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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / April 2009

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-012
Date: April 2009

Highway Technology Calendar

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

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 their use, as well as facilitate discussions among industry and State, Federal, and local government agency representatives. 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 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 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).

Seventh International Symposium on Advanced Testing and Characterization of Bituminous Materials

May 27-29, 2009, Rhodes, Greece

Sponsored by RILEM (the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems, and Structures), the symposium will promote international networking in developing and implementing performance-oriented test methods for bituminous materials. Symposium sponsors also include FHWA, National Technical University of Athens, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the International Society for Asphalt Pavements.

Contact: For more information, visit www.ntua-rilem-atcbm09.gr.

Twenty-Sixth Annual International Bridge Conference (IBC)

June 14-17, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA

The IBC will feature more than 100 technical presentations, 17 workshops, and three seminars covering all aspects of bridge engineering. More than 150 exhibitors will also showcase current technologies. FHWA is sponsoring workshops on Accelerated Bridge Construction, Sharing Bridge Management Practices, State of the Practice in Bridge Load Rating and Posting, and the Long-Term Bridge Performance Program. FHWA is also sponsoring seminars on Highway Tunnel Inspection, Maintenance, and Operation; and Load Rating of Gusset Plates of Connections of Steel Truss Bridges.

Contact: Myint Lwin at FHWA, 202-366-4589 (email: myint.lwin@fhwa.dot.gov); or visit the conference Web site at www.eswp.com/bridge.

2009 Petersen Asphalt Research Conference and Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium

July 13-17, 2009, Laramie, WY

Current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt pavement performance will be featured at the conference. 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: ssalmans@uwyo.edu); or Terry Arnold at FHWA, 202-493-3305 (email: terry.arnold@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)/FHWA National Bridge Conference

September 12-15, 2009, San Antonio, TX

The conference will present state-of-the-art information on precast concrete design, fabrication, and construction. Featured topics will include accelerated construction; designing for seismic forces; high-performance concrete; and innovative precast concrete structures.

Contact: For more information, visit www.pci.org (click on "News and Events" and then select "PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference").

Eighth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management: Putting the Asset Management Pieces Together

October 19-21, 2009, Portland, OR

The conference will highlight emerging issues in transportation asset management, including trade-off analysis, optimization, system management, and safety. Three thematic tracks will be featured: Safety, Pavement Management, and Data and Information Infrastructure. Practical examples of asset management implementation within a State, region, or local community will also be spotlighted.

Contact: Tom Palmerlee at the Transportation Research Board, 202-334-2907 (email: tpalmerlee@nas.edu); or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: francine.shaw-whitson@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available online at www.trb.org/conferences/2009/asset.

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