- 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-10-017
Date: September 2010
The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
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.
Green Streets and Highways Conference, Transportation and Development Institute/American Society of Civil Engineers
November 14-17, 2010, Denver, CO
The conference will feature leading-edge practices for planning, designing, and building sustainable roadways. More than 100 presentations in over 30 technical sessions will cover such topics as sustainable transportation planning, greening Interstate highways, and green pavements. The conference is cosponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and FHWA.
Contact: To learn more, visit http://content.asce.org/conferences/greenstreets-highways2010/index.html.
Seventh International Bridge Engineering Conference: Improving Reliability and Safety-Restoration, Renewal, and Replacement
December 1-3, 2010, San Antonio, TX
Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.TRB.org/Conferences/2010/IBEC/.
TRB 90th Annual Meeting
January 23-27, 2011, Washington, DC
More than 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the meeting to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The spotlight theme for the 2011 meeting is "Transportation, Livability, and Economic Development in a Changing World." The meeting will feature more than 3,000 presentations in nearly 600 sessions.
Second International Conference on Transportation Construction Management
February 7-10, 2011, Orlando, FL
Following on the success of the First International Conference on Transportation Construction Management, held in 2009, this event will look at how anticipating and resolving issues before construction begins is key to minimizing risk, meeting or exceeding customers' expectations, and saving money. The second conference will feature additional emphasis on international success stories and case studies from other modes of transportation, including transit, rail, and airport construction. FHWA and AASHTO are sponsoring the event, with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association serving as the conference manager.
First Transportation and Development Institute Congress: Integrated Transportation and Development for a Better Tomorrow
March 13-16, 2011, Chicago, IL
Organized by the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the conference will bring together transportation and development researchers, engineers, planners, designers, construction managers, and contractors from around the world to discuss integrated strategies for smart development. Discussion topics will include transportation operations and safety, pavement and transportation materials, advanced technologies in transportation systems, airport planning and design, and smart development and sustainability. The conference will also feature a technical tour to an engineering project in the Chicago area.