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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-012
Date: April 2012

Highway Technology Calendar

The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.

2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
April 25–27, 2012, Phoenix, AZ

Join transportation leaders in discussing lessons learned in the use of the design-build project delivery method for transportation projects. Discussions will include choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, risk allocation, and performance contracting. The conference is cosponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and industry groups.

Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202-366-1562 (email:, or visit

2012 International Conference on Winter Maintenance and Surface Transportation Weather
April 30–May 3, 2012, Coralville, IA

Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, Iowa Department of Transportation, AASHTO, and FHWA, the conference will cover both the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in improving snow removal and ice control operations. Session highlights include performance measures, road weather and surface condition data collection, innovative equipment and materials, and large-volume snow control.

Contact: Roemer Alfelor at FHWA, 202-366-9242 (email:, or visit

FHWA Intelligent Compaction (IC) Workshop
May 3, 2012, Minneapolis, MN

The workshop highlights the fundamentals of IC and discusses the route to successful IC implementation. The training is designed for State agency staff, professionals in the earthwork and paving industries, IC roller vendors, and global positioning system vendors.

Contact: George Chang at The Transtec Group, 512-451-6233, ext. 227 (email:, or Lee Gallivan at FHWA, 317-226-7493 (email: Registration information is available at

Seventh RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements
June 20–22, 2012, Delft, Netherlands

Conference topics spotlight 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: Katherine Petros at FHWA, 202-493-3154 (email:, or visit

Forty-Ninth Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference
July 9–11, 2012, 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:, or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: Information is also available at

2012 Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium
July 12, 2012, Laramie, WY

Presented by WRI in cooperation with FHWA’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, the symposium will take an in-depth look at a single asphalt-related topic.

Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email:, or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: More information on the selected topic will be available at

International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements
September 18–21, 2012, Seattle, WA

Organized by FHWA, in partnership with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, the conference will address concrete pavement design, construction, and materials technologies that result in long-life, sustainable concrete pavement. A mini-symposium on concrete paving durability will be held on the final day of the conference.

Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Fugro Consultants, Inc., 410-302-0831 (email:, or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: Conference information is also available at

Updated: 02/20/2015

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