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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-SA-97-020
Date: February 1997

SHRP Implementation Calendar

FHWA Region 4 Superpave Conference

February 19-21, 1997, Auburn, Alabama

Sponsored by the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Southeastern Superpave Regional Center, and Federal Highway Administration, this conference will provide a forum for participants to exchange information on all aspects of the Superpave mix design system.

Contact: Lois Flowers at NCAT, 334-844-6241; (fax: 334-844-4485; email: loisf@eng.auburn.edu).

AASHTO Task Force on SHRP Implementation Meeting

February 24-25, 1997, Seattle, Washington

Contact: Bob Templeton at the Texas Department of Transportation, 512-305-9504 (fax: 512-463-0283; email: btemple@mailgw.dot.state.tx.us).

High-Performance Concrete for Bridges Showcase Workshop

February 26-27, 1997, Baton Rouge, Louisiana ( mini workshop)

March 19, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia ( mini workshop)

April 1997, Arkansas ( mini workshop)

June 24-26, 1997, Richmond, Virginia

September 22-23, 1997, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

This workshop covers the advantages and disadvantages of high-performance concrete, mix proportioning, structural design considerations, and evaluation of bridge component performance.

Contact: Terry Halkyard at FHWA, 202-366-6765 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: terry.halkyard@fhwa.dot.gov).

Asphalt Binder Expert Task Group Meeting

February 26-27, 1997, San Antonio, Texas

Contact: John D'Angelo at FHWA, 202-366-0121 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: john.d'angelo@fhwa.dot.gov).

Superpave Asphalt Mix Design Workshop

February 27, 1997, Detroit, Michigan

March 6, 1997, Seattle, Washington

March 13, 1997, Burbank, California

March 20, 1997, St. Louis, Missouri

March 27, 1997, San Francisco, California

March 27, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia

April 3, 1997, Woodbridge, New Jersey

April 10, 1997, Cleveland, Ohio

April 10, 1997, Houston, Texas

April 10, 1997, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

April 24, 1997, Marlboro, Massachusetts

May 15, 1997, Las Vegas, Nevada

Designed for transportation engineers, public works officials, and State and Federal District engineers, among others, this workshop will provide participants with a working knowledge of the Superpave asphalt mix design system. Topics covered include Superpave binder tests and materials selection.

Contact: Mandee Hall at the National Asphalt Training Center, 606-288-4964 (fax: 606-288-4999; email: seminars@asphaltinstitute.org).

Methodology for Removal, Repair, Rehabilitation, and Protection of Concrete Structures and Physical Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures Showcase Workshops

March 3-6, 1997, Denver, Colorado

April 14-17, 1997, Orlando, Florida

This 1-week 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; email: donald.jackson@fhwa.dot.gov).

National Asphalt Training Center Superpave Courses

Binder Course

March 3-7, 1997

May 12-16, 1997

Design Volumetrics Course

April 14-18, 1997

Contact: Mandee Hall at the National Asphalt Training Center, Lexington, Kentucky, 606-288-4964 (fax: 606-288-4999; email: seminars@asphaltinstitute.org).

Concrete Durability Showcase Workshop

March 4-5, 1997, Dover, Delaware

May 5-6, 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah

Freeze-thaw durability, concrete permeability, and nondestructive testing of concrete are covered in this workshop. Equipment, including the impact-echo device and the surface air permeability meter, is available for loan to highway agencies.

Contact: Gary Crawford at FHWA, 202-366-1286 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: gary.crawford@fhwa.dot.gov).

Asphalt Mixture Expert Task Group Meeting

March 4-5, 1997, San Antonio, Texas

Contact: John Bukowski at FHWA, 202-366-1287 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: john.bukowski@fhwa.dot.gov).

Southern Region LTPP Meeting

March 25-26, 1997, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Contact: Morris Reinhardt at Brent Rauhut Engineering, Inc., 512-346-0870 (fax: 512-346-8750).

Western Region LTPP Meeting

April 8-9, 1997, Reno, Nevada

Contact: Cal Berge at Nichols Consulting Engineers, 702-329-4955 (fax: 702-329-5098).

North-Central Region LTPP Meeting

April 16-17, 1997, Champaign, Illinois

Contact: Dick Ingberg at ERES Consultants, Inc., 217-356-4500 (fax: 217-356-3088).

North Atlantic Region LTPP Meeting

April 23-24, 1997, Hartford, Connecticut

Contact: Ivan Pecnik at Pavement Management Systems, 716-631-5205 (fax: 716-632-4808).

Pavement Distress Identification & Techniques for Rehabilitation and Design

April 28-May 8, 1997, Reno, Nevada

Sponsored by the National Highway Institute (NHI), this course will cover pavement design, quality control, distress identification, and rehabilitation. Techniques discussed will include the Superpave asphalt mixture design system. Participants will also visit the University of Nevada's Superpave Lab Center and the state-of-the-art WesTrack testing facility. Training materials will include the long-term pavement performance program's Pavement Distress Identification Manual.

Contact: Hana Maier at NHI, 703-235-0500 (fax: 703-235-0593; email: hana.maier@fhwa.dot.gov).

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