The following announcement comes from the Center for Transporation Studies (See Seminars for other opportunities and recordings.)
Thursday, June 15, 2023
1:00–2:30 p.m. Central
About the Event
This webinar will highlight how sensors and drones are being used in bridge maintenance and preservation—and explore how such technologies may help to shape the future of transportation infrastructure.
U of M associate professor Lauren Linderman will share thoughts from her contribution to our Future of Mobility series. In Sensing the Future of Infrastructure, she explains that sensor technology can provide vital data about bridges and other structures, allow for better performance tracking, and help stakeholders make more informed choices about future projects.
Jennifer Wells, state bridge inspection engineer at MnDOT, will discuss the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) bridge inspections program.
The webinar is being held in conjunction with a meeting of the CTS Transportation Infrastructure Research Council.
Lauren Linderman is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on cyber-physical systems to improve the long-term performance of structures or limit their response during transient events, such as earthquakes or strong winds. Her primary areas of interest include structural monitoring, vibration mitigation strategies, wireless sensor systems, and data acquisition techniques.
Jennifer Wells is the state bridge inspection engineer at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and has been with the agency for more than 20 years. She is the project manager for the UAS research projects phases I and II. She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan Tech University and a Master of Science in infrastructure systems engineering from the University of Minnesota.
This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link. The link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.
If you’re unable to join us for the live broadcast, a recording will be available here after the event.
Attendees are eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) maintenance credits.
Please contact Samantha Hahn-Douville at email@example.com.