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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-99-105
Date: June/July 1999

SHRP Implementation Calendar

The following events are in support of products and technologies developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program.

FHWA Regional HPC Showcase

June 29-July 1, 1999, Auburn, AL

This high-performance concrete for bridges showcase highlights bridges under construction in Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Contact: Terry Halkyard at FHWA, 202-366-6765 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: terry.halkyard@fhwa.dot.gov) or Michael Stallings at Auburn University, 334-844-6276 (fax: 334-844-6290; email: michaels@eng.auburn.edu).

AASHTO Task Force on SHRP Implementation Meeting

July 22, 1999, Indianapolis, IN

Contact: Jason Harrington at FHWA, 202-366-1576 (fax: 202-366-9981; email: k.jason.harrington@fhwa.dot.gov).

Lead States Workshop

August 30-31, 1999, St. Louis, MO

Contact: Haleem Tahir at AASHTO, 301-975-5275 (fax: 301-330-1956; email: haleem.tahir@nist.gov).

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: deborah.vocke@fhwa.dot.gov).

International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing

October 18-20, 1999, Reno, NV

The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of technical information on accelerated pavement testing, with an emphasis on techniques for predicting pavement performance, equipment development, and pavement instrumentation. The conference will also feature reports on research projects in Australia, China, Denmark, Holland, New Zealand, and South Africa, among other countries.

Contact: Maria Ardila-Coulson at the University of Nevada-Reno, 775-784-1429 (fax: 775-784-1429; email: maria@unr.edu; Web: coeweb.engr.unr.edu/ce/t2/conference/).

Superpave: Building Roads for the 21st Century

April 10-12, 2000, Denver, CO

Sponsored by the Asphalt Institute and the Federal Highway Administration, this conference is a follow-up to the 1998 "Superpave: Today and Tomorrow" forum in St. Louis, MO. Sessions will focus on materials, design and production, construction and quality control/quality assurance, and performance. Practitioners experienced in the use of the Superpave system will present their findings and share their experiences.

Contact: Paige Anderson at the Asphalt Institute, 606-288-4964 (fax: 606:288-4999; Web:www.asphalt.institute.org).

Asphalt Technology 2000

December 10-13, 2000, Austin, TX

The conference is designed to provide a forum for transportation professionals and industry representatives to share information on practical engineering solutions to pavement problems. Topics covered will include specifications, pavement maintenance, and state-of-the-art technology.

Contact: Sharon Campos at the University of Texas at Austin, 512-471-3396; fax: 512-471-0831; email: scampos@mail.utexas.edu).

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