PFAS AND PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS (1 CPC)
James Peeples, PE, Vice President, T&M Associates
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are widely used in products such as firefighting foams, waterproof clothes, and nonstick cookware. Called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down under typical environmental conditions, PFAS accumulate in soil and water and can persist in the human body once ingested. This session will include a short background on PFAS and the reason they are so widespread in the environment, a discussion of the current state of PFAS regulation at the Federal and State level, recent developments regarding PFAS breakdown and how future PFAS work will be impacted, and PFAS treatment case studies for public water systems.
COMPLEMENTARY USE OF NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES FOR ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT, AND PREDICTION OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE OF CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS (1 CPC)
Nenad Gucunski, Professor and Chairman, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University
Effective and economical management of bridges depend on the accurate assessment of their current condition and prediction of their future performance. Among all the bridge components, reinforced concrete decks, in most cases, deteriorate the fastest. The complexity of deterioration processes requires the application of multiple nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and other technologies to accurately describe the condition, and likely causes of deterioration. Listen to an overview of the benefits stemming from periodical multi-NDE technology surveys for bridge management, especially from the use of rapid and automated data collection and analysis processes.
Attendees are eligible to receive NJ or NY credit for this session.
VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGIES (1 CPC)
Aditi Patel, P.E., Vice President, LiRo’s Virtual Design Construction & Operations Department
Explore the use of Virtual Design and Construction methodologies in all phases of a project life cycle. Emerging technologies such as Reality Capture combined with Building Information Modeling could be successfully implemented in Design, Pre-Construction, Construction and Maintenance of facilities more efficiently, to reduce costs and increase accuracy of the information driving critical project decisions. This presentation will focus on use of cutting-edge technology to help inform the design process, getting stakeholder buy-in, solve critical coordination challenges early on to save expensive errors later during construction, enhanced project controls, closeout and handover workflows.