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22.07.2009 00:07
Federal Highway Administration to Provide $2 Million to Spur Highway Innovations that Reduce Congestion and Improve Safety

FHWATwo million dollars in Federal funding will be available to test new technologies that can reduce congestion from construction and improve safety and quality. The FHWA will award $2 million through a third solicitation under the Highways for LIFE Program in addition to the $2,373,000 previously awarded. A solicitation for proposals will be issued in the latter part of August 2009.


16.07.2009 00:07
WGs on Guidelines for the future of TEN-T

European CommissionDG TREN are preparing a Commission proposal for guidelines of TEN-T to be published in early 2010. For this reason, they are forming six working groups and would like 'key stakeholders' participation. The chair of these working groups are also available, however it seems clear that the first two chairs have been earmarked, this is not the case for the rest.


16.07.2009 00:07
Piling Featured in New TRL Insight Report

TRLThe first in the new TRL Insight Report Series is now available. "Improving the Stability of Slopes Using a Spaced Piling Technique" (Ref: INS001) by Derek R. Carder, Research Fellow, TRL Infrastructure Division. This Insight Report discusses the findings from a literature review, centrifuge and analytical studies, and two instrumented case studies to remediate clay slope on the highway network. The implications of the findings are discussed and design recommendations given.


14.07.2009 00:07
SIMBA II meeting in South Africa
SIMBA II is a FP7 project aimed at increasing RTD cooperation between the EU and Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa. The two focus areas are ITS and road infrastructure. The European and South African Working Groups on Alternative materials in road construction held their first joint meeting at the premises of CSIR in Pretoria, South Africa on 9 and 10 July 2009.

08.07.2009 00:07
Invitation to public application of the new generation of UHPFRC

On 16th and 17th July 2009, rehabilitation works will take place on the Log ezsoški bridge, (Slovenia) with the world premiere application of a new generation of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concretes (UHPFRC). A public application will be taking place on 17th July at 11 a.m. on the Log ezsoški bridge.


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