Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) continues to offer the successful Webinar Wednesday series of complimentary interactive webinars. ARA transportation and infrastructure experts will share their experience and answer your questions. 

For more information, or if you would like to receive a past presentation, email ARAWebinars@ara.com.

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Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinars

Modern Pavement Management with the United States Forest Service

JUNE 30, 2021 | 12-1PM EST

With the goal of updating their pavement management program, the US Forest Service contracted ARA to conduct PCI surveys, PASER surveys, high-def imagery and video, and ride quality data in Regions 5 and 6 of their national network of forests.  Region 5 includes all National Forests in the state of California and Region 6 includes all of Oregon and Washington.  With approximately 15,000 miles of dead heading between all of the routes, a tremendous amount of planning and coordination, along with a modern approach to pavement management made this project a success.

SPEAKER - RUSSELL KNIERIEM

Knieriem

Progressing Towards Performance Specifications for Pavements

MAY 26, 2021 | 12-1PM EST

This presentation discusses performance specifications for pavements – specifications that describe how the finished product should perform over time. Advancements in performance tests and software tools provide highway agencies and the pavement community with a unique opportunity to use performance tests and mechanistic models for performance comparisons, mixture designs, and pavement designs, while integrating these different phases in pavement construction using similar test methods and mechanistic principles.

SPEAKER - SHREENATH RAO

Shree_Rao

Electrically Conductive Concrete Heated Pavement Systems

APRIL 28, 2021 | 12-1PM EST

Transportation agencies spend millions of dollars to remove accumulated ice and snow from paved surfaces by using deicing chemical agents, which can cause detrimental damage to bridges and pavements. The chloride in road salt flows into our lakes, streams, and groundwater, potentially harming roadside vegetation and our environment. Electrically conductive concrete (ECON) heated pavement system (HPS) has gained attention as a promising alternative technology for preventing snow and ice accumulation and mitigating the adverse effects of using traditional snow removal methods. This presentation demonstrates the world’s first full-scale ECON-based HPS construction and operation at Des Moines International Airport and how this system can be adapted for bridge and roadway applications.

SPEAKER - HESHAM ABDUALLA

Hesham_Abdualla

FDOT’s Enhanced Hydroplaning Prediction Tool

MARCH 24, 2021 | 12-1PM EST

This webinar provides a brief description of FDOT’s Hydroplaning prediction tool. This tool was developed as part of the effort to reduce hydroplaning accidents and is being used during the roadway design phase to evaluate the hydroplaning potential of Florida’s roadways. The tool incorporates a total of four Water Film Thickness (WFT) models and three Hydroplaning Speed (HPS) models developed in the past, allowing for a total of twelve model combinations for the hydroplaning analysis. The tool also offers different analysis options that may be used to meet a variety of FDOT’s needs.

SPEAKER - MATEO CARVAJAL

Mateo Carvajal

Transportation Research Programs: Value Added, Success Stories and Program Management for Success

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | 12-1PM EST

Transportation research centers often struggle to quantify the return on investment of their research and implementation efforts. They also recognize the need to market their efforts to increase implementation of projects and awareness of their research programs. This presentation  highlights critical emerging strategies to develop measures for implementation efforts, tell better stories, and provides lessons from research program training activities.

SPEAKERS - JASON BITTNER AND KEVIN ELLIOTT

JasonBittner
KElliott

Paved Trail Management for Cyclists and Pedestrians

JANUARY 27, 2021 | 12-1PM EST

This webinar presents some innovative tools for trail network assessment, including data collection using mobile devices, cloud-based data analysis and web-based dashboard reporting and data visualization. Beyond pavement assessment, solutions for overall trail infrastructure management are presented, e.g. tools for evaluating traffic volumes, user speeds, urgent maintenance hazards and compliance with accessibility guidelines.

SPEAKERS - MIKE HARRELL AND ALEKS KIVI, MASC, P.ENG.

Mike Harrell
Aleks Kivi

Masks and COVID-19: A Practical Perspective

DECEMBER 16, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

Understand the various types of RPDs available and the pros and cons for each type, obtain a practical understanding of the research that has been performed, understand why “source control” is important and how that relates to masks and be able to make an informed decision on the types of masks to be worn for your situation.

SPEAKER - BRIAN K. HEIMBUCH

Heimbuch

Airport Pavement Management – Past, Present, and Future

November 18, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

This webinar provides a brief history of the origins of airport pavement management systems (APMS), focuses on the present state-of-the-practice, and discusses emerging technologies and FAA initiatives that will impact the future. 

SPEAKER – Brian Aho

Brian Aho

Pavement Response to Superheavy Load Movement

OCTOBER 21, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

This presentation summarizes the methodology and results of various scenarios predicted and pavement inspection results prior to and after a successful superheavy move. 

SPEAKER – SHILA KHANAL

Shila-Khanal

Probabilistic Safety Analysis and Friction Management

September 23, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

An overview of the statistical procedures and interpretations to develop and calibrate SPFs and an overview of the current practice and state of the art in pavement friction evaluation and its impact on highway safety performance.

SPEAKER – AHMAD ALHASAN, PHD

AhmadAlhasan

Effect of Moving Dynamic Loads Part II

August 19, 2020 | 12-1PM EDT

Effect of Moving Dynamic Loads on Pavement Response and Performance Part II: Pavement Performance

SPEAKER - Hyung S. Lee

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Effect of Moving Dynamic Loads Part I

July 22, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

Effect of Moving Dynamic Loads on Pavement Response and Performance Part I: Deflections and Backcalculated Modulus

SPEAKER - Hyung S. Lee

Hyung Lee_0

Project Bundling

June 24, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

Project Bundling: Bundling Saves Bundles

SPEAKER - DAN D'ANGELO, P.E.

DAngelo2

Beyond COVID-19

May 20, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Infrastructure Industry

SPEAKERS - AHMAD ALHASAN, PHD and DAN D’ANGELO, PE

AhmadAlhasan
DAngelo2

Pavement Evaluation and Design

April 22, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

Tools & Techniques for Pavement Evaluation and Design

SPEAKERS - PAUL WILKE, P.E. PRINCIPAL ENGINEER and PRITHA ANAND, EIT, PAVEMENT ENGINEER

PrithaAnand2
PaulWilke

Geo-materials

March 25, 2020 | 12-1PM EST

Selection of Geo-material Properties for Infrastructure Features to Reduce Risk and Enhance Value

SPEAKER - JERRY DIMAGGIO, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, ARA-ASSOCIATE

JerryDiMaggio

508 Compliance: Creating Accessible Documents

February 26, 2020 | 12-1 PM EST

Preparing Documents with 508 Compliance in Mind

SPEAKERS – LISA SCHOFIELD and RODNEY WALKER

RodneyWalker
LisaSchofield

Using Ground Penetrating Radar for Roadway Applications

January 29, 2020 | 12-1 PM EST

Benefits and Limitations of GPR’s Past and Future

SPEAKER – JOSEPH REITER, PE

JosephReiter

Ballistic Protection Issues Related to Common Building Materials

December 11, 2019 | 12-1 PM EST

Results of ballistic testing on common building materials and office equipment

SPEAKER – DANIEL RENFROE

Employee

Pavement Marking Management

October 23, 2019 | 12-1PM EST

What is Pavement Marking Management and Why is it Important?

SPEAKER - CARMINE DWYER

CDwyer

Utility Cuts 101

September 25, 2019 | 12-1PM EST

Preserving Our Roadway Right-of-Ways

SPEAKER - LORI SCHAUS

LSchaus

Communication Planning

July 17, 2019 | 12-1PM EST

What to Say, How to Say It: Writing a Communication Plan that Works

SPEAKER - KEVIN ELLIOTT

KElliott

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

SPEAKER - MR. PHILIP BELL

PBell

Pavement Deterioration

May 22, 2019 | 12-1PM EST

Concrete Pavement Deterioration and How to Avoid for Long Life

SPEAKER - DR. MIKE DARTER

MDarter

Risk Management

April 24, 2019 | 12-1PM EST

Why risk management? Insight for major projects.

SPEAKER - DAN D'ANGELO

DAngelo2

Permeable Pavement

March 6, 2019 | 12-1PM EST

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

SPEAKER - DAVE HEIN

Hein

Innovation Deployment

February 20, 2019 | 12-1PM EST

Innovation Acceptance and Implementation in the Transportation Industry

SPEAKER - DR. BILL VAVRIK

Vavrik