TRB Webinar: Climate Resilient Design for Culverts and Pavements

This webinar was posted on 11/03/2023

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December 05, 2023 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: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Climate change is creating huge impacts to infrastructure worldwide. Identifying adaptation measures to prevent damage to roads, culverts, and pavements is a priority. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide proven methods of culvert design to minimize damage from climate-related major storms, including the concept of stream simulation. Presenters will discuss techniques to minimize pavement damage.

This webinar is a follow on to TRB Webinar: Climate-Resilient, Low-Volume Road Design and Management held on August 7, 2023.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committees on Low-Volume Roads and Geosynthetics. The committee also sponsored the 13th TRB International Conference on Low Volume Roads in Cedar Rapids, IA on July 23-26, 2023.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $60. 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. Steam simulation for climate adapted culverts – Mark Weinhold, U.S. Forest Service

  2. Impacts on low-volume road pavements with a changing climate – David Orr, Cornell University

  3. Question and answer session moderated by Laura Fay, Western Transportation Institute, Montana

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. Design culverts to simulate actual stream dimensions and function to reduce the risk of failure during storms

  2. Better understand the design of low-volume roads and how their pavements may be adapted to changing climate conditions

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.

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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.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation.

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