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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-014
Date: September 2002

Highway Technology Calendar

The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.

First Annual Concrete Bridge Conference

October 6-9, 2002, Nashville, TN

The Concrete Bridge Conference will serve as a national venue for the exchange of ideas and information on all aspects of concrete bridge design and construction. Such topics as high-performance concrete, new forming methods, and new materials will be covered. The event is being cosponsored by the National Concrete Bridge Council and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Contact: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute at 312-786-0300 (Web: ww.nationalconcretebridge.org).

Tunnel Management System Workshop

October 22-23, 2002, San Francisco, CA

Contact: Bob Mihalek, FHWA, 202-366-1567 or Thomas Van, FHWA, 202-366-1341, thomas.van@fhwa.dot.gov

November 18-19, 2002, Dallas, TX

Contact: Mary Anderson, FHWA, 202-366-0222 or Sonya Hill, FHWA, 202-366-1337, sonya.hill@fhwa.dot.gov

The workshops will present a new tunnel management system that provides guidance on preparing and conducting tunnel inspections, current procedures for maintaining and repairing tunnel components, and a computer software program to aid in collecting tunnel data and planning corrective and preventive actions. The development of the new system was jointly sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration.

National Transportation Symposium

November 13-14, 2002, Auburn, AL

At the symposium, the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) will highlight research findings from the first round of asphalt testing conducted at NCAT's test track.

Contact: Carol Tapley at NCAT, 334-844-6228 (email: ctapley@eng.auburn.edu).

The National Partnership for Highway Quality Conference and Award Ceremony

November 14, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT

The events will recognize those who have achieved continuous improvement in the quality of highways nationwide.

Contact: Bob Templeton at the National Partnership for Highway Quality, 512-301-9899 (email: btemplenphq@aol.com; Web: www.NPHQ.org).

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: briaud@tamu.edu; 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: nabro@unlnotes.unl.edu).

World of Asphalt 2003

March 17-20, 2003, Nashville, TN

The conference will feature educational sessions, outdoor demonstrations, and indoor exhibits showcasing the latest asphalt-related equipment, products, and services. Sponsors include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, FHWA, Transportation Research Board, National Asphalt Pavement Association, and National Association of County Engineers. More than 150 exhibitors will also participate in the conference.

Contact: World of Asphalt Management Office at 800-355-6635 (fax: 800-979-3365; email: info@worldofasphalt.com).

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