- 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-13-011
Date: March 2013
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The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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.
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; Transportation Research Board; 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–email@example.com), 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.woodcenter.org/2013–national–covered–bridge–conference.
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: email@example.com), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202–493–3090 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.
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 take an indepth look at a single asphalt–related topic.
Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307–721–2306 (email: email@example.com), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202–493–3090 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on the selected topic will be available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.
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