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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-016
Date: August 2010
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
2010 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference
August 31–September 3, 2010, Park City, UT
Hydraulic engineers from around the country will gather to discuss today's challenges, innovations, and best practices. Topics will include bridge scour, fish passage, stream restoration, water quality, and climate change. The conference is sponsored by AASHTO, FHWA, and the Utah Department of Transportation.
Contact: Cynthia Nurmi at FHWA, 404-562-3908 (email: email@example.com), or visit www.udot.utah.gov/nhec.
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. FHWA and the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center have organized the conference as part of the technology transfer efforts of 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 at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2010acptpconf.cfm.
Pavement Evaluation 2010
October 25–27, 2010, Roanoke, VA
The conference will combine the annual Road Profilers Users Group Meeting with discussions and presentations on other aspects of nondestructive pavement evaluation. In addition to profiling, topics will include texture and friction measurement, tire-pavement noise, ground penetrating radar, video distress rating, and structural testing. Following the meeting, an equipment comparison rodeo will be held at the Virginia Smart Road in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Seventh International Bridge Engineering Conference: Improving Reliability and Safety—Restoration, Renewal, and Replacement
December 1–3, 2010, San Antonio, TX
Sponsored by TRB and FHWA and hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation, the conference will focus on improving bridge reliability and safety. Technical sessions will cover such topics as accelerated bridge construction, bridge management and preservation, innovative materials, inspection and monitoring, bridge scour, and seismic and blast hazards.
TRB 90th Annual Meeting
More than 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the meeting to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The spotlight theme for the 2011 meeting is "Transportation, Liveability, and Economic Development in a Changing World." The meeting will feature more than 3,000 presentations in nearly 600 sessions.
First Transportation and Development Institute Congress: Integrated Transportation and Development for a Better Tomorrow
March 13–16, 2011, Chicago, IL
Organized by the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the conference will bring together transportation and development researchers, engineers, planners, designers, construction managers, and contractors from around the world to discuss integrated strategies for smart development. Discussion topics will include transportation operations and safety, pavement and transportation materials, advanced technologies in transportation systems, airport planning and design, and smart development and sustainability. The conference will also feature a technical tour to an engineering project in the Chicago area.
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