|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
|Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Focus > June 2002 > All HPC All the Time|
|June 2002||Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-011|
All HPC All the Time
Questions about high-performance concrete (HPC)? Interested in learning more about HPC projects that other States have done? Jump online and join the discussion at the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new HPC Community of Practice. Located on the Web at knowledge.fhwa.dot.gov/cops/hpcx.nsf/home, the site is dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and information to promote better decision-making, spark innovation, and speed technology transfer throughout the transportation community.
HPC is engineered to produce mixes that better meet the requirements of specific bridge projects, resulting in bridges that last longer and require less maintenance. The site covers such HPC subject areas as:
Visitors to the Community of Practice can join a discussion in progress or initiate a new discussion in any of the subject areas. "The site also has reference materials and links to important Web sites. This is a place to share information and ideas," says Terry Halkyard of FHWA, one of the site's administrators. Users can subscribe to an email notification system that will send them a regular summary of postings to the site in any of the subject areas they choose.
The site also provides a link to a searchable database for FHWA's Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program, which encourages States to build bridges using HPC and other new technologies. Database users can search for information on bridge projects by State or by material used.
For more information on the HPC Community of Practice or HPC in general, contact Terry Halkyard at FHWA, 202-493-3467 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lou Triandafilou at FHWA's Eastern Resource Center, 410-962-3648 (email: email@example.com). You can also obtain more information on HPC by contacting FHWA's HPC Technology Delivery Team (see below).
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