TRB Webinar: Advances in Pavement Condition Surveys

April 07, 2021 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)

Pavement condition surveys are critical elements in pavement engineering. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will present new developments in cracking protocol and standards. Presenters will identify progress in the Pooled-Fund study, discuss a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based automated survey, and examine a drone-based unmanned survey method.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Pavement Condition Evaluation. It also features research from NCHRP Web-Only Document 288: Standard Definitions for Common Types of Pavement Cracking.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Pavement surface condition data quality: Andy Mergenmeier, Federal Highway Administration
  2. Drones for automated pavement survey: David Lee, University of Iowa
  3. Pavement surface cracking metric and index: Michael Nieminen, International Cybernetics
  4. Comparable cracking definitions in the age of AI: Kelvin Wang, Oklahoma State University
  5. Question and answer session: Kelvin Wang, Oklahoma State University

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 the differences between currently-used cracking definitions and how new technologies influence choice of metrics
  2. Describe and implement cracking metrics that can be measured with high repeatability
  3. Apply drone and AI technology in pavement condition surveys

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.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.