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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-010
Date: January/February

Infrastructure Innovation Webinars

These free Webinars provide a quick introduction to the latest infrastructure innovations and technologies.

Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) Webinar Series

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are hosting a Webinar series spotlighting SHRP 2 product implementation. Participants can learn more about SHRP 2 Solutions, find out about upcoming solicitations for product deployment opportunities, and become familiar with the criteria for participating in deployment.

February 4, 2013, 3–4 p.m. (eastern standard time)–Capacity products, including Implementing Eco-Logical (Product C06B). To register, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=25673.

February 7, 2013, 2–3 p.m. (eastern standard time)–Reliability products, including Organizational Assessment and Leadership to Improve Operation (Products L01/L06). Registration is available at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=25674.

February 8, 2013, 2–4 p.m. (eastern standard time)–Renewal products, including Accelerated Bridge Construction Design Toolkit (Product R04), Next Generation Project Management Tools for Managing Risks and Complex Projects (Products R09/R10), and Pavement Preservation Options for High-Volume Roadways (Product R26). To register, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=25691.

Alkali-Aggregate Reactivity (AAR) Webinar Series

Sponsored by FHWA, the Webinars will provide information on alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and alkali-carbonate reaction (ACR) prevention and mitigation techniques. Case studies will highlight rehabilitation strategies for concrete structures affected by AAR.

Part 1, February 6, 2013, 1–3:30 p.m. (eastern standard time)–Fundamentals and Symptoms of AAR, Test Methods.

Part II, February 13, 2013, 1–3:30 p.m. (eastern standard time)–ASR Prevention, AAR Specifications.

Part III, February 20, 2013, 1–3:30 p.m. (eastern standard time)–Diagnosis of AAR, Repair Methods.

Participants will have the opportunity to download reference materials. To register for the Webinar series, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/829273358. For more information, visit the FHWA ASR Web site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/asr.cfm, or contact Gary Crawford at FHWA, 202-366-1286 (email: gary.crawford@dot.gov).

ABC Bridges from a County Perspective

February 14, 2013, 1–2 p.m. (eastern standard time)

Sponsored by the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Center at Florida International University in Miami, the Webinar will feature examples of how counties are using ABC to replace their aging structures. A question and answer period will follow the presentations. To register, visit www.abc.fiu.edu. For more information, contact the ABC Center at 305-348-2824 (email: abc@fiu.edu).

Asset Management Book Club

February 27, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern standard time)
March 27, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)
April 24, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)
May 22, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)
June 26, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)
July 24, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)
August 28, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)
September 25, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)

In 2011 AASHTO published the Transportation Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation, which encourages transportation agencies to use asset management principles. Sponsored by FHWA and AASHTO, this Webinar series will review the content of the guide and share experiences from practitioners. To register, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/asset/bookclub.cfm. For additional information, contact Nastaran Saadatmand at FHWA, 202-366-1337 (email:nastaran.saadatmand@dot.gov).

Transportation Asset Management (AM) Webinar Series

Asset Management Business Models and Barriers to Implementation

March 13, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)

Presentations will explore the strengths and limitations of specific AM business models and share lessons learned in overcoming barriers to implementation. Discussions will focus on integrating organizational units, systems, and data with agencies’ AM business models. State agency representatives will also discuss how strong AM practices can help in building the case for needed funding.

The Webinar series is sponsored by AASHTO and FHWA. For more information or to register, visit http://tam.transportation.org/Pages/Webinars.aspx. Information is also available by contacting Steve Gaj at FHWA, 202-366-1336 (email: stephen.gaj@dot.gov).

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Updated: 02/11/2013

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