TRB Webinar: Implementing Subsurface Utility Engineering at State DOTs

This webinar was posted on 01/08/2023

February 14, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 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: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Utilities can cause delays to transportation projects. Proper and timely implementation of subsurface utility engineering (SUE) can assist in reducing those delays. TRB hosted a webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern that explored state department of transportation (DOT) practices for SUE and highlight findings from a recent synthesis study. Presenters also shared the newly revised American Society of Civil Engineers standard guideline for investigating and documenting existing utilities (ASCE 38).

This webinar is based on NCHRP Synthesis Report 583: Implementation of Subsurface Utility Engineering for Highway Design and Construction.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s National Highway Cooperative Research Program and the Standing Technical Committee on Utilities.

The slides are available. Please contact for a link to the recording. There may be a $90 fee.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Findings of the state of the practice in DOT implementation of SUE – Roy Sturgill, Iowa State University
  • Recent update of ASCE 38: The SUE Standard – Jim Anspach, Iowa State University
  • Use of the ASCE 38 standard by Colorado DOT – Rob Martindale, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Question and answer session moderated by Katie Madson, Iowa State 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:

  • Identify current practices regarding the implementation of SUE
  • Implement the newly revised ASCE 38 standard for SUE


Professional Development Hours

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits: If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA