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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-06-026
Date: June 2006

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Climatic Inputs for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Workshop

June 22, 2006, Columbus, OH

June 28, 2006, Atlanta, GA

August 1, 2006, Fayetteville, AR

August 15, 2006, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2006, Minneapolis, MN

September 19, 2006, Rocky Hill, CT*

*(The September 19 workshop will also be Webcast at www.conndot.ct.gov/media/FhwaRegistration.aspx)

This Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) workshop aims to familiarize participants with modeling climatic effects on pavement performance using the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, reducing climatic effects through materials selection and design, and analyzing current State design methods for climatic effects. There is no charge for the workshop. The target audience includes State materials engineers, pavement design engineers, and industry or academic consultants who support transportation departments' pavement design.

Contact: Gary Crawford at FHWA, 202-366-1286 (gary.crawford@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/dgit/climatic.cfm.

Construction Practices for Segmental Concrete Bridges Seminars

July 10-11, 2006, Dallas, TX

July 24-25, 2006, Atlanta, GA

Cosponsored by FHWA and the American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI), the seminars will cover the new Construction Practices Handbook for Segmental Concrete Bridges. Registration fees will be waived for FHWA, State, and local highway agency engineers.

Contact: Myint Lwin at FHWA, 202-366-4589 (fax: 202-366-3077; email: myint.lwin@fhwa.dot.gov), or Cliff Freyermuth at ASBI, 602-997-9964 (fax: 602-997-9965; email: asbi@earthlink.net). Information is also available at www.asbi-assoc.org (click on "News and Events" and then "Seminars").

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. Sponsors include the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Colorado Department of Transportation, American Society of Civil Engineers, and FHWA.

Contact: Ian Friedland at FHWA, 202-493-3023 (email: ian.friedland@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.iabmas06.com.

Eleventh Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo

September 6-7, 2006, Atlantic City, NJ

The symposium is designed for winter maintenance managers and other public works practitioners. Topics will cover safety, operations, and environmental issues. The event is sponsored by FHWA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Contact: For registration information, contact Trindal Stanke at AASHTO, 202-624-3696 (email: tstanke@aashto.org). For additional information, contact Paul Pisano at FHWA, 202-366-1301 (email: paul.pisano@fhwa.dot.gov).

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, 740-593-2476 (email: orite@bobcat.ent.ohiou.edu), or John D'Angelo at FHWA, 202-366-0121 (email: john.d'angelo@fhwa.dot.gov).

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, the Transportation Research Board, and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research are cosponsors. The conference 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.

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.

Use of Pavement Management System Data to Calibrate Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design

September 20, 2006, Rocky Hill, CT

(The workshop will also be Webcast at www.conndot.ct.gov/media/FhwaRegistration.aspx)

This FHWA workshop will help pavement design and pavement management engineers better understand how data from pavement management systems can be incorporated in the new Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide software.

Contact: Gary Crawford at FHWA, 202-366-1286 (email: gary.crawford@fhwa.dot.gov).

International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements

October 25-27, 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). Information can be found online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2006conf.cfm.

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