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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-010
Date: January/February 2009

Highway Technology Calendar

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

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 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 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.

Workshop on Polyphosphoric Acid (PPA) Modification of Asphalt Binders

April 7-8, 2009, Minneapolis, MN

Researchers and practitioners will present the latest information on PPA modification and performance. The workshop's format will promote interactive discussion among presenters and participants. Also featured is a site visit to MnROAD, Minnesota's Cold Weather Road Research Facility, to view four PPA modified cells that were placed in 2007. The workshop is sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), FHWA, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Asphalt Institute, The Association of Modified Asphalt Production, ICL Performance Products LP, and Innophos, Inc.

Contact: For registration information, contact Lisa Bilotta at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, 651-366-5500 (email: lisa.bilotta@dot.state.mn.us). For additional information, contact Roger Olson at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, 651-366-5517 (email: roger.olson@dot.state.mn.us), or visit www.dot.state.mn.us/mnroad.

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

2009 Petersen Asphalt Research Conference and Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium

July 13-17, 2009, Laramie, WY

The conference will present current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt pavement performance. Each session includes open-mike discussion time for participants. 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.

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 TRB, 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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