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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / July 2013

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-015
Date: July 2013
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Infrastructure Innovation Webinars

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

Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) Solutions Webinar Series
The Webinars will feature the second round of SHRP2 Solutions products.

July 18, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT): Railroad–DOT Mitigation Strategies (Product R16)-Contains model legal agreements, recommended practices, sample contracts, and training materials agencies can use to resolve underlying sources of conflicts and streamline review and agreement processes.

July 23, 2013, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT: Expediting Project Delivery (Product C19)-Features 24 strategies to address or avoid 16 common constraints in speeding delivery of transportation planning and environmental review projects.

July 24, 2013, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT: Performance Specifications for Rapid Renewal (Product R07)-Contains sample construction performance specifications for accelerating road and bridge projects.

July 26, 2013, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT: Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Projects (Product R09)-The product's tools, including training materials and a handbook, can be used to identify, assess, mitigate, allocate, and monitor risk on accelerated reconstruction projects.

For more information on the products and registration links for the Webinars, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/goshrp2. Additional information is available by contacting Carin Michel at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 410-962-2530 (email: goSHRP2@dot.gov), or Pam Hutton at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), 303-263-1212 (email: phutton@aashto.org).

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Bridge Decking: Development, Qualification Testing, and Installation of Nonproprietary System

July 23, 2013, 2:30–4 p.m. (EDT)

Presented by FHWA's Highways for LIFE program (HfL), the Webinar will highlight the benefits of a nonproprietary FRP composite bridge decking system refined under a HfL initiative. The use of FRP composite bridge decks can significantly reduce the time required for rehabilitation projects. Details will be included about installing the system on a typical steel girder bridge. Presenters will describe the tests done on full-scale deck panels to validate the design and then present the step-by-step sequence of an actual field installation.

For registration information, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=25392.

Asset Management Book Club

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

July 24, 2013-Enabling Processes and Tools for Transportation Asset Management Integration (Chapter 7 of Transportation Asset Management Guide)

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 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).

Updated: 06/27/2017
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