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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / December 2000

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-00-065
Date: December 2000

TRB Annual Meeting Sessions Highlight Infrastructure Technologies

The current status of the long-term pavement performance (LTPP) program, the practice of asset management worldwide, and the progress made towards a Future Strategic Highway Research Program (F-SHRP) are among the infrastructure-related topics that will be featured at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 80th Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 7-11, 2001, in Washington, DC.

Infrastructure-related sessions of interest include, but are not limited to, the following. For details on the many other opportunities at the annual meeting to learn about infrastructure topics, check the TRB Web site at www.nationalacademies.org/trb/meeting.

HW = Hilton Washington

OS = Omni Shoreham

MW = Marriott Wardman Park

Long-Term Pavement Performance Today and Tomorrow

Session 3, Monday, Jan. 8, 8:00 a.m., MW

Charles Churilla, Federal Highway Administration, presiding

Long-Term Pavement Performance: Year in Review

Allan L. Abbott, City of Lincoln, Nebraska

Benefitting from Long-Term Pavement Performance Now and in the Future

Cheryl Richter, Federal Highway Administration

Completing the Long-Term Pavement Program Mission

Charles Churilla, Federal Highway Administration

Asset Management, Part 1: It's More Than Stocks and Bonds

Session 21, Monday, Jan. 8, 8:00 a.m., HW

Timothy J. Lomax, Texas Transportation Institute, presiding

AASHTO's New Asset Management Strategic Plan

Mary Peters, Arizona Department of Transportation

State Guideline Project

Lance Newmann, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Federal Highway Administration's Asset Management Role: Today and Tomorrow

Anthony R. Kane, Federal Highway Administration

Local Government and the Asset Management Experience

Andrew C. Lemer, The Matrix Group, LLC

Asset Management Worldwide

Neville Potter, OECD Asset Management Expert Group, France

Accelerated Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Construction: It Works

Session 47, Monday, Jan. 8, 10:15 a.m., MW

Lawrence W. Cole, American Concrete Pavement Association, presiding

Weekend Interstate Lane Replacement: I-10 near Pamona, California

Roesler Jeffrey, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Reconstructing Runway 9R-27L in 33 Days at Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport

Robert McCord, APAC, Inc.

Weekend Intersection Reconstruction: Washington State Department of Transportation Experience

Jeff S. Uhlmeyer, Washington State Department of Transportation

Feasibility of Using Precast Concrete Panels to Expedite Construction of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

David K. Merritt, B. Frank McCullough, and Ned H. Burns, University of Texas, Austin

Asset Management, Part 2: Applications

Session 56, Monday, Jan. 8, 10:15 a.m., HW

David S. Ekern, Minnesota Department of Transportation, presiding

Applying the Government Accounting Standards Board Statement 34: Lessons from the Field

Sue McNeil, University of Minnesota; Anthony J. Kadlec, Goodpointe Technology

Asset Management Guidance for Transportation Agencies, NCHRP 20-24

Lance Newmann and Michael J. Markow, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Asset Management and Innovative Finance

Daniel L. Dornan, Infrastructure Management Group, Inc.

Cost Benefit Model for Bridges

Rita Gregory, Georgia Institute of Technology; Cornelia Demers, University of Arizona

Asset Management, Part 3: User and Provider Perspectives

Session 56, Monday, Jan. 8, 10:15 a.m., HW

Daniel L. Dornan, Infrastructure Management Group, Inc., presiding

Maintenance Rating Programs: Development and Implementation

R. Boyden Underwood III, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Real World Application of Transportation Asset Management

Dennis Vignola, VMS, Inc.

Managing Assets on a Linear Network

Graham Stickler, Exor Corporation

Long Term Performance Criteria to Achieve Asset Management

Brian R. McWaters, Koch Materials Company

Washington DC's Asset Management Initiative

Dan Tagherlini, DC Department of Public Works

Innovations in Pavement Management Systems and Other Pavement Issues

Session 99, Monday, Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m., MW

Public Perceptions of the Midwest's Pavements: Explaining the Relationship Between Pavement Quality and Driver Satisfaction

James K. Giese, Robert J. Griffin, and David A. Kuemmel, Marquette University

Alaska Airports Pavement Management Program: A Case Study of Implementing Micro-PAVER at 48 Airports in Alaska

Robert Scott Gartin, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities; Chi Amy Chow, Harding, ESE, a MACTEC Company; Hannele Zubeck, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Integrating Maintenance Activities into Pavement Management Systems

Omar G. Smadi, Center for Transportation Research & Education; Zachary Hans and Aemal J. Khattak, Iowa State University

Illinois's Experience with Pavement Analysis and Management Systems

Ghulam Hussain Bham, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Nasir G. Gharaibeh and Michael I. Darter, ERES Consultants, Inc.; Laura B. Heckel and James P. Hall, Illinois Department of Transportation

Formulation and Assessment of a Customizable Procedure for Pavement Distress Index

Zhongren Wang and Lee D. Han, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Roughness Progression Model Based on Historical Data: Case Study From Brunswick

Donath M. Mrawira, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Effects of Heavy Vehicle and Tire Pressure on Flexible Pavement Design in Taiwan

Wei-Hsing Huang, Yu-Ling Sung, Jyh-Dong Lin, and Ching-Tsung Hung, National Central University, Taiwan

Use of Long-Term Pavement Performance Data for Calibration of Pavement Design Models

Jerry J. Hajek, ERES Division of Applied Research Associates; Thomas J. Kazmierowski, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Canada

Asset Management, Part 4: Reactions and Observations

Session 99, Monday, Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m., MW

Daniel L. Dornan, Infrastructure Management Group, Inc., presiding

Panel Discussion: Doyt Y. Bolling, Utah State University; Jonathan L. Gifford, George Mason University; William F. Thorp, Florida Department of Transportation; William D. Ankner, Rhode Island Department of Transportation

New Jersey's Superpave Specification: The Next Generation

In Session 160, Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavement Construction Specifications, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:00 a.m., MW

Richard M. Weed, New Jersey Department of Transportation

An Evaluation of Factors Affecting Permeability of Superpave Designed Pavements

In Session 166, Permeability of Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:00 a.m., MW

Rajib B. Mallick, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Larry Allen Cooley, Jr., National Center for Asphalt Technology; Mathew R. Teto, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Richard L. Bradbury and Dale H. Peabody, Maine Department of Transportation

Pavement Preservation Policy and Procedures

Session 169, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:00 a.m., MW

David G. Peshkin, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.; David E. Newcomb, National Asphalt Pavement Association, presiding

Are Preventive Maintenance Practices Effective? Michigan's Experience

Larry Galehouse, Michigan Department of Transportation

2001: A Pavement Preservation Odyssey

David G. Peshkin, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

Implementation of a Pavement Preservation Program - The Minnesota Experience

Gerald J. Rohrbach, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Cost-Benefit Highway Pavement Maintenance (CBHPM)

Fazil T. Najafi and Valerie Paredes, University of Florida

Progress Towards a Future Strategic Highway Research Program

Session 187, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:00 a.m., HW

C. Michael Walton, University of Texas, Austin, presiding

Panel Discussion: Bradley L. Mallory, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; E. Dean Carlson, Kansas Department of Transportation; Henry G. Schwartz, Sverdrup Civil, Inc.; David R. Gehr, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Forensic Analysis of Arizona's US-93 Superpave Sections

Naga Shashidhar, Soil and Land Use Technology, Inc.; John D'Angelo, Federal Highway Administration; George B. Way, Arizona Department of Transportation; Thomas P. Harman, Federal Highway Administration

Washington State Department of Transportation Superpave Implementation

Rita B. Leahy, Fugro-BRE, Inc.; Robert N. Briggs, Washington State Department of Transportation

In Session 197, Hot-Mix Asphalt Construction, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:15 a.m., MW

High Performance Concrete Bridges

Session 211, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:15 a.m., OS

Henry G. Russell, Henry G. Russell, Inc., presiding

High Performance Concrete Bridges in Washington State

Chuck Prussack, Central Pre-Mix Prestress Co.; David Jones and Bijan Khaleghi, Washington State Department of Transportation

Field Investigation of High Performance Concrete Bridge Decks in South Carolina

Michael F. Petrou and Kent A. Harries, University of South Carolina; Gerald E. Schroeder, Federal Highway Administration

Prestressing Losses in HPC Girders: Before and After Transfer

Degang Li, Michael J. Chajes, and Harry W. Shenton III, University of Delaware

Overview of High Performance Concrete Bridges in North Carolina

Azam M. Azimi, North Carolina Department of Transportation

Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavement Construction Testing

Session 315, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 8:00 a.m., MW

Ali Regimand, InstroTek, Inc., presiding

An Evaluation of Field Density Measuring Devices

Gregory A. Sholar, James A. Musselman, Gale C. Page, and Patrick B. Upshaw, Florida Department of Transportation

Development of Critical Field Permeability and Pavement Density Values for Coarse Graded Superpave Pavements

Larry Allen Cooley, Jr., and E. Ray Brown, National Center for Asphalt Technology; Saeed Maghsoodloo, Auburn University

Effect of Superpave Gyratory Compactor Type on Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt Density

Michael Shane Buchanan and E. Ray Brown, National Center for Asphalt Technology

Field Conditioning of Superpave Asphalt Mixes

James A. Musselman, Gale C. Page, and Gregory A. Sholar, Florida Department of Transportation

Pavement Ride Quality Evaluation

Session 322, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 8:00 a.m., OS

Amy L. Simpson, Fugro-BRE, Inc., presiding

Assessment of Calibrating Pavement Roughness Measurements Conducted in Ontario

Thomas J. Kazmierowski, Ningyuan Li, and Brij Sharma, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Canada

Utilizing the LTPP Data in Evaluating the Smoothness of Asphalt Pavements

Khaled Ksaibati, University of Wyoming

Smoothness Models for HMA-Surfaced Pavements Developed from LTPP Performance Data

Harold Von Quintus, Ahmed A. Eltahan, and Amber Yau, Fugro-BRE, Inc.

Evaluation of the Road Surface Profiler and the Transverse Profiler for Determination of Rut Depth Measurements

Yusuf A. Mehta, Reynaldo Roque, George Lopp, and Claude Villiers, University of Florida

Asphalt Mixture Design

Session 425, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., MW

Jack J. Weigel, Jr., Payne & Dolan, Inc., presiding

Comparison of Superpave Gyratory Compactors Conducted by Federal Highway Administration Mobile Asphalt Laboratories

Thomas P. Harman, Federal Highway Administration; Charles Paugh, FHWA/Salut Inc.; John D'Angelo and John R. Bukowski, Federal Highway Administration

A Comparison of Four Brands of Superpave Gyratory Compactors

John Hinrichsen, Iowa Department of Transportation

Effects of Short Term Oven Aging on Volumetrics and Selection of N-Design

Samuel H. Carpenter, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; William R. Vavrik, Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Bradley J. McMullen, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

Development of Performance-Based Mix Design for Cold In-Place Recycling of Asphalt Mixtures

Todd E. Brayton and K. Wayne Lee, University of Rhode Island; David L. Gress, University of New Hampshire; Jason Harrington, Federal Highway Administration

Performance Related Specifications: Status and Project Experience

Session 426, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., MW

Steven L. Tritsch, American Highway Technology, presiding

Performance Related Specifications National Perspective

Michael I. Darter, ERES Consultants, Inc.

Indiana Performance Related Specifications Project on I-465 in Marion County

W. Jason Weiss, Purdue University; Richard Karl Smutzer, Indiana Department of Transportation; Dan C. Keys, Berns Construction Co., Inc.

Carrying the Message Forward

Ted R. Ferragut, TDC Partners

TRB annual meeting participants looking for an update on the significant advances that have been made in both the Superpave software and the Superpave performance prediction models should make plans to attend "Analyzing and Predicting the Performance of Hot-Mix Asphalt Using Superpave Tools." The workshop will feature software users describing how they have employed the software for data analysis and database management. Other topics will include the analysis and selection of a simple Superpave performance test for use in both the laboratory and field and the status of the model development process. Each of the speakers will focus on what is needed in the future to fully bring Superpave technology to everyday use and how the new tools available can be used to tie mixture and pavement design models together. The workshop will be held Sunday, January 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

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