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Date: March 1999
The following events are in support of products and technologies developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program.
National Workshop on Sign Vandalism
March 16-17, 1999, Kansas City, MO
The workshop is designed for a range of personnel, including county and city engineers, traffic operations and law enforcement staff, sign materials vendors, and insurance company representatives. Sponsors include the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Missouri DOT, Texas DOT, Washington State DOT, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Federal Highway Administration, and others.
Contact: Duane Smith or Sharon Prochnow at the Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University, 515-294-8103 (fax: 515-294-0467; Web: www.ctre.iastate.edu/vand/vand.htm).
Superpave Volumetric Mix Analysis Short Course
March 16-18, 1999, Auburn, AL
This workshop provides a basic understanding of the Superpave system, as well as hands-on laboratory training.
Contact: Vinnie Hester at the National Center for Asphalt Technology, 334-844-6228 (fax: 334-844-6248).
Asphalt Mix Expert Task Group Meeting
March 18-19, 1999, Phoenix, AZ
Contact: John Bukowski at FHWA, 202-366-1287 (fax: 202-366-9981; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Superpave Volumetric Mix Design Workshop
March 23-26, 1999, University Park, PA
Conducted by the Northeast Superpave Center at the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Penn State University, this workshop includes laboratory testing by participants.
Contact: Anne Stonex at the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, 814-863-5789 (fax: 814-865-3039; email: email@example.com).
Concrete Assessment and Rehabilitation Lead States Team Meeting
March 29, 1999, Osage Beach, MO
This meeting will discuss the status of the team's product summaries. It will be held in conjunction with the 89th Annual Highway Engineers Association of Missouri Conference.
Contact: Michael Sprinkel at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, 804-293-1941 (fax: 804-293-1990; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Superpave Binder Testing & Characterization Course
April 12-15, 1999, Reno, NV
The course will cover the Superpave binder testing and characterization procedure in depth. Participants will have a chance to use the dynamic shear rheometer, bending beam rheometer, rolling thin film oven, pressure aging vessel, and Brookfield viscometer.
Contact: Maria Ardila-Coulson at the University of Nevada-Reno, 702-784-1410 (fax: 702-784-1429; email: email@example.com).
Asphalt Binder Expert Task Group Meeting
April 13-14, 1999, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: John D'Angelo at FHWA, 202-366-0121 (fax: 202-366-9981; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
1999 North American Snow Conference
April 18-21, 1999, Duluth, MN
This conference will include sessions on such topics as "Fighting Snow and Ice with Liquid Chemical Deicers" and "Accelerating the Deployment of Best Winter Maintenance Practices."
Contact: Diane Forbes at the American Public Works Association, 816-472-6100 (fax: 816-472-1610; email: email@example.com).
FHWA Regional HPC Showcase
June 29-July 1, 1999, Auburn, AL
This high-performance concrete for bridges showcase highlights bridges under construction in Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Contact: Terry Halkyard at FHWA, 202-366-6765 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Stallings at Auburn University, 334-844-6276 (fax: 334-844-6290; email: email@example.com).
Fourth Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo
September 8-9, 1999, Albany, NY
The symposium and accompanying equipment expo are targeted at winter maintenance managers and other public works practitioners from cities, townships, counties, and States east of the Mississippi River, as well as staff from other public agencies and the private sector. The symposium will cover such topics as snow and ice control, road weather information systems, anti-icing techniques, and post-storm cleanup strategies. It is being cohosted by the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Contact: Deborah Vocke at FHWA, 410-962-0077, x. 3078 (fax: 410-962-3419; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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