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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-017
Date: September 2009

Highway Technology Calendar

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

Paving Smarter with Asphalt

October 5-6, 2009, Atlanta, GA

Cosponsored by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this conference will look at the many choices available in the asphalt toolbox, including recycled asphalt pavement, asphalt rubber, peretual pavements, warm-mix asphalt, intelligent compaction, and thin lifts. The event is aimed at both highway agency and contractor personnel.

Contact: Audrey Copeland at FHWA, 202-493-3097 (email: audrey.copeland@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.hotmix.org (select "Meetings and Events" and then click on "Paving Smarter with Asphalt").

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 examplesof asset management implementation within a State, region, or local community will also be spotlighted.

Contact: Tom Palmerlee at the Transportation Research Board (TRB), 202-334-2907 (email: tpalmerlee@nas.edu); or Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: francine.shaw-whitson@fhwa.dot.gov).

Fourth Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum

November 5-6, 2009, Chicago, IL

Hosted by the Construction Materials Recycling Association, forum sponsors also include the Asphalt Roofing and Manufacturers Association, Owens Corning, FHWA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Roofing Contractors Association, and NAPA. Three roundtables will be held on November 5 for transportation agency officials; environmental officials; and shingle recyclers, hot-mix asphalt producers, and other industry partners.

Contact: Audrey Copeland at FHWA, 202-493-3097 (email: audrey.copeland@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.shinglerecycling.org.

World Steel Bridge Symposium

November 17-20, 2009, San Antonio, TX

Organized by the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) and FHWA, the symposium brings together steel bridge owners, designers, and contractors from around the world to discuss all aspects of steel bridge design and construction.

Contact: Elizabeth Robelet at the American Institute of Steel Construction, 312-670-5421 (email: robelet@aisc.org); or Vasant Mistry at FHWA, 202-366-4599 (email: vasant.mistry@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available at www.steelbridges.org.

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."

Contact: For information, visit the TRB Web site at www.trb.org (click on "Annual Meeting"). Questions about the meeting can be emailed to trbmeetings@nas.edu.

First International Conference on Pavement Preservation

April 12-16, 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.

Contact: Christopher Newman at FHWA, 202-366-2023 (email: christopher.newman@fhwa.dot.gov). For more information, visit www.pavementpreservation.org/icpp.

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 the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, FHWA, TRB, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, American Concrete Institute, and Lehigh University.

Contact: For more information, visit www.iabmas2010.org.

International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavements: Practices, Challenges, and Directions

September 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: stayabji@aol.com); or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2010acptpconf.cfm.

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