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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / January/February 2012

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-010
Date: January/February 2012
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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) Workshops
February 28, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT
May 3, 2012, Minneapolis, MN

The workshops will highlight the fundamentals of IC and discuss the route to successful IC implementation. The training is designed for State agency staff, professionals in the earthwork and paving industries, IC roller vendors, and global positioning system vendors.

Contact: George Chang at The Transtec Group, 512-451-6233, ext. 227 (email: gkchang@thetranstecgroup.com), or Lee Gallivan at FHWA, 317-226-7493 (email: victor.gallivan@dot.gov). Registration information is available at www.IntelligentCompaction.com.

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

Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), 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.

Contact: Francine Shaw-Whitson at FHWA, 202-366-8028 (email: francine.shaw-whitson@dot.gov), or visit www.trb.org/conferences/assetmanagement2012.

North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC)
April 18-20, 2012, Grapevine, TX

The conference provides structural engineers, State bridge engineers, steel fabricators, erectors, detailers, architects, and educators with information on the latest design and construction techniques. Participants can attend the Structural Stability Research Council-s Annual Stability Conference, which is held in conjunction with the NASCC. NASCC registration also includes admission to the World Steel Bridge Symposium.

Contact: Brian Kozy at FHWA, 202-493-0341 (email: brian.kozy@dot.gov), or visit www.aisc.org/nascc.

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.

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

2012 International Conference on Winter Maintenance and Surface Transportation Weather
April 30-May 3, 2012, Coralville, IA

Sponsored by TRB, the Iowa Department of Transportation, AASHTO, and FHWA, the conference will cover both the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in improving snow removal and ice control operations. Sessions will highlight performance measures, road weather and surface condition data collection, innovative equipment and materials, and large-volume snow control, among other topics.

Contact: For more information, visit www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/2012_International_Conference_on_Winter_Maintenanc_164319.aspx.

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 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.

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.

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