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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / October 2008

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-007
Date: October 2008

Highway Technology Calendar

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

2008 Highway Quality Conference

November 6-7, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Sponsored by the National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ), the conference's theme is "Building Highway User Support." Topics will include how to establish highway quality partnerships, maintain highway quality in fiscally challenging times, and raise the quality bar for workforce development.

Contact: Bob Templeton at NPHQ, 512-301-9899 (email: btemplenphq@aol.com), or Ken Jacoby at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-366-6503 (email: ken.jacoby@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available at www.nphq.org.

International Warm-Mix Asphalt Conference

November 11-13, 2008, Nashville, TN

The conference will cover new developments in warm-mix asphalt technology, including lessons learned on recent projects and the latest research. Sponsors include FHWA, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.warmmixasphalt.com or call 888-468-6499.

FHWA 2008 Regional Asset Management Conference

November 13-14, 2008, Memphis, TN

The final conference in this series of free regional events is 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.

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.

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, 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, 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: emiller@rubber.org).

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