TRB Webinar: Continuous Deflection for Comprehensive Pavement Assessments

May 30, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET to discuss the applications of continuous pavement deflection. The ability to collect structural capacity information at traffic speeds is changing the way agencies evaluate their pavement needs. This webinar will explore how agencies may more effectively conduct pavement assessments. Presenters will also compare continuous deflection to traditional methods of assessing pavements.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Pavement Structural Modeling and Evaluation and Pavement Condition Evaluation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Brian Diefenderfer, Virginia Transportation Research Council
  • Gerardo Flintsch, Virginia Tech University

Moderated by: Nadarajah Sivaneswaran, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Webinar Outline

  1. History of traditional assessments
  2. Continuous deflection technology
  3. Applications to date
  4. Benefits and advantages of comprehensive pavement assessments
  5. 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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the limitations of traditional assessments
  • Identify continuous deflection capabilities
  • Describe how other agencies are applying results
  • List the benefits and advantages of comprehensive assessment

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 approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk ( for assistance in signing in.

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 October 2018. 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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