U.S. Department of Transportation
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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-016
Date: August 2012
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These free Webinars provide a quick introduction to the latest infrastructure innovations and technologies.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) Implementation Webinar Series
Application of Load Testing in Bridge Load Rating
September 20, 2012, 1–4 p.m. (eastern daylight time)
December 6, 2012, 1–4 p.m. (eastern standard time)
The Webinars will provide participants with information on using the load testing technique to evaluate the live load carrying capacity of bridges. Among the highlights will be resources available and lessons learned. Topics for the September session include application of load testing techniques in bridge load rating, such as diagnostic static load testing, and ambient vibration dynamic load testing for bridge evaluation. The December session will focus on experiences in North Carolina and Rhode Island, as well as load testing of bridges at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.
The target audience for the Webinars includes bridge and structures staff from local, regional, and State transportation agencies; FHWA staff; and consultants. Participants will have the opportunity to download Webinar presentations.
To register for the September Webinar, visit https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/diagnostic/event/registration.html. Registration for the December Webinar is available at https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/loadtest02/event/registration.html. For more information, contact Lubin Gao at FHWA, 202-366-4604 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).