U.S. Department of Transportation
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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-012
Date: April 2007
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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 the Federal Highway Administration (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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.cpe.vt.edu/PavementManagement07/.
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, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and FHWA, 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: email@example.com). Information is also available online at www.wsdot.wa.gov/partners/aashtove/.
Seventh National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
November 6-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA
Three thematic tracks will be featured at the conference: Integration of Maintenance and Operations into Transportation Asset Management, Putting Economics into Practice, and Transportation Asset Management in the Ports and Harbors Community. The conference is sponsored by the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Committees on Transportation Asset Management and Transportation Economics, with support from FHWA's Office of Asset Management.
Contact: David Floyd at TRB, 202-334-2966 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: email@example.com).
International Conference on Optimizing Paving Concrete Mixtures and Accelerated Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation
November 7-9, 2007, Atlanta, GA
The conference will provide an international forum to address various aspects of concrete mixture optimization and accelerated concrete pavement construction and rehabilitation that result in long life for pavements. The event is being organized as part of the technology transfer activities for FHWA's Concrete Pavement Technology Program. Conference topics will include U.S. and international experiences with concrete mixture optimization, best practices for accelerated construction and rehabilitation, and highway agency and contractor training needs.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at CTLGroup, 410-997-0400 (fax: 410-997-8480; email: stayabji@CTLGroup.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information and online registration are available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2007CPTPconf.cfm.
World Steel Bridge Symposium 2007
December 4-7, 2007, New Orleans, LA
The symposium will bring together design engineers, construction professionals, transportation officials, representatives from academia, and others to discuss state-of-the-art practices for enhancing steel bridge design, fabrication, and construction techniques. This event is sponsored by the National Steel Bridge Alliance and FHWA.
Contact: Elizabeth Purdy at the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc., 312-670-5421 (email: email@example.com), or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional information, visit www.steelbridges.org/ (click on "World Steel Bridge Symposium").