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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / June 2009

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-014
Date: June 2009

Articles in this Issue

A State of the Practice Guide to Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems

Prefab just got easier. The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new Connection Details for Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems manual (Pub. No. FHWA-IF-09-010) provides transportation agencies, contractors, and consultants with information on the state of the practice for accelerated bridge construction across the country. The manual features 150 connection details from a range of accelerated bridge construction projects.

Highways for LIFE Extends 2009 Project Solicitation

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program has extended its solicitation of grant applications for fiscal year (FY) 2009 demonstration construction projects. Up to seven additional projects can be funded in FY 2009. Applications will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to States that have not yet received HfL funds.

State Experiences with FHWA RealCost Software Showcased at Technical Forum

At the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) Technical Forum, held April 21, 2009, in St. Louis, Missouri, more than 60 attendees learned more about the fundamentals of LCCA, discussed their own experiences in applying LCCA principles using the FHWA RealCost software, and were introduced to the latest version of the software. Also participating through a Web link were an additional 25 online attendees. "The forum was a great opportunity for State presenters to display examples of the LCCA they performed when using the FHWA RealCost software. It also provided attendees an opportunity to discuss any issues or questions they might have regarding using LCCA or the RealCost software," says Tashia Clemons of FHWA's Office of Asset Management.

Excellence in Utility Relocation and Accommodation 2009

Presented in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 20, 2009, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 2009 Excellence in Utility Relocation and Accommodation Awards recognize outstanding innovations that have significantly advanced how transportation agencies relocate or accommodate utilities on surface transportation improvement projects.

FHWA Offers Training Course on Bridge Safety Inspections

Equipping participants with essential knowledge and skills for conducting bridge inspections is the goal of a course available from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) entitled Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (Course No. FHWA-NHI-130055).

Highway Technology Calendar

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