The nation’s highway system is of vital importance to our economic wellbeing. As America’s roadway infrastructure continues to age in the face of ever-increasing demands, a commitment to continuous improvement is vitally important.
With the stakes being very high, it is critical that we employ the best possible tools to build highways that provide optimal performance and deliver the highest value and safety to all of us. Significant technological advances now provide a means to offer a value proposition that offers both cost savings, added effectiveness, and extended project life expectancy.
This session will open with a brief history of highway building, focusing on the fundamental principles that have always driven roadway construction. Building on that foundation, the webinar will provide an update on evolving technological advances that has altered the map for designing the highways and paved surfaces of the future.
Speaker: Peter Hanrahan
Peter Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 42 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association.
His articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News.
He has also assisted with the development of erosion control standards with the Illinois Tollway Authority, and the State Departments of Transportation in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.