The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

FHWA February Construction, Project Management, and Maintenance Professionals Update

A lot of great things occurred in January and FHWA has some upcoming webinars in February that you may want to participate in as follows:



Tuesday, February 7, 2:30pm EST – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Webinar Series:  MnDOT and Collins Engineering present how they are using UAS for Bridge Safety Inspections (attached brochure)

Event location:


Thursday, February 9, 2:00pm EST – Use of Performance Requirements for Design and Construction in Public-Private Partnerships

Pre-registration required:

Multiple dates – NAPA, Fundamentals to Asphalt Materials and Pavements

Website location:


Reports and Recordings:

NCHRP Synthesis 501 – Pavement Management Systems:  Putting Data to Work



NCHRP Report 820 – Framework for a Pavement-Maintenance Database System



MnDOT work with Asphalt Pavement Compaction Quality Control and Assurance (attached brochure)


Recorded webinar – AASHTO SCOM, ID/IQ Contracting for Preservation Projects