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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / June 2013

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-014
Date: June 2013
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Infrastructure Innovation Webinars

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

Know the Risks: Geotechnical Assets Are Key to Improving Performance

June 24, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time)

Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Webinar will examine the role of geotechnical assets in the performance of transportation systems. Participants will learn how to consider risk and implement asset plans designed to improve performance. Case studies will highlight steps State transportation departments and Federal agencies are taking to manage their geotechnical assets.

The Webinar will feature case studies from Colorado and Yosemite National Park, as well as discussion of retaining wall management programs and geotechnical asset management of mechanically stabilized earth walls.

No registration is required. To join the Webinar, call 866-299-7945 (enter "3450166" as the participant passcode) and log into www.livemeeting.com/cc/icollaboration/join?id=TAM_Webinar&role=attend. After the Webinar, a recording and presentations will be available at http://tam.transportation.org.

Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Precast Bridge Decks and Connections: Design Guide, Construction Experience, and Owner Perspective

June 25, 2013, 2:30–4:00 p.m. (eastern daylight time)

The session will provide an overview of UHPC and its use in precast bridge deck panels and connections, as well as an open discussion time where participants can ask questions. Twenty roadway bridges built with UHPC components are open to traffic today in the United States, and many more are on the way. A UHPC design guide to be released by FHWA in June will assist States in deploying the technology.

The Webinar is sponsored by FHWA's Highways for LIFE program. Registration information will be available by mid June at www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl/innovations/uhpc_design.cfm.

Asset Management Book Club

All Webinars are from 2–3:30 p.m. (eastern daylight time).

June 26, 2013-Enabling Processes and Tools for Life-Cycle Management and Asset Preservation (Chapter 6 of Transportation Asset Management Guide)
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).

Screen shot from the home page of FHWA's Asset Management Book Club Webinar series (www.fhwa.dot.gov/asset/bookclub.cfm)
More information about the Asset Management Book Club is available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/asset/bookclub.cfm.

Updated: 06/27/2017
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