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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-008
Date: November 2008

Highway Technology Calendar

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

2008 Highway Geophysics-Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Conference

December 1-4, 2008, Charlotte, NC

Sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the conference will feature both the state-of-the-practice and the state-of-the-art use of geophysical and NDE technologies for the exploration and evaluation of geotechnical construction and underground or subsurface features. The conference is designed for engineers, geophysicists, geologists, program managers, and other decisionmakers.

Contact: For more information, visit the conference Web site at www.ncdot.org/doh/PRECONSTRUCT/highway/geotech/geophysicsconference/, or contact Ben Rivers at the FHWA Resource Center, 404-562-3926 (email: benjamin.rivers@fhwa.dot.gov).

Product Demonstration Showcase on Roundabout Traffic Improvement Project

December 10, 2008, La Jolla, CA

This FHWA showcase will highlight a case study on how roundabouts were used to slow traffic on La Jolla Boulevard, while enhancing the walkability of the boulevard. The showcase will include information on how the local community and businesses provided input into the project. Additional topics will include funding, construction management, roundabout design improvements, and right-of-way issues.

Contact: Mark Sandifer at FHWA, 708-283-3528 (email: mark.sandifer@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.pdshowcase.org.

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 FHWA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and various industry groups.

Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202-366-1562 (email: gerald.yakowenko@fhwa.dot.gov), 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: stayabji@aol.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov). 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, Asp halt 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: emiller@rubber.org).

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