Upcoming Events

AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials 2015 Summer Conference

08/02/2015 - 08/07/2015

The 101st AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This Subcommittee is responsible for the development of materials and test standards utilized by all of the AASHTO member departments.  Materials engineers and technical experts from member departments work for consensus on these important documents.  Industry participation is also encouraged so that technical issues are resolved quickly and appropriately, as well as introduce innovative ideas for the transportation industry.
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Fundamentals of Pavement Design Course

09/14/2015 - 09/15/2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Engineering Professional Development will be offering a for-credit course entitled Fundamental of Pavement Design. This comprehensive, practical course covers all aspects of pavement system design including testing of soil/base substructure, pavement material mix design, and pavement thickness design. Learn about:

  • Subgrade, subbase, and base design
  • Beneficial reuse and properties of recycled aggregates
  • Asphalt cement, liquid asphalt, aggregates, and hot mix asphalt design
  • Portland cement concrete design and construction
  • Pavement thickness design with common methods
  • How to predict pavement performance
This course will benefit engineers, technicials, public works professionals, and contractors who investigate, design, and construct roads and pavements. Earn continuing education credit. By participating in this course, you will earn 16 Professional Development Hours (PDH) or 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU).
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Summer Workshop: TRB ADC60 Committee on Waste Management and Resource Efficiency

07/26/2016 - 07/29/2016

Topics include: climate adaptation, environmental liability management, environmental management systems, environmental training, green infrastructure, recovery and resilience, renewable energy, resource efficiency, stormwater management, sustainability, sustainable accounting standards, transportation infrastructure, waste management, and more! Hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation
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Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT4) 2016 Conference

08/07/2016 - 08/11/2016

The SCMT4 conference scientific program will feature topics of the latest research and development in all different materials. Papers are invited on materials that are used in construction including aggregates, bitumen, cementitious materials (fly ash, wood ash, slag, silica fume, natural pozzolans, and other similar materials), concrete, glass, gypsum, lime, masonry, metals, plastics, rock, timber and other materials of constructions. Papers on paints, adhesives, preservatives and preservation processes are also welcome. Abstract submissions are due July 15, 2015. The conference themes include:

  • Carbon Credits
  • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
  • Designing structures with sustainable materials
  • Embodied energy from production
  • End of life-materials that can be demounted/deconstructed and reused or recycled
  • Energy requirements for transport and use. Energy management during construction
  • Energy management during use of the buildings and infrastructures
  • Greenhouse gas reduction
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Making construction materials durable
  • Maintaining quality and durability while achieving sustainability
  • Maintenance and repair technologies for sustainability of buildings and infrastructure
  • Mass balance - sources and final destinations of materials
  • New materials production and construction technologies using innovative materials
  • Recycling of municipal solid waste. Combustion ashes
  • Sustainability, quality, and public perception
  • Use of recyclable by-products in construction materials
  • Innovative and non-traditional materials
 
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Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment

08/14/2016 - 08/18/2016

GEO-CHICAGO 2016 builds on the success of GeoCongress 2008: Sustainability in the Geoenvironment that was held in New Orleans, USA in 2008. The theme of GEO-CHICAGO 2016 is Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment and it will feature the latest research advances and engineering‐practice innovations with a focus on characterization, modeling, design, construction, and field performance. The conference will include a wide range of knowledge-enhancing technical sessions, short courses, workshops, and technical tours. Conference technical topics include:

  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Geoenvironmental Systems
  • Materials and Resource Conservation
  • Waste Management and Remediation
  • Policy and Regulation
   
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Past Outreach

2015 ADC60 TRB Summer Conference

06/07/2015 - 06/10/2015

The 2015 ADC60 Transportation Research Board (TRB)  - Committee for Waste Management and Resource Efficiency in Transportation – Summer Workshop is now open for registration! The Conference will be held in Los Angeles on June 7-10, 2015. Submit abstracts to aalden@vtti.vt.edu no later then March 30th, 2015. Topics include but not limited to:

  • Water Resource Management
  • Stormwater Management
  • Risk and Resiliency
  • Climate Change
  • Hazardous Materials and Management
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Management System
  • Pollution Prevention
Click HERE, fill out the registration form and email/send accordingly. Once you register, payment may be made via check (instructions on registration form) or electronically.   More information on lodging, things to do in Los Angeles and conference details will be updated via this link as time progresses.

2015 World of Coal Ash Conference

05/04/2015 - 05/07/2015

The 2015 World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference will mark the 6th joint meeting between the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). The conference will focus on the science, applications and sustainability of coal ash worldwide. As such, it will encompass all aspects of coal combustion products (CCP's) as well as gasification products. The conference will be held May 4-7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2014 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium

08/21/2014 - 08/22/2014

The Wisconsin Transportation Center and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are hosting the 2014 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, to be held August 21-22, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. Register online for the Research Symposium. Call for Abstracts: WTC and WisDOT are seeking presentation abstracts for the Research Symposium. Presentations may focus on completed research projects or highlight implementation activities that resulted from research. Effective projects are those that provide a high public return on investment and demonstrate measurable improvements to the transportation system or the state of practice. Submitters are encouraged to submit joint presentations between researchers and practitioners. Abstract submissions are due February 28, 2014. Submitters will be notified of the status of their presentation in early May. To submit an abstract, download, complete, and submit the abstract submission form.  
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Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting

01/12/2014 - 01/16/2014

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting program covered all transportation modes, with presentations, sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.  The spotlight theme for the 2014 TRB Annual Meeting was Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future. These spotlight theme sessions will be supplemented by workshops on each of the following critical transportation issues: performance measurement, automated driving and connected vehicles, extreme weather events, and big data.

SPTWG Meeting

11/13/2013 - 11/14/2013

Federal Highway Administration's Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group

2nd T&DA Green Street, Highways and Development Conference

11/03/2013 - 11/06/2013

The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil  Engineers (ASCE) hosted the 2nd T&DI Green Streets, Highways and  Development Conference with the theme “Advancing the Practice.” Building on the  successes of 2010 T&DI Green Streets & Highways Conference, the 2013 GSHD  Conference offered cutting-edge applications of green, sustainability and livability  concepts relevant to transportation and development infrastructure, services and  education.

2013 ACAA Fall Meeting

09/30/2013 - 10/02/2013

The American Coal Ash Association (ACAA), established in 1968, is a nonprofit trade association devoted to recycling the materials created when they burn coal to generate electricity. Their members comprise the world's foremost experts on coal ash (fly ash and bottom ash), and boiler slag, flue gas desulfurization gypsum (FGD or "synthetic" gypsum), and other flue gas materials captured by emissions controls. Events at the fall meeting included the ACAA committee meeting, presentations by industry, government and academic speakers, and the Women's Leadership Forum.

Wastes 2013

09/11/2013 - 09/13/2013

Waste 2013 - 2nd International Conference Professor Tuncer Edil was the featured keynote speaker in this International Conference.  His lecture was entitled "Rating of Sustainable Highway Construction Using Recycled Materials (BE2ST-In-Highways)".

The 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

09/02/2013 - 09/06/2013

The French Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (CFMS) hosted the 18thInternational Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (18th ICSMGE) in Paris, France, in September 2013. The main theme of the Conference was “Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics”. Professor Tuncer Edil gave the first presentation in the first discussion session of the newly established sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering.  The topic of his presentation was "Characterization of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Construction."

AASTHO Subcommittee on Materials Meeting

08/04/2013 - 08/08/2013

The 99th AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials meeting was held in Stateline, Nevada. This Subcommittee is responsible for the development of materials and test standards utilized by all of the AASHTO member departments. Materials engineers and technical experts from member departments worked for consensus on these important documents.

SPTWG Meeting

06/18/2013 - 06/19/2013

Federal Highway Administration's Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group

ACEC Wisconsin Transportation Improvement Conference

03/05/2013 - 03/06/2013

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation partnered for the sixth consecutive year to present the 2013 Transportation Improvement Conference. The 2013 conference's theme was “Moving Ahead.” The conference brought together the department and consulting engineering community for two days of transportation education and networking opportunities. RMRC Technical Director, Angela Pakes Ahlman, presented on "Materials Re-use on Transportation Improvement Projects."

Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting

01/13/2013 - 01/17/2013

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2013. The TRB Annual Meeting program covered all transportation modes, with presentations, sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2013: Deploying Transportation Research - Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster.  

2012 Industrial Materials Conference - Industrial Materials Use in Sustainable Pavement Systems: State of the Practice

11/27/2012 - 11/29/2012

FHWA's Recycling Policy states that "Recycled Materials should get first consideration in overall materials selection."  Environmental stewardship is also one of FHWA's fundamental principles in designing, building and maintaining Sustainable Pavement Systems.  At this co-hosted national conference, transportation engineers, highway designers, and material suppliers shared best practices in how the reuse of industrial materials enhances sustainable pavement performance.  Attendees also learned what types of web-based tools and resources are available to guide decisions on sustainable material choices. IRC Logo