- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Date: February 1999
The following events are in support of products and technologies developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program.
Ohio High-Performance Concrete Bridge Showcase
February 23-24, 1999, Cincinnati, OH
The showcase will cover the design, fabrication, instrumentation, and construction of high-performance concrete (HPC) bridges. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the University of Cincinnati, it is intended for State, county, and city engineers; contractors; fabricators; designers; and suppliers . The showcase will also highlight the conversion of a three-span prestressed box girder bridge to one with a single, 35-m (116 ft) span using HPC.
Contact: Pat Durst at the University of Cincinnati, 513-556-3648 (fax: 513-556-2599; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Superpave Volumetric Mix Design Workshop
March 2-5, 1999, University Park, PA
March 23-26, 1999, University Park, PA
Conducted by the Northeast Superpave Center at the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Penn State University, this workshop includes laboratory testing by participants.
Contact: Anne Stonex at the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, 814-863-5789 (fax: 814-865-3039; email: email@example.com).
Superpave Volumetric Mix Design Course
March 10-12, 1999, West Lafayette, IN
Sponsored by Purdue University, this course will include an outline of the Superpave aggregate requirements and design aggregate structures. Also included are an overview of Superpave binder specifications and construction issues.
Contact: Nona Schaler at Purdue University, 765-494-2756 (toll free: 800-359-2968, x. 92N; fax: 765-494-0567; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rebecca McDaniel at the North Central Superpave Center, 765-463-2317 (fax: 765-497-2402; email: email@example.com; Web: ce.ecn.purdue.edu/~spave/).
National Workshop on Sign Vandalism
March 16-17, 1999, Kansas City, MO
The workshop is designed for a range of personnel, including county and city engineers, traffic operations and law enforcement staff, sign materials vendors, and insurance company representatives. Sponsors include the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Missouri DOT, Texas DOT, Washington State DOT, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Federal Highway Administration, and others.
Contact: Duane Smith or Sharon Prochnow at the Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University, 515-294-8103 (fax: 515-294-0467; Web: www.ctre.iastate.edu/vand/vand.htm).
Superpave Volumetric Mix Analysis Short Course
March 16-18, 1999, Auburn, AL
This workshop provides a basic understanding of the Superpave system, as well as hands-on laboratory training.
Contact: Vinnie Hester at the National Center for Asphalt Technology, 334-844-6228 (fax: 334-844-6248).
Asphalt Mix Expert Task Group Meeting
March 18-19, 1999, Phoenix, AZ
Contact: John Bukowski at FHWA, 202-366-1287; (fax: 202-366-9981; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Asphalt Binder Expert Task Group Meeting
April 13-14, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: John D'Angelo at FHWA, 202-366-0121 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: email@example.com).
Fourth Annual Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium and Equipment Expo
September 8-9, 1999, Albany, NY
The symposium and accompanying equipment expo are targeted at winter maintenance managers and other public works practitioners from cities, townships, counties, and States east of the Mississippi River, as well as staff from other public agencies and the private sector. The symposium will cover such topics as snow and ice control, road weather information systems, anti-icing techniques, and post-storm cleanup strategies. It is being cohosted by the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Contact: Deborah Vocke at FHWA, 410-962-0077,x. 3078 (fax: 410-962-3419; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).