- 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-12-009
Date: December 2011
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The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.
US-92 Precast Concrete Pavement Systems Showcase
January 10, 2012, DeLand, FL
As highlighted in this showcase, precast concrete pavement systems are revolutionizing highway renewal and repair. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be the first to use precast concrete pavement as an "unbonded overlay," which allows the existing pavement to remain in place, with no need for demolition and disposal and little or no need for repair or surface preparation. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE program, in conjunction with FDOT, the showcase will include a half-day technical workshop, followed by a visit to the project site.
Contact: To register, visit www.t2events.ce.ufl.edu/assnfe/Ev.asp?ID=1606. For more information, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl/showcases/fl, or contact Mary Huie at FHWA, 202-366-3039 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
West Mesquite I-15 Interchange Project Showcase
January 10-11, 2012, Mesquite, NV
Sponsored by FHWA's Highways for LIFE program and hosted by the Nevada Department of Transportation, this showcase event will highlight innovative approaches for minimizing mobility impact on I-15 traffic during replacement of the West Mesquite Interchange. Slide-in construction techniques will be used to place the new structure in less than 56 hours. The showcase is scheduled to include a site visit during the slide-in operation.
Contact: Timothy Cupples at FHWA, 202-366-1342 (email: email@example.com).
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting
January 22-26, 2012, Washington, DC
More than 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice.
Ninth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management: Making Asset Management Work in Your Organization
April 16-18, 2012, San Diego, CA
Sponsored by TRB, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and FHWA, conference topics include asset management implementation; pavements and bridges; beyond pavements and bridges (featuring assets such as intelligent transportation systems and signs); and transit state of good repair.
2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
April 25-27, 2012, Phoenix, AZ
Join transportation leaders in discussing lessons learned in the use of the design-build project delivery method for transportation projects. Discussions will cover choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, risk allocation, and performance contracting. The conference is cosponsored by FHWA, AASHTO, and industry groups.
Seventh RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements
June 20-22, 2012, Delft, Netherlands
Conference topics will include the detection, prediction, and mitigation of cracking in pavements; laboratory and field model validation; and accelerated pavement testing. Organized by RILEM (the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems, and Structures), conference partners include FHWA and AASHTO.
Contact: Katherine Petros at FHWA, 202-493-3154 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.rilem2012.org.
International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements
September 18-21, 2012, Seattle, WA
Organized by FHWA, in partnership with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, the conference will address aspects of concrete pavement design, construction, and materials technologies that result in long-life, sustainable concrete pavements. A mini-symposium on concrete paving durability will be held on the final day of the conference. The event is targeted at pavement, materials, and geotechnical engineering professionals, including Federal, State, and municipal engineers; consulting engineers; contractors; materials suppliers; and members of academia.
Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Fugro Consultants, Inc., 410-302-0831 (email: email@example.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Conference information is also available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2012conf.cfm.