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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-025
Date: April 2005

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Obtaining Materials Inputs for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Workshops

April 20-21, 2005, Jefferson City, MO

May 4-5, 2005, Atlanta, GA

July 7-8, 2005, Lincoln, NE

The workshop will help pavement design engineers and material engineers better understand materials testing and characterization as it has been incorporated into the new Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide software.

Contact: Katherine Petros at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-493-3154, Leslie Myers at FHWA, 202-366-1198, Chris Wagner at FHWA, 404-562-3693, or Gary Crawford at FHWA, 202-366-1286. Information is also available via email at DGIT@fhwa.dot.gov or online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/dgitfly2.htm.

Second Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference

May 18-19, 2005, San Antonio, TX

The conference will highlight the uses of rubber-modified asphalt, facilitate discussion between industry and Government agencies, and increase knowledge about materials and specifications. The conference will also feature a trip to a local rubber-modified asphalt project. The event is sponsored by FHWA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Rubber Manufacturers Association, Rubber Pavements Association, National Asphalt Pavement Association, National Center for Asphalt Technology, and the Asphalt Institute.

Contact: Ed Miller at the Rubber Division of the ACS, 330-972-6527 (email: emiller@rubber.org). Conference information is also available online at www.rubber.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 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.

Third International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design

June 26-July 2, 2005, Chicago, IL

The symposium will focus on the latest resources, policies, and practices for street and highway geometric design. Topics will range from intersection design to traffic calming to design for users with disabilities. Sponsors include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, National Association of County Engineers, Transportation Research Board (TRB), FHWA, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Contact: Ray Krammes at FHWA, 202-493-3312 (fax: 202-493-3417; email: ray.krammes@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available at www.trb.org/Conferences/GeoDesignSym.

Sixth International Bridge Engineering Conference

July 17-20, 2005, Boston, MA

Sponsored by FHWA and TRB, the conference will offer sessions covering a range of bridge engineering topics, including planning, design, construction, maintenance, and repair.

Contact: Ian Friedland at FHWA, 202-493-3023 (email: ian.friedland@ fhwa.dot.gov). Information is available online at www.trb.org/conferences/ibec.

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 and value engineering and design-build.

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

Information on new technologies related to the design, construction, and rehabilitation of various types of concrete pavements will be featured at the conference. 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").

International Conference on Advanced Materials for Construction of Bridges, Buildings, and Other Structures IV

August 14-19, 2005, Maui, HI

The conference will cover such topics as innovative uses of high-performance steel, fiber-reinforced polymers, ultra-high-performance concrete, and other advanced materials; the use of advanced materials in retrofitting structures; and materials research.

Contact: Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: vasant.mistry@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.engconfintl.org/5aabody.html.

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