- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-009
Date: December 2013
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These free Webinars provide a quick introduction to the latest infrastructure innovations and technologies.
Creating 3D Engineering Models
January 8, 2014, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. eastern standard time (EST)
The Webinar will cover the process for creating a 3D model from survey, geographic information system, and design data. Best practices for capturing existing conditions in the model will be discussed, as well as the creation of models using rapid modeling techniques. Presenters will represent both State transportation agencies and private industry.
To register, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=27049. For more information, contact Douglas Townes at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center, 404-562-3914 (email: email@example.com).
Organizational Approaches and Analytic Tools to Improve Operations Capability
January 8, 2014, 2–3:30 p.m. EST
Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), this session will explore the new Capability Maturity Model (CMM) developed under the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). The CMM is designed to improve transportation systems management and operations. Webinar topics will include State and metropolitan planning organizations' experiences with using CMM. The final 30 minutes of the session is reserved for participant questions.
Reshaping Rural Highways for Livability: The Regional Scale
January 21, 2014, 3–4:30 p.m. EST
Presented by FHWA's National Highway Institute, the Webinar will describe how the Virginia Department of Transportation and other stakeholders worked together to develop the Rural Route 50 Traffic Calming Plan. The plan protects a scenic and historic section of Virginia known as the Mosby Heritage Area, balancing the dual roles of Route 50 as a major highway and the main street for several small towns.
To register, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=27083.
Data Needs, Issues, and Governance for Improved Management of Highway Assets
January 22, 2014, 2 p.m. EST
This Webinar will highlight the potential to improve transportation agencies' asset management practices and operational performance through a focus on data and data management. Representatives from State transportation agencies will discuss their agencies' efforts, providing insight into both the challenges encountered and strategies for success.
Visit http://tam.transportation.org/Pages/Webinars.aspx to register. For additional information, contact Steve Gaj at FHWA, 202-366-1336 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
FHWA Innovations Webinars
For recordings of Webinars presented through FHWA's Innovations Webinar series, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl/innovations/webinars.cfm. Each 90-minute session focuses on a different technology innovation and includes a panel of speakers from throughout the highway community who have expertise in using the technology. Topics have included alternative contracting methods, fully precast bridge bents for use in seismic regions, road safety audits, bridge preservation, new pavement evaluation tools, and ultra-high performance concrete.