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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-015
Date: October 2002

Highway Technology Calendar

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

First North American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC)

November 12-13, 2002, Rosemont, IL

The conference will serve as a forum for discussing applications of SCC and promoting its use in North America. Sponsors include the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Contact: ACBM Center at Northwestern University, acbm@northwestern.edu.

National Transportation Symposium

November 13-14, 2002, Auburn, AL

At the symposium, the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) will highlight research findings from the first round of asphalt testing conducted at NCAT's test track.

Contact: Carol Tapley at NCAT, 334-844-6228 (email: ctapley@eng.auburn.edu).

The National Partnership for Highway Quality Conference and Award Ceremony

November 14, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT

The events will recognize those who have achieved continuous improvement in the quality of highways nationwide.

Contact: Bob Templeton at the National Partnership for Highway Quality, 512-301-9899 (email: btemplenphq@aol.com; Web: www.NPHQ.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: briaud@tamu.edu; Web: tti.tamu.edu/conferences/scour).

Tunnel Management System Workshop

November 18-19, 2002, Dallas, TX

The workshop will present a new tunnel management system that provides guidance on preparing and conducting tunnel inspections, current procedures for maintaining and repairing tunnel components, and a computer software program to aid in collecting tunnel data and planning corrective and preventive actions. The development of the new system was jointly sponsored by FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration.

Contact: Mary Anderson, FHWA, 202-366-0222 or Sonya Hill, FHWA, 202-366-1337 (email: sonya.hill@fhwa.dot.gov).

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: nabro@unlnotes.unl.edu).

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 82nd Annual Meeting

January 12-16, 2003, Washington, DC

Nearly 9,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the meeting to share their knowledge and perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice.

Contact: For registration information, visit the TRB Annual Meeting Web site at TRB.org/trb/meeting.

Southeast Concrete Alliance Network Forum

February 25-26, 2003, Raleigh, NC

The forum will feature a range of technical concrete paving topics, such as early age cracking, high-volume reconstruction, maturity, and roller compacted concrete. Indoor exhibits and outdoor demonstrations of the latest concrete testing equipment will also be featured.

Contact: Angel Correa at FHWA, 404-562-3907 (email: angel.correa@fhwa.dot.gov) or James Scapellato at the American Concrete Pavement Association, 843-557-0122 (email: scap@awod.com).

Asphalt Pavement Conference: Superpave 2003

March 17-19, 2003, Nashville, TN

This conference is being held in conjunction with the World of Asphalt 2003. Attendees will focus on the Superpave system's evolution and improvement over the last decade, as well as what the future holds. Conference topics include mix design and performance testing, construction applications, and performance-related specifications.

Contact: World of Asphalt Management Office at 800-355-6635 (fax: 800-979-3365; email: info@worldofasphalt.com).

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. Sponsors include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, FHWA, 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: info@worldofasphalt.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: flisle@nas.edu).

2003 AASHTO Value Engineering Conference

July 15-18, 2003, Tampa, FL

This one-stop source of information will cover the transportation industry's best practices for value engineering.

Contact: Kurt Lieblong at the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), 850-414-4787 (fax: 850-414-4796; email: kurt.lieblong@dot.state.fl.us) or Ellen Sliger at Florida DOT, 850-414-4795 (fax: 850-414-4796; email: ellen.sliger@dot.state.fl.us). Information is also available at the conference Web site (www11.myflorida.com/qualityinitiativesoffice/projectmgmt/value.htm).

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