- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-009
Date: December 2008
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 88th Annual Meeting
January 11-15, 2009, Washington, DC
More than 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the meeting to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The central theme for the 2009 meeting is "Transportation, Energy, and Climate Change."
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.
2009 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
April 1-3, 2009, Baltimore, MD
Join transportation leaders in discussing lessons learned in the use of the design-build project delivery method for transportation projects. The discussions will cover choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, risk allocation, and performance contracting. The conference is cosponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and various industry groups.
Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202-366-1562 (email: email@example.com), or visit www.designbuildtransportation.com.
National Conference on Preservation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements
April 22-24, 2009, St. Louis, MO
The conference will provide a forum to address concrete pavement preservation, repair, and rehabilitation activities that result in safer, smoother, and longer lasting concrete pavements. Topics will include optimizing concrete pavement preservation strategies, alternate delivery methods for projects, traffic management considerations, repair material and equipment requirements, and forensic investigations. Conference sponsors include FHWA, AASHTO, American Concrete Pavement Association, Missouri Department of Transportation, and TRB.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Fugro Consultants, Inc., 410-997-9020 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2009CPTPconf.cfm.
Fourth Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference
May 7-8, 2009, Akron, OH
The conference will highlight the uses of rubber and polymer modified asphalt and discuss opportunities for expanding that use, as well as facilitate discussions among industry and State, Federal, and local government agency representatives. Sessions will focus on engineering, economics, and the environment, with topics such as engineering considerations and design, warm mix asphalt, life-cycle costs, State issues and solutions, materials supply, recycling, and quiet pavements. The conference is cohosted by the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Rubber Pavements Association, and the Rubber Manufacturers Association, in conjunction with FHWA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Asphalt Pavement Association, Asphalt Institute, National Center for Asphalt Technology, and Flexible Pavements of Ohio.
Contact: To learn more about the conference, visit www.rubberdivision.org/meetings/rmac.htm, or contact Ed Miller in the Rubber Division of ACS, 330-972-6527 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
2009 Petersen Asphalt Research Conference and Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium
July 13-17, 2009, Laramie, WY
The conference will present current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt pavement performance. Each session includes open-mike discussion time for participants. The 3-day conference is followed by a 2-day symposium, which focuses on key aspects of pavement performance. Participants may register for both the conference and symposium or either one separately. The conference and symposium are organized by the Western Research Institute (WRI).
Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: email@example.com), or Terry Arnold at FHWA, 202-493-3305 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.