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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-066
Date: August 2001

Highway Technology Calendar

The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.

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. Sponsors include the Washington State Department of Transportation, Foundation for Pavement Research, Asphalt Institute, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, Transportation Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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

Sixth Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo

September 5-6, 2001, Worcester, MA

The event offers an overview of the latest in winter maintenance techniques, as well as new products and equipment and how to plan for all aspects of storm management.

Contact: Deborah Vocke at FHWA, 410-962-3744 (fax: 410-962-3419; email: deborah.vocke@fhwa.dot.gov).

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.

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

National Pavement Preservation Forum II: Protecting Our Investment

November 6-8, 2001, San Diego, CA

The conference will feature breakout sessions on such topics as innovative materials, fast track projects, long-term maintenance, and performance specifications.

Contact: The Foundation for Pavement Preservation at 703-538-3542 (fax: 703-241-5603; email: jlfiegel@aol.com).

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: Carol Prouty at the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, 888-468-6499 (fax: 301-731-4621; email: meetings@AsphaltAlliance.com).

Data Integration Forum and Peer Exchange: Bringing Databases Together for Asset Management

December 12-13, 2001, Chicago, IL

The forum will feature presentations on a wide range of issues related to data integration and data sharing in support of comprehensive asset management.

Contact: Roemer Alfelor at FHWA, 202-366-9242 (fax: 202-366-9981; email: roemer.alfelor@fhwa.dot.gov).

Third International Symposium on 3D Finite Element for Pavement Analysis, Design, & Research

April 2-5, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The symposium will highlight new worldwide developments in the use of the 3D finite element method for investigating pavement structural problems.

Contact: Samir N. Shoukry at West Virginia University, 304-293-3111, ext. 2367 (fax: 304-293-6689; email: samir.shoukry@mail.wvu.edu; Web: www.3dfem.org).

International Center for Aggregates Research (ICAR) 10th Annual Symposium

April 14-17, 2002, Baltimore, MD

The symposium will feature discussion on asphalt concrete, bases, and fines. The event is being cosponsored by the Aggregates Foundation for Technology, Research, and Education and the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association.

Contact: ICAR at 512-471-4498 (email: icar@mail.ce.utexas.edu; Web: www.ce.utexas.edu/org/icar).

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