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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / December 2007

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-009
Date: December 2007
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 87th Annual Meeting

January 13-17, 2008, Washington, DC

Transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the meeting to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice.

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.

2008 Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Highways for Life

March 20-21, 2008, Baltimore, MD

The conference will provide a forum for both public and private sector members of the bridge community to exchange ideas and experiences related to accelerated bridge construction. Cosponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and 14 State transportation departments from across the United States, the conference is designed for State highway bridge engineers, design professionals, fabricators, contractors, members of academia, and representatives of Federal and local agencies. The conference will focus on case studies that emphasize prefabricated bridge elements and systems, state-of-the-art equipment, material technologies, and innovative contracting methods that enable accelerated bridge construction.

Contact: Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: vasant.mistry@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/accelerated/index.cfm.

Seventh International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA)

June 24-28, 2008, Calgary, Canada

The 2008 ICMPA will offer transportation agencies and others the opportunity to learn about pavement management practices from around the world. Topics will include asset preservation and maintenance, asset management tools, data collection and management, and performance-based planning.

Contact: For more information, send an email to ICMPA2008@eventplan.net, or visit www.icmpa2008.com.

Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management

July 13-17, 2008, Seoul, Korea

The conference will address such topics as bridge management systems, design and analysis, reliability and risk management, fatigue analysis, measurement and monitoring, and damage assessment. The event is being organized by the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety and hosted by the Korea Bridge Design and Engineering Research Center at Seoul National University.

Contact: Ian Friedland at FHWA, 202-493-3023 (email: ian.friedland@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.iabmas08.org.

International Construction Management Conference

September 8-11, 2008, Orlando, FL

The conference will look at such topics as alternative procurement and contracting systems, construction cost escalation, public-private partnerships, and risk management. The conference is sponsored by the Construction Management Expert Technical Group, which includes representatives from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), FHWA, industry, and academia.

Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202-366-1562 (email: gerald.yakowenko@fhwa.dot.gov).

Second National Maintenance Quality Assurance (MQA) Peer Exchange

September 23-24, 2008, Durham, NC

Participants will discuss MQA analysis procedures and reporting to support highway decisionmaking and will identify progress made since the first Peer Exchange was held in 2004. The event's goals also include developing a glossary of commonly used terms for MQA concepts and updating the MQA document library. Sponsored by FHWA's Office of Asset Management, the Peer Exchange is being held in conjunction with the National Workshop on Highway Asset Inventory and Data Collection.

Contact: Jennifer Brandenburg at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 919-733-3725 (email: jbrandenburg@dot.state.nc.us).

National Workshop on Highway Asset Inventory and Data Collection

September 24-26, 2008, Durham, NC

The workshop will highlight the latest in technology for managing highway assets. Four focus areas will be featured: Pavements, Bridges, Roadside Appurtenances, and Geotechnical and Drainage. The workshop is cosponsored by TRB, FHWA, and AASHTO.

Contact: Terry Canales at NCDOT, 919-733-2210 (email: tcanales@dot.state.nc.us).

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