TRB Webinar: Methodology for Prioritizing Tunnel Improvements and Developing Capital Plans

October 19, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 816: Guide for the Preservation of Highway Tunnel Systems. Presenters will examine how using an asset management process may support prioritization of highway tunnel preservation actions. They will also discuss capital funding needs for tunnel improvements as part of the overall transportation system funding, and explain ways to communicate these needs.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Martha Averso, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Jeff Allen, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Moderated by: Bruce Johnson, Oregon Department of Transportation

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of NCHRP
  1. Methodology outlined in NCHRP Report 816
    • Example tunnel improvements
    • Five year capital plan for tunnels
  2. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what a tunnel preservation action is and how to develop a list of preservation actions
  • Describe how to prioritize improvements for various tunnel systems using a consistent metric
  • Explain how the listing can be used to develop multi-year capital plans and to evaluate funding and staffing needs once the improvements are prioritized

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2017. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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