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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-00-059
Date: June 2000

Highway Technology Calendar

The following events provide opportunities to learn more about Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) products and technologies, as well as other technologies for building better, safer roads.

U.S. Department of Transportation Environmental Justice Summit

July 17-18, 2000, Arlington, VA

Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, the summit will bring together State departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, transit providers, and members of local, community-based, and national advocacy organizations to discuss environmental justice issues relating to surface transportation programs and the Federal planning process.

Contact: Gina Burge at Harrington-Hughes and Associates, 202-347-5938 (fax: 202-347-6938; email: gburge@harrington-hughes.com).

Petersen Asphalt Research Conference

July 17-19, 2000, Laramie, WY

Sponsored by the Western Research Institute, the conference will feature presentations on such topics as the composition and reactivity of asphalt, low-temperature behavior of pavements, and asphalt-aggregate interactions. The conference will also feature displays by vendors.

Contact: Raymond Robertson at the Western Research Institute, 307-721-2249 (fax: 307-721-2300; email: redoxwri@uwyo.edu; Web: www.westernresearch.org/Projects/Parc/Index.htm).

International Symposium and Innovative Technology Tradeshow 2000: Moving Innovation into Practice for a Sustainable Future

August 14-17, 2000, Washington, DC

This symposium on the design and construction technology of the future will include a special track on transportation infrastructure and public works.

Contact: CERF, 202-842-0555 (fax: 202-789-2943; email: 2000@cerf.org; Web: www.cerf.org).

Fifth Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo

September 6-7, 2000, Roanoke, VA

The symposium and equipment expo will coincide with the Transportation Research Board's "Fifth International Symposium on Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology," which is scheduled for September 3-8, 2000.

Contact: Deborah Vocke at FHWA, 410-962-3744 (fax: 410-962-3655; email: deborah.vocke@fhwa.dot.gov).

Fifth Annual Lead States Workshop

September 17-19, 2000, St. Louis, MO

The final Lead States Workshop will provide an official wrap-up for members of the seven teams. The team members will also discuss their transition plans for shifting responsibilities to the appropriate AASHTO subcommittees.

Contact: Haleem Tahir at AASHTO, 301-975-5275 (fax: 301-330-1956; email: haleem.tahir@nist.gov).

International Symposium on High-Performance Concrete

September 25-27, 2000, Orlando, FL

The symposium will address the research, design, construction, performance, and benefits of high-performance concrete. It is being held in conjunction with the 46th annual Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Annual Convention and Exposition.

Contact: Terry Halkyard at FHWA, 202-366-6765 (fax: 202-366-3077; email: terry.halkyard@fhwa.dot.gov).

Asphalt Rubber 2000: The Pavement Material of the 21st Century

November 14-17, 2000, Vilamoura, Portugal

The conference will feature sessions on such topics as asphalt rubber binder design, pavement performance, and recycling.

Contact: Dick Stubstad at Consulpav, 805-649-1111 (fax: 805-649-2133; email: stubstad@aol.com; Web: www.consulpav.com/AR2000/).

Eighth Annual United States Hot-Mix Asphalt Conference

November 15-17, 2000, Cincinnati, OH

Sponsored by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), State asphalt pavement associations, and the Asphalt Institute, the conference is designed for paving professionals in both the public and private sectors. This year's conference will focus on innovative contracting practices that provide incentives to build better pavements faster in order to increase customer satisfaction. Conference cosponsors include the Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, National Association of County Engineers, and Ohio Department of Transportation.

Contact: Carol Prouty at NAPA, 301-731-4748 (fax: 301-731-4621; email: carol@hotmix.org; Web: www.hotmix.org/2000hmaconf/index.htm).

Asphalt Technology 2000

December 10-13, 2000, Austin, TX

The conference is designed to provide a forum for transportation professionals and industry representatives to share information on practical engineering solutions to pavement problems. Topics covered will include specifications, pavement maintenance, and state-of-the-art technology.

Contact: Sharon Campos at the University of Texas at Austin, 512-471-3396 (fax: 512-471-0831; email: scampos@mail.utexas.edu).

Fourth Annual Asphalt Conference & Expo

March 11-14, 2001, Atlanta, GA

Conference topics will include work zone safety, quality control/quality assurance, choosing the right aggregate, and recycling and reclaiming. The conference will also feature outdoor repaving and reclamation demonstrations.

Contact: Wendy Cantwell at 816-246-7711 (fax: 816-254-7446).

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