- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-011
Date: March 2010
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
2010 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bridge Engineering Conference—Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction
April 8–9, 2010, Orlando, FL
Conference topics will include prefabricated bridge elements and systems, innovative materials, nondestructive bridge evaluation methodology and techniques, accelerated bridge construction, inspection and maintenance, and seismic bridge engineering. The conference is cosponsored by 19 State departments of transportation.
Contact: Reggie Holt at FHWA, 202–366–4596 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.2010bridge.com.
First International Conference on Pavement Preservation
April 13–15, 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: email@example.com). For more information, visit www.pavementpreservation.org/icpp.
2010 Design–Build in Transportation Conference
April 21–23, 2010, Dallas, TX
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 Design–Build Institute of America, FHWA, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and various industry groups.
Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202–366–1562 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.designbuildtransportation.com.
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 AASHTO, FHWA, the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, American Concrete Institute, and Lehigh University.
Contact: Ian Friedland at FHWA, 202–493–3023 (email: email@example.com), or 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: firstname.lastname@example.org); or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202–366–1326 (email: email@example.com). Information is also available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2010acptpconf.cfm.
Pavement Evaluation 2010
October 25–27, 2010, Roanoke, VA
The conference will combine the annual Road Profilers Users Group Meeting with discussions and presentations on other aspects of nondestructive pavement evaluation. In addition to profiling, topics will include texture and friction measurement, tire–pavement noise, ground penetrating radar, video distress rating, and structural testing. Following the meeting, an equipment comparison rodeo will be held at the Virginia Smart Road in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Contact: Mark Swanlund at FHWA, 202–366–1323 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.cpe.vt.edu/pavementevaluation/index.html.
Seventh International Bridge Engineering Conference
December 1–3, 2010, San Antonio, TX
Sponsored by TRB and FHWA and hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation, the conference will focus on improving bridge reliability and safety. Technical sessions will cover such topics as accelerated bridge construction, bridge management and preservation, innovative materials, inspection and monitoring, bridge scour, and seismic and blast hazards.
Contact: Ian Friedland at FHWA, 202–493–3023 (email: email@example.com), or visit www.TRB.org/Conferences/2010/IBEC.
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