- 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-07-009
Date: December 2006
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The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Geosynthetics 2007 Conference and Trade Show
January 16-19, 2007, Washington, DC
This biennial conference will bring together approximately 1,500 participants from government, academia, and the private sector. The theme for this year's conference is "GeoSolutions for the Environment, Homeland Security, and Transportation." Two days of the conference (January 18-19) will focus on the use of geosynthetics for transportation. Conference topics will heighten awareness about the benefits of using geosynthetics, with information on geosynthetic materials, research, performance, testing, design, engineering, construction, and field experience. The accompanying exhibition will feature current geosynthetic materials, products, software, equipment, and services.
Contact: Corey Bobba at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 703-948-1406 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.geoshow.info.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 86th Annual Meeting
January 21-25, 2007, 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. The spotlight theme for 2007 is "Transportation Institutions, Finance, and Workforce: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century."
Contact: For information, visit the TRB Annual Meeting Web site at www.trb.org/meeting. Questions about the meeting can be emailed to TRBMeetings@NAS.edu.
Polymer Composites Conference IV
March 20-22, 2007, Morgantown, WV
The conference will highlight the successful application of composites in infrastructure renewal and look at their design, construction, performance, and cost effectiveness. Participants will discuss recommended practices for installation, repair procedures, and maintenance materials. Featured topics will also include case studies from highway agencies, various applications, guide specifications, and environmental issues. The conference is sponsored by the Constructed Facilities Center at West Virginia University, FHWA, and the West Virginia Department of Transportation.
Contact: Gangarao Hota at West Virginia University, 304-293-7608, ext. 2634 (fax: 304-293-7459; email: CFC@mail.wvu.edu).
National Conference on Pavement Management
May 6-9, 2007, Norfolk, VA
Conference topics will include the history and development of pavement management, engineering applications of pavement management data, integrating pavement management systems (PMS) and pavement preservation programs, and using PMS data to calibrate the new Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide. The conference is sponsored by FHWA, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Transportation Research Council, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Contact: Thomas Van at FHWA, 202-366-1341 (email: email@example.com).
2007 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Value Engineering Conference
July 17-20, 2007, Seattle, WA
Sponsored by the AASHTO Value Engineering Technical Committee, FHWA, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the conference will feature the Nation's best practices for value engineering.
Contact: Adele McCormick at WSDOT, 360-705-7298 (fax: 360-705-6885; email: VEConf@wsdot.wa.gov), or Jon Obenberger at FHWA, 202-366-2221 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available online at www.wsdot.wa.gov/partners/aashtove.