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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / November 2004

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-021
Date: November 2004

Highway Technology Calendar

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

2004 FHWA Steel Bridge Conference

December 15-17, 2004, San Antonio, TX

Conference participants will focus on high-performance steel bridges and accelerated bridge construction.

Contact: Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (fax: 202-366-3077; email: vasant.mistry@fhwa.dot.gov), or Atorod Azizinamini at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 402-472-3029 (fax: 402-472-5178; email: atorod@highperformancesteel.com). Information is also available online at www.highperformancesteel.com.

Transportation Research Board 84th Annual Meeting

January 9-13, 2005, 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 trb.org/meeting.

International Conference on Best Practices for Ultra-thin (UTW) and Thin Whitetoppings (TWT)

April 12-15, 2005, Denver, CO

The conference will review progress made in whitetopping technologies since 1992 and help identify best practices for selecting candidate projects and designing, constructing, and repairing UTWs and TWTs. The conference is targeted at pavement engineering and construction professionals who are involved in various aspects of pavement design, construction, testing and evaluation, and rehabilitation. The event is sponsored by FHWA, the Colorado Department of Transportation, American Concrete Pavement Association, Transportation Research Board, and the International Society for Concrete Pavements.

Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc., 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: stayabji@ctlgroup.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (fax: 202-493-2070; email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov).

Seventh International Symposium on Utilization of High-Strength/High-Performance Concrete (HPC)

June 20-24, 2005, Washington, DC

The symposium will bring together engineers and material scientists from around the world to discuss topics ranging from the latest HPC applications to the most up-to-date research. An optional tour of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Project will also be offered on June 24. The symposium is sponsored by the American Concrete Institute, with co-sponsors, including FHWA, representing more than 40 organizations from 14 countries.

Contact: Thomas Adams at the American Concrete Institute, 248-848-3742 (email: thomas.adams@concrete.org;), or Suneel Vanikar at FHWA, 202-366-0120 (email: suneel.vanikar@fhwa. dot.gov). Information is also available online at www.concrete.org/events/conferences/7th_International_Symposium.htm).

2005 Value Engineering Conference

July 20-22, 2005, San Antonio, TX

The conference will provide value engineering professionals with the opportunity to share innovative perspectives and procedures, successful methods and models, and pioneering strategies. Sessions will cover such topics as constructibility issues, value engineering and design/build, and process improvement.

Contact: Donald Jackson at FHWA, 202-366-4630 (email: donald.jackson@fhwa.dot.gov), or Susan McClain at the Texas Department of Transportation, 903-799-1311 (email: smcclain@dot.state.tx.us).

Eighth International Conference on Concrete Pavements

August 14-18, 2005, Colorado Springs, CO

This conference will present information on new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of various types of concrete pavements. The conference is targeted at pavement, materials, and geotechnical engineering professionals. Topics will include concrete pavement analysis, design, and construction; concrete materials and pavement performance; joint performance; post-construction evaluation; and long-term performance. The event is sponsored by the International Society for Concrete Pavements. Cosponsors include FHWA, the American Concrete Pavement Association, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Contact: Dan Zollinger at Texas A&M University, 979-845-9918 (email: d-zollinger@tamu.edu), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (fax: 202-493-2070; email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov). Information can be found online at www.concretepavements.org (select "Calendar").

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