U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-014
Date: June 2010
In Missouri and Virginia, hundreds of bridges are being rehabilitated or replaced more rapidly and efficiently through the use of bundled design-build contracts. Design-build can promote innovation, streamline coordination between the design and construction teams, reduce project costs, and result in time savings.
Rapid deployment of proven technology and solutions to speed up project delivery are at the heart of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative. EDC will initially focus on getting promising new technologies into the marketplace faster and speeding the delivery of major highway projects.
The upcoming International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavements: Practices, Challenges, and Directions will offer the latest information on sustainability practices for concrete pavements. The conference will be held September 15-17, 2010, in Sacramento, California.
From crack resistant concrete to hydraulics research, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program focuses on long-term, high-risk research with a high payoff potential. A series of EAR Program publications now available online highlights the ongoing research projects.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2010 demonstration construction projects. The HfL program is designed to encourage State and local transportation agencies to build projects using proven innovations that have been infrequently or never used by the agency.
In the April 2010 Focus article, "Recycled Materials in Roadway Construction: The Many Ways of Going Green," the reference to how the use of warm mix asphalt can lower the temperature at which asphalt is mixed and placed on the road misstated the Celsius temperature range. The article should have stated that the temperature can be lowered by a range of 28 to 56° C (50 to 100° F).