Preservation actions performed on bridges or bridge elements extend their service life. The transportation networks are extensive and funds are limited. This requires agencies to find cost-effective strategies that keep as many existing bridges in good and fair condition. As such, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) funded a research study to develop a report demonstrating proof of concept and a future Request for Proposal to develop a web- or PC-based bridge deck preservation portal.
In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Mohamed ElBatanouny of WJE, Mr. James Nelson of Iowa DOT, and Mr. Raj Ailaney of FHWA will discuss the completed Phase 1 of this research aimed to develop a framework for a bridge deck preservation tool that can help engineers at state and local departments of transportation choose the optimum preservation action for a given bridge deck.
By the end of the presentation, you will be able to: