- 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-07-011
Date: March 2007
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Polymer Composites Conference IV
March 20-22, 2007, Morgantown, WV
The conference will highlight the successful application of composites in infrastructure renewal and look at their design, construction, performance, and cost effectiveness. Participants will discuss recommended practices for installation, repair procedures, and maintenance. Featured topics will also include case studies from highway agencies, various applications, guide specifications, and environmental issues. The conference is sponsored by the Constructed Facilities Center at West Virginia University, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the West Virginia Department of Transportation.
Contact: Gangarao Hota at West Virginia University, 304-293-7608, ext. 2634 (fax: 304-293-7459; email: CFC@mail.wvu.edu), or Lou Triandafilou at FHWA, 410-962-3648 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
2007 California Pavement Preservation Conference
April 11-12, 2007, Union City, CA
The conference will highlight innovations in pavement preservation and outline strategies for how highway agencies can benefit from a pavement preservation program.
Contact: Laura Melendy at the Technology Transfer Program, University of California, Berkeley, 510-665-3608 (email: email@example.com), or visit www.cp2info.org/conference/.
National Conference on Pavement Management
May 6-9, 2007, Norfolk, VA
Conference topics will include the history and development of pavement management, engineering applications of pavement management data, integrating pavement management systems (PMS) and pavement preservation programs, and using PMS data to calibrate the new Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide. The conference is sponsored by FHWA, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Transportation Research Council, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Contact: Thomas Van at FHWA, 202-366-1341 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.cpe.vt.edu/PavementManagement07/.
2007 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Value Engineering Conference
July 17-20, 2007, Seattle, WA
Sponsored by the AASHTO Value Engineering Technical Committee, FHWA, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the conference will feature the Nation's best practices for value engineering.
Contact: Adele McCormick at WSDOT, 360-705-7298 (fax: 360-705-6885; email: VEConf@wsdot.wa.gov), or Jon Obenberger at FHWA, 202-366-2221 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available online at www.wsdot.wa.gov/partners/aashtove/.
Seventh National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
November 6-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA
The conference will provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, and others to share information on a range of issues related to transportation asset management. Three thematic tracks will be featured at the conference: Integration of Maintenance and Operations into Transportation Asset Management, Putting Economics into Practice, and Transportation Asset Management in the Ports and Harbors Community. The conference is sponsored by the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Committees on Transportation Asset Management and Transportation Economics, with support from FHWA's Office of Asset Management.
Contact: David Floyd at TRB, 202-334-2966 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available at www.TRB.org/conferences/Asset/2007/call.pdf.
International Conference on Optimizing Paving Concrete Mixtures and Accelerated Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation
November 7-9, 2007, Atlanta, GA
The conference will provide an international forum to address various aspects of concrete mixture optimization and accelerated concrete pavement construction and rehabilitation that result in long life for pavements. The event is being organized as part of the technology transfer activities for FHWA's Concrete Pavement Technology Program. Conference topics will include U.S. and international experiences with concrete mixture optimization, best practices for accelerated construction and rehabilitation, and highway agency and contractor training needs.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at CTLGroup, 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: stayabji@CTLGroup.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information and online registration are available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2007CPTPconf.cfm.
World Steel Bridge Symposium 2007
December 4-7, 2007, New Orleans, LA
The symposium will bring together design engineers, construction professionals, transportation officials, representatives from academia, and others to discuss state-of-the-art practices for enhancing steel bridge design, fabrication, and construction techniques. This event is sponsored by the National Steel Bridge Alliance and FHWA.
Contact: Elizabeth Purdy at the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc., 312-670-5421 (email: email@example.com), or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional information, visit www.steelbridges.org (click on "World Steel Bridge Symposium").