TRB Webinar: Trust But Verify–Validating Contractor Test Data

June 03, 2021 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)

Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) utilize contractor test data in the acceptance process for construction materials. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will determine how to validate this data  with independent test results in order to comply with federal regulations. Presenters will identify appropriate statistical approaches and provide guidelines for applications of testing procedures. They will also address common concerns such as sample size, the risk of incorrect acceptance decisions, and pay adjustments.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Quality Assurance Management, and Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Procedures for validating contractor test data: Adam Hand, University of Nevada, Reno
  2. Other validation procedures historically used by State DOTs: Mohamed Nimeri, King County International Airport
  3. Proposed guide specification: Randy West, National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University
  4. Question and answer session: Mark Brum, Massachusetts DOT

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. Evaluate procedures used by state DOTs to validate contractor data
  2. Identify risk areas that may lead to incorrect acceptance and payment decisions

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.

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.

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Registration questions? Contact Elaine Ferrell.