- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-009
Date: April 2002
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Third National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways
April 28-May 1, 2002, Portland, OR
The conference will highlight the latest research and developments in seismic engineering for bridges, highway systems, and components. The event is being sponsored by the Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT), Washington State DOT, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Contact: For registration information, contact Michael Higgins at Pure Technologies, 410-309-7050 (fax: 410-309-7051; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). For information on conference content, contact Roland Nimis at FHWA, 415-744-2653 (fax: 415-744-2620; email: email@example.com).
Third International Conference on Composites in Infrastructure
June 10-12, 2002, San Francisco, CA
The conference will cover such topics as structural concepts for fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) bridges, refined strength and life analysis of FRP beams, and use of composite wall anchors. Sponsors include the University of Arizona, American Society for Composites, Portland Cement Association, and FHWA.
Contact: The Engineering Professional Development office at the University of Arizona, 520-621-3054 (fax: 520-621-1443; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nineteenth Annual International Bridge Conference
June 10-12, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA
Current products, methods, and applications in the bridge industry will be discussed at the conference.
Contact: Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania, 412-261-0710 (fax: 412-261-1606; email: email@example.com).
First International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management
July 14-17, 2002, Barcelona, Spain
Conference topics will include bridge management systems, high-performance materials, nondestructive testing, and composites. Sponsors of the event include the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Transportation Research Board, and FHWA.
Contact: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org (Web: www.cimne.upc.es/congress/iabmas02).
Ninth International Conference on Asphalt Pavements
August 17-22, 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark
The conference will address the design, construction, maintenance, and performance of asphalt pavements.
Contact: DIS Congress Service Copenhagen A/S at email@example.com (Web: www.asphalt.org/home.html).
Seventh Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo
September 4-5, 2002, Charleston, WV
Symposium topics include the state-of-the-practice in anti-icing and new products and equipment for winter maintenance.
Contact: Deborah Vocke at FHWA, 410-962-3744 (fax: 410-962-3419; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available on the Web at www.easternsnowexpo.org/main.htm.
First International Conference on Scour of Foundations
November 17-20, 2002, College Station, TX
The conference will cover such topics as bridge scour, erosion of soils, scour monitoring, numerical modeling, and international guidelines and practices.
Contact: Jean-Louis Briaud at Texas A&M University's Department of Civil Engineering, 979-845-3795 (fax: 979-845-6554; email: email@example.com; Web: tti.tamu.edu/conferences/scour).
2002 FHWA Steel Bridge Conference for the Western United States
December 12-13, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT
The conference will focus on design, fabrication, construction, and research issues related to steel bridges.
Contact: Atorod Azizinamini at the National Bridge Research Organization, 402-472-3462 (fax: 402-472-6658; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Second International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing
September 19-22, 2004, Minneapolis, MN
Attendees will be able to participate in both technical sessions and a variety of field trips. Conference sponsors include the University of Minnesota, Transportation Research Board, Minnesota DOT, Texas DOT, National Asphalt Pavement Association, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and FHWA.
Contact: Glenn Engstrom at the Minnesota DOT, 651-779-5531 (email: email@example.com).