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Upcoming Webinars

Webinars provide an opportunity to share and discuss ongoing work associated with TRB Standing Committees and their respective topic areas, as well as research from TRB’s Cooperative Research Programs. Prior to submission, proposed webinars should reflect the scope of the sponsoring Committee(s) and must be reviewed and approved by the Chair of at least one current Standing Committee. If the webinar is solely based upon a CRP report, the staff officer assigned to that report must sign off on the webinar proposal.

Please select the webinar that you would like to attend from the list below and register. All participants must register at least 24 hours in advance of the webinar.

TRB's webinars are produced with funding received from TRB Sponsors and TRB Affiliates. Accordingly, employees of TRB Sponsors and TRB Affiliates may attend the session without a fee. TRB Sponsors include State Sponsors from the Highway and Transportation Departments of the 50 states and DC, and select Federal and Private Sponsors.

In addition to employees of TRB Sponsors and TRB Sustaining Affiliates, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:

TRB charges a registration fee to other attendees in order to recover some of the costs associated with hosting the webinars.

Please view the individual webinar announcement for pricing information. Some TRB webinars offer free registration for all participants.

Action Title Date/Time PD Hours AAE Hours AICP Hours CLE Hours Summary
TRB Webinar: Hydrodemolition for Bridge Rehabilitation April 22, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

How do you know if hydrodemolition is the right method for your bridge deck replacement? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern to explore when it is most appropriate. Presenters will go over the pros and cons of using hydrodemoliton, provide insight into best practices, discuss the different forms of removal, and identify decision-making tools on when to use hydrodemolition versus other removal methods. Presenters will also discuss the long-term performances of bridges that have undergone such a replacement, and the processes, challenges, limitations and environmental issues when using hydrodemolition.

 

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Committee on Innovative Highway Structures and Appurtenances and features research from NCHRP’s Domestic Scan Successful Approaches for the Use of Hydrodemolition for Partial Depth Removal of Bridge Decks.

 

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Paving the Way to Successful AASHTOWare Pavement ME Implementation April 26, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Implementing AASHTOWare Pavement ME (also known as the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, or MEPDG) as a design procedure is a challenge. The MEPDG can be used for new construction as well as for pavement rehabilitation, and provides design solutions  related to knowledge resources and data. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, April, 26, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to share the learned knowledge of agencies with significant experience in initiating and implementing the software. The presenters will highlight the critical elements for MEPDG process as well as identifying which ones are less critical and sensitive to the design procedure.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements and on Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements.

TRB Webinar: The Day of the Drones - Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 2 April 27, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity is expanding. These rapid and large-scale changes may affect the safety of people and property. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will address the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s integration efforts, which have direct implications for airport operators. These integration efforts include counter-UAS mechanisms, remote identification and tracking, and airspace authorization waivers. Presenters will suggest specific planning, operational, and infrastructure guidelines to safely integrate existing and anticipated UAS operations into an airport environment. This is the second in a two-part webinar series that follows The Day of the Drones: Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 1.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 212, Volume 2: Planning Guidebook, and Volume 3: Potential Use of UAS by Airport Operators.

TRB Webinar: Strategically Implementing Transportation Security Measures April 28, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Security is important to consider when designing and building transportation infrastructure. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern to illustrate deployment strategies for implementing security practices. Presenters will describe case studies from Minnesota, Idaho, bridges, and cyber perspectives to demonstrate security measures. They will also present the Security Implementation Tool that state departments of transportation can use to benchmark planning and change management processes.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Critical Infrastructure Protection. It also features research from NCHRP Research Report 525: Security 101: A Physical Security Primer for Transportation Agencies and NCHRP Research Report 793: Incorporating Transportation Security Awareness into Routine State DOT Operations and Training.

 

TRB Webinar: Washout! Infiltration-caused Failure of Slopes Made of Plastic Clay April 29, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Rainfall causes shrinking and swelling as it infiltrates expansive soil. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to clarify this behavior and the related failure of shallow slopes. Presenters will begin with the problems from a state department of transportation perspective, move into the maintenance issues, development of the field instrumentation plan, and continue through the numerical coupled flow deformation analysis. Presenters will also discuss possible solutions.

 

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Moisture and Temperature Effects on Geomaterials.

 

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Senior Leadership’s Role in Embedding Transportation Resilience May 06, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 1.50 0.00

It is crucial that executive management and emergency response planners at state transportation agencies (DOTs) work together. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidance for DOT senior executives about how to embed resilience into transportation planning. Presenters will share ways they have minimized the impact of and avoided potential disruptions. They will discuss implications and dimensions of resilience in transportation agencies and explain how to incorporate these approaches within an agency.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Passenger Intermodal Facilities. It also refers to NCHRP Research Report 525: A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Increasing Return on Investment through Geotechnology May 12, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

What’s the return on investment with using geotechnical investigation in transportation projects? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will examine how geotechnology may help improve ROI. Presenters will identify the benefits of several geotechnical methods, including in-situ measurement techniques, remote sensing, and visualization tools. They will also discuss how to quantify these benefits to owners and agencies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

TRB Webinar: How Ridehailing Companies Affect Airport Revenues and Operations May 13, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

Transportation network companies (TNCs) have become an increasingly popular form of transportation to and from airports since initially permitted in 2014. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the role of TNCs within the context of commercial ground transportation policies and programs. Presenters will provide a summary of key regulations and permits for airport operators to consider, review best practices, and summarize technology and effective management techniques. They will also identify approaches to fostering effective working relationships with TNCs.

The webinar features research from ACRP Report 215: Transportation Network Companies (TNCs): Impacts to Airport Revenues and Operations—Reference Guide.

TRB Webinar: Visualizing Transportation System Performance May 17, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Visualization is a powerful tool that can monitor performance and demonstrate progress on key transportation initiatives. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will illustrate effective uses of visualization techniques. Presenters will describe how these approaches can help clarify complex data sets and improve communication between technical experts and policy makers. They will also identify specific visualization tools that transportation agencies can use to monitor and improve transportation system performance.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Visualization in Transportation.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Improving Transportation Access to Health Care May 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00

The availability of transportation influences the ability of individuals to access health care, whether in urban, suburban, or rural areas. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will provide information to assist communities in improving transportation access to health care services. The webinar is geared toward providers of transportation services and those of health care services. Presenters will discuss how to build relationships that will improve access to health care and provide examples of transportation programs that have met clients’ needs.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 223: Guidebook and Research Plan to Help Communities Improve Transportation to Health Care Services. For additional resources, see TRB’s blog on Improving Health Care through Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Geotechnical Responses to Extreme Events May 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

How can geotechnical methods help in the rapid response to extreme events? TRB will host a webinar on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore how geotechnologies may assist in responding to extreme events. Presenters will identify how geotechnical techniques may address floods, coastal erosion, sinkholes, landslides, and other unforeseen or sudden events. They will also discuss how designers can balance competing interests of costs and time.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Transportation Earthworks, Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling, and Soil and Rock Properties and Site Characterization.

TRB Webinar: Drilled Shaft Design for Durability, Mix Stability, and Thermal Criteria May 25, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Two recent trends have significant consequences for the design of drilled shaft concrete. First, longer service lives make drilled shaft durability imperative. Second, larger drilled shafts increase the challenges of providing workable, stable concrete mixes that avoid damage due to thermal distress. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will explore challenges associated with concrete for drilled shafts, especially large-diameter drilled shafts. Presenters will discuss requirements for workability, stability, and long-term durability, including with respect to thermal issues. They will also illustrate a design methodology for predicting drilled shaft concrete temperatures to establish performance criteria.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

TRB Webinar: Enhancing the Capacity for Transportation System Resilience May 26, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Transportation officials recognize the necessity of a reliable and sustainable transportation system to fulfill their agency’s mission and goals. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how agency staff can assess their own capacity for resilient transportation. Presenters will demonstrate a tool agencies can use to gauge resilience within most functional areas of a state department of transportation, including planning, project development, operations, and maintenance. They will identify how mainstreaming resilience concepts can assist with decision-making processes.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 970: Mainstreaming System Resilience Concepts into Transportation Agencies: A Guide.