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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / December 2013

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-009
Date: December 2013
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

Data Analysis Working Group Forum on Pavement Performance Data Analysis
January 11, 2014, Washington, DC

Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the forum's presentations will focus on techniques for extracting and analyzing pavement performance data. Among the topics will be the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new LTPP InfoPave system for using data collected by the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program.

Contact: For information, visit http://pressamp.trb.org/conferences/programs/default.asp?event=756.

TRB 93rd Annual Meeting
January 12–16, 2014, Washington, DC

Transportation professionals from around the world will gather to share perspectives on current developments in transportation research, policy, and practice. The conference will feature more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops. The spotlight theme for 2014 is "Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future."

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.

LTPP InfoPave Public Release Session
January 13, 2014, Washington, DC

FHWA's LTPP program will introduce LTPP InfoPave at this TRB Annual Meeting session. The new Web-based system will allow users to more easily tap into pavement data available from the LTPP program. Participants will learn how to use the system to obtain data for analysis, as well as how the program simplifies the LTPP database.

Contact: LTPP Customer Support Service Center, 202-493-3035 (email: ltppinfo@dot.gov).

2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference
March 19–21, 2014, San Jose, CA

Join transportation leaders in discussing lessons learned in the use of the design-build project delivery method for transportation projects. Topics will include choosing the right delivery method, contracting approaches, tools and techniques that enhance collaboration, innovative financing solutions, risk allocation, and performance contracting. All modes of transportation will be featured.

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

National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference 2014
April 21–25, 2014, Orlando, FL

Sessions will cover such topics as best practices; new materials, equipment, technologies, and research; and sustainable long-term performance. Interactive workshops will spotlight bridge preservation tools. Conference sponsors include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), TRB, the National Center for Pavement Preservation, and FHWA.

Contact: Anwar Ahmad at FHWA, 202-366-8501 (email: anwar.ahmad@dot.gov), or visit www.nbppc2014.org.

Tenth National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
April 28–30, 2014, Miami, FL

The conference is designed for transportation agencies and metropolitan planning organizations in all stages of asset management implementation. Themes will include establishment and monitoring of asset management plans, performance measures for asset management, tools and technology to assist decisionmaking, and adaptation to extreme weather events and climate change, including using risk assessment and vulnerability analysis. Strategies for overcoming barriers to asset management implementation will also be discussed. Organized by TRB, the conference is also supported by FHWA and AASHTO.

Contact: Steve Gaj at FHWA, 202-366-1336 (email: stephen.gaj@dot.gov), or visit www.trb.org/conferences/AssetManagement2014.aspx.

2014 Tools of the Trade Conference
July 21–23, 2014, Burlington, VT

Sponsored by TRB, the conference will spotlight practical transportation planning techniques and tools for use by practitioners in small and medium-sized communities. Researchers, members of academia, and other members of the transportation community are also encouraged to attend. Among the topics are the project programming process, including evaluating and prioritizing projects with performance measures; financial strategies; pedestrian and bike planning; traffic operations and analysis; demand forecasting; and systems analysis. Technology applications, environmental and health issues, and freight logistics will also be featured.

Contact: For additional information, visit www.trbtoolsofthetrade.org/conference/index.html.

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