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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-064
Date: June 2001
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for building and maintaining better, safer roads.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www2.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/value/).
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 the Western Research Institute, 307-721-2325. For other details on the conference, contact Jackie Greaser at the 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. 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: email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com; Web: www.3dfem.org).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.icwim.org).