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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / July 2011

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-015
Date: July 2011
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Highway Technology Calendar

The following events provide opportunities to learn more about products and technologies for accelerating infrastructure innovations.

Second International Conference on Warm Mix Asphalt
October 11-13, 2011, St. Louis, MO

Sponsored by the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the conference will provide a progress report on the implementation of warm-mix asphalt. Featured topics will include mix design, long-term performance, accelerated performance testing, effects on binder properties, and innovative temperature reduction processes. The conference will be of interest to engineers, researchers, contractors, and transportation agency personnel.

Contact: Matthew Corrigan at FHWA, 202-366-1549 (email: matthew.corrigan@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.warmmixasphalt.com.

Fifth Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum
October 27-28, 2011, Dallas, TX

Organized by the Construction Materials Recycling Association, the forum will cover all aspects of the opportunities offered by shingle recycling. Using recycled asphalt shingles in hot-mix asphalt and other construction applications can save money and conserve natural resources, while maintaining quality.

Contact: Audrey Copeland at FHWA, 202-493-3097 (email: audrey.copeland@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.shinglerecycling.org.

National Bridge Management, Inspection, and Preservation Conference
October 31-November 4, 2011, St. Louis, MO

Building upon FHWA's successful 2007 National Bridge Preservation Workshop, the conference will feature separate tracks for bridge management, inspection, and preservation topics. "Making the Case for Bridge Preservation" and "Next Generation Bridge Inspection" will also be featured themes. The conference is sponsored by FHWA and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP•2).

Contact: Shyan-Yung Pan at FHWA, 202-366-1567 (email: shyan.pan@fhwa.dot.gov). Information is also available at www.TSP2.org/bridge.

Industrial Byproducts Conference
November 1-2, 2011, Austin, TX

Sponsored by FHWA, the Industrial Resources Council, and the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the conference will highlight the use of industrial byproducts in road construction.

Contact: Jason Harrington at FHWA, 202-366-1576 (email: jason.harrington@fhwa.dot.gov), or visit www.RMA.org.

Second Road Dust Best Management Practices Conference
November 7-9, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

Best practices in road dust management and lessons learned will be featured at the conference, which addresses environmental compatibility and sustainability, general and international best practices, and unique and extreme conditions. Sponsors include Montana State University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Transportation Research Board (TRB); and FHWA.

Contact: For more information, visit http://roaddustinstitute.org/conference.

TRB 91st Annual Meeting
January 22-26, 2012, 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 meeting will feature more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 650 sessions and workshops covering all transportation modes.

Contact: For more information, visit the TRB Web site at www.trb.org (click on "Annual Meeting"). Questions about the meeting can be emailed to trbmeetings@nas.edu.

Ninth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management: Making Asset Management Work in Your Organization
April 16-18, 2012, San Diego, CA

Sponsored by TRB, AASHTO, and FHWA, conference topics will include asset management implementation, pavements and bridges, beyond pavements and bridges, and transit state of good repair. Abstracts for conference presentation proposals are being accepted until September 15, 2011.

Contact: To learn more, visit www.trb.org/conferences/assetmanagement2012.

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: katherine.petros@fhwa.dot.gov), 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 various 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 the last 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. Abstracts for conference presentation proposals are due by October 1, 2011.

Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Fugro Consultants, Inc., 410-997-9020 (email: stayabji@aol.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@fhwa.dot.gov). Conference information is also available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2012conf.cfm.

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