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Focus
Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-016
Date: August 2012
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

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

Organized by the Federal Highway Administration (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: Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@dot.gov). Conference information is also available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2012conf.cfm.

2012 Industrial Materials Conference
November 28–29, 2012, Indianapolis, IN

The conference will feature best practices in the use of high-volume recycled materials in sustainable pavement systems. Conference sponsors include FHWA, the Industrial Resources Council, and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Contact: Lee Gallivan at FHWA, 317-226-7493 (email: victor.gallivan@dot.gov), or visit www.industrialresourcescouncil.org/events/2012IMC.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting
January 13–17, 2013, Washington, DC

More than 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The spotlight theme for 2013 is “Deploying Transportation Research—Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster.”

Contact: For information, visit the TRB Web site at www.trb.org (click on “Annual Meeting”). Questions about the meeting can be emailed to trbmeetings@nas.edu.

2013 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
March 18–20, 2013, Orlando, FL

Join transportation leaders in discussing lessons learned in the use of the design-build project delivery method for transportation projects. Discussions will cover choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, innovative financing solutions, risk allocation, and performance contracting.

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

Seventh National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways
May 20–22, 2013, Oakland, CA

Conference sessions will focus on understanding and mitigating damage to the Nation’s highway infrastructure from earthquakes and other natural hazards. Sponsors include FHWA; the California Department of Transportation; TRB; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.

Contact: Phillip Yen at FHWA, 202-366-5604 (email: wen-huei.yen@dot.gov), or visit http://7nsc.info.

Second National Covered Bridge Conference
June 5–8, 2013, Dayton, OH

The FHWA National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program is sponsoring the conference in partnership with the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. Themes include research and rehabilitation projects, best practices for rehabilitation, and continuing threats and challenges to covered bridges, including damage caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. Participants will have the opportunity to tour several historic covered bridges.

Contact: Everett Matias at FHWA, 202-366-6712 (email: everett.matias@dot.gov), or visit www.woodcenter.org/2013-national-covered-bridge-conference.

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