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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / November 2006

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-008
Date: November 2006

Highway Technology Calendar

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." 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: corey.bobba@fhwa.dot.gov), 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.

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: thomas.van@fhwa.dot.gov).

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, the conference will feature the Nation's best practices for value engineering.

Contact: For information on the conference, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/partners/aashtove.

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