Upcoming Events

Summer Workshop: TRB ADC60 Committee on Resource Conservation and Recovery

07/26/2016 - 07/29/2016

The North Carolina DOT will host the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Resource Conservation and Recovery's ADC60 Summer Workshop in Ashville, NC, on July 26-29, 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!

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AASHTO 2016 Subcommittee on Materials Annual Meeting

07/31/2016 - 08/05/2016

AASHTO's Subcommittee on Materials (SOM) 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in Greenville, South Carolina from July 31 - August 5 at teh Hyatt Regency. More information and registration will be available at a later date. Please see the conference website for updates.
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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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FHWA’s Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group

08/17/2016 08:00 AM - 08/18/2016 12:00 PM

The SPTWG will hold its next meeting on August 17-18th, 2016. The meeting is planned to start at 8 am on Wednesday, August 17 and conclude by 12 noon on Thursday, August 18.  The meeting will be held in Lexington, Kentucky. Hotel and meeting locations are in the process of being finalized. For more information, please contact Kurt D. Smith (ksmith@appliedpavement.com) or Gina Ahlstrom (Gina.Ahlstrom@dot.gov)