U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-012
Date: July 2002
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.com). Information is also available on the Web at www.easternsnowexpo.org/main.htm.
Third International Symposium on Binder Rheology and Pavement Performance
September 23-24, 2002, San Antonio, TX
The symposium will address such topics as development of binder specifications, lab testing procedures, and binder production methods.
Contact: Abatech, Inc., at 215-258-3640 (fax: 561-679-2464; Web: www.asphalt-technology.com/sanantonio.htm).
National HERS-ST Conference and Software Rollout: Introduction and Training
September 24-25, 2002, Charlotte, NC
FHWA will be distributing and providing training on the HERS-ST software at the conference. HERS-ST can help highway agencies develop highway needs reports, predict highway condition and performance, and communicate effectively with higher-level decision makers. The software is a Windows-based program that has Geographical Information System and graphical output capabilities.
Contact: David Winter at FHWA, 202-366-4631 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit the HERS-ST Web site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/hersindex.cfm.
Pontis User Training Meeting
September 27-28, 2002, Phoenix, AZ
The meeting is designed to help highway agencies get more out of using the Pontis software and to explore the future direction of the bridge management tool. Group training sessions will be held for both advanced and beginning users. The City of Phoenix and the Arizona Department of Transportation are cohosting the event.
Contact: Michael Ziegler of the City of Phoenix, 602-534-0966 (email: email@example.com).
First Annual Concrete Bridge Conference
October 6-9, 2002, Nashville, TN
The Concrete Bridge Conference will serve as a national venue for the exchange of ideas and information on all aspects of concrete bridge design and construction. Such topics as high-performance concrete, new forming methods, and new materials will be covered. The event is being cosponsored by the National Concrete Bridge Council and FHWA.
Contact: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute at 312-786-0300 (Web: www.nationalconcretebridge.org or www.pci.org).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: tti.tamu.edu/conferences/scour).
World of Asphalt 2003
March 17-20, 2003, Nashville, TN
The conference will feature educational sessions, outdoor demonstrations, and indoor exhibits showcasing the latest asphalt-related equipment, products, and services. The event is designed for persons involved in all segments of the asphalt industry, including materials producers, contractors, State and local highway agencies, and manufacturers. Sponsors include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, FHWA, Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Asphalt Pavement Association, and National Association of County Engineers. More than 150 exhibitors will also participate in the conference.
Contact: World of Asphalt Management Office at 800-355-6635 (fax: 800-979-3365; email: email@example.com).
Ninth International Bridge Management Conference
April 28-30, 2003, Orlando, FL
The conference is being sponsored by the TRB Committee on Bridge Management Systems, in cooperation with FHWA. The event will provide a forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of highway bridge management.
Contact: Frank Lisle at TRB, 202-334-2950 (fax: 202-334-2003; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).