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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / October 2012

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-007
Date: October 2012
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

Highways for LIFE Accelerated Bridge Construction Showcase
October 27-28, 2012, Linthicum, MD

The Maryland State Highway Administration will use accelerated bridge construction technologies to replace two bridge superstructures on West Nursery Road over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. On separate weekends, each existing structure will be removed and a new one installed in less than 34 hours. This free Highways for LIFE showcase will allow participants to witness one of the bridge installations and learn about the project's successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

Contact: To register for the showcase, visit www.t2events.ce.ufl.edu/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1903. For more information, contact Mary Huie at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 202-366-3039 (email: mary.huie@dot.gov), or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl/showcases/md.

2012 Industrial Materials Conference
November 28-29, 2012, Indianapolis, IN

The conference will feature best practices in the use of high-volume recycled materials in sustainable pavement systems. Conference sponsors include FHWA, the Industrial Resources Council, and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Contact: Lee Gallivan at FHWA, 317-226-7493 (email: victor.gallivan@dot.gov), or visit www.industrialresourcescouncil.org.

Transportation Research Board (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 developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The 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.

Seventh National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways
May 20-22, 2013, Oakland, CA

Conference sessions will focus on understanding and mitigating damage to the Nation's highway infrastructure from earthquakes and other natural hazards. Sponsors include FHWA; the California Department of Transportation; TRB; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.

Contact: Phillip Yen at FHWA, 202-366-5604 (email: wen-huei.yen@dot.gov), or visit http://7nsc.info.

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/2013-national-covered-bridge-conference.

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