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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-04-020
Date: November 2003

Highway Technology Calendar

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

International Conference on Seismic Bridge Design and Retrofit for Earthquake Assistance

December 8-9, 2003, La Jolla, CA

The world's leading seismic bridge engineers and researchers will discuss recent advances in seismic bridge research and implementation. Session topics include bridge seismic design and analysis, seismic isolation of bridges, and important bridge projects in seismic zones.

Contact: Phyllis Erebor at the American Concrete Institute, 248-848-3784 (fax: 248-848-3768; email: phyllis.erebor@concrete.org; Web: www.concrete.org/EVENTS/conferences/conference.htm).

Third International Conference on Applied Geophysics

December 8-12, 2003, Orlando, FL

Hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Florida Department of Transportation, the conference will focus on achieving cost savings and safety improvements with applied geophysics.

Contact: Barry Berkovitz at FHWA, 404-562-3693 (fax: 404-562-3700; email: barry.berkovitz@fhwa.dot.gov) or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/geotech/conferences/geophysics.cfm.

Transportation Research Board 83rd Annual Meeting

January 11-15, 2004, Washington, DC

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 information, visit the TRB Annual Meeting Web site at www4.nationalacademies.org/trb/annual.nsf.

Fourth National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways

February 9-11, 2004, Memphis, TN

The conference will provide a forum for exchanging information on current national and regional practices for designing seismic-resistant bridges and highway systems and retrofitting existing structures and highways. An International Forum will feature speakers from various countries that have implemented advanced earthquake design and mitigation technologies and approaches. A Technology Show and Information Display will also showcase innovative technologies for earthquake engineering.

Contact: Wendy Pickering at the University of Illinois, 217-333-2880 (fax: 217-333-9561; email: fourthphseismicconf@ad.uiuc.edu; Web: www.conferences.uiuc.edu/seismic).

Asphalt Pavement Conference 2004: 21st Century Construction

March 15-16, 2004, Nashville, TN

The conference will focus on construction practices that are necessary to building hot-mix asphalt pavements that will last. Session topics will include paving and compaction, contracting practices, and plant operations. The conference is being held in conjunction with the World of Asphalt 2004 Show & Conference. Sponsors include the Asphalt Institute, National Asphalt Pavement Association, State Asphalt Pavement Associations, Tennessee Department of Transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and FHWA.

Contact: For registration information, call 800-355-6635 (fax: 800-979-3365; email: info@worldofasphalt.com) or visit www.worldofasphalt.com.

2004 Concrete Bridge Conference

May 17-18, 2004, Charlotte, NC

The conference will focus on high-performance concrete bridges and rapid bridge construction. The event is sponsored by the National Concrete Bridge Council, Portland Cement Association, and FHWA.

Contact: Shri Bhide at the Portland Cement Association, 847-972-9100 (fax: 847-972-9101; email: sbhide@cement.org; Web: www.nationalconcretebridge.org/cbc/index.html).

First International Symposium on the Design and Construction of Long Lasting Asphalt Pavements

June 7-9, 2004, Auburn, AL

The symposium will facilitate the exchange of information on materials and mix design, construction issues, quality control/quality assurance, contracting methods, perpetual pavements, and other related topics. Sponsors include the International Society for Asphalt Pavements, the Asphalt Alliance, and FHWA.

Contact: National Center for Asphalt Technology, 334-844-6228 (fax: 334-844-6248; email: taplecp@eng.auburn.edu; Web: www.ncat.us (click on "Upcoming Events").

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