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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-010
Date: January/February 2010

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Innovations and Real Solutions in 2010

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) will continue its free online Real Solutions and Innovations seminar series in 2010 with a diverse and timely schedule of sessions. The Real Solutions series features guest speakers discussing challenges they have faced in the field and the innovative solutions used to address those challenges. Upcoming seminars include Bridge Life Cycle Benefit and Cost Analysis: Fundamentals and Application on February 25, 2010, from 1–3 p.m. (eastern standard time), and Best Practices for Roadway Tunnel Design, Construction, and Maintenance on March 25, 2010, from 1–3 p.m. (eastern standard time). Past sessions have focused on such topics as Best Practices in Bridge Management Decision-Making, Use of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) for Ultra-Rapid Bridge Construction, and Troubleshooting Early-Age Cracking of Concrete Pavements. 

A view of the underside of a curving highway overpass span.

The National Highway Institute's Real Solutions and Innovations seminars present the latest information on today's highway technology.

The Innovation Series is designed to bring representatives from State and local transportation agencies, industry, academia, and others up-to-the-minute information on today's highway technology advances. Hosted in conjunction with FHWA's Highways for LIFE program, past Innovation sessions have included Advancements in EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) Geofoam for Transportation Applications, Best Practices in Accelerated Construction Techniques, Self-Consolidating Concrete, and Bridge Inspection. Upcoming seminars include Accelerating Project Delivery and Innovative Contracting on February 24, 2010, from 2:30–4 p.m. (eastern standard time) and The Use of Recycled Materials in Roadway Construction on March 25, 2010, from 2:30–4 p.m. (eastern standard time).

To be notified when registration opens for the upcoming Web seminars, send an email to nhimarketing@dot.gov. To download presentations from previous Real Solutions seminars, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/about/realsolutions.aspx. Presentations from the Innovations series are available at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/about/innovationseries.aspx.

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