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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-027
Date: July 2004

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Second National HERS-ST Conference

August 19-20, 2004, Chicago, IL

The conference will provide practical assistance to highway agencies using the Highway Economic Requirements System-State Version (HERS-ST) software, as well as other agencies considering its use. HERS-ST is an engineering/economic analysis tool designed to evaluate the implications of alternative programs and policies on the conditions, performance, and user cost levels of highway systems.

Contact: David Winter at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-366-4631 (email: david.winter@fhwa.dot.gov), or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: francine.shaw-whitson@fhwa.dot.gov). More information and online registration is available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/hersconf.htm.

Seminar on Design and Construction of Segmental Concrete Bridges

August 30-31, 2004, Orlando, FL

The seminar focuses on the design and construction of precast and cast-in-place segmental bridges constructed using the cantilever and span-by-span methods. Also addressed are cable-stayed bridges.

Contact: Cliff Freyermuth at the American Segmental Bridge Institute, 602-997-9964 (email: asbi@earthlink.net). Visit www.asbi-assoc.org for more information (select "Menu" and then "ASBI Events").

2004 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference

August 31-September 3, 2004, Asheville, NC

Conference topics will include hydrology, modeling, environmental issues, coastal engineering, stream stability, and scour. The event is sponsored by FHWA and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contact: Cynthia Nurmi at FHWA, 404-562-3908 (email: cynthia.nurmi@fhwa.dot.gov).

Ninth Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo

September 8-9, 2004, Knoxville, TN

The symposium will feature best practices and new products and equipment for winter maintenance. Sponsoring the event are FHWA, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the Tennessee Transportation Assistance Program.

Contact: Mark Sandifer at FHWA, 708-283-3528 (email: mark.sandifer@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is available online at www.easternsnowexpo.org.

Second National Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Workshop

September 8-10, 2004, New Brunswick, NJ

The workshop will look at how the use of prefabricated bridge elements and systems enables bridge owners, designers, and construction contractors to "Get in, Get out, and Stay out." The event is sponsored by FHWA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), New Jersey Department of Transportation, and Rutgers University, in cooperation with the Midwest Transportation Consortium.

Contact: For information on registration or abstract submission, contact Hani H. Nassif at Rutgers University, 732-445-4414 (fax: 732-445-8268; email: nassif@rci.rutgers.edu). For information on travel support scholarships available for State highway agencies, contact Harry A. Capers, Jr., at the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 609-530-2557 (fax: 609-530-5777; email: Harry.Capers@dot.state.nj.us). For general information on the workshop, contact Helene Cook at FHWA, 609-637-4230 (fax: 609-538-4913; email: helene.cook@fhwa.dot.gov). Information can also be found online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/accelerated.

Structural Materials Technology: NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges 2004

September 14-17, 2004, Buffalo, NY

Participants will learn about the state-of-the-art in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies. The event is sponsored by The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc., New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Transportation Research Board (TRB), FHWA, and the Structural Engineering Institute.

Contact: Hamid Ghasemi at FHWA, 202-493-3042 (fax: 202-493-3442; email: hamid.ghasemi@fhwa.dot.gov), or Sreenivas Alampalli at the NYSDOT, 518-457-6827 (email: salampalli@dot.state.ny.us; Web: www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/smt.htm).

Second International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing

September 26-29, 2004, Minneapolis, MN

The conference will present research findings on accelerated pavement testing topics, including bridge decks, fatigue, instrumentation, performance, stabilization material, and permanent deformation. Conference sponsors include AASHTO, FHWA, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), TRB, and the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies.

Contact: Ben Worel at Mn/DOT, 651-779-5522 (fax: 651-779-5616; email: ben.worel@dot.state.mn.us), or Kenneth Fults at the University of Texas, 512-232-3081 or 512-310-2933 (email: kenfults@yahoo.com). Information is available online at www.cce.umn.edu/engineering/accelerated_pavement.

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