- 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-11-010
Date: January/February 2011
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The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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.
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.
Contact: For more information, send an email to TRBMeetings@NAS.edu.
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.
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