Transportation forum celebrates 30th anniversary of the RITRC.

CIRI was a sponsor for 35th annual event at URI on October 28.

Co-hosted by RIDOT and the RI Transportation Research Center (RITRC), the one-day Rhode Island Transportation Forum was created by URI’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in 1992. It attracts international attendees from all facets of the field, including construction industries, consulting firms and academia — along with federal, state and municipal agencies.

Derek Nener-Plante of the FHWA

At the 35th Rhode Island Transportation Forum, CIRI once again served as a sponsor with several member companies also providing additional program and financial support.

A wide variety of participants and pertinent topics.

The keynote presentation on mobile asphalt technology was delivered by Derek Nener-Plante, MS, PE, pavement and materials engineer for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This was followed by a look at evolutionary asphalt improvements by Professor Amit Bhasin, director of the Center for Transportation Research for the University of Texas at Austin.

Other topic areas presented/discussed at the 2022 forum included enhancing the durability of bridge decks, treatment of contaminated sites, sustainable transportation strategies and structural solutions for climate resilience.

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