2019 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

7:00 8:30 am

REGISTRATION and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Salon B

8:30 9:00 am

WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS

Ann Scholz, NETC Advisory Committee Chair, NHDOT

William Cass, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Engineer, NHDOT

Bill Davids, Research Thrust Area I Lead, Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

Salon B

Topic Group location for the day

Pierce & Webster Staterooms

Salon C

Salon A

Wi-Fi Information

ID = conference guest/Password = grappone

 

BRIDGES

SME Topic Coordinators:

Dale Peabody/Joe Stilwell, MaineDOT

ENVIRONMENT

SME Topic Coordinator:

Chris Slesar, VTrans

 

MATERIALS

SME Topic Coordinator:

John Grieco, MassDOT

 

9:00 10:00 am

Project Highlights

        NETC 18-1: Development of MASH Computer Simulated Steel Bridge Rail and Transition Details (RoadSafe LLC)

        MassDOT S3-TL4 Bridge Railing

State Presentations Highlights and Challenges

        Each state will share presentations on highlights and challenges.

State Presentations

Highlights and Challenges

        ConnDOT, MaineDOT and MassDOT will present on Concrete and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)

        Each state will share presentations on highlights and challenges.

10:00 10:15 am

BREAK and POSTERS

10:15 11:45 am

Focus Group Discussion Items

        Weathered Steel Beams

        Bridge Deck Slab Issues and Risk Mitigation

        Use of FRP Composites

        Use of MSE Supported Abutments for Bridges Over High Speed Corridors

        Development of Load Rating Procedures of Deteriorated Steel Beam Ends (UMass Amherst)

        Drones for Bridge Inspections

        Bridge Expansion Joint Repair/Replacement

Focus Group Discussion Items

        Pollinators

        Monarch CCA

        Culverts and Small Bridges

        Development Soil

        Emerald Ash Borer

        Large Animal Collision Safety Factors

        Road Salt Use

        MS4 Compliance

        Environmental Improvements on Projects with No Mitigation Requirements

        Programmatic Agreements

        Bats

Focus Group Discussion Items

        Concrete/HMA topics & issues continued

        Establishing Common Regional QC and Acceptance Specifications

        Low-Permeability Concrete for Bridge Decks and Superstructures

        X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Technology

        Welding of Steel Reinforcement in Precast Concrete

 

 

 


2019 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA


 

BRIDGES

SME Topic Coordinators:

Dale Peabody/Joe Stilwell, MaineDOT

ENVIRONMENT

SME Topic Coordinator:

Chris Slesar, VTrans

 

MATERIALS

SME Topic Coordinator:

John Grieco, MassDOT

 

 

 

11:45 am 12:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional State-Only Discussion

        NETC Problem Statement on Beam End Load Rating

        NETC Problem Statement on Bridge Deck Membranes

 

Optional State-Only Discussion

Discussion items will be based on results from the State Presentation and Focus Group sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

Optional State-Only Discussion

        NETC Problem Statement on Performance Engineered Mixes for Structural Concrete

        NETC Problem Statement on Characterizing Asphalt Binders with WMA Technologies

        Implementation on Establishing Common Regional Inspection Activities (NETC 13-3 &

15-4) QC

        Need for Regional Location to Perform Calibration for Ride Quality

12:15 1:15 pm

LUNCH to be held in Salon B

POSTERS will be in the main hallway

 

1:15 2:15 pm

 

Future Needs Ideas

Follow-up discussions from previous sessions. Discuss research ideas, potential problem statements, next steps and potential state and regional actions.

Future Needs Ideas

Follow-up discussions from previous sessions. Discuss research ideas, potential problem statements, next steps and potential state and regional actions.

Future Needs Ideas

Follow-up discussions from previous sessions. Discuss research ideas, potential problem statements, next steps and potential state and regional actions.

2:15 2:45 pm

BREAK and POSTERS

2:45 3:45 pm

 

Topic Highlights Each Topic Group will present highlights of their discussions

and research needs or ideas.

Salon B

3:45 4:00 pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Dale Peabody, Lead State Representative, MaineDOT