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Washington State University National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life-Extension (TriDurLE)

TriDurLE Symposium 2022

TriDurLE 2nd Annual Symposium in Honolulu Hawaii


Dates: Nov. 9 – 11, 2022

Venue: Embassy Suites Waikiki (201 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815)

TriDurLE has a special room rate: 25% off for a one-bedroom suite (city view) plus taxes and a resort fee of $35. Please contact or call 808-931-3553 and mention the TriDurLE symposium for you to enjoy this benefit

Registration fee: $400/person & $250/student (There is no registration fee for DOT personnel and first 12 students (with abstract submission). TriDurLE subsidizes registration fees for the benefit of all symposium delegates)

About the Symposium

The National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life Extension Center (TriDurLE) is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) through the University Transportation Center (UTC) program. The TriDurLE 2022 annual symposium on “Transportation Infrastructure Innovations for Durability and Resilience” is the second symposium of this national UTC center and we welcome your participation!

America’s aging infrastructure calls for innovative and cost-effective solutions to infrastructure management, and this symposium will feature speakers and student posters that address durability-related challenges and solutions.

Presentation abstracts and student poster submissions are due September 30, 2022. Professional development hours (PDHs) available. 

Symposium Theme

Transportation Infrastructure Innovations for Durability and Resilience 

Symposium Topics

The conference topics will include, but are not limited to one or more of the following:

  • Management: Asset management and performance management for enhanced durability and life-extension of transportation infrastructure
  • Monitoring: Condition monitoring, remote sensing, and the use of GPS for enhanced durability and life-extension of transportation infrastructure
  • Addressing corrosion of transportation infrastructure
  • Addressing aging and other materials-related durability distresses of transportation infrastructure through the use of new materials, technologies, and construction methodologies.
  • Addressing natural hazards and extreme events that threaten the durability and service life of transportation infrastructure
  • Intervention and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure through advanced materials, technologies and construction methodologies

Who Should Attend the Symposium?

Infrastructure professionals (bridge; construction; maintenance; pavement; tunnel); consultants; fabricators; erectors; transportation officials; policy makers; marketing professionals; International, U.S. federal, U.S. state, and U.S. local agencies; city,  county, and regional officials; industry suppliers; and academicians.

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Conference Schedule (not yet finalized)

Conference Speakers (not yet finalized)

Submit Your Abstract to Present (Deadline 10/21/22)

Student Poster Competition (Deadline 10/21/22)



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IACIP Best Poster Awards

Ph.D. students Hanli Wu and Anyou Zhu from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T, received the First Place and Second Place IACIP Best Poster Awards, respectively, during the International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals (IACIP) Student Poster Contest at the 12th Annual IACIP Workshop (Virtual) on January 9th and 16th, 2022. Hanli Wu’s topic was “Impacts of lightweight aggregates ACEs on thermal performance in Alaska permafrost regions,” and Anyou Zhu’s topic was “Feasibility Study on Foamed Fire-Resistant Coating Materials”. Their advisors are Drs. Jenny Liu and Xiong Zhang.

Haifang Wen Named ASCE Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Haifang Wen of Washington State University, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries and is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

Yan Zhang wins CUTC award

Yan Zhang, a WSU Ph.D. student in Civil & Environmental Engineering, has won the 2022 Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for the best Doctoral dissertation. The annual CUTC National Annual Student Awards recognize outstanding scholarship in transportation research and education. All awards come with an honorarium and award winners were recognized at the CUTC Annual Awards Ceremony, held in virtually on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Congratulations Yan!

Webinar: Modeling collapsible soil and its impact on axially loaded piles

Speaker:  Mohamad Ashour, Ph.D., Alabama A&M University
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Civil Engineering program
Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Title: Modeling collapsible soil and its impact on axially loaded piles

Time: January 26, 12:00 PM Pacific Time

view the recording of this webinar


Forterra Resilience & Sustainability Webinar


Sustainability is key to building a brighter future for our families and our communities. What we do today affects tomorrow. This presentation covers the three pillars of sustainability, and provides principles of resilience to support our efforts to build a sustainable infrastructure. In terms of environmental sustainability, this means being conscious of our world and the environment we live in. For economic sustainability it means looking beyond this year’s budget and evaluating true cost of ownership. For societal sustainability, it means limiting delays and improving social convenience while keeping user safety a top priority. Lastly, an integral part of sustainability is ensuring that our infrastructure is resilient enough to resist and defend our communities from present and future threats. Coming from the drainage world, the presenter will offer comparisons and case studies based on storm drainage products on the market today. This presentation is based on researched performed by a task group composed of member companies of the American Concrete Pipe Association, of which Joseph Updike co-led.

About the Speaker

Joseph Updike (EIT) is a Technical Resource Engineer with Forterra, the largest precast concrete pipe manufacturer in North America. Joseph specializes in providing lunch and learns, resources, and support for DOTs, municipalities, and consultants. Additionally, this role includes speaking at universities to allow up and coming engineers a glimpse of the drainage industry, and how critical it is to our infrastructure. In his short career, Joseph has served as a co-chair for an ACPA task group on Resilience & Sustainability, and has spoken at ACPA’s Pipe School in 2020. He has served on multiple ASCE committees including the Infrastructure Resilience Division, Committee for Cold-Regions Engineering, and is currently the vice president of the Black Hills ASCE Chapter. Joseph is a December 2019 graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology where he earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering. Outside of work, Joseph dedicates time to his wife, family, and church community in the Blacks Hills of South Dakota, but has also found time to explore his interests in novel and poetry writing. In 2020, Joseph won first prize in a national poetry contest, and looks forward to many other opportunities. Looking to the future, Joseph hopes to earn his PE license in Structural Engineering, and continue exploring ways to improve the world around him through engineering.

Poro-Elastic modeling and measurement of rebar corrosion and crack formation using high frequency ultrasonics

Webinar title: Poro-Elastic modeling and measurement of rebar corrosion and crack formation using high frequency ultrasonics

Speaker: Pierre-Philippe Beaujean, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Pierre-Philippe Beaujean is a Professor at the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, at Florida Atlantic University. He specializes in the field of underwater acoustics, acoustics in sediments and porous solids, signal processing, sonar design, data analysis, machine health monitoring, and vibrations control. Dr. Beaujean is an active member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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