TRB Webinar: Bridge Element Data Use in the U.S.

This webinar was posted on 01/27/2023

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March 29, 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: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

State departments of transportation (DOTs) have been transitioning to the use of element inspection data to document bridge conditions. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern that will summarize the findings of a synthesis study and provide case studies from current state DOT practices. Presenters will share processes to ensure the quality of bridge element inspections, data accuracy, define and use of performance measures, and the business processes that use bridge element data.

This webinar is based on NCHRP Synthesis 585: Bridge Element Data Collection and Use.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s National Highway Cooperative Research Program and the Standing Technical Committee on Bridge and Structures Management.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Synthesis summary and findings – Basak Bektas, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  2. Case Study: Rhode Island – Craig Nazareth, Rhode Island DOT

  3. Case Study: Minnesota – David Hedeen, Minnesota DOT

  4. Case Study: Wisconsin – Philip Meinel, Wisconsin DOT

  5. Question and answer session moderated by Nancy Huether, AASHTO Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program at National Center for Pavement Preservation at Michigan 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:

  1. Describe the current state DOT practice on collecting element-level data

  2. Evaluate the status of use of bridge element data for decision-making

  3. Identify performance measures or business processes based on element data for implementation


Professional Development Hours

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.

This webinar will be delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety. 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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