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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-00-062
Date: October 2000

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Partnerships for Sustainability: A New Approach to Highway Materials

October 9, 2000, Houston, TX

The goal of this workshop is to apply sustainability principles to the use of highway materials. Speakers from various European countries will discuss their solutions to the environmental, economic, and engineering barriers that prevent the use of recycled materials in highway construction.

Contact: Katherine Holtz at 512-467-5998 (fax: 512-302-2215; email: kholtz@dot.state.tx.us; Web: www.rmrc.unh.edu/).

NCAT Test Track and Research Center Dedication

October 23, 2000, Auburn, AL

A new pavement test track and research center will be dedicated in a ceremony at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). The 2.7 km (1.7-mi) test track was designed to evaluate the performance properties of asphalt mixes from a number of States. The new research center contains the latest equipment for testing hot-mix asphalt mixtures and other pavement materials.

Contact: Carol Tapley at NCAT, 334-844-6228.

Northeast Asphalt User Producer Group Annual Meeting

October 25-26, 2000, Portland, ME

Contact: Jim Dunne, 410-859-0544 (fax: 410-859-4565; email: jedunne@msn.com).

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).

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting

December 8-12, 2000, Indianapolis, IN

Contact: Hannah Whitney at AASHTO, 202-624-8489 (fax: 202-624-7788; email: hannahw@aashto.org; Web: www.aashto.org).

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).

LTPP State Coordinators Meeting

January 7, 2001, Washington, DC

Contact: Neil Hawks at TRB, 202-334-1430 (fax: 202-334-3471; email: nhawks@nas.edu).

Eightieth Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

January 7-11, 2001, Washington, DC

Contact: Transportation Research Board at 202-334-2934 (Web: www.nationalacademies.org/trb/meeting).

North Central Asphalt User Producer Group Annual Meeting

January 16-18, 2001, Indianapolis, IN

Contact: The North Central Superpave Center at 765-463-2317 (Web: bridge.ecn.purdue.edu/~spave/Ncaupg2001prelim.html).

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).

Seventh International Conference on Concrete Pavements

September 9-13, 2001, Orlando, FL

Designed for pavement and geotechnical engineering professionals, the conference's focus is on using concrete to develop long-lasting pavement solutions for the 21st century. The event will highlight new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of various types of concrete pavements. Another highlight will be a day of workshops and technical sessions on "Formulating the Long Range Research Needs for PCC Pavements." In addition, an exhibit hall will showcase new products and services.

Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc., 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: stayabji@ctlgroup.com; Web: iscp.tamu.edu.

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