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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-063
Date: April/May 2001

Highway Technology Calendar

The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for building and maintaining better, safer roads.

2001 International Conference on Roadway Work Zone Safety

May 9-12, 2001, St. Louis, MO

The conference will present the latest information on such topics as work zone best practices, campaigns to promote work zone safety, and the Millennial Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Sponsors include the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, National Safety Council, Texas Transportation Institute, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Contact: Ashley Stow at ARTBA, 202-289-4434 (email: astow@artba.org).

Eighteenth Annual International Bridge Conference (IBC) and Exhibition

June 4-6, 2001, Pittsburgh, PA

The conference will feature sessions on such topics as construction, innovative design and materials, and rehabilitation and strengthening techniques. The 15th annual IBC Bridge Awards will also be presented in a special ceremony. More than 100 companies are expected to showcase their products, services, and technologies at the exhibition.

Contact: IBC at 412-261-0710 (fax: 412-261-1606; email: conf@eswp.com; Web: www.eswp.com/bridge.html).

2001 AASHTO Value Engineering Conference

July 10-13, 2001, San Diego, CA

The conference will feature main tracks on starting and maintaining a value engineering program and advanced tools and techniques for value engineering, as well as a number of case studies.

Contact: Earl Burgess at the California Department of Transportation, 916-653-4436 (fax: 916-653-1527; email: earl.burgess@dot.ca.gov; Web: www2.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/value/).

International Symposium on Transportation Technology Transfer

July 29-August 2, 2001, St. Petersburg, FL

The symposium will bring together transportation professionals from around the world to discuss their advances and experiences in technology transfer techniques. Symposium topics will include marketing and promoting the transfer of technology, funding and sustaining technology transfer centers and programs, and partnering with technology transfer centers. The event is being sponsored by FHWA, the Local Technical Assistance Program, World Road Association, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Transportation Research Board, and the Pan American Institute of Highways.

Contact: The Office of International Programs at FHWA, 202-366-9636 (fax: 202-366-9626; email: 2001symposium@fhwa.dot.gov; Web: www.international.fhwa.dot.gov).

Fifth International Conference on Managing Pavements

August 11-14, 2001, Seattle, WA

The objective of the conference is to further enhance the understanding and use of pavement management by transportation agencies and practitioners. The event will bring together pavement management professionals from around the world to discuss and exchange experiences, ideas, and proposals relating to the conference theme. Sponsors include the Washington State Department of Transportation, Foundation for Pavement Research, Asphalt Institute, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, Transportation Research Board, and FHWA.

Contact: University of Washington Engineering Professional Programs Office, 206-543-5539 (fax: 206-543-2352; email: pavement@engr.washington.edu).

Context Sensitive Highway Design: Transferring Lessons from Our Collective Experiences

September 5-7, 2001, Missoula, MT

The goals of the workshop include sharing information on and advancing the practice of context-sensitive design for highway and other transportation projects. The workshop is being sponsored by the Montana Department of Transportation, Western Transportation Institute, and FHWA.

Contact: Meetings Northwest at 406-273-7224 (fax: 406-273-2494; email: csdworkshop@meetingsnorthwest.com).

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."

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

Beneficial Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Applications Conference

November 13-15, 2001, Washington, DC

The conference will bring together experts from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia to address the use of recycled materials generated from transportation, industrial, municipal, and mining processes in transportation applications. Event sponsors include the University of New Hampshire's Recycled Materials Resource Center, FHWA, National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the National Association of Counties.

Contact: The Recycled Materials Resource Center at 603-862-4704 (fax: 603-862-3957; email: rmrc@rmrc.unh.edu).

Asphalt Pavement Conference

November 14-16, 2001, Austin, TX

Presented by the Asphalt Alliance, the conference's theme is "A Lifetime of Smooth Performance." The conference is designed for paving professionals in both the public and private sectors.

Contact: Tracie Christie at National Asphalt Pavement Association, 888-468-6499 (fax: 301-731-4621; email: tchristie1@hotmix.org).

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