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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-008
Date: November 2009
Communities across the United States and Canada are realizing the benefits of implementing multisector asset management (AM) processes and data tools. A new brochure available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Multisector Asset Management (Pub. No. FHWA-HIF-09-022), highlights examples from a joint FHWA and EPA report, Multisector Asset Management Case Studies.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) of Japan celebrated the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop in Tsukuba, Japan, in October 2009. The workshop brings together bridge engineers and researchers annually for discussions on such topics as earthquake protection, reduction of wind damage, bridge management, and high-performance materials.
The Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) calibration system provides a method to assure that deflection data collected to assess the structural condition of pavements will be accurate and consistent. Improvements to the FWD calibration procedures, new calibration centers, and the forthcoming transitioning of calibration center support services from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Long Term Pavement Performance program to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Materials Reference Laboratory will make FWD calibration services even more useful to the transportation community nationwide.
To support transportation departments and others in evaluating scour critical bridges, a newly updated training course on Countermeasure Design for Bridge Scour and Stream Instability (Course No. FHWA-NHI-135048) is now available from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI).
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE program and the National Highway Institute (NHI) are hosting a free Web conference, Lightweight High Performance Concrete, on December 3, 2009, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (eastern standard time).