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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-013
Date: May 2008

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Sixth International Conference on Cracking in Pavements

June 16-18, 2008, Chicago, IL

Sponsored by the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials and Systems (RILEM), the conference will cover issues related to cracking in flexible, rigid, and composite pavements, including techniques for abating pavement cracking. Conference cosponsors include FHWA. FHWA's Asphalt Models Expert Task Group (ETG) will meet in conjunction with the RILEM conference from June 19-20. The meeting is open to all.

Contact: For more details and registration information, visit www.ict.uiuc.edu/RILEM. Information on the RILEM conference and the Asphalt Models ETG meeting is also available from Katherine Petros at FHWA, 202-493-3154 (email: katherine.petros@fhwa.dot.gov).

FHWA 2008 Regional Asset Management Conferences

June 18-19, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

September 10-11, 2008, Albuquerque, NM

These free conferences 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.

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. Information is also available from Steve Gaj at FHWA, 202-366-1336 (email: stephen.gaj@fhwa.dot.gov).

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.

45th Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference

July 14-16, 2008, Laramie, WY

The conference will present current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt pavement performance, with topics ranging from fundamental compositional research to applied field engineering. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an open-mike discussion session. The conference is organized by the Western Research Institute (WRI).

Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: ssalmans@uwyo.edu); or Ernie Bastian at FHWA, 202-493-3075 (email: ernest.bastian@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is available online at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.

2008 Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium

July 16-18, 2008, Laramie, WY

Hosted by WRI, in cooperation with FHWA, the symposium will focus on recycled and warm-mix asphalt pavements.

Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: ssalmans@uwyo.edu); or Ernie Bastian at FHWA, 202-493-3075 (email: ernest.bastian@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.

International Symposium on Asphalt Pavements and the Environment

August 18-20, 2008, Zurich, Switzerland

Sponsored by the International Society of Asphalt Pavements, the symposium will feature discussion on state-of-the-art developments and future trends in asphalt pavement technology and environmental stewardship. EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, is organizing the event.

Contact: Michele Koehli at EMPA (email: isap2008@empa.ch). Information is also available at www.asphalt.org.

2008 International Orthotropic Bridge Conference

August 25-29, 2008, Sacramento, CA

Launching orthotropic bridges and conducting welding inspections of the bridges will be among the featured topics at the conference. FHWA will also preview its forthcoming FHWA Orthotropic Bridge Manual. The conference is hosted by the Sacramento chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.orthotropic-bridge.org. For more information on the FHWA Orthotropic Bridge Manual, contact Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: vasant.mistry@fhwa.dot.gov).

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 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 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 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 the Transportation Research Board, FHWA, 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).

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