- 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-11-009
Date: December 2010
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting
January 23-27, 2011, Washington, DC
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, Livability, and Economic Development in a Changing World." The meeting will feature more than 3,000 presentations in nearly 600 sessions.
Second International Conference on Transportation Construction Management
February 7-10, 2011, Orlando, FL
Following on the success of the First International Conference on Transportation Construction Management, held in 2009, this event will look at how anticipating and resolving issues before construction begins is key to minimizing risk, meeting or exceeding customers' expectations, and saving money. The second conference will feature additional emphasis on international success stories and case studies from other modes of transportation, including transit, rail, and airport construction. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), TRB, and the Transportation Development Foundation are sponsoring the event, with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association serving as the conference manager.
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 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.
2011 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
March 28-30, 2011, Kansas City, MO
Join transportation leaders in discussing lessons learned in the use of the design-build project delivery method for transportation projects. The discussions will cover choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, risk allocation, and performance contracting. The conference is cosponsored by FHWA, AASHTO, and various industry groups.
Second International Conference on Warm Mix Asphalt
October 11-13, 2011, St. Louis, MO
Sponsored by the National Asphalt Pavement Association and FHWA, the conference will provide a progress report on the implementation of warm-mix asphalt. Featured topics will include mix design, long-term performance, accelerated performance testing, effects on binder properties, and innovative temperature reduction processes. The conference will be of interest to engineers, researchers, contractors, and transportation agency personnel.
Contact: Matthew Corrigan at FHWA, 202-366-1549 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fifth Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum
October 27-28, 2011, Dallas, TX
Organized by the Construction Materials Recycling Association, the forum will cover all aspects of the opportunities offered by shingle recycling. Using recycled asphalt shingles in hot-mix asphalt and other construction applications can save money and conserve natural resources, while maintaining quality.
Contact: Audrey Copeland at FHWA, 202-493-3097 (email: email@example.com), or visit www.shinglerecycling.org.