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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-007
Date: October 2007
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Seventh National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
November 6-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA
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 the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management.
Contact: David Floyd at TRB, 202-334-2966 (email: email@example.com), or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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: email@example.com). Information and online registration are available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2007CPTPconf.cfm.
Highway Quality Conference
November 13-14, 2007, San Diego, CA
Sponsored by the National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ), the conference will share information about advanced tools and techniques, best practices, and innovations in highway quality.
Contact: Bob Templeton at NPHQ, 512-301-9899 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Ken Jacoby at FHWA, 202-366-6503 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available at www.nphq.org.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: email@example.com). For additional information, visit www.steelbridges.org (click on "World Steel Bridge Symposium").
TRB 87th Annual Meeting
January 13-17, 2008, Washington, DC
Transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the meeting to share 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. Questions about the meeting can be emailed to TRBMeetings@NAS.edu.
2008 Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference
March 20-21, 2008, Baltimore, MD
The conference will provide a forum for both public and private sector members of the bridge community to exchange ideas and experiences related to accelerated bridge construction. Cosponsored by FHWA and 13 State transportation departments from across the United States, the conference is designed for State highway bridge engineers, design professionals, fabricators, contractors, members of academia, and representatives of Federal and local agencies. The conference will focus on case studies that emphasize prefabricated bridge elements and systems, state-of-the-art equipment, material technologies, and innovative contracting methods that enable accelerated bridge construction.
Contact: Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/accelerated/index.cfm.
Seventh International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA)
June 24-28, 2008, Calgary, Canada
The 2008 ICMPA will offer transportation agencies and others the opportunity to learn about pavement management practices from around the world. Topics will include asset preservation and maintenance, asset management tools, data collection and management, and performance-based planning.
Contact: For more information, send an email to ICMPA2008@eventplan.net, or visit www.icmpa2008.com.
Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management
July 13-17, 2008, Seoul, Korea
The conference will address such topics as bridge management systems, design and analysis, reliability and risk management, fatigue analysis, measurement and monitoring, and damage assessment. The event is being organized by the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety and hosted by the Korea Bridge Design and Engineering Research Center at Seoul National University.
Contact: Ian Friedland at FHWA, 202-493-3023 (email: email@example.com), or visit www.iabmas08.org.
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