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American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting

December 8-12, 2000, Indianapolis, IN

The meeting will include tracks on "Innovations in Design and Construction," "Making It Work, Making It Last," "Planning for Customer Communities," and "Managing the New DOT."

Contact: Hannah Whitney at AASHTO, 202-624-8489 (fax: 202-624-7788; email: hannahw@aashto.org; Web: www.aashto.org).

Asphalt Technology 2000

December 10-13, 2000, Austin, TX

The conference is designed to provide a forum for transportation professionals and industry representatives to share information on practical engineering solutions to pavement problems. Topics covered will include specifications, pavement maintenance, and state-of-the-art technology.

Contact: Sharon Campos at the University of Texas at Austin, 512-471-3396 (fax: 512-471-0831; email: scampos@mail.utexas.edu).

LTPP State Coordinators Meeting

January 7, 2001, Washington, DC

The meeting will cover such topics as the SPS traffic data collection plan, highlights from the LTPP program in 2000, and what's in store for the program in 2001.

Contact: Neil Hawks at TRB, 202-334-1430 (fax: 202-334-3471; email: nhawks@nas.edu).

Superpave Binder Course

January 31-February 2, 2001, Indianapolis, IN

March 26-28, 2001, Indianapolis, IN

The course will provide detailed instruction on the Superpave binder specifications and testing procedures. An overview of the binder aging methods and direct tension tests will also be provided. The course includes both classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory work.

Contact: For information about course content, contact Rebecca McDaniel at the North Central Superpave Center, 765-463-2317, ext. 226 (fax: 765-497-2402; email: rsmcdani@purdue.edu; Web: bridge.ecn.purdue.edu/~spave/). For registration information, contact Nona Schaler at Purdue University, 765-494-2756 or 800-359-2968, ext. 92N (fax: 765-494-0567; email: njschaler@conf.purdue.edu).

Superpave Volumetric Mix Design Refresher Course

February 12-13, 2001, Indianapolis, IN

This refresher course provides an overview of Superpave volumetric mix design, including an introduction to how asphalt mixtures behave and an outline of the Superpave aggregate requirements and design aggregate structures. The course is designed for State highway personnel, contractors, and others involved in mix design and testing. Some knowledge of the basic principles of mix design and mixture volumetrics is required.

Contact: For information about course content, contact Rebecca McDaniel at the North Central Superpave Center, 765-463-2317, ext. 226 (fax: 765-497-2402; email: rsmcdani@purdue.edu; Web: bridge.ecn.purdue.edu/~spave/). For registration information, contact Nona Schaler at Purdue University, 765-494-2756 or 800-359-2968, ext. 92N (fax: 765-494-0567; email: njschaler@conf.purdue.edu).

Fourth Annual Asphalt Conference & Expo

March 11-14, 2001, Atlanta, GA

Conference topics will include work zone safety, quality control/quality assurance, choosing the right aggregate, and recycling and reclaiming. The conference will also feature outdoor repaving and reclamation demonstrations.

Contact: Kristin Himmelmann at 888-343-6462 (fax: 816-254-7446; email: kristin@ashphaltconference.com).

2001 AASHTO Value Engineering Conference

July 10-13, 2001, San Diego, CA

The conference will feature main tracks on starting and maintaining a value engineering program and advanced tools and techniques for value engineering, as well as a number of case studies.

Contact: Earl Burgess at the California Department of Transportation, 916-653-4436 (fax: 916-653-1527; email: earl.burgess@dot.ca.gov; Web: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/value).

International Symposium on Transportation Technology Transfer

July 29-August 2, 2001, St. Petersburg, FL

The symposium will bring together transportation professionals from around the world to discuss their advances and experiences in technology transfer techniques. Symposium topics will include marketing and promoting the transfer of technology, funding and sustaining technology transfer centers and programs, and partnering with technology transfer centers. The event is being sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Local Technical Assistance Program, World Road Association, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Transportation Research Board, and Pan American Institute of Highways.

Contact: The Office of International Programs at FHWA, 202-366-9636 (fax: 202-366-9626; email: 2001symposium@fhwa.dot.gov; Web: www.international.fhwa.dot.gov).

Seventh International Conference on Concrete Pavements

September 9-13, 2001, Orlando, FL

Designed for pavement and geotechnical engineering professionals, the conference's focus is on using concrete to develop long-lasting pavement solutions for the 21st century. The event will highlight new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of various types of concrete pavements. Another highlight will be a day of workshops and technical sessions on "Formulating the Long Range Research Needs for PCC Pavements." In addition, an exhibit hall will showcase new products and services.

Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc., 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: stayabji@ctlgroup.com; Web: iscp.tamu.edu).

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