Webinar Wednesdays


Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is excited to announce a series of complimentary interactive webinars. ARA transportation and infrastructure experts will share their experience and answer your questions. Upcoming topics include Building Information Modeling and Communication Planning.

To register, email ARAWebinars@ara.com.

Upcoming Webinars:


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Webinar 5: Building Information Modeling

June 19, 2019  |  12-1PM EST

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure - Advanced Methods for Planning, Developing and Maintaining the Transportation System
What is BIM? How is it utilized? What value does it provide for infrastructure projects?
Current data indicates that BIM for Infrastructure Improves all aspects of project development and contract delivery. Building a project digitally significantly reduces the likelihood of errors or omissions and provides a framework for better contract management and control for infrastructure projects.
Utilizing quality data most effectively for developing, delivering and maintaining transportation infrastructure is an essential strategic capability for State Departments of Transportation. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has emerged as one of the best ways to achieve this goal. 

Effectively utilizing BIM throughout the project life-cycle leverages cumulative value for successive ‘downstream’ data customers. 3D and other relevant data is shared to build value as it moves downstream. Additionally, BIM provides value throughout the asset life-cycle. This webinar provides a brief overview of BIM, what it is, what processes are involved, the value it creates and lessons-learned from case studies.

Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • BIM for Transportation Fundamentals
  • Data requirements
  • Performance results including indicators and measures
  • Communication opportunities
  • Project examples
  • Takeaways

Attend through Webex by clicking the Register Now link above. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive an email confirmation from Webex after registering.

Phil Bell

Philip Bell was with the New York State Department of Transportation for 27 years serving in various design and management roles including Manager of Engineering Automation Systems, Manager of the Visualization and Technical Media Group, Director of Strategy and Performance, Director of Asset Management and Performance, Deputy Director of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Program, Director of Innovation and lead innovation coordinator for NYSDOT, Director of the Landscape Architecture Bureau and Manager of Building Information Management (BIM) Civil Integrated Management (CIM).  Phil joined Applied Research Associates Transportation Infrastructure Division in January 2019 as Principal, Innovation and Performance, focusing on innovation areas such as Building Information Management, (BIM) e-construction, performance management, asset management and analytics.

lineRegister NowWebinar 6: Communication Planning

July 17, 2019  |  12-1PM EST

What to Say, How to Say It: Writing a Communication Plan that Works
The success or failure of your work can depend on how well it is communicated. Successful communication requires a disciplined approach, a plan. In this webinar, you will learn the principles of how to write an actionable communication plan and get some of the practical tools used by the world’s biggest brands to reach their target audiences and get results.

Topics include:

  • How humans make decisions – Reach, frequency, and the communication funnel
  • Parts of a plan – Is that an objective, strategy, or tactic?
  • Communication briefs – One-page wonders
  • Buyer personas – Know your audience like a friend

Join us for this webinar and start reaching the people that matter to you.

Attend through Webex by clicking the Register Now link above. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive an email confirmation from Webex after registering.

Kevin Elliott is a Senior Marketing Manager at Applied Research Associates, Inc. He manages strategic communication projects for clients including the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology, among others. He is also an adjunct communication professor at Florida State University Panama City.

Past Webinars:



Webinar 1: Innovation Deployment

February 20, 2019  |  12-1PM EST

Innovation Acceptance and Implementation in the Transportation Industry



Webinar 2: Permeable Pavement

March 6, 2019  |  12-1PM EST

Lessons Learned from the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Permeable Pavements

lineD'AngeloWebinar 3: Risk Management

April 24, 2019  |  12-1PM EST

Why risk management? Insight for major projects.


Mike Darter

Webinar 4: Pavement Deterioration

May 22, 2019  |  12-1PM EST

Concrete Pavement Deterioration and How to Avoid for Long Life