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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / November 2005

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-06-020
Date: November 2005

Highway Technology Calendar

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

National Quality Conference

December 13-14, 2005, Orlando, FL

Sponsored by the National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ), the conference will highlight the movement to establish a State Quality Partnership in every State by 2008.

Contact: Bob Templeton at NPHQ, 512-301-9899 (email: btemplenphq@aol.com), or Ken Jacoby at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-366-6503 (fax: 202-366-9981; email: ken.jacoby@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available on the NPHQ Web site at www.nphq.org.

2005 FHWA Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference

December 14-16, 2005, San Diego, CA

Sponsored by FHWA, this conference will look at how prefabricated bridge elements and systems can be used to accelerate construction, minimize traffic disruption, increase quality, and lower life-cycle costs (see article, page 6).

Contact: Roland Nimis at FHWA, 415-744-2653 (email: roland.nimis@fhwa.dot.gov), or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: vasant.mistry@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available at www.acceleratedbridge.com.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 85th Annual Meeting

January 22-26, 2006, 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 www.trb.org/meeting.

Fish Passage Summit

February 15-16, 2006, Denver, CO

This FHWA summit will bring together participants to discuss state-of-the-art techniques for designing and retrofitting road-stream crossings to ensure fish passage. Presentations will cover such topics as fish passage assessment, retrofitting of culverts, and design of fish crossings, as well as case histories of fish crossing installations and monitoring.

Contact: Bart Bergendahl at FHWA, 720-963-3754 (email: bart.bergendahl@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/envirohyd/fish.cfm.

Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management

July 16-19, 2006, Porto, Portugal

The conference will cover such topics as bridge repair and rehabilitation issues, bridge management systems, and bridge-related safety and risk issues. The conference is designed for bridge engineers, consultants, contractors, and university researchers, among others. Sponsors include the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Colorado Department of Transportation, American Society of Civil Engineers, and FHWA.

Contact: For more information, visit www.iabmas06.com.

Fifth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways

September 18-20, 2006, San Francisco, CA

The conference is the fifth in a series of biennial events sponsored by FHWA. Caltrans and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research are co-sponsors of the event. The conference is designed to increase awareness of seismic and geological hazards and to enhance the technical expertise of engineering professionals, so that they can mitigate the risk of failure or damage to bridges and highways. The conference will provide a forum for sharing research findings and insights from completed infrastructure projects. A technical tour of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge construction project will also be featured.

Contact: Phillip Yen at FHWA, 202-493-3056 (fax: 202-493-3442 (email: wen-huei.yen@fhwa.dot.gov), or Mike Keever at Caltrans, 916-227-8806 (fax: 916-227-8242; email: mike_keever@dot.ca.gov). Information is available online at www.mceer.buffalo.edu/meetings/5nsc.

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