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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-025
Date: May 2004

Highway Technology Calendar

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

First Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference

May 19-20, 2004, Grand Rapids, MI

The conference will provide a forum for discussing the uses of rubber modified asphalt. Topics will include best practices, State and contractor experiences, and environmental considerations. Conference sponsors include the Rubber Pavements Association, Rubber Manufacturers Association, the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society, and FHWA.

Contact: For registration information, contact WALCOM-Registration Services, 740-524-4123 (fax: 877-848-4123; email: reg@walcom.com). To learn more about the conference, visit www.rubber.org/meetings/asphalt.htm.

Making Work Zones Work Better Workshops

May 25-26, 2004, Franklin, TN

FHWA, along with State and local partners, is sponsoring this workshop to share information on new and emerging technologies and practices for reducing work zone congestion and crashes.

Contact: Carol Keenan at FHWA, 202-366-6993 (email: carol.keenan@fhwa.dot.gov; Web: www.fhwa.dot.gov/workzones).

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")).

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).

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 Bridges 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, and the Midwest Transportation Consortium, in cooperation with the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Contact: Charlie Nemmers at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 573-882-0071 (email: nemmersc@missouri.edu), Benjamin Tang at FHWA, 202-366-4592 (email: benjamin.tang@fhwa.dot.gov), or Mary Lou Ralls at the Texas Department of Transportation, 512-416-2183 (email: mralls@dot.state.tx.us).

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, FHWA, and the Structural Engineering Institute.

Contact: Glenn Washer at FHWA, 202-493-3082 (fax: 202-493-3442; email: glenn.washer@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).

2004 Segmental Concrete Bridge Conference

November 7-9, 2004, Tampa, FL

The conference will provide a forum for discussion of current design and construction practices around the world. The American Segmental Bridge Institute and FHWA are cosponsoring the event.

Contact: Cliff Freyermuth at the American Segmental Bridge Institute, 602-997-9964 (email: asbi@earthlink.net).

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