Public Webinar Schedule

The following webinars are free and open to the public. Presentations are geared toward a lay audience. Dates and topics may be subject to change, please sign up for email updates via the form provided at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Webinars

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Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11 AM EST Pavements: Competition
When sustained competition exists in a market, the price for similar goods is expected to go down. This webinar will present CSHub research that illustrates how this economic principal holds true with paving materials -- which could mean significant savings for DOTs and taxpayers, alike.
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Past Webinar Recordings

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Thursday, January 26, 2017, 11 AM EST

An Overview of CSHub Buildings-Related Research
This webinar offers an overview of the CSHub's buildings-related research, including discussion of CSHub studies on life cycle assessment; life cycle cost analysis (with hazard resistance); building energy consumption; and city energy consumption. 

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Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11 AM EST An Overview of CSHub Pavements-Related Research
Pavements-related research by the MIT CSHub focuses on improving structure and design, which can lead to increased fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs, and better life cycle planning. Topics discussed will include life cycle assessment (LCA); life cycle cost analysis (LCCA); and Pavement vehicle interaction (PVI).
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Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11 AM EST Pavement Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA): Price Projection Modeling
Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) enables engineers, designers, and decision makers to better understand the economic impacts of infrastructure decisions over time and identifies opportunities to reduce impacts. This webinar will present CSHub pavements LCCA research, including a study conducted in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) that showed material-specific price projections are more accurate than the conventional assumption that pavement prices follow the average rate of economic inflation.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017, 11 AM EST Building Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), With Hazard Resistance
This webinar presents a building life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) approach developed by CSHub researchers that combines initial construction costs with several types of operational costs, including costs associated with energy consumption and repairs due to damage from hazards.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017, 11 AM EST Pavement Vehicle Interaction (PVI): Design and Maintenance
Pavement vehicle interaction (PVI), an examination of the interaction between a vehicle’s tires and the roadway surface on which it is driving, leads to excess fuel consumption (EFC) and, as a result, smog and greenhouse gas emissions. This impacts drivers, states, and municipalities financially. This webinar will present CSHub research which has led to models that quantify excess fuel consumption due to PVI for pavement segments and pavement networks.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11 AM EST Building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
To understand the full environmental impact of a structure over decades of use, all phases, starting before construction and continuing through demolition, must be considered. Life cycle assessment (LCA) seeks to quantify environmental impacts over the infrastructure life cycle by identifying the costs during each phase. This webinar will present a detailed look at CSHub research on this topic.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017, 11 AM EST Pavement Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life cycle assessment (LCA) considers the environmental impact of all life-cycle phases. For pavements, this includes operation, maintenance, and end of life phases, as well as factors such as traffic delay, lighting demand, and future maintenance. This webinar will present MIT CSHub models that quantify environmental impacts across phases, from manufacturing to disposal, and also offer a detailed analysis of the use phase.
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