U.S. Department of Transportation
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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-014
Date: June 2007
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
44th Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference
July 16-18, 2007, Laramie, WY
The conference will cover current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt performance, with topics ranging from fundamental research to applied field engineering. Organized by the Western Research Institute (WRI), conference sponsors include the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.
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.
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) National Concrete Bridge Conference
October 22-24, 2007, Phoenix, AZ
Sponsored by PCI and FHWA, the conference will provide a forum for state-of-the-art reports on concrete bridges, showcasing precast, prestressed concrete bridges in particular. The conference is aimed at State and Federal bridge designers, consultants, academics, and industry engineers.
Contact: John Dick at PCI, 312-360-3205 (email: JDick@PCI.org), or Gary Jakovich at FHWA, 202-366-4596 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is available online at www.pci.org/news/bridge_conference.
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: email@example.com), or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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: email@example.com). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: email@example.com). For additional information, visit www.steelbridges.org (click on "World Steel Bridge Symposium").