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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / November 2013

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-008
Date: November 2013
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Infrastructure Innovation Webinars

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

Slide In Bridge Construction (SIBC) from the Owner/Policy Maker Perspective

November 21, 2013, 11 a.m.–noon mountain standard time

Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Colorado Department of Transportation, the training will help transportation agencies build a foundation for implementing the lateral SIBC method. This technique enables agencies to accelerate construction by building a new bridge using prefabricated bridge elements and then moving it into position with a lateral slide. The Webinar presentation will be made by Benjamin Tang, Bridge Preservation Manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. The target audience for the Webinar is State and local highway agency staff, including State bridge engineers.

To register for the Webinar, visit www.slideinbridgeconstruction.com. For additional information, send an email to sibc@urs.com. Future SIBC Webinars planned for January and February 2014 will focus on SIBC from the perspective of engineers, designers, and contractors.

SHRP2 Round 3 Product Webinars

FHWA and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are sponsoring this Webinar series to preview products that will be included in Round 3 of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Program. Applications will be accepted from January 17, 2014, to February 14, 2014, for Round 3 assistance funding.

Additional information on SHRP2 is available by contacting Carin Michel at FHWA, 410-962-2530 (email: goshrp2@dot.gov), or Pam Hutton at AASHTO, 303-263-1212 (email: phutton@aashto.org).

Load Rating of Steel Truss Bridges

December 17, 2013, 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EST

The Webinar is the 10th in FHWA's series on Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFR). This session will highlight the fundamentals needed to evaluate the live load carrying capacity of steel truss bridges using LRFR, along with lessons learned and available resources. Representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation will discuss their agency's experiences. Additional case studies will also be presented.

The target audience for the Webinar are bridge and structures staff from local, regional, and State transportation agencies; FHWA division office bridge engineers; and consultants.

To register, visit https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/steeltruss02/event/registration.html. For more information, contact Lubin Gao at FHWA, 202-366-4604 (email: lubin.gao@dot.gov).

Data Needs, Issues, and Governance for Improved Management of Highway Assets

January 22, 2014, 2 p.m. EST

The Webinar will highlight the potential to improve transportation agencies' asset management practices and operational performance through a focus on data and data management. Representatives from State transportation agencies will discuss their agencies' efforts, providing insight into both the challenges encountered and strategies for success.

Visit http://tam.transportation.org/Pages/Webinars.aspx to register. For additional information, contact Steve Gaj at FHWA, 202-366-1336 (email: stephen.gaj@dot.gov).

Updated: 06/27/2017
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