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|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-012
Date: April 2014
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Infrastructure Innovation Webinars
These free Webinars provide a quick introduction to the latest infrastructure innovations and technologies.
SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series
Upcoming Webinars sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) through its second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Tuesdays Webinar series include:
High-Speed Nondestructive Testing Methods for Mapping Voids, Debonding, Delaminations, Moisture, and Other Defects Behind or Within Tunnel Linings
Participants will learn about SHRP2 Project R06G, which identified nondestructive testing technologies for evaluating the condition of various tunnel linings and tunnel lining finishes. The project advanced both hardware and software development for the most promising technologies and demonstrated the technologies' ability to detect flaws within or verify the condition of the targeted tunnel components.
To register, visit www.trb.org/StrategicHighwayResearchProgram2SHRP2/Blurbs/170402.aspx. For more information, contact Linda Mason at TRB, 202-334-3241 (email: email@example.com).
Identifying and Reducing Worker, Inspector, and Manager Fatigue in Rapid Renewal Environments
The Webinar will highlight the work of SHRP2 Project R03, which documented worker fatigue impacts during rapid renewal operations in the highway construction industry. A new Fatigue Risk Management Guide for Rapid Renewal Highway Construction Projects is now available, as well as the project report, Identifying and Reducing Worker, Inspector, and Manager Fatigue in Rapid Renewal Environments. Participants will learn how to define the risk factors associated with workplace fatigue, identify procedures to manage those risk factors, and apply the new guide's recommendations for use in their own agencies.
Bridges Beyond 100 Years: Innovative Systems
The session will summarize SHRP2 Project R19B, which developed new design codes, performance measures, and implementation tools that can lead to longer and more predictable bridge service life. The project produced a report, Bridges for Service Life Beyond 100 Years: Service Limit State Design, which addresses the performance measures and design procedures that maximize the actual life of a bridge. Webinar topics will also include proposed changes to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design Bridge Design Specifications.
To register, visit www.trb.org/StrategicHighwayResearchProgram2SHRP2/Blurbs/170504.aspx. For more information, contact Linda Mason at TRB, 202-334-3241 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Managing and Sharing 3D Models for Construction
The Webinar will highlight the use of 3D engineered models in transportation construction work. This session is fifth in an FHWA series on 3D Engineered Models for Construction. For details on registration and to find recordings and presentations from the first four Webinars in the series, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/3d/webinars.cfm.
For more information, contact Douglas Townes at the FHWA Resource Center, 404-562-3914 (email: email@example.com).
Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Webinar Series
Presented by AASHTO and FHWA, upcoming topics in this ongoing Webinar series include:
Approaches to Integrating Risk into TAM Programs and Plans, June 11, 2014, 2 p.m. EDT
Managing Off-System Assets, August 13, 2014, 2 p.m. EDT
Transportation Asset Management Financial Plans, October 8, 2014, 2 p.m. EDT
For more details and registration information, visit http://tam.transportation.org/Pages/Webinars.aspx.
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration