- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-SA-96-014
Date: March 1996
Innovative Pavement Maintenance Showcase Workshop
March 19, 1996, Springfield, Illinois
March 21, 1996, Portland, Oregon
This 1-day workshop will cover such topics as pothole repair and crack sealing for asphalt concrete pavements and spall repair and crack resealing for portland cement concrete pavements. New technologies, such as the Iowa vacuum joint seal tester, and the benefits of implementing preventive maintenance strategies will also be discussed.
Contact: For general workshop information, contact Patrick Bauer at FHWA, 202-366-1554 (fax: 202-366-9981). To register, contact the following State department of transportation coordinators:
Illinois: Eric Harm, 217-782-6732
Oregon: Ron Noble, 503-986-3050.
Control of Snow and Ice Showcase Workshop
March 19-20, 1996, Portland, Oregon
The workshop will provide a thorough evaluation of SHRP-developed products for snow and ice control, such as snowplows, snow fences, road weather information systems, anti-icing strategies, and methods for evaluating deicing chemicals.
Contact: Salim Nassif at FHWA, 202-366-1557 (fax: 202-366-9981).
Superpave Mix Design Course
March 20-22, 1996, Auburn, Alabama
Contact: Joyce Woodfin at the National Center for Asphalt Technology, 334-844-6228 (fax: 334-844-6248).
Superpave: The Asphalt Mix Design for the 21st Century
March 21 and 22, 1996, Las Vegas, Nevada
These sessions for asphalt paving contractors and asphalt materials and pavement engineers are part of Conexpo-Con/Agg '96. Participants will learn about the new Superpave mix design procedure and hear details of actual field experiences.
Contact: ConExpo-Con/Agg '96, 1-800-366-1364 (fax: 1-800-676-8004).
High-Performance Concrete for Bridges Showcase Workshop
March 25-27, 1996, Houston, Texas
This showcase workshop covers the advantages and disadvantages of high-performance concrete, as well as mix proportioning, structural design considerations, and evaluation of bridge component performance. This is the pilot workshop and space is limited; therefore, attendance is by invitation only.
Contact: Terry Halkyard at FHWA, 202-366-6765 (fax: 202-366-7909).
Improving Pavements with LTPP: Products for Today and Tomorrow
March 26-28, 1996, Irvine, California
As the 20-year long-term pavement performance (LTPP) program reaches its midpoint, this conference will highlight the program's accomplishments and products to date. Participants will also look ahead at goals for the second half of the LTPP studies.
Contact: Charlie Churilla at FHWA, 703-285-2355 (fax: 703-285-2767).
Methodology for Removal, Repair, Rehabilitation, and Protection of Concrete Structures and Physical Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures Showcase Workshops
April 1-5, 1996, Hunt Valley, Maryland
This week-long session, which combines two separate showcase workshops, will cover methods for evaluating, removing, protecting, and rehabilitating reinforced concrete bridge structures.
Contact: Donald Jackson at FHWA, 202-366-6770 (fax: 202-366-7909).
Superpave Volumetric Mix Design Course
April 1-5, 1996, Lexington, Kentucky
Contact: Mandee Hall, National Asphalt Training Center, 606-288-4964 (fax: 606-288-4999).
Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) Showcase Workshop
April 16-18, 1996, Montreal, Quebec
This showcase workshop is designed to give participants hands-on training in identifying and mitigating the effects of ASR-induced deterioration in portland cement concrete. The workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, and a field trip and covers such topics as how to test for ASR in the field and how to avoid ASR in new construction.
Contact: Roger Surdahl at FHWA, 202-366-1563 (fax: 202-366-9981).
North Central Asphalt User/Producer Group Meeting
April 17, 1996, Kansas City, Missouri
Contact: Dick Ingberg, 612-942-3066 (fax: 612-942-3059).
AASHTO Task Force on SHRP Implementation
April 19, 1996, San Antonio, Texas
Contact: Bobbie Templeton at the Texas Department of Transportation, 512-305-9504 (fax: 512-463-0283).