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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-019
Date: July 2003

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Innovative Applications of Finite Element Modeling in Highway Structures Workshop

August 20-21, 2003, New York, NY

The workshop's goal is to advance the use of finite element analysis throughout the highway community. Sessions will focus on such topics as the design and analysis of bridges, impact analysis and crash simulation, and bridge security.

Contact: Waider Wong at FHWA, 410-962-9252 (fax: 410-962-4586; email: waider.wong@fhwa.dot.gov; Web: www.utrc2.org).

International Conference on Highway Pavement Data, Analysis, and Mechanistic Design Applications

September 7-10, 2003, Columbus, OH

The forum will bring together engineers, researchers, and practitioners from State highway agencies, FHWA, academia, the private sector, and industry to exchange recent developments and findings on the structural performance of flexible and rigid pavements. Topics covered will include the validation, calibration, and implementation of mechanistic design procedures.

Contact: Herman Rodrigo at FHWA, 614-280-6850 (fax: 614-280-6876; email: herman.rodrigo@fhwa.dot.gov; Web: webce.ent.ohiou.edu/ICHP.html), or Bill Kenis at FHWA, 202-493-3149 (fax: 202-493-3086; email: bill.kenis@fhwa.dot.gov).

National Transportation Asset Management Conference and Workshop

September 29-30, 2003, Atlanta, Georgia

October 21-22, 2003, Seattle, Washington

Sponsored by the AASHTO Task Force on Asset Management and the FHWA Office of Asset Management, the event will include sessions on tools and technology, GASB 34, data integration, and local government experiences.

Contact: Ernie Wittwer, Sarah Brehm, or Jason Bittner at 608-263-2655 (email: wittwer@engr.wisc.edu; Web: gulliver.trb.org/conferences/asset).

Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar

October 5-8, 2003, Reno, NV

The seminar is a biennial cooperative effort by FHWA and the State transportation departments of Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State. It allows government agencies, consultants, contractors, educators, and suppliers to exchange information on subjects of current interest in the design, construction, and maintenance of bridges.

Contact: Jean Canfield, Conference Manager, at 360-943-7732 (fax: 360-357-9607; email: jeancassoc@msn.com).

Third International Symposium on HPC

October 19-22, 2003, Orlando, FL

Sponsored by FHWA and the Precast/Prestressed Institute, the symposium will address the research, design, construction, performance, and benefits of high-performance concrete.

Contact: Jerry Potter at FHWA, 202-366-4596 (email: jerry.potter@fhwa.dot.gov) or Lou Triandafilou at FHWA, 410-962-3648 (email: lou.triandafilou@fhwa.dot.gov).

World Steel Bridge Symposium and Workshops

November 19-21, 2003, Orlando, FL

The symposium will cover such focus areas as short and intermediate span bridges, accelerated bridge construction, innovative bridge designs, and inspection and maintenance. The event is sponsored by the National Steel Bridge Alliance and FHWA.

Contact: Darice Elam at the National Steel Bridge Alliance, 312-670-7011 (fax: 312-670-5403; email: elam@nsbaweb.org).

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.

National Pavement Preservation Forum II: Investing in the Future coverPapers and presentations from the National Pavement Preservation Forum II, held in November 2001 in San Diego, California, are now available on a new DC from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). National Pavement Preservation Forum II: Investing in the Future covers such topics as introducing new products and techniques, establishing pavement preservation partnerships, integrating pavement preservation into pavement management systems, and performing education and outreach. The event, which was a follow-up to the 1998 Forum for the Future, was sponsored by the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, FHWA, and the California Department of Transportation.

To obtain a copy of the CD, contact Steve Mueller at FHWA, 202-366-1557 (fax: 202-366-9981; email: steve.mueller@fhwa.dot.gov). To learn more about pavement preservation, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/preservation/.

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