The following FREE webinars are scheduled for 2020.
(Scroll down for the 2020 Specifier Webinar Registration Form)
May Webinar: Jointed Precast Concrete Pavement Systems
June Webinar: Designing Efficient and Resilient Stormwater Infrastructure for a Changing Climate
November Webinar: Rehabilitating and Rebuilding Infrastructure: Precast Concrete’s Key Role
December Webinar: Addressing Microbial Induced Corrosion in Precast Concrete Structures
Jointed Precast Concrete Pavement Systems
Tuesday, May 19
Noon – 2:00pm Eastern (2PDHs)
Speaker: Shiraz Tayabji, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, President of Advanced Concrete Pavement Consultancy LLC
This webinar will provide an overview of design, specification, and installation considerations of jointed precast concrete pavements relevant to owner-agencies and specifiers. In addition, several PCP case studies will be presented.
Jointed precast concrete pavements (PCP) are becoming the pavement systems of choice for rapid rehabilitation through intermittent repairs and corridor-wide, continuous pavement construction. The use of jointed PCP technology can provide long-lasting treatments while significantly reducing traffic impacts along roadways.
Several highway agencies including Caltrans, Illinois Tollway, New York State DOT, New Jersey DOT and Utah DOT are routinely using PCP technology, while other highway agencies have begun constructing PCP demonstration projects and are exploring a wider use of the technology. These agencies have been using JCP for rapid rehabilitation of distressed concrete and asphalt highway pavements, ramps, bridge approaches, busy intersections and bus pads/lanes, both in high-volume urban areas as well as less heavily traveled regions.
During this webinar, we will discuss fundamentals of jointed PCP technology including the benefits of these systems, the range of applications, features and anatomy of jointed PCP, and production considerations. We will also discuss critical design considerations, review specification requirements and discuss keys to successful installations.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify fundamentals of jointed PCP technology including its inherent advantages, variety of applications, general anatomy and features of systems, and production considerations
- Describe critical design aspects of jointed PCP
- Discuss key specification considerations for different types of PCP
- Explain steps and considerations for successful installation
Designing Efficient and Resilient Stormwater Infrastructure for a Changing Climate
Thursday, June 25
Noon – 1:30pm EST (1.5 PDHs)
Speaker: Seth Brown, P.E., Ph.D., Principal and Founder of Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC
For many across North America, three realities are converging: the expanding impervious landscape of our communities, the increasing intensity of rainfall events and the aging of our infrastructure. This convergence presents a significant challenge for managing stormwater runoff. It also calls for innovative ways of planning and designing of resilient and sustainable stormwater management systems.
During this webinar, we will discuss the increasingly unpredictable nature of stormwater events due to climate change. We will look at changes in precipitation patterns and how that affects stormwater infrastructure. We will talk about these changes pose to effective stormwater management and the economic and financial impacts that come with lack of planning.
We will also look at various types of stormwater infrastructure ranging from conventional systems to newer technologies. Using case studies, we will discuss examples of grey, green and hybrid systems and talk about enhancing the resilience of stormwater infrastructure and treatment/conveyance strategies and approaches.
Rehabilitating and Rebuilding Infrastructure: Precast Concrete’s Key Role
Wednesday, November 11
Noon – 1:00pm Eastern (1 PDH)
The need for resilient, long-lasting, durable infrastructure is more apparent now than ever before. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Report Card recently rated America’s infrastructure a D+. This means the framework upon which society functions, including our roads, bridges, dams, drinking water treatment and conveyance structures, waste management facilities, schools, and airports just to name a few, are in a state of disrepair, are operating over capacity, and are remaining in service longer than they were ever designed to last. As a result, our infrastructure is disrupting society’s daily functions and costing local governments more to maintain, and citizens are left to bear the consequences.
As we look to rehabilitate existing structures when possible and rebuild when needed, resilient construction must be top of mind. Additionally with more aggressive and increasingly frequent climatological events occurring across the world, the ability of our essential infrastructure to endure these catastrophic events and remain functional afterward is crucial.
During this webinar, we will look at what resilient infrastructure is and how it relates to service life, capacity, durability, and sustainability. We will discuss fundamental characteristics of resilient infrastructure and learn how precast concrete will play a key role in both rehabilitation work and new construction in the coming years. We will also review case studies covering a variety of structures in different geographical regions.
Addressing Microbial Induced Corrosion in Precast Concrete Structures
Thursday, December 10
Noon – 2:00pm Eastern (2 PDHs)
Speaker: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Outreach & Technical Education, NPCA
Precast concrete structures are known for their durability. Manufacturers of quality precast products assess threats on durability based on product use and environmental conditions and designs are updated accordingly. A potential issue unique to water treatment and conveyance structures is Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC). Although only seen in a very small number of installations, NPCA has been heavily engaged in studying the phenomenon of MIC in order to address durability concerns. Over the last 10 years, NPCA has commissioned two major studies on MIC and has been a partner in a third project with ASTM.
During this webinar, we will share what we’ve learned about the process of MIC. We will explain the unique conditions necessary for MIC to occur and how it progresses. We will discuss different ways to avoid or disrupt the process of MIC and examine proactive system design considerations to not only prevent MIC, but also make the system safer for ongoing maintenance. We will also discuss what precast manufacturers are doing to ensure the durability of precast when exposed to MIC conditions and what newer technologies are available to protect structures and ensure proper long-term performance.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the three phases of MIC development
- Explain changes in system design that can alter environmental conditions to prevent MIC
- Summarize what precast manufacturers are doing to protect their products from the effects of MIC