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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / January 2014

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-010
Date: January 2014
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Highway Technology Calendar

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

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 the Federal Highway Administration (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.

2014 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference: Designing Sustainable Infrastructure in a Changing Environment
August 19–22, 2014, Iowa City, IA

Sponsored by FHWA, in coordination with the University of Iowa, the conference will feature such topics as stream stability, watershed management, scour and bridge hydraulics, coastal engineering, climate change, hydrology, and asset management.

Contact: Cynthia Nurmi at the FHWA Resource Center, 404-562-3908 (email: cynthia.nurmi@dot.gov), or visit www.uiowa.edu/~confinst/nhec2014/index.html.

2014 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference
December 3–5, 2014, Miami, FL

The latest knowledge, technologies, and case studies related to accelerated bridge construction (ABC) will be spotlighted at the conference. Several workshops on ABC topics will be held December 3, followed by the conference kick-off on December 4. Cosponsored by 16 State transportation agencies, the event is organized by the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center at Florida International University. Attendees will include State bridge engineers, design professionals, fabricators, contractors, members of academia, and representatives from Federal agencies.

Contact: Atorod Azizinamini at Florida International University, 402-770-6210 (email: aazizina@fiu.edu), or Ben Beerman at the FHWA Resource Center, 404-562-3930 (email: benjamin.beerman@dot.gov).

Updated: 06/27/2017
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