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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-060
Date: January 2001
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for building and maintaining better, safer roads.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com).
World of Asphalt 2001
February 4-7, 2001, Orlando, FL
This exposition will feature the latest innovations and technologies in the asphalt pavement industry, including state-of-the-art pavers, cold planers, compaction equipment.
Contact: Andrew Dougherty at 800-355-6635 (fax: 800-979-3365; Web: www.worldofasphalt.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com; 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, Organisation 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; Web: iscp.tamu.edu).
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