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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-011
Date: March 2011

Highway Technology Calendar

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.


Contact: Sam Tyson at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit http://www.tdi-congress.org.

Green Roads Summit

March 24, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

The summit will look at a range of green construction topics, including recycling and reuse, stormwater management, fleet operation, and regulatory issues. Emerging trends, rating and evaluation systems, and performance metrics will all be highlighted. Sponsors include FHWA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Associated General Contractors of America, and the Construction Materials Recycling Association.


Contact: Jason Harrington at FHWA, 202-366-1576 (email: jason.harrington@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.conexpoconagg.com/Education/General/GreenRoadsSummit.

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, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and various industry groups.


Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202-366-1562 (email: gerald.yakowenko@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.designbuildtransportation.com.

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: ssalmans@uwyo.edu), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: jack.youtcheff@fhwa.dot.gov). 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: ssalmans@uwyo.edu), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: jack.youtcheff@fhwa.dot.gov). 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.


Contact: For more information, send an email to TRBMeetings@NAS.edu, or visit www.trb.org/LowVolumeRoadsconference/LVR10.aspx.

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: matthew.corrigan@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.warmmixasphalt.com.

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: audrey.copeland@fhwa.dot.gov), 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 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: jason.harrington@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.RMA.org.


Updated: 04/07/2011

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