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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-013
Date: May 2013
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The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit http://7nsc.info.
Thirtieth Annual International Bridge Conference (IBC)
June 2–6, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, the IBC will cover all aspects of bridges, including design, engineering, construction, maintenance, preservation, and rehabilitation. A special session on June 3 will highlight the bridge program of this year's featured agency, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Also featured are seminars on the most promising bridge products resulting from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) and new tools and resources for steel bridge design. Workshops will include presentations by FHWA on Application of Software in Load Rating of Highway Bridges, Accelerated Bridge Construction, Bridge Preservation Strategies, and Moving the Bridge Industry Towards Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) Project Delivery and Data Management. For participants registered for the IBC, there is no additional cost for the FHWA workshops. The conference also offers an optional bus tour highlighting unique area bridges.
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: email@example.com), 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: email@example.com). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: email@example.com). More information on the selected topic will be available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.
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