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August 2015

Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems Webinar Series - Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and End-of-Life

  • August 20 from 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle. Under that program, the FHWA has completed the technical resource publication “Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: A Reference Document” (FHWA-HIF-15-002), and is now delivering a series of five webinars to help implement and promote key elements of pavement sustainability.

Topics: Asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance and preservation strategies, recycling, and other end-of-life strategies

Cost: Free

To register, follow the link in the Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: Webinar Series (PDF, 205 KB)

Integrating GeoTechTools into Project Planning and Delivery

NHI-132097A, Integrating GeoTechTools into Project Planning and Delivery, is a 1-day instructor-led course
designed to promote the integration of GeoTechTools into your agency's practice, in both program development
and project delivery. This course will teach you how to use GeoTechTools to make better informed and
innovative decisions with geotechnologies, factor project constraints into geotechnology selection, and mitigate
project and geotechnical risks with geotechnology selection.

Cost: Free

To register, fill out the registration form and email or send to James Pontius, see further detail in form.

September 2015

Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems Webinar Series - Use Phase, Livable Communities, and Path Forward

  • September 9 from 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle. Under that program, the FHWA has completed the technical resource publication “Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: A Reference Document” (FHWA-HIF-15-002), and is now delivering a series of five webinars to help implement and promote key elements of pavement sustainability.

Topics: Interaction between vehicles and pavement, fuel consumption, emissions, and noise. Urban heat island, lighting, stormwater runoff, and impact on surrounding communities

Cost: Free

To register, follow the link in the Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: Webinar Series (PDF, 205 KB)

December 2015

Intersection and Interchange Geometrics Workshop

December 16 - 17 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday) and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Thursday) at the MnDOT Shoreview Training Center

With training, participant may increase awareness of intersection and interchange designs that improve traffic
operations and safety at a lower cost. This session outlines four FHWA Every Day Counts geometric designs:
roundabouts, diverging diamond interchanges, displaced left turn intersections, and u-turn intersections. At
training, participant will: Describe the principals of new geometric designs; Choose an innovative design for a
given location; Implement various designs based on project constraints; and Describe the important geometric
and traffic elements to build safe designs; and Stage the sequence of construction for various designs.

Cost: Free

To register, fill out the Intersection and Interchange Geometrics Workshop registration form (PDF, 385 KB) and either email or mail to James Pontius.