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

2021 TriDurLE Symposium 

Transportation Infrastructure Innovations for Durability and Resilience

December 6-7, 2021

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 2021 virtual symposium on “Transportation Infrastructure Innovations for Durability and Resilience” is the first 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 due Oct. 15, 2021; Student poster submissions due October 31, 2021. Professional development hours (PDHs) available. Registration is FREE for students and DOT personnel.

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.

Register NOW

  • $25
  • Students and DOT Personnel  – Free

Important Dates

July, 2021 Registration Opens
October 15, 2021 Presentation abstracts due
October 31, 2021 Student poster submissions due

 

Call for Presentation Abstracts is Closed

Call for Student Posters

Symposium Schedule

Contact Information

For more information, please send an email to cheryl.reed@wsu.edu, or call 509-335-7805

 

Keynote Speakers

Bijan Khaleghi
State Bridge Design Engineer
WSDOT
Topic: Intervention and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure through advanced materials, technologies and construction methodologies with a focus on bridges and tunnels

John Siekmeier
Research Engineer
Minnesota DOT
Topic: Enhancing Resilience through Performance Based Asset Management

Kelvin Wang
Regents Professor
Oklahoma State University School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Topic: AI for Pavement Evaluation: Status and Future

Jason Weiss

The Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering
Oregon State University
Topic: Predicting Durability Performance Using Thermodynamic Modeling and Innovative Performance Testing

 

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