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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / October 1999

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-99-108
Date: October 1999

In Brief

Don Goins, chief engineer of operations at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT), has joined the AASHTO Task Force on SHRP Implementation. He replaces Larry Goode of North Carolina DOT, who had served from 1994-1998. The Task Force met last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mike Halladay and Margie Sheriff, who had coordinated the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) implementation duties at FHWA for the past several years, have both moved on to new positions. Mike is now with the Office of Program Development and Evaluation, which is part of FHWA's Research Development and Technology Service Unit. Margie is with FHWA's Office of Infrastructure, where she is the quality coordinator. The SHRP coordination duties at FHWA have been assumed by John Bukowski, also in the Office of Infrastructure (telephone: 202-366-1287; fax: 202-493-2070; email: john.bukowski@fhwa.dot.gov).

You can now find Focus at a new Web site (www.tfhrc.gov/focus/). As at the old site, you can view the current month's issue, as well as look up back issues.

An updated version of FHWA's LTPPBind software, Version 2.1, is now available. The software aids pavement engineers in selecting the correct performance graded (PG) binder to use when implementing the Superpave mix design system, based on climatic data. The new version includes more data, as well as enhancements to the data summary reports. The software is available on CD-ROM or can be downloaded from the LTPP Web site (www.tfhrc.gov/pavement/ltpp/bind/ltppbind.htm). To obtain a copy on CD-ROM, contact the LTPP customer service line at 423-481-2967 (email: ltppinfo@fhwa.dot.gov).

What types of portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements are State highway departments building, and what specifications are they using? To find out, the Lead States Team for High-Performance Concrete sent out a survy in July to all 50 States. The survey covers such variables as the design, proportions, placement and curing, acceptance testing, base, and subgrade of PCC pavements. Survey responses are now being collected and analyzed by the team. The results will also be used to compile a database of information on PCC pavements. For more information on the survey, contact Jim Moore at the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, 603-271-2731 (fax: 603-271-2759; email: n18jam@dot.state.nh.us).

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