As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series
, TRB conducted a webinar on May 21, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that explored Nondestructive Testing to Identify Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration
, a report and toolbox developed by the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R06A. View the recorded webinar
Concrete bridge decks in poor structural condition are a major problem affecting bridges in the United States. Nondestructive Testing (NDT) techniques have the potential to quickly and reliably provide information about under-the-surface conditions of these decks so that informed treatment decisions can be made.
The report evaluates the capabilities and limitations of the most common NDT techniques for detecting and characterizing typical deterioration mechanisms in concrete bridge decks. The report includes an evaluation of the following NDT capabilities and limitations: accuracy, precision, ease of use, speed, and cost. It also documents the validation of promising technologies, and grades and ranks the technologies based on results of the validations.
The main product of SHRP 2 Renewal Project R06A will be an electronic repository for practitioners, known as the NDToolbox, which will provide information regarding recommended technologies for the detection of a particular deterioration.
• Nenad Gucunski, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
• Shane Boone, Federal Highway Administration
• Kelley Rehm, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
• Monica A. Starnes, The National Academies
• Part 1: Brief overview of SHRP 2 mission, objectives of the Renewal focus area and related SHRP 2 research
• Part 2: Technical presentation focused field validation testing, research outcomes, and products Part 3: Introduction to the NDT Toolbox and other SHRP 2 NDT tools
• Part 4: Implementation plans, actions, and opportunities
• Part 5: Question and Answer session
The first 60 minutes of the webinar is for presentations and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.
• Identify the 4 high-potential technologies for detecting delamination and corrosion
• Identify the evaluated technology for vertical crack characterization
• Understand the basis for deciding which equipment types to choose
• Learn about the NDT Toolbox and what resources it provides
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There is no fee for employees of TRB sponsors
who register using their work email address. In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:
• TRB and National Academies employees
• Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups
• SHRP 2 technical coordinating committee or expert task group members who were involved with developing the report or project that is the subject of the webinar
• Members of the media
• Employees of tribal governments
• Congressional staff members
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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Professional Development Hour information:
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate.
Individuals registered as Florida PEs are required to email Reggie Gillum, RGillum@nas.edu
, with their license number.
Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.
This webinar was developed in April 2013. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, PO Box 1686, Clemson, SC, 29633. Website: www.RCEP.net
Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
This Summary Last Modified On: 6/25/2013