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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-014
Date: January/February 2003

Highway Technology Calendar

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

National Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Conference

February 18-20, 2003, St. Louis, MO

The conference will share the best practices in bridge prefabrication, with the goal of expanding the use of prefabricated bridge technologies and building more cost-effective bridges in a manner that is safer and more convenient for the public. Conference sponsors are the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Midwest Transportation Consortium, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Contact: For program information, contact Charles Nemmers at the Transportation Infrastructure Center, University of Missouri, 573-882-0071 (email: nemmersc@missouri.edu). For registration information, contact Lorie Bousquet, 573-882-8320. You can also visit the conference Web site at muconf.missouri.edu/prefab_bridge.

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

The 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).

2002 Pavement Design Guide and Traffic Data Workshop

March 25-26, 2003, Las Vegas, NV

Sponsored by FHWA's Midwestern and Western Resource Centers, the workshop will discuss issues and challenges in implementing the 2002 Pavement Design Guide and the 2001 Traffic Montoring Guide.

Contact: Byron Low at FHWA, 708-283-3536 (email: byron.low@fhwa.dot.gov), or Lorrie Lau at FHWA, 415-744-2628 (email: lorrie.lau@fhwa.dot.gov).

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).

National Conference: Best Practices, Care, and Repair of Covered Bridges

June 5-7, 2003, Burlington, VT

The conference will feature separate tracks for engineers and architects; contractors and others responsible for the repair and maintenance of covered bridges; and municipal officials, State transportation staff, and other stewards of covered bridges.

Contact: Judy L. Hayward at Preservation Education Institute, 802-674-6752 (email: coveredbridges@uvm.edu).

2003 International Bridge Conference

June 9-11, 2003, Pittsburgh, PA

Conference topics range from bridge maintenance programs to innovative design concepts and rapid construction.

Contact: Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania, 412-261-0710 (fax: 412-261-1606; email: conf@eswp.com).

Eighth International Conference on Low-Volume Roads

June 22-25, 2003, Reno, NV

Sponsored by TRB, the conference will focus on low-volume road problems and their solutions.

Contact: TRB at lvr8@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).

Asphalt Rubber 2003

December 2-4, 2003, Brasilia, Brazil

The conference will cover such topics as asphalt rubber binder properties, hot-mix properties, design guidelines, recycling, and performance modeling.

Contact: Consulpav International at ar2003@consulpav.com (Web: www.consulpav.com/ar2003).

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