Building the right bridge infrastructure can help reduce strain on the environment. Gregg Freeby, Executive Director of the American Segmental Bridge Institute, explains how segmental bridges offer a cost-effective, long-lasting alternative to traditional bridge construction.
A well-designed infrastructure funding strategy is critical for public agencies to meet community needs. In this Ask the Expert video, funding expert Amanda Whitaker explains the steps necessary to develop an infrastructure funding plan that maximizes the cost savings for the public.
From school districts to statewide road networks, a preservation-based approach pays off. In this Ask the Expert video, maintenance expert Britt McCurry, PE, shares how government agencies are taking proactive steps to make their transportation infrastructure safer, more cost-effective, and more sustainable.
Driverless vehicles may help improve transportation efficiency. Today’s vehicles come with many types of driver-assist technology, but will the vehicles of the future be completely driverless? Steve Karamihas, PhD, from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, explores the current and future state of autonomous vehicles.
Meeting the world’s energy needs is a challenge our transportation infrastructure can help solve. Solar panels on rooftops are a familiar sight. But solar panels in roadways? Samer Dessouky, PhD, PE, from the University of Texas, San Antonio, sheds light on the innovative technology that enables pavement infrastructure to generate renewable power.
Delivering a sustainable transportation network requires strategic innovations in infrastructure asset management. Professor John Harvey from the University of California, Davis, says adopting a pavement life cycle assessment process can help transportation agencies provide safer, more affordable, and longer-lasting road networks.
To evaluate pavement performance under specific conditions, transportation agencies must go beyond traditional testing methods. Bouzid Choubane, PhD, PE explains how to generate better insights into pavement materials, technologies, and design methods using Accelerated Pavement Testing.
Keeping bridge structures in good repair is essential for ensuring a safe and reliable infrastructure network. Jose Weissmann, PhD, PE, joins the podcast to discuss how modern bridge management strategies and systems help agencies improve bridge condition and performance.
To improve the performance and sustainability of asphalt pavements, start with the right mix of construction materials. Amy Epps Martin, PhD, PE, FASCE, from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, explains the challenges and benefits of finding the right mix design.
Performance-related specifications (PRS) can help transportation agencies improve their infrastructure systems. Nasir Gharaibeh, PhD, PE, from Texas A&M University, explains the difference PRS makes for future performance.