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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-06-029
Date: September 2006

Highway Technology Calendar

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

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 CTL Group, 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: stayabji@ctlgroup.com), or Sam Tyson at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov). Information can be found online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2006conf.cfm.

National Workshop on Materials and Energy Conservation for Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA)

November 1-2, 2006, Indianapolis, IN

The workshop will focus on materials and energy issues affecting the production and economics of HMA. Topics will include a discussion of recycling practices for HMA and mix type selection and design practices that make the most efficient use of available materials. The workshop is sponsored by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), FHWA, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana.

Contact: For registration information, contact Carol Metzger at NAPA, 888-468-6499 (email: meetings@hotmix.org). Online registration and additional information is available at www.hotmix.org.

Highway Quality Conference

November 14-15, 2006, New Orleans, LA

Sponsored by the National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ), the conference will highlight advances in State Quality Partnerships, the winners of the 2006 NPHQ Making a Difference Awards, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's Quality Improvement Program.

Contact: Bob Templeton at NPHQ, 512-301-9899 (email: btemplenphq@aol.com), or Ken Jacoby at FHWA, 202-366-6503 (email: ken.jacoby@fhwa.dot.gov). Details are also available online at www.nphq.org.

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 FHWA, 703-404-6348 (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).

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