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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-016
Date: August 2008

Highway Technology Calendar

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

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), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), industry, and academia.

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

Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)/Nondestructive Testing (NDT) for Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology Symposium

September 8-12, 2008, Oakland, CA

Sponsored by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, the symposium will highlight the use of NDE and NDT technologies to assess the condition of highways and bridges. More than 20 sessions will cover such topics as bridge inspection, crack detection, bridge management, ground penetrating radar, acoustic methods for evaluating pavements, bridge scour, inspection and assessment of bridge substructures, and structural monitoring. The sessions will include discussions on field applications, applied research, technology implementation, and case studies. A postsymposium workshop, "Advanced NDE of Concrete Structures Workshop: Ultrasonic Imaging of Concrete," will be held on September 12. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of ultrasonic imaging of concrete.

Contact: For additional information, visit www.asnt.org/events/events.htm, or contact Frank Jalinoos at FHWA, 202-493-3044 (email: frank.jalinoos@fhwa.dot.gov).

FHWA 2008 Regional Asset Management Conference

September 10-11, 2008, Albuquerque, NM

November 13-14, 2008, Memphis, TN

The final two conferences in this series of free regional events are designed to bring the latest transportation asset management technologies, research, and best practices to State, Federal, and local practitioners and others across the country.

Contact: Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: francine.shaw-whitson@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/ramc.cfm.

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 held in 2004. 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), or Celso Gatchalian at FHWA, 202-366-1342 (email: celso.gatchalian@fhwa.dot.gov).

National Workshop on Highway Asset Inventory and Data Collection

September 24-26, 2008, Durham, NC

The conference 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 conference is cosponsored by the Transportation Research Board, FHWA, NCDOT, North Carolina State University, and AASHTO.

Contact: Terry Canales at NCDOT, 919-733-2210 (email: tcanales@dot.state.nc.us), or Celso Gatchalian at FHWA, 202-366-1342 (email: celso.gatchalian@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available online at www.itre.ncsu.edu/ncassetmgmtconf/index.html.

2008 Road Dust Management Practices and Future Needs Conference

November 13-14, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Sponsored by FHWA and the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, the conference will discuss current road dust management practices and define future needs and research priorities. Environmental impacts and cost benefits will also be covered. The conference is aimed at representatives from Federal, State, and local governments; transportation agencies; industry; tribal agencies; and the military, as well as researchers.

Contact: Roger Surdahl at FHWA, 720-963-3768 (email: roger.surdahl@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.meetingsnorthwest.com/DustConference.htm.

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