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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / November 2011

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-008
Date: November 2011
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Intelligent Compaction (IC) National Workshop
December 13, 2011, Atlanta, GA

The workshop will highlight the fundamentals of IC and discuss the route to successful IC implementation. As the size of the free workshop is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Jennifer Rutledge at The Transtec Group, Inc., 512-451-6233, ext. 236 (email: jennifer@thetranstecgroup.com), or Lee Gallivan at FHWA, 317-226-7493 (email: victor.gallivan@dot.gov). Registration information is available at www.IntelligentCompaction.com.

US-92 Precast Concrete Pavement Systems Showcase
January 10, 2012, DeLand, FL

Precast concrete pavement systems are revolutionizing highway renewal and repair. Constructed off site and installed when traffic volume is low, the precast panels reduce traffic congestion caused by work zones, make the construction process safer, and increase roadway durability. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be the first to use precast concrete pavement as an "unbounded 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 FHWA's 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: mary.huie@dot.gov).

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 impacts to 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: timothy.cupples@dot.gov)

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 at the meeting to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice.

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, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and FHWA, conference topics will 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.

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

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. The discussions will cover choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, risk allocation, and performance contracting. The conference is cosponsored by FHWA, AASHTO, and various industry groups.

Contact: Jerry Yakowenko at FHWA, 202-366-1562 (email: gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov), or visit www.dbtranspo.com/index.cfm.

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@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.

Contact: Shiraz Tayabji at Fugro Consultants, Inc., 410-302-0831 (email: stayabji@aol.com), or Sam Tyson at FHWA, 202-366-1326 (email: sam.tyson@dot.gov). Conference information is also available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2012conf.cfm.

Updated: 06/27/2017
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