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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / September 2010

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-017
Date: September 2010

Articles in this Issue

FHWA Bridge Conference Spotlights Opportunities and Successes in Accelerated Bridge Construction

Exploring the many opportunities and benefits presented by accelerated bridge construction (ABC) brought more than 600 attendees to the 2010 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bridge Engineering Conference: Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction. Fifth in a series of FHWA-sponsored conferences on ABC that began in 2003, the event featured 150 presentations covering all aspects of ABC.

National Highway Institute Introduces Interactive New Web Site

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new and improved National Highway Institute (NHI) Web site is now available online at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov. The site's enhanced features will make identifying, scheduling, and participating in NHI training sessions easier for members of the highway community.

A Context Sensitive Approach to Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

Context sensitive solutions (CSS) for today's urban communities are the focus of a new report sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach. The report looks at how to use CSS to improve both mobility and livability by enhancing the walkable thoroughfares in communities.

First National Green Streets and Highways Conference: The Leading Edge of Sustainability

Today's top practices for planning, designing, and building sustainable roadways will be showcased at the first national Transportation and Development Institute/American Society of Civil Engineers Green Streets and Highways Conference. To be held November 14–17, 2010, in Denver, Colorado, the event will feature more than 100 presentations in over 30 technical sessions.

Online Courses Offer Instruction in Highway Plan Reading

Get the inside track on highway plan reading with the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council's (TCCC) Plan Reading Series of online courses. Each free 1-hour course is available for scheduling at any time. The courses are offered in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI).

An Introduction to 3D Design: Better Quality Equals a Better Product

A free Web conference sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI), in partnership with FHWA's Highways for LIFE program, will discuss the benefits of the three dimensional (3D) model-centered design approach. The Web conference,"3D Design: Better Quality, Better Product," will be held October 21, 2010, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (eastern daylight time).

Highway Technology Calendar

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