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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-06-022
Date: January/February 2006

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Fish Passage Summit

February 15-16, 2006, Denver, CO

This Federal Highway Administration (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.

2006 Concrete Bridge Conference

May 7-10, 2006, Reno, NV

The conference will promote the exchange of ideas and information on all aspects of concrete bridge design and construction. Topics will include rapid bridge construction, performance specifications, aesthetics, structural testing, and precast prestressed concrete bridges. The conference is sponsored by the Nevada Department of Transportation, Portland Cement Association, American Concrete Institute, National Concrete Bridge Council, and FHWA.

Contact: Caron Johnsen at the Portland Cement Association, 847-972-9058 (fax: 847-972-9059; email: cjohnsen@cement.org).

National HERS-ST Technical Conference

May 22-25, 2006, San Antonio, TX

The conference will introduce the new edition, Version 4.0, of FHWA's Highway Economic Requirements System-State Version (HERS-ST) software. The event will also provide an opportunity for States and others to share their experiences in using this decision tool for analyzing highway needs. The conference has no registration fees. Copies of the HERS-ST software, user guide, and hands-on workbook will also be provided at no cost.

Contact: Robert Mooney at FHWA, 202-366-4657 (email: robert.mooney@fhwa.dot.gov). Information on HERS-ST is available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/hersindex.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, contact Ian Friedland at FHWA, 202-493-3023 (email: ian.friedland@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.iabmas06.com.

International Conference on Perpetual Pavement

September 13-15, 2006, Columbus, OH

The conference will highlight issues related to designing, constructing, and monitoring perpetual pavements. Topics will include design verification and calibration, modeling, instrumentation, durability, and mechanical properties of materials. Conference sponsors include the Ohio Department of Transportation, National Asphalt Pavement Association, National Center for Asphalt Technology, and FHWA.

Contact: Nancy Covington at the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment, at 740-593-2476 (email: orite@bobcat.ent.ohiou.edu).

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 cosponsors of the event. The event is designed to increase awareness of seismic and geological hazards and 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 also 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 be included.

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.

International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements

October 25-26, 2006, Chicago, IL

The conference will focus on implementable design, construction, and repair techniques that result in long-lasting concrete pavements. It is targeted at pavement engineering and construction professionals who are involved in various aspects of pavement design, construction, testing and evaluation, and rehabilitation.

Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc., 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: stayabji@ctlgroup.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov).

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