TRB 2023 – another success!

#TRBAM The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting was held on January 7-11, 2023, and was a huge success! It’s an honor to serve as Chair of the TRB Standing Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges (AKB50), which received the 2023 Blue Ribbon Award in the Research Category! The Transportation Research Board is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The goal of TRB is to “…provide leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through trusted, timely, impartial, and evidence-based information exchange, research, and advice regarding all modes of transportation.

Doctoral Student, Shaymaa Obayes, presented our work titled, “Fragility Curves of Multi-Span Concrete Girder Bridges in the Pacific Northwest Region,” during a session on the Seismic Vulnerability of Bridges and during the committee meeting on Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Multi-span Girder Concrete Bridges in Cascadia Subduction Zone Subjected to Long-Duration Earthquakes. Both of these were sponsored by AKB50.

Vision-based measurement paper highlighted in ASCE Civil Engineering Source Site

Check it out here: https://www.asce.org/publications-and-news/civil-engineering-source/article/2023/01/03/conducting-bridge-load-testing-by-comparing-video-measurements.

Excited to have worked on an exciting project with colleagues from UD and George Mason on using vision-based measurements for bridge load testing. Our full paper titled, “Vision-Based Measurements to Quantify Bridge Deformations,” can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001960.