Dr. Bouzid Choubane, P.E., has been appointed as the new Director of the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) where he will begin on August 20, 2021.  He is currently the State Pavement and Materials Engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) where he has worked for the past 25 years.

Dr. Choubane has been actively involved in pavements and materials technologies at both the national and international levels during his more than 30 years in the transportation industry. He has chaired or served on more than 20 committees, sections, groups, panels, and task forces of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).  He is past chair of the TRB Committee on Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing and Past Chair of ASTM International Committee on Pavement Management.  Before joining FDOT, he was a Research Associate at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada.

Dr. Choubane replaces former Director Dr. Judith Corley-Lay who served for the past 5 years.  NCPP was established in 2003 by Michigan State University and the Foundation for Pavement Preservation to lead collaborative efforts among government, industry, and academia in the advancement of pavement preservation.  One of the major programs of NCPP is providing management of AASHTO ‘s Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP∙2). TSP2 was initiated as an efficient means to disseminate information to AASHTO member agencies for preserving their highway infrastructure, including both pavements and bridges.