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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-065
Date: July 2001

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Petersen Asphalt Research Conference

July 16-18, 2001, Laramie, WY

The conference will look at such research topics as the composition and reactivity of asphalt, asphalt-aggregate interactions, and synthetic asphalts.

Contact: For information on the technical program, contact Ray Robertson at Western Research Institute, 307-721-2325. For other details on the conference, contact Jackie Greaser at Western Research Institute, 307-721-2249.

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. The event is being sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Local Technical Assistance Program, World Road Association, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Transportation Research Board, and 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).

Second National Conference on Pavement Preservation

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

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).

Third International Conference on Weigh-in-Motion (WIM)

May 13-15, 2002, Orlando, FL

The conference will feature reports on recent WIM research projects and applications of WIM technology. The event will also provide an international forum for discussing issues related to WIM standards, research, and applications. Event sponsors include the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), FHWA, and the World Road Association.

Contact: Roberta C. Martin at the Florida DOT, 850-414-4728 (fax: 850-488-4752; email: roberta.martin@dot.state.fl.us; Web: www.icwim.org).

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