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 2008 INTERNATIONAL
 ORTHOTHROPIC
 BRIDGE CONFERENCE
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PortMann The 2nd International Orthotropic Bridge Conference will take place from Monday, 25 August 2008 until Friday, 29 August 2008 in sunny Sacramento, California, USA. As with the 2004 conference, it is designed to be a forum for the exchange of knowledge of all aspects of orthotropic design. Clients, designers, researchers, and maintenance investigators will find unique opportunity to sample the full spectrum of issues regarding the orthotropic configuration. From wearing surfaces to fatigue to channel design to design specifications, the orthotropic bridge is experiencing a new renaissance. As its uses are explored, new discoveries and designs are influencing the range of ways in which the design is used.
 
Conference Location in Sacramento, California has many advantages to our continental and international travelers. In addition to an excellent exchange rate for off continent currency, the Western United States has a long history of frontier spirit and ingenuity. A favorable hotel contract makes this conference more affordable than most of its caliber. Many great historic sites as well as many local attractions and restaurants are within easy walking distance or an inexpensive taxi cab ride distance. Also, for the more adventurous, there are mountain resorts and casinos two hours drive to the east and San Francisco, a truly cosmopolitan city voted best in the U.S., just two hours drive to the west.

Presenters from around the world will have an opportunity to exchange their ideas. Disparate research from various design philosophies often dovetail with those form other regions. This conference offers the opportunity to increase awareness of the current state of the orthotropic technology.

Sponsors supporting this event are the backbone and the foundation of a successful conference. Therefore we provide our sponsors with as much opportunity for outreach and networking as possible. We have a two tiered sponsorship level endeavor to grant a generous and fair benefits package to our conference supporters.

Exhibitors in conferences have become partners in the delivery of relevant product and industry information to the conference attendees. Therefore, OBC has placed the exhibitor area immediately adjacent to the meeting rooms and will offer raffles and other incentives provided by exhibitors to the attendees at breaks to encourage visitorship.
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