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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / January/February 2005

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-023
Date: January/February 2005

Articles in this Issue

Scanning Tour Brings Back New Approaches to Construction Management

The goal of improving construction management policies and procedures took an international scanning tour team to Canada and Europe in May 2004. Jointly sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the team consisted of representatives from FHWA, State transportation agencies, private industry, and academia.

Alternative Contracting's Virtual Community

Find out what alternative, also known as innovative, contracting can do for you. Innovative contracting methods such as design-build and warranties that can improve project quality, accelerate construction, and save money are featured on the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new Alternative Contracting Community of Practice (COP) Web site. "The site is designed to provide FHWA, State, and local highway agency staff with a forum for sharing information that can aid in the delivery of highway construction projects Nationwide," says Jennifer Balis of FHWA.

National Hydraulics Conference Showcases State-of-the-Art Technology

Advanced hydrology software applications and stormwater runoff pollution control systems were among the 21st century hydraulic engineering research, techniques, and products on display at the 2004 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference. Held in Asheville, North Carolina, from August 30 to September 3, 2004, the conference was cohosted by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Hydraulics Team and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). More than 200 representatives from State departments of transportation, universities, private industry, and other organizations attended the event.

Award-Winning Projects Raise the Bar for Highway Quality

Innovation, teamwork, and a commitment to quality distinguish the winners of the National Partnership for Highway Quality's (NPHQ) 2004 "Making a Difference" Awards. The awards honor practices that raise the bar for roadway performance, safety, and environmental stewardship. "The Making a Difference Awards recognize innovators who take calculated and beneficial risks, people who make partnering more than a word," said Bob Templeton, Executive Director of NPHQ.

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