In-Person Event on April 27, 2022 @ 5:30pm

Scanning of Bridge Decks and Pavements: Going Beyond the Surface to Make the Right Decisions

presented by

Ken Maser, PhD, PE

April 27, 2022

This is an In-Person Event with 1-hour OPEN BAR & Dinner!

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Topic Description:

Please join us for a presentation on the application of nondestructive scanning technologies including ground penetrating radar (GPR), infrared thermography (IR), traffic speed deflectometer (TSD), ultrasonic impact-echo (IE), and high-resolution video imaging (HRV) to transportation infrastructure. The initial part of the presentation will provide the fundamentals for each of these measurement methods, including descriptions of the equipment used for implementation and the types of results generated. The second part will describe specific applications in which the subsurface information generated with these types of surveys has been used to improve decisions and reduce costs. Applications will include network-level bridge deck and pavement management, project level bridge deck and pavement rehabilitation designs, and various failure investigations.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Ken Maser is recognized authority in the field of nondestructive evaluation of structures and construction materials with over 40 years of experience. He has developed and implemented techniques for bridge and pavement evaluation and is the holder of two U.S. patents. He has served as a consultant to SHRP and a co-PI on the SHRP2 program. He has taught graduate-level courses in nondestructive evaluation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Civil Engineering Department. Dr. Maser was selected as the winner of the 2019 ASCE Wilber S. Smith Award for his leadership and innovation in developing and providing highway agencies with non-destructive methods for subsurface condition evaluation of pavements and bridge decks.

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