U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-014
Date: September 2002
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Contact: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute at 312-786-0300 (Web: ww.nationalconcretebridge.org).
Tunnel Management System Workshop
October 22-23, 2002, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Bob Mihalek, FHWA, 202-366-1567 or Thomas Van, FHWA, 202-366-1341, firstname.lastname@example.org
November 18-19, 2002, Dallas, TX
Contact: Mary Anderson, FHWA, 202-366-0222 or Sonya Hill, FHWA, 202-366-1337, email@example.com
The workshops 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 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.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, Transportation Research Board, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).