TRB Webinar: Measuring Highway Assets through Non-Destructive Evaluation

October 20, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
2.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Highway infrastructure assets are critical to the productive capacity of our nation’s economy and well-being of the traveling public. The need to manage, maintain, improve, upgrade, and preserve our enormous highway infrastructure assets in an efficient and cost-effective manner has become more apparent. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss a database asset management system based on non-destructive evaluation (NDE). Presenters will explore how NDE methods can improve the accuracy and speed of bridge deck condition rating and deterioration mapping, as well as increase workers’ and travelers’ safety. They will present specific NDE methods, including ground penetrating radar, infrared camera technology, and impact echo techniques. These evaluations can be used in asset management programs for long-term use as well as in project-level evaluations to determine repair/replacement decisions and scopes of work.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Testing and Evaluation of Transportation Structures.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. NDE manual: Hoda Azari, U.S. Federal Highway Administration
  2. Indiana case study: Anne Rearick, Indiana Department of Transportation
  3. Virginia case study: Soundar Balakumaran, Virginia Department of Transportation
  4. Iowa case study: Mike Todsen, Iowa Department of Transportation
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Sreenivas Alampalli, New York State Department of Transportation

The first 90 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:

  1. Identify and select appropriate NDE techniques
  2. Identify current NDE practices

Further TRB Resources about this topic:
NCHRP Synthesis 528: Analyzing Data for Measuring Transportation Performance by State DOTs and MPOs
NCHRP Synthesis 556: Asset Management Approaches to Identifying and Evaluating Assets Damaged Due to Emergency Events
NCHRP Research Report 937: Guidebook for Implementing Alternative Technical Concepts in All Types of Highway Project Delivery Methods

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. 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.

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

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. 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.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.