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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-009
Date: December 2009
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 89th Annual Meeting
January 10–14, 2010, Washington, DC
More than 3,000 presentations in nearly 600 sessions will spotlight current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The theme for the 2010 meeting is "Investing in Our Transportation Future—Bold Ideas to Meet Big Challenges."
2010 Concrete Bridge Conference: Achieving Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Bridges
February 24–26, 2010, Phoenix, AZ
Conference sponsors include the National Concrete Bridge Council and the Portland Cement Association. Key topics to be featured at the conference include sustainable bridges, nondestructive evaluation for bridges, durable bridge decks, smart bridges, and innovative bridge design and construction.
Contact: Reggie Holt at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-366-4596 (email: email@example.com), or visit www.nationalconcretebridge.org/cbc.
First International Conference on Pavement Preservation
April 13–15, 2010, Newport Beach, CA
An array of pavement preservation issues will be featured at the conference, including benefits of pavement preservation, treatments for flexible and rigid pavements, strategy selection, integration of pavement preservation into pavement management systems, promotion of pavement preservation to the public and elected officials, and funding.
2010 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
April 21–23, 2010, Dallas, TX
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 the Design-Build Institute of America, FHWA, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and various industry groups.Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202-366-1562 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.designbuildtransportation.com.
The Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management
July 11-15, 2010, Philadelphia, PA
Organized by the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety, the conference will cover such topics as measurement and monitoring, fatigue analysis, repair and strengthening, bridge testing and assessment, advanced materials technology, and innovative construction technology. Sponsors include AASHTO, FHWA, TRB, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, American Concrete Institute, and Lehigh University.
International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavements: Practices, Challenges, and DirectionsSeptember 15–17, 2010, Sacramento, CA
The conference will present innovative processes for achieving sustainable concrete pavements throughout the pavement's life cycle. Topics will include existing technologies, emerging research, approaches to measuring energy and environmental impact, user considerations, and international practices and experiences. Case studies from around the world will also be presented. The conference is being organized by FHWA and the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center as part of the technology transfer efforts of FHWA's Advanced Concrete Pavement Technology Products Program.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Fugro Consultants, Inc., 410-997-9020 (email: email@example.com); or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2010acptpconf.cfm.
Nothing But Net: TRB Annual Meeting to Feature Highways for LIFE Success Stories
Two scheduled sessions at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 89th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2010 will highlight success stories and lessons learned from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program. HfL is designed to accelerate the adoption of new innovations and technologies, thereby improving highway safety and quality while reducing costs and the congestion caused by construction.
“Nothing But Net: Results of Applying Highways for LIFE Concepts to Highway Construction Projects” will be held January 13, 2010, from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Thurgood Marshall South room). Featured presentations will include details on the Utah Department of Transportation’s installation of the new 4500 South Bridge in Salt Lake City over one weekend, as well as the Virginia Department of Transportation’s rapid repair of I-66 using precast concrete pavement systems.
“Innovations in Project Delivery and Performance Measurement: Highways for LIFE” will be held January 14, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Thurgood Marshall West room). The workshop will include an overview of the HfL program and case study presentations on project delivery, including the use of performance contracting in Michigan and context sensitive solutions for a highway reconstruction project in Arizona. Also featured will be presentations and panel discussions on project delivery approaches, traffic operations management during construction, and performance measurement.
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