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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-016
Date: August 2013
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Infrastructure Innovation Webinars

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

Fully Precast Bridge Bents for Use in Seismic Regions

August 22, 2013, 2:30–4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT)

Presented by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE program, the Webinar is a follow-up to an August 2011 session on using fully precast bridge bents in seismic regions. Since the first Webinar, additional testing and assessment have been completed and a demonstration bridge built in Washington State using the system. Lessons learned from this project will be discussed. New material on design specifications, construction specifications, and design examples will also be covered.

To register, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=26344.

Asset Management Book Club

All Webinars are from 2–3:30 p.m. (EDT).

August 28, 2013-Information Systems and Data (Chapter 8 and Appendix E of Transportation Asset Management Guide)

September 25, 2013-Bringing It All Together and Moving Forward (Appendix D of Transportation Asset Management Guide)

In 2011 the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (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. Advance registration is required for each individual Webinar. For additional information, contact Nastaran Saadatmand at FHWA, 202-366-1337 (email: nastaran.saadatmand@dot.gov).

Load Rating of Steel Truss Bridges

September 12, 2013, 1–3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Sponsored by FHWA, this Webinar will cover fundamental information, lessons learned, and resources available to evaluate the live load carrying capacity of steel truss bridges. The Webinar will focus on new Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) method provisions for gusset plates. Since October 1, 2010, States have been required to use the LRFR method to load rate new bridges and total bridge replacements. The Webinar is designed for bridge and structures staff from local, regional, and State transportation agencies; FHWA division bridge engineers; and private consultants. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and download presentations.

To register, visit https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/steeltrusses01/event/registration.html. For more information, contact Lubin Gao at FHWA, 202-366-4604 (email: lubin.gao@dot.gov).

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