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Ninth Annual SHRP 2 Safety Research Symposium - July 10, 2014
Posted February 20, 2014
The Ninth Annual SHRP 2 Safety Research Symposium will be held on July 10, 2014 at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, DC. This symposium serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners from the private and public sectors. As before, we seek a diverse audience of attendees from academia, government, and private industry who are well placed to shape and promote future research in transportation safety. Attendance for the symposium is limited to 100 participants. While registration for the symposium is required for admission to the building, there is no fee to attend.
The 2014 symposium will review the results of the SHRP 2 Safety Focus Area and discuss long-term plans for the SHRP 2 Safety data. The symposium will include a working reception. Registration
is now open.
Guide for Managing Risk on Rapid Renewal Projects, a new SHRP 2 Project Brief
Posted February 18, 2014
Compressing the schedule of transportation design and construction projects to reduce travel disruption and increase worker safety without affecting project cost or success can expose a project to risks different than those that more traditional projects encounter. SHRP 2 Project R09 developed the Guide for Managing Risk on Rapid Renewal Projects
, which is accompanied by training materials, forms, and checklists to assist agencies in implementing the systematic risk management approach it puts forth. The project brief
describes the Guide and its supplementary materials.
Bridges for Service Life beyond 100 Years: Service Limit State Design (SHRP 2 Project R19B)*
Posted February 4, 2014
When individual bridge components such as bridge bearings, deck joints, and columns and piles deteriorate at different rates, bridges can be closed for repair far too often. Designing bridge components and systems to service limit states extends the service life of the entire structure, yields significant savings through reduced maintenance and, by reducing road closures, reduces safety risks for workers and road users.
The objectives of SHRP 2 Project R19B were to develop new design codes, performance measures, and implementation tools to lead to longer and more predictable bridge service life. The final report
presents the current state of the art, an overview of the service limit state calibration process, the calibration results, and proposed changes to the AASHTO LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) Bridge Design Specifications.
*To make research available as early as possible, SHRP 2 is temporarily posting final reports that have been submitted by the research team, reviewed according to the relevant National Academy of Sciences procedures, and accepted for publication. These prepublication drafts, which have not been edited or formatted for publication, will be replaced by the final versions as they complete the editorial process.
Executive Decision Making for Transportation Capacity: The Multiagency Context (SHRP 2 Report S2-C22-RW-1)
Posted January 31, 2014
Transportation for Communities—Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) provides agencies and practitioners with guidance on reaching collaborative decisions as they work through the traditional transportation planning, programming, and permitting processes. TCAPP is designed for practitioners, but to succeed in practice, it will need support from upper-level managers and CEOs within transportation agencies and environmental resource agencies. The purpose of SHRP 2 Project C22 (Executive Decision Making for Transportation Capacity: A Multi-Agency Context) was to translate the benefits of TCAPP into marketing principles, potential strategies, and messages for transportation and resource agency decision makers. The final report
documents the research, synthesizes the findings, and presents principled direction from the market research and some potential next steps.
New York Replaces a Bridge in "Two Weekend Nights"
Posted January 30, 2014
A new video
highlights the benefits of a SHRP 2 ABC Toolkit for using accelerated bridge construction techniques on standard bridges. Sliding the prefabricated bridge into place over two weekend nights saved millions of dollars and two years of traffic detours on heavily traveled I-84. Time-lapse photography shows the dramatic results of the project. The SHRP 2 ABC Toolkit and related products are available at http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/168046.aspx
features the ABC Tool Kit in its article, The Top 25 Newsmakers
SHRP 2 Tuesdays
News and announcements associated with SHRP 2 and other parts of TRB are regularly included in TRB’s e-newsletter. The e-newsletter is a free, weekly electronic service designed to keep subscribers up-to-date on the activities of TRB and on selected transportation research activities taking place at the federal, state, academic, and international levels. To begin receiving the e-newsletter fill out the form on this
Posted April 5, 2013
Continuing throughout 2014, Tuesdays will be your opportunity to learn first-hand about SHRP 2 research and the resources that FHWA and AASHTO are making available to implement the research products. In each webinar, members of the research team will present and discuss the results of their work, providing a technical overview. Where products have been pilot tested or implemented, the user’s experience will be included. Additionally, representatives from FHWA and AASHTO will describe implementation opportunities. The anticipated 2014 schedule is now available.
Webinar participants can learn what new products are available to help address challenges facing nearly every transportation provider—reducing congestion, speeding construction, and improving safety—and how they can benefit from being early adopters of the products. The scheduled topics are closely aligned with the FHWA’s Implementation Assistance Program. SHRP 2 Tuesdays topics will be announced through the SHRP 2 News (subscribe) and the TRB e-newsletter (subscribe). Also look for news through your AASHTO and FHWA channels.
- March 11: SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study
- March 25: Real-Time Smoothness Measurements on Portland Cement Concrete Pavements During Construction (R06E)
- April 1: SHRP 2 Community Visioning and Performance Measurement Products (C08 and C02)
- April 8: Roadway Information Data from the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (S04A and S04B)
- April 22: Nondestructive Testing Methods for Mapping Defects Behind or Within Tunnel Linings (R06G)
|TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Community Visioning and Performance Measurement Products (C08 and C02)
April 1, 2014
As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on April 1, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will summarize SHRP 2 Projects C08: Linking Community Visioning and Highway Capacity Planning and C02: Performance Measurement Framework for Highway Capacity Decision Making . There is no fee to attend this webinar or other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development H...
|TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Roadway Information Data from the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (S04A and S04B)
April 8, 2014
As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on April 8, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will explore the Roadway Information Database (RID) component of the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) . There is no fee to attend this webinar or other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend ...
|TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Nondestructive Testing Methods for Mapping Defects Behind or Within Tunnel Linings (R06G)
April 22, 2014
As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on April 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET that will explore the SHRP 2 project High-Speed Nondestructive Testing Methods for Mapping Voids, Debonding, Delaminations, Moisture, and Other Defects Behind or Within Tunnel Linings . There is no fee to attend this webinar or other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Develo...