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Use of LiDAR Data for Managing Surface Drainage Infrastructure

October 20, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Dr. Nasir G.Gharaibeh
Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M

Associate Professor

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The infrastructure management paradigm has emerged in the past decade as a systematic process for maintaining, upgrading, and operating physical assets in a cost effective and sustainable manner. This process is based on the premise that infrastructure assets deteriorate; and thus must be inspected periodically, their condition assessed, and optimum actions to improve their condition determined. This is a data intensive process. This seminar will discuss the use of mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems in managing roadway drainage features. We will focus on the use of mobile LiDAR systems to identify and measure the geometry of roadway surface drainage features. The opportunities and challenges of using mobile LiDAR systems for collecting these data at both the network and project levels will be discussed.

Biography

Dr. Gharaibeh is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research and teaching focus on infrastructure management. Dr. Gharaibeh obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. Dr. Gharaibeh joined Texas A&M University in 2008, after serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and as a Senior Engineer at Applied Research Associates, Inc. in Champaign, Illinois.

Contact

Dr. Francisco Olivera: folivera@civil.tamu.edu

Details

Date:
October 20, 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

O&M Building, Room 110