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Overview

In the past several years, most highway agencies and transportation infrastructure decision-makers have started to consider sustainability and environmental factors in the design, construction, and maintenance of their infrastructure systems. The move towards a sustainable development to address the current infrastructure needs that are not compromising access to the limited resources for future generations is the most crucial priority of highway agencies around the world.

The main goal of this online training is to introduce the fundamentals of sustainability relevant to the transportation infrastructure materials. Various aspects, such as the use of recycled materials, the environmental impacts during the life cycle of the infrastructure, and the life cycle cost analysis methods and tools will be introduced. Moreover, the state of the art and state of the practice for sustainability considerations during the design, construction, and maintenance of the transportation infrastructure will be covered.

Participants will be guided through various interactive course modules to develop skills and knowledge to employ standard guidelines and specifications related to the sustainability considerations in different local and network-level projects. Highway practitioners and local highway agency engineers will learn and benefit from the various aspects of the sustainability concepts that can be employed and implemented in their planning operations.

Format

Lectures will be taught over a four-week period with live 2-hour online sessions held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer an online knowledge test. Participants with a score of 80% at the exam will be awarded a certificate verifying the successful completion of the course.

Why Online?

  • Earn 16 Professional Development Hours
  • Expert training by professionals for Professionals: access IRF’s unique curriculum and lectures developed by world-class specialists
  • Accelerated learning processes: get up to speed and gain new insights in less time and with no travel constraints
  • Full access to learning materials and session recordings
  • Small classrooms & scheduled One-on-One sessions with instructors
  • Self-paced options available
  • Interactive group projects and case studies
  • Receive IRF Certification

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and properties of sustainable materials
  • Understand the sustainability considerations for transportation infrastructure materials
  • Learn about the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) for highway materials
  • Become familiar with sustainability rating systems for infrastructure and materials
  • Learn about the emerging topics in sustainable and recycled infrastructure materials
  • Become familiar with the tools to evaluate the sustainability performance measures

Target Audience

  • Local and Rural Road Authorities
  • Executive Highway and Transportation Engineers
  • Road/Highway Design Engineers and Consultants
  • Transportation Infrastructure Contractors
  • Road/Highway Authorities & Operators
  • Materials and QC/QA Engineers
  • Transportation Infrastructure Practitioners

Lectures will be taught over a four-week period with live 2-hour online sessions held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer an online knowledge test. Participants with a score of 80% at the exam will be awarded a certificate verifying the successful completion of the course.

Assistant Professor, California State University Los Angeles
Mehran Mazari, Ph.D.

Dr. Mehran Mazari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Cal State LA, specializing in Transportation Infrastructure and Materials. He is the director of Sikand Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructures (SITI-Center) and founder of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Research Lab (SIM-Lab) at Cal State LA. His research interests include sustainable and resilient transportation infrastructure, transportation infrastructure materials, and non-destructive evaluation of transportation infrastructure. He is a member of technical committees at the Transportation Research Board of National Academies of Science and Engineering and co-chair of the LTPP subcommittee of the Highway Pavement Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Mazari has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has been actively involved in a number of national and state research projects, including National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), among others.

Computer Requirements

Operating System
Windows 7 - Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), macOS Catalina (10.15), Linux, Google Chrome OS, Android OS 5 (Lollipop) - Android 9 (Pie), iOS 10 - iOS 12, Windows Phone 8+, Windows 8RT+

Web browser
Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)
Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)
Internet Explorer v11 (with Adobe Flash if running Windows 7)
Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)
Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

Internet connection
1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

Hardware
2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)
Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

Details

Start:
November 24
End:
December 17
Venue:
Online Training
Address:
Online Training,
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Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
Cost:
IRF MEMBERS
$1,700

NON MEMBERS
$2,000

GROUP RATE
$1,400 (Groups of 3 or more)

IFIs, US State DOTs & City Officials
$1,000

16 Professional Development Hours

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Organizer:
Magid Elabyad
Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
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