- 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-09-015
Date: July 2009
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Bridge Conference
September 12–15, 2009, San Antonio, TX
The conference will present state-of-the-art information on precast concrete design, fabrication, and construction. Featured topics will include accelerated construction, designing for seismic forces, high-performance concrete, and innovative precast concrete structures.
Eighth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management: Putting the Asset Management Pieces Together
October 19–21, 2009, Portland, OR
The conference will highlight emerging issues in transportation asset management, including trade-off analysis, optimization, system management, and safety. Three thematic tracks will be featured: Safety, Pavement Management, and Data and Information Infrastructure. Practical examples of asset management implementation within a State, region, or local community will also be spotlighted.
Contact: Tom Palmerlee at the Transportation Research Board, 202-334-2907 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org); or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available online at www.trb.org/conferences/2009/asset.
Fourth Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum
November 5–6, 2009, Chicago, IL
Hosted by the Construction Materials Recycling Association, forum sponsors also include the Asphalt Roofing and Manufacturers Association, Owens Corning, FHWA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Roofing Contractors Association, and the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Three roundtables will be held on November 5 for transportation agency officials; environmental officials; and shingle recyclers, hot-mix asphalt producers, and other industry partners.
First International Conference on Pavement Preservation
April 12–16, 2010, Newport Beach, CA
An array of pavement preservation issues will be featured at the conference, including benefits of pavement preservation, treatments for flexible and rigid pavements, strategy selection, integration of pavement preservation into pavement management systems, promotion of pavement preservation to the public and elected officials, and funding.
Contact: For more information, visit www.pavementpreservation.org/icpp.
International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavements: Practices, Challenges, and Directions
September 15–17, 2010, Sacramento, CA
The conference will present innovative processes for achieving sustainable concrete pavements throughout the pavement's life cycle. Topics will include existing technologies, emerging research, approaches to measuring energy and environmental impact, user considerations, and international practices and experiences. Case studies from around the world will also be presented. The conference is being organized by FHWA's Advanced Concrete Pavement Technology Products Program.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Fugro Consultants, Inc., 410-997-9020 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2010acptpconf.cfm.
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