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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-009
Date: December 2008
From CDs and pocket guides to workshops and online training, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) offers transportation agencies and others a comprehensive set of resources to learn more about transportation system preservation.
The dramatic improvements in highway condition achieved by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) since implementation of its pavement management system began in the 1970s are detailed in a new case study available from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management, Pavement Management Systems: The Washington State Experience (Pub. No. FHWA-IF-08-010).
Are you looking for a copy of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) publication on an infrastructure-related topic? Printed copies of many publications are available from the Federal Highway Administration R&T Product Distribution Center, HRTM-03 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Electronic versions of publications are typically posted on FHWA's topic-based Web sites.
How can you use performance indicators to better measure pavement performance and improve overall roadway system management, resulting in more efficient and cost-effective highway design, construction, and maintenance? New initiatives in both the United States and Europe are aimed at improving and standardizing how pavement performance is assessed.
With the theme of "Partnering for Progress in a Changing Environment," the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 2008 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference (NHEC) brought together more than 200 participants to discuss knowledge and tools for meeting current and future challenges in hydraulic engineering.
Two new free seminars on concrete materials and pavements will be available for transportation agencies to schedule in their States, beginning in January 2009. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is sponsoring the seminars through a cooperative agreement with the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Topics for the 1-day seminars are Cementitious Materials for Concrete and Chemical Admixtures for Concrete. "This cooperative agreement with ACI will support training activities for FHWA's customers and partners, helping FHWA broaden and improve the success of the technology transfer activities being performed by its Office of Pavement Technology," says Antonio Nieves Torres, Concrete Pavement Engineer in FHWA's Office of Pavement Technology.