TRB Webinar: Paving the Way - Smart and Multifunctional Pavements

November 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 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)

Pavements occupy valuable real estate, and there is a need to move beyond simply designing pavements for their traditional purpose of carrying traffic loads. Smart pavements allow for real-time sensing applications, and multifunctional pavements can serve multiple roles within larger infrastructure systems, including energy harvesting and stormwater management. TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will illustrate how to design pavements to be smart and multifunctional. Presenters will describe the opportunities for reducing the cost of maintaining and restoring these functionalities through application of the rapidly increasing capabilities and decreasing costs of sensors, data acquisition and storage, and decision-support using sensor data. They will also discuss how to create and maintain “communicative pavements.”

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Testing and Evaluation.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Emerging smart technologies and potential opportunities: Nizar Lajnef, Michigan State University
  2. A roadmap for permeable pavements: John Harvey, University of California, Davis
  3. Multifunctional aspects: Davide Lo Presti, University of Palermo (Italy) and University of Nottingham (UK)
    1. Energy harvesting
    2. Stormwater management
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by James Bryce, Marshall University

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:

  1. Identify current smart technologies and how they are being deployed
  2. Identify uses of multifunctional pavements
  3. Describe the challenges and advantages of smart and multifunctional pavements

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 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.

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.

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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.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.