- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: HRT-11-012
Date: April 2011
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The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Forty-Eighth Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference
July 11-13, 2011, Laramie, WY
Organized by the Western Research Institute (WRI), the conference will present current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt performance. Topics covered range from fundamental compositional research to applied field engineering. Attendees are also invited to participate in an open mic discussion.
Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: email@example.com), or Jack Youtcheff at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-493-3090 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.
2011 Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium
July 14, 2011, Laramie, WY
Presented by WRI in cooperation with FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, the symposium will take an indepth look at the effects of asphalt binder, mix design, and construction on the durability of pavement.
Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: email@example.com), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.
Tenth International Conference on Low-Volume Roads
July 24-27, 2011, Orlando, FL
Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, the conference will feature the latest information about low-volume road management, design, construction, safety, maintenance, and other topics. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a half-day field trip to observe and study low-volume road issues.
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.
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.
National Bridge Management, Inspection, and Preservation Conference
October 31-November 4, 2011, St. Louis, MO
Building upon FHWA's successful 2007 National Bridge Preservation Workshop, the conference will feature separate tracks for bridge management, inspection, and preservation topics. "Making the Case for Bridge Preservation" and "Next Generation Bridge Inspection" will also be featured themes. The conference is sponsored by FHWA and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
Contact: For more information, visit www.TSP2.org/bridge.
Industrial Byproducts Conference
November 1-2, 2011, Austin, TX
Sponsored by FHWA, the Industrial Resources Council, and the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the conference will highlight the use of industrial byproducts in road construction.
Contact: Jason Harrington at FHWA, 202-366-1576 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.RMA.org.
Seventh RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements
June 20-22, 2012, Delft, The Netherlands
Conference topics will include the detection, prediction, and mitigation of cracking in pavements; laboratory and field model validation; and accelerated pavement testing. Organized by RILEM (the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems, and Structures), conference partners include FHWA and AASHTO.
Contact: For more information, visit www.rilem2012.org.