TRB Webinar: Giving Low-Volume Roads a Longer Life with Geosynthetics

November 08, 2021 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)

Low-volume road construction can benefit from using geosynthetics. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the use of geosynthetics in road construction. Presenters will identify long-term benefits of geosynthetics by highlighting a case study from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). They will discuss the application, specification, and life cycle cost analysis of geotextiles for layer separation in low-volume pavements. They will also enumerate guidelines for implementing use of geotextiles.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Transportation Earthworks, Geosynthetics, and Low-Volume Roads.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Current state of the practice for using geosynthetics: Edward Hoppe, VDOT
  2. Predicted long-term performance: Chaz Weaver, VDOT
  3. Life cycle cost analysis: Audrey Moruza, VDOT
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Jennifer Nicks, Federal Highway Administration

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 specifications
  2. Describe how to use geosynthetics for subgrade separation and stabilization
  3. Discuss importance of less prescriptive life cycle cost analysis methods

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.

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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.

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