- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-022
Date: January/February 2004
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Fourth National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways
February 9-11, 2004, Memphis, TN
The conference will provide a forum for exchanging information on current national and regional practices for designing seismic-resistant bridges and highway systems and retrofitting existing structures and highways. An International Forum will feature speakers from various countries that have implemented advanced earthquake design and mitigation technologies and approaches. A Technology Show and Information Display will also showcase innovative technologies for earthquake engineering.
Contact: Wendy Pickering at the University of Illinois, 217-333-2880 (fax: 217-333-9561; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.conferences.uiuc.edu/seismic).
Making Work Zones Work Better Workshops
February 11, 2004, Macon, GA
February 24-25, 2004, Madison, WI
March 11-12, 2004, Charlottesville, VA
March 24-25, 2004, Fargo, ND
FHWA, along with State and local partners, is sponsoring this series of workshops to share information on new and emerging technologies and practices for reducing congestion and crashes in and around work zones.
Contact: Carol Keenan at FHWA, 202-366-6993 (email: email@example.com. gov; Web: www.fhwa.dot.gov/workzones).
Asphalt Pavement Conference 2004: 21st Century Construction
March 15-16, 2004, Nashville, TN
The conference will focus on construction practices that are necessary to building hot-mix asphalt pavements that will last. Session topics will include paving and compaction, contracting practices, and plant operations. The conference is being held in conjunction with the World of Asphalt 2004 Show & Conference. Sponsors include the Asphalt Institute, National Asphalt Pavement Association, State Asphalt Pavement Associations, Tennessee Department of Transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and FHWA.
Contact: For registration information, call 800-355-6635 (fax: 800-979-3365; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.worldofasphalt.com.
2004 Concrete Bridge Conference
May 17-18, 2004, Charlotte, NC
The conference will focus on high-performance concrete bridges and rapid bridge construction. The event is sponsored by the National Concrete Bridge Council, Portland Cement Association, and FHWA.
Contact: Shri Bhide at the Portland Cement Association, 847-972-9100 (fax: 847-972-9101; email: email@example.com; Web: www.nationalconcretebridge.org/cbc/index.html).
First International Symposium on the Design and Construction of Long Lasting Asphalt Pavements
June 7-9, 2004, Auburn, AL
The symposium will facilitate the exchange of information on materials and mix design, construction issues, quality control/quality assurance, contracting methods, perpetual pavements, and other related topics. Sponsors include the International Society for Asphalt Pavements, the Asphalt Alliance, and FHWA.
Contact: National Center for Asphalt Technology, 334-844-6228 (fax: 334-844-6248; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.ncat.us (click on "Upcoming Events").
Structural Materials Technology: NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges 2004
September 14-17, 2004, Buffalo, NY
Participants will be able to learn about the state-of-the-art in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies. The event is sponsored by The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc., New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Transportation Research Board, FHWA, and the Structural Engineering Institute.
Contact: Glenn Washer at FHWA, 202-493-3082 (fax: 202-493-3442; email: email@example.com), or Sreenivas Alampalli at the NYSDOT, 518-457-6827 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/smt.htm).