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NDEC NEWS is the newsletter of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Center.
The FHWA NDE Center was established in 1998. The objective of the NDE Center is to improve the state of the practice for highway bridge inspection. The NDE Center is a resource for State transportation agencies, industry, and academia involved in the development and testing of innovative NDE technologies. The NDE Center provides State highway agencies with independent evaluation and validation of NDE technologies, develops new NDE technologies, and provides technical assistance to States exploring the use of these advanced technologies. The NDE Center uses a series of unique resources to assess the factors affecting the reliability and performance of NDE systems.
The NDE Center is located at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. To supplement the capabilities of these laboratory facilities, a series of bridges located in northern Virginia and southern Maryland are used to conduct field investigations. In addition, a collection of component test specimens are used in various test programs.