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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-016
Date: August 2011

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A Data-Driven Approach to Inspection: FHWA Introduces New Bridge Safety Initiative

A new bridge safety initiative introduced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this year is using systematic, data-driven, and risk-based reviews and analysis to improve oversight of how States are performing their bridge inspections. This new process will help identify opportunities for improvement in achieving consistent compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS).

Expanded FHWA Hydraulics Laboratory to Conduct Major New Bridge Scour Studies

The recent expansion of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) J. Sterling Jones Hydraulics Laboratory is enabling major new research studies on bridge scour, which will result in new and improved design equations and procedures.

FOCUS on Training—Ready, Set, Go: FHWA’s Online Maintenance Training Series

It’s training at your convenience. Ready to go at the time and place that best suits your schedule, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) free online Maintenance Training Series covers topics ranging from pavement preservation concepts to weather-related operations to the practicalities of work-zone traffic control. Each of the 11 self-paced training courses takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

New FHWA Tech Briefs Offer Information on Superpave Gyratory Compaction

As part of its ongoing national effort to improve the long-term performance and cost effectiveness of asphalt pavements, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Asphalt Pavement Technology Program has released two new Tech Briefs on the Superpave mix design system.

Webinar to Present Expert Guidance on Controlling Concrete Cracking

Learn from experts nationwide by participating in the upcoming Webinar, “Control of Concrete Cracking in Bridges and Pavements,” scheduled for September 15, 2011, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (eastern daylight time). Cosponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Webinar is part of the ongoing Innovations series, which is designed to bring representatives from State and local transportation agencies, industry, academia, and others timely information on today’s highway technology advances. This series is hosted by FHWA’s National Highway Institute (NHI), in conjunction with the FHWA Highways for LIFE program.

Subscribe to NHI Training Updates

Customize your email updates on courses and other training resources from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) with new email subscription options. Starting this month, subscribers can sign up for training announcements based on their specific interests, such as session locations, free Webinars, and course subject areas. Also available are subscriptions to the NHI Newsletter.

Highway Technology Calendar

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Updated: 08/19/2011

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