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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-021
Date: September 2003

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Fifth National Conference Asset Management

September 29, 2003, Atlanta, Georgia

October 21, 2003, Seattle, Washington

Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Task Force on Asset Management and the Federal Highway Administration (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 or Sarah Brehm at 608-263-2655 (email: wittwer@engr.wisc.edu or sbrehm@engr.wisc.edu) or Jason Bittner at 608-262-7246 (email: bittner@engr.wisc.edu). Information is available online at 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).

2003 New York City Bridge Conference

October 20-21, 2003, New York, NY

The conference features a technical program designed specifically for engineers. Such topics as bridge analysis and design, cable-supported bridges, advanced materials, and innovative bridge technology will be covered. The keynote session will include a discussion on methodology for assessing risk and prioritizing security improvements for bridges.

Contact: Khaled Mahmoud at the Bridge Engineering Association, kmahmoud@bridgeengineer.org or info@bridgeengineer.org. Conference information can be found online at www.bridgeengineer.org.

TEMP System Open House

October 23, 2003, Frederick, MD

The Open House will provide an introduction to Total Environmental Management for Paving (TEMP). Details of this concrete pavement testing system will be covered, including data record keeping, prediction of future strength, and data reporting.

Contact: Ted Ferragut at TDC Partners, Ltd., 703-836-1671 (email: tferragut@tdcpartners.com).

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).

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.

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