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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / May 2012

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-013
Date: May 2012
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

Twenty-Ninth Annual International Bridge Conference (IBC)
June 10-13, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA

Sessions will highlight innovations in all aspects of bridge technology. Topics include long span bridges, construction, rehabilitation, accelerated bridge construction, design and evaluation, inspection and instrumentation, research, and special purpose bridges. Also featured are several seminars, including a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) session on Load Rating of Short Span Bridges and Culverts and a seminar on Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection and Retrofit.

Contact: Visit www.eswp.com/bridge for additional information on the IBC.

Seventh RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements
June 20-22, 2012, Delft, Netherlands

Conference topics spotlight 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 the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

Contact: Katherine Petros at FHWA, 202-493-3154 (email: katherine.petros@dot.gov), or visit www.rilem2012.org.

Forty-Ninth Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference
July 9–11, 2012, Laramie, WY

Organized by the Western Research Institute (WRI), the conference will present current research aimed at understanding and improving asphalt performance. Topics covered range from fundamental compositional research to applied field engineering. Attendees are invited to participate in an open mic discussion.

Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: ssalmans@uwyo.edu), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: jack.youtcheff@dot.gov). Information is also available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.

2012 Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium
July 12, 2012, Laramie, WY

Presented by WRI in cooperation with FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, the symposium will take an indepth look at a single asphalt-related topic.

Contact: Steve Salmans at WRI, 307-721-2306 (email: ssalmans@uwyo.edu), or Jack Youtcheff at FHWA, 202-493-3090 (email: jack.youtcheff@dot.gov). More information on the selected topic will be available at www.petersenasphaltconference.org.

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 AASHTO, FHWA, Foundation for Pavement Preservation, National Center for Pavement Preservation, and the National Association of County Engineers.

Contact: 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 will 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, 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.

Updated: 06/27/2017
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