TRB Webinar: Using Drones to Inspect Bridges

July 28, 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)

Using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect infrastructure is becoming more widespread. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss how UAS technology can be used as a tool to support bridge inspections. Presenters will explore how utilizing this technology can save time, reduce costs, and improve safety margins. They will present case studies from various transportation agencies that explore UAS applications for bridge inspections.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical 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. Case study from the Federal Highway Administration: Hoda Azari, Federal Highway Administration
  2. Case study from Minnesota Department of Transportation: Jennifer Wells, Minnesota DOT
  3. Case study from Michigan Department of Transportation: Steven Cook, Michigan DOT
  4. Case study from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Steve Vecchione, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  5. Question and answer session: Sreenivas Alampalli, Stantec

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. Describe ways transportation agencies leverage UAS technology to supplement bridge inspections
  2. Identify how UAS technology reduces time and costs and increases safety

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.

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