- 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-06-021
Date: December 2005
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 85th Annual Meeting
January 22-26, 2006, Washington, DC
Transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the meeting to share their knowledge and perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice.
Contact: For information, visit the TRB Annual Meeting Web site at www.trb.org/meeting.
Fish Passage Summit
February 15-16, 2006, Denver, CO
This Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) summit will bring together participants to discuss state-of-the-art techniques for designing and retrofitting road-stream crossings to ensure fish passage. Presentations will cover such topics as fish passage assessment, retrofitting of culverts, and design of fish crossings, as well as case histories of fish crossing installations and monitoring.
Contact: Bart Bergendahl at FHWA, 720-963-3754 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/envirohyd/fish.cfm.
Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management
July 16-19, 2006, Porto, Portugal
The conference will cover such topics as bridge repair and rehabilitation issues, bridge management systems, and bridge-related safety and risk issues. The conference is designed for bridge engineers, consultants, contractors, and university researchers, among others. Sponsors include the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Colorado Department of Transportation, American Society of Civil Engineers, and FHWA.
Contact: For more information, visit www.iabmas06.com.
Fifth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways
September 18-20, 2006, San Francisco, CA
The conference is the fifth in a series of biennial events sponsored by FHWA. Caltrans and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research are co-sponsors of the event. The conference is designed to increase awareness of seismic and geological hazards and to enhance the technical expertise of engineering professionals, so that they can mitigate the risk of failure or damage to bridges and highways. The conference will provide a forum for sharing research findings and insights from completed infrastructure projects. A technical tour of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge construction project will also be featured.
Contact: Phillip Yen at FHWA, 202-493-3056 (fax: 202-493-3442; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mike Keever at Caltrans, 916-227-8806 (fax: 916-227-8242; email: email@example.com). Information is available online at www.mceer.buffalo.edu/meetings/5nsc.
International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements
October 25-26, 2006, Chicago, IL
The conference will focus on implementable design, construction, and repair techniques that result in long-lasting concrete pavements. It is targeted at pavement engineering and construction professionals who are involved in various aspects of pavement design, construction, testing and evaluation, and rehabilitation.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc., 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: email@example.com).