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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-013
Date: June 2013

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Fiftieth Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference
July 15–17, 2013, Laramie, WY

Organized by the Western Research Institute (WRI), the conference presents current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt performance. Topics range from fundamental compositional research to applied field engineering. Participants are invited to take part 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

2013 Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium
July 18, 2013, Laramie, WY

Presented by WRI in cooperation with FHWA’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, the symposium will focus on "Innovations and Issues in Pavement Preservation and Durability." The symposium includes time for questions and open discussion.

Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email:, or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: More information is available at

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting
January 12–16, 2014, Washington, DC

Transportation professionals from around the world will gather to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The conference will feature more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops. The spotlight theme for 2014 is “Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future.”

Contact: For information, visit the TRB Web site at (click on “Annual Meeting”). Questions about the meeting can be emailed to

2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
March 19–21, 2014, San Jose, CA

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

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

Tenth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
April 28–30, 2014, Miami, FL

The conference is designed for transportation agencies and metropolitan planning organizations in all stages of asset management implementation. Themes will include establishment and monitoring of asset management plans, performance measures for asset management, tools and technology to assist decisionmaking, and adaptation to extreme weather events and climate change, including using risk assessment and vulnerability analysis. Asset management initiatives of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act will also be discussed.

Contact: To learn more, visit

Updated: 02/20/2015

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