- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-020
Date: October 2004
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are cosponsoring the event.
Contact: Cliff Freyermuth at the American Segmental Bridge Institute, 602-997-9964 (email: email@example.com.
Coal Combustion Products Partnership Workshops
November 16, 2004, Louisville, KY
November 18, 2004, Atlanta, GA
The workshops will look at the advantages of using coal ash in a variety of highway and concrete construction applications. Sponsors include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, and the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA).
Contact: David Goss or Mike MacDonald at ACAA, 720-870-7897 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
National Partnership for Highway Quality Summit
November 16-17, 2004, Dallas, TX
The summit will showcase state quality partnerships (SQPs) and introduce a new, two-tiered accreditation program for SQPs. The agenda will also feature workshops on launching and advancing training and certification programs.
Contact: Bob Templeton at NPHQ, 512-301-9899 (email: email@example.com; Web: www.nphq.org).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Atorod Azizinamini at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 402-472-3029 (fax: 402-472-5178; email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 cosponsors representing more than 40 organizations from 14 countries.
Contact: Thomas Adams at the American Concrete Institute, 248-848-3742 (email: email@example.com; Web: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Susan McClain at the Texas Department of Transportation, 903-799-1311 (email: email@example.com).
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 conference 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: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information can be found online at www.concretepavements.org (select "Calendar").