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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / March 2014

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-011
Date: March 2014
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Infrastructure Innovation Webinars

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

Real-Time Smoothness Measurements on Portland Cement Concrete Pavements During Construction
March 25, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT)

Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) through its second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Tuesdays Webinar series, the session will highlight how SHRP2 has developed model specifications and construction guidance to expedite the implementation of pavement smoothness measurement technologies. Measuring pavement smoothness during construction can reduce project delays and produce a better quality product, enabling agencies to avoid expensive corrective measures later.

Representatives from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will offer their perspective on implementation strategies and tactics for the technologies. The final 30 minutes of the Webinar are reserved for participant questions.

To register, visit www.trb.org/StrategicHighwayResearchProgram2SHRP2/Blurbs/170327.aspx. For more information, contact Linda Mason at TRB, 202-334-3241 (email: lmason@nas.edu).

Earthquake Planning and Response Tools: ShakeCast
April 2, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EDT

Organized by FHWA, the United States Geological Survey, and California Department of Transportation, the Webinar will discuss the advantages of responding to earthquakes using the ShakeCast tool. This Web-based application can autonomously analyze bridge infrastructure and rapidly deliver bridge inspection prioritization information to responders within minutes of an earthquake. To learn more about ShakeCast, visit http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/software/shakecast.

For additional information and to register, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/seismic/webinars.cfm. Information is also available by contacting Phil Yen at FHWA, 202-366-5604 (email: wen-huei.yen@dot.gov).

Applications of 3D Models on the Construction Site
April 2, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

The Webinar will examine how contractors use 3D engineered models in transportation construction work. This session is fourth in an FHWA series on 3D Engineered Models for Construction. For details on registration and to find recordings and presentations from the first three Webinars in the series, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/3d/webinars.cfm.

For more information, contact Douglas Townes at the FHWA Resource Center, 404-562-3914 (email: douglas.townes@dot.gov).

Slide In Bridge Construction (SIBC) from the Engineer/Designer Perspective
April 3, 2014, 11 a.m. mountain daylight time

Sponsored by FHWA and the 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. 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.

Updated: 08/21/2019
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