- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-011
Date: June 2002
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
First International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management
July 14-17, 2002, Barcelona, Spain
Conference topics will include bridge management systems, high-performance materials, nondestructive testing, and composites. Sponsors of the event include the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Transportation Research Board, and FHWA.
Contact: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, email@example.com (Web: www.cimne.upc.es/congress/iabmas02).
Ninth International Conference on Asphalt Pavements
August 17-22, 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark
The conference will address the design, construction, maintenance, and performance of asphalt pavements.
Contact: DIS Congress Service Copenhagen A/S at firstname.lastname@example.org (Web: www.asphalt.org/home.html).
Seventh Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo
September 4-5, 2002, Charleston, WV
Symposium topics include the state of the practice in anti-icing and new products and equipment for winter maintenance.
Contact: Deborah Vocke at FHWA, 410-962-3744 (fax: 410-962-3419; email: email@example.com). Information is also available on the Web at www.easternsnowexpo.org/main.htm.
Third International Symposium on Binder Rheology and Pavement Performance
September 23-24, 2002, San Antonio, TX
The symposium will address such topics as development of binder specifications, lab testing procedures, and binder production methods.
Contact: Abatech, Inc., 215-258-3640 (fax: 561-679-2464; Web: www.asphalt-technology.com).
National HERS-ST Conference and Software Rollout: Introduction and Training
September 24-25, 2002, Charlotte, NC
FHWA will be distributing and providing training on HERS-ST Version 2.0 at the conference. HERS-ST can help highway agencies develop highway needs reports, predict highway condition and performance, and communicate effectively with higher level decision makers. The software is a Windows-based program that has Geographical Information System and graphical output capabilities.
Contact: David Winter at FHWA, 202-366-4631 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit the HERS-ST Web site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/hersindex.cfm.
First International Conference on Scour of Foundations
November 17-20, 2002, College Station, TX
The conference will cover such topics as bridge scour, erosion of soils, scour monitoring, numerical modeling, and international guidelines and practices.
Contact: Jean-Louis Briaud at Texas A&M University's Department of Civil Engineering, 979-845-3795 (fax: 979-845-6554; email: email@example.com; Web: tti.tamu.edu/conferences/scour).
2002 FHWA Steel Bridge Conference for the Western United States
December 12-13, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT
The conference will focus on design, fabrication, construction, and research issues related to steel bridges.
Contact: Atorod Azizinamini at the National Bridge Research Organization, 402-472-3462 (fax: 402-472-6658; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Second International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing
September 19-22, 2004, Minneapolis, MN
Attendees will be able to participate in both technical sessions and a variety of field trips. Conference sponsors include the University of Minnesota, Transportation Research Board, Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT), Texas DOT, National Asphalt Pavement Association, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and FHWA.
Contact: Glenn Engstrom at the Minnesota DOT, 651-779-5531 (email: email@example.com).