Infrastructure Renewal in Transportation
March 5, 2014
The Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (CSTI), in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), conducted its fourth annual forum to to advance learning on the research being performed to support the State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC).
The STIC program was developed by PennDOT in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to “establishing a process in which ideas, innovative techniques and processes can be evaluated and implemented quickly and proficiently”. Through the research performed by CSTI for PennDOT, this process is being supported. The CSTI research has developed methods and designs to assist PennDOT for rapid deployment of these innovations to support the bridge and highway infrastructure in the state of Pennsylvania.
"Bridge Waterproofing Details" - Qiang Yu, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
"Developing a Methodology to Incorporate Transit, Pedestrian and Bicycle Design Features into Highway and Bridge Projects during the Planning and Design Phases of Project Development in Pennsylvania" - Mark J. Magalotti Ph.D.,P.E., Principal Investigator; Keith Johnson P.E., Research Faculty; Eileen Pauletta P.E., Researcher; James Keener, Research Assistant; Jiawei Tao, Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
"Distance-Enabled Graduate Transportation Engineering" - Mark J Magalotti, PE, Transportation Program Director; Janet L Littrell, EdD, Director of Distance Learning, University of Pittsburgh
“Improved Performance of JPCP Through a Better Awareness of Plastic Shrinkage and Drying Shrinkage” - Julie M. Vandenbossche, P.E., Ph.D. and Nicole Dufalla, University of Pittsburgh
"Evaluation of Bridge Cleaning Methods on Steel Structures" - Kevin Alland, Julie M. Vandenbossche, P.E., Ph.D., Radisav Vidic, P.E., Ph.D., Xiao Ma, University of Pittsburgh
"Structural Evaluation of Slab Rehabilitation by Method of Hydrodemolition (HD) and Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) Overlay" - Kent A. Harries, PhD, FACI, P.Eng, University of Pittsburgh; Matthew McCabe, Beaudette Consulting Engineers, Missoula MT, former graduate researcher at the University of Pittsburgh; Michael Sweriduk, University of Pittsburgh
Photos from this year's Transportation Forum