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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-061
Date: February 2001

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Superpave Binder Course

March 26-28, 2001, Indianapolis, IN

The course will provide detailed instruction on the Superpave binder specifications and testing procedures. An overview of the binder aging methods and direct tension tests will also be provided. The course includes both classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory work.

Contact: For information about course content, contact Rebecca McDaniel at the North Central Superpave Center, 765-463-2317, ext. 226 (fax: 765-497-2402; email: rsmcdani@purdue.edu; Web: bridge.ecn.purdue.edu/~spave). For registration information, contact Nona Schaler at Purdue University, 765-494-2756 or 800-359-2968, ext. 92N (fax: 765-494-0567; email: njschaler@conf.purdue.edu).

National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 9-12, 2001

This nationwide event is dedicated to promoting safety and mobility in work zones. The event is being cosponsored by the America Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, American Traffic Safety Services Association, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Contact: Mike Robinson at FHWA, 202-366-2193 (email: mike.robinson@fhwa.dot.gov).

International Center for Aggregates Research (ICAR) 9th Annual Symposium

April 22-25, 2001, Austin, TX

Symposium topics will include alkali-silica reaction in concrete testing, frictional properties of aggregates in pavement surfaces, and aggregate classification and handling. The event is being cosponsored by the Aggregates Foundation for Technology, Research, and Education; the National Aggregates Association; and the National Stone Association.

Contact: ICAR at 512-471-4498 (email: icar@mail.ce.utexas.edu; Web: www.ce.utexas.edu/org/icar/index.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 the FHWA, the Local Technical Assistance Program, World Road Association, Organization for Economic Cooperation 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).

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 sponsored by the Montana Department of Transportation, Western Transportation Institute, and FHWA.

Contact: Meetings Northwest at 406-273-7224 (email: traciu@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." 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).

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. The conference is intended for researchers, equipment suppliers, material generators, processors, regulatory officials, engineers, and others involved in the management of recycled materials. 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).

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