Get ready for SHRP2 Tuesdays

Transportation webinars start on May 21.

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Mark your calendar now for SHRP2 Tuesdays. A May 15 press release from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) said that starting May 21, and continuing throughout the year, the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) will sponsor a new webinar series scheduled primarily for the first and third Tuesday of each month. Each webinar will highlight SHRP2 products scheduled for implementation and the significance of research results.

SHRP2 includes the GeoTechnologies Toolbox, which is designed for the engineering and construction of ground improvement and related construction.

A catalog with detailed information on 46 different geotechnologies—including 18 geosynthetic-focused technologies—is contained on this website. A guidance system for project-specific selection of a geotechnology is also provided in the website. The value of the system is that it collects, synthesizes, integrates, and organizes a vast amount of critically important information on these geotechnologies.

The press release noted that upcoming webinars include “Nondestructive Testing Technologies for Concrete Bridge Decks” on May 21, 2013, from 2–3:30 p.m. (EDT). This session will explore a new SHRP2 report, Nondestructive Testing to Identify Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration and related electronic toolbox. Nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques have the potential to quickly and reliably provide information about conditions under the surface of bridge decks, so that transportation agencies can make more informed treatment decisions.

The May 21 webinar will feature representatives from Rutgers University, FHWA, AASHTO, and TRB. The final 30 minutes of the session is reserved for participant questions.

Visit SHRP2 for registration information.

The cost is $89 per site. There is no fee for employees of TRB sponsors, including state transportation agency sponsors. Others eligible to receive complimentary registration include employees of tribal governments and congressional staff members. More information on the pricing structure is available online at the TRB webinar program page.

Participants can earn professional development hours. For questions about registration or professional development hours, contact Reggie Gillum at TRB.

Upcoming webinars also include “Expedited Planning and Environmental Review of Highway Projects” on June 4 and “Performance Specifications for Rapid Renewal” on June 11. To receive notices about future Webinars, sign up for SHRP2 email alerts. Visit SHRP2 for more information.

Find the SHRP2 tools and resources you need by visiting the program's new online products chart. Click on a topic to see a brief description of the resources and links to available products. The chart indicates which products are available now and when others will be ready. Resources are also grouped according to the policy goals contained in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), including congestion, infrastructure, sustainability, and system reliability. Visit SHRP2 for more information on products.

Source: FHWA

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