Welcome to ICNet

The Infrastructure & Climate Network (ICNet) is a network of over 50 academics, students, and practitioners who are dedicated to accelerating climate science and engineering research in the Northeastern United States. ICNet focuses on climate change and sea level rise impacts and adaptation for sustainable bridges, roads, and transportation networks.  ICNet was established in October 2012 with support from the National Science Foundation.

ICNet Spring 2015 Webinars

ICNet's Webinar Series continues this spring with presentations on Infrastructure and Climate Change.
Bridge design, dynamic downscaling for civil engineers, climate change and resiliency are topics covered in the spring series.

Thursday, February 26, 3-4 pm ET.
Incorporating Structural Health Monitoring and a Changing Climate into Bridge Design

The 1956 Interstate Highway Program expanded the U.S. highways to over 500,000 bridges.This unprecedented period of infrastructure construction was arguably the greatest single coordinated building effort ever. However, there was no structural health monitoring/condition assessment component or future climate prediction included in this initial design and building effort. After 50 years of service, many bridges are approaching the end of their design life, and require repair or replacement.

The U.S. government has invested significant funds in two major initiatives to that can improve the infrastructure: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Predictive Climate Modeling. The principal objective of this seminar is to demonstrate how including structural monitoring and predicted climate scenarios in bridge design and maintenance protocols can increase the service life and robustness of a transportation network.

Erin Bell, University of New Hampshire

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Next webinar
March 31, 2:30- 3:30 ET, dynamic downscaling for civil engineers.

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