|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
|Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Focus > December 2009 > In This Issue|
|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-009
Date: December 2009
Articles in this Issue
FHWA is working with States and other partners to achieve the high-performing, safe, and cost-effective pavement network that the traveling public and the Nation's economy depend upon every day.
A 2-hour Web-based course on Bolted Connections (Course No. FHWA-NHI-134074) is now available from the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI).
In the field of hydraulics and the analysis and prediction of scour at bridge piers and abutments, super computers have proven to be a powerful and valuable tool. Federal, State, and local transportation agencies can now use the super computer capabilities of the Argonne National Laboratory's Transportation Research and Analysis Computer Center (TRACC) at no charge.
The free High PERformance Concrete PAVing (HIPERPAV) software is a simulation tool for determining the early age behavior of portland cement concrete (PCC) pavement (during the first 3 days after construction). HIPERPAV III features enhancements aimed at making the software even more effective and user friendly.
Nominations will be accepted starting in early January 2010 for the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 2010 Excellence in Highway Design Awards. The biennial awards program recognizes innovation and excellence in the design of context sensitive highway-related facilities.
Two 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.
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration