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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / July 2012

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-015
Date: July 2012
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

National Pavement Preservation Conference
August 27–30, 2012, Nashville, TN

The conference will feature best practices in pavement preservation and information on new materials, equipment, and technologies. Participants can also observe demonstration projects showcasing preservation techniques for both asphalt and concrete pavements used across the country. Conference sponsors include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Foundation for Pavement Preservation, National Center for Pavement Preservation, and the National Association of County Engineers.

To learn more, visit www.nationalpavement2012.org.

2012 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference
August 28–31, 2012, Nashville, TN

The theme of the 2012 conference is "Flow Near, Under, and Over Roads: Optimizing Highway Hydraulics." Presentations will highlight solutions to hydraulics challenges highway agencies face, including scour, stream stability, water quality, climate change, and modeling. Featured topics include coastal engineering, stormwater quality, erosion and sediment control, flooding case studies, bridge and culvert hydraulics, and changes in watersheds. The conference is sponsored by FHWA, AASHTO, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research Laboratory.

Contact: Cynthia Nurmi at FHWA, 404-562-3908 (email: cynthia.nurmi@dot.gov), or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/conferences/120412.cfm.

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 concrete pavement design, construction, and materials technologies that result in long-life, sustainable concrete pavement. 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.

TRB 92nd Annual Meeting
January 13-17, 2013, Washington, DC

More than 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The spotlight theme for 2013 is "Deploying Transportation Research-Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster."

Contact: For 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.

2013 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
March 18-20, 2013, Orlando, FL

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, innovative financing solutions, risk allocation, and performance contracting.

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

Second National Covered Bridge Conference
June 5-8, 2013, Dayton, OH

The FHWA National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program is sponsoring the conference in partnership with the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. Themes include research and rehabilitation projects, best practices for rehabilitation, and continuing threats and challenges to covered bridges, including damage caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. Participants will have the opportunity to tour several historic covered bridges.

Contact: Everett Matias at FHWA, 202-366-6712 (email: everett.matias@dot.gov), or visit www.woodcenter.org.

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