the exchange of ideas, information and cooperation among pavement professionals in the Asia Pacific region. The Society organises various activities to develop and maintain effective relations with professional engineering organisations, academias and learned societies in the region.
In order to achieve the objectives of APES to promote and provide international forum for professionals in Asia, APES is actively involved in organising and supporting a number of international conferences in Asia. Below are two large conferences supported by APES:
- International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology (ICPT)
- Asia Pacific Transportation and Environment Conference (APTE)
The 25th SPT 2020 will be held on 19 Nov 2020 in webinar format. The e-symposium is jointly organised by the Pavement Engineering Society, Singapore (PES) and the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) of the National University of Singapore. PES and CTR are non-profit organisations that have been actively promoting the advancement of pavement technology in road, airfield and other industrial applications. We are pleased to organise this important SPT series, and we seek the support of all professionals from the road, airfield, port and building industries who are involved in pavement-related activities.
The International Committee on Pavement Technology (ICPT) is a non-profit non-governmental organization hosted by the Centre for Transportation Research of the National University of Singapore. The ICPT was established in 1992 under an agreement between the Centre for Transportation Research, National University of Singapore, and the Pavement Engineering Society (Singapore). The permanent secretariat of the ICPT is hosted by the Centre for Transportation Research, National University of Singapore.
The objectives of ICPT is to promote pavement technological advancement worldwide, with special emphasis in pavement technological development in developing countries, by encouraging exchange and transfer of pavement technology among professionals and researchers of different countries and regions, through organizing technology transfer activities such as international conferences.
The first ICPT conference was held in Singapore in 1993 as a Southeast Asian regional event focusing on pavement construction and maintenance technology. This event received highly encouraging response from 6 countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia and Singapore. It was the success and positive experience of the first conference that led to the decision to launch the ICPT series of international conferences, formally known as the International Conference on Road & Airfield Pavement Technology.
It is the intention of ICPT to hold the ICPT conferences in East Asia so as to benefit the professionals in countries of this region. By organizing the conferences, with papers from this region as well as North America, Europe and other parts of the world, it helps to promote pavement engineering R&D in this part of the world.
Since the first conference held in Singapore (1993), then, the Conference has been organized regularly every two years, hosted in Singapore (1995), China (1998, 2000, 2015), Korea (2005), Japan (2008), Thailand (2011), Taiwan (2013), Hong Kong (2017) and the last one was Malaysia (2019).
The APTE Conference was initiated in 1998 in Singapore. Since then, the Conference has been organized regularly every two years, hosted in Singapore (2004, 2007), China (2000, 2005, 2009), Indonesia (2010), Thailand (2012), Sri Lanka (2014), Malaysia (2016) and the last one was Indonesia (2018).
The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform of discussion for international experts on issues related to transport development and their impact on the environment. The event should also become a media for experts from various transportation branch to exchange ideas and opinions on managing and mitigating the potential negative impact of the transportation activities to the societies and environment.