- 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-05-030
Date: September 2005
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
2005 Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar
September 25-28, 2005, Portland, OR
The seminar is a biennial cooperative effort by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the transportation departments of Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State. This year's theme is "Improving Bridge Design, Construction, and Operations."
Contact: Jean Canfield, Conference Manager, 360-943-7732 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Timothy Rogers at FHWA, 503-587-4706 (email: email@example.com). Conference information is available online at www.westernbridge.net.
October 30-November 2, 2005, Chicago, IL
The conference will highlight innovative applications of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) worldwide. Topics will include mix design, structural performance, and test methods.
Contact: Richard Garza at the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials, 847-491-3858 (fax: 847-467-1078; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Suneel Vanikar at FHWA, 202-366-0120 (email: email@example.com). Conference information is also available at www.scc2005.info.
National Conference on Roadway Pavement Preservation
October 31-November 1, 2005, Kansas City, MO
Organized by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Task Force on Roadway Pavement Preservation, the conference will provide a forum for discussion of all aspects of successfully implementing pavement preservation activities. Topics will include asset management; engineering; economics; the establishment of strategic performance goals; and the implementation of routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, and minor rehabilitation activities.
Contact: Larry Galehouse at the National Center for Pavement Preservation, 517-432-8820 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or David Peshkin at Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., 630-434-9210 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available at gulliver.trb.org/conferences/Asset.
Sixth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
November 1-3, 2005, Kansas City, MO
With the theme of "Making Asset Management Work in Your Organization," the conference is designed to be a forum to share information on an array of asset management topics. The event is sponsored by FHWA, TRB, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Contact: Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Katie Zimmerman at Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., 217-398-3977 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available at gulliver.trb.org/conferences/Asset.
Green Highway Forum
November 8-10, 2005, College Park, MD
The event will focus on developing a "green highway" certification program and a new Green Highway Awards initiative.
Contact: For information about the forum's agenda, contact Jason Harrington at FHWA, 202-366-1576 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.wetlandsworkgroup.org/GreenHighways/Green%20Highways.htm. For registration information, contact Frank Reilly at the Wetlands and Watershed Work Group, 877-586-3912 (email: ExecutiveDirector@WetlandsWorkGroup.org).
FHWA Unknown Foundations Summit
November 14-16, 2005, Lakewood, CO
The summit will provide a forum to discuss the current standard-of-practice and state-of-the-art techniques available to manage bridges with unknown foundations. The summit will also provide attendees an opportunity to see and learn about numerous technologies available from a variety of vendors.
Contact: Khamis Haramy at FHWA, 720-963-3521 (email: email@example.com), or Cynthia Nurmi at FHWA, 404-562-3908 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
National Quality Conference
December 13-14, 2005, Orlando, FL
Sponsored by the National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ), the conference will highlight the movement to establish a State Quality Partnership in every State by 2008.
Contact: Bob Templeton at NPHQ, 512-301-9899 (email: email@example.com), or Byron Lord at FHWA, 202-366-1325 (fax: 202-366-3943; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available on the NPHQ Web site at www.nphq.org.
2005 FHWA Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference
December 14-16, 2005, San Diego, CA
Sponsored by FHWA, this conference will look at how prefabricated bridge elements and systems can be used to accelerate construction, minimize traffic disruption, increase quality, and lower life-cycle costs.
Contact: Roland Nimis at FHWA, 415-744-2653 (email: email@example.com), or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at www.acceleratedbridge.com.