This course is for Engineers, Architects and Business Managers who have responsibility for the operation, state of good repair and reliability of transportation system infrastructure assets and who will benefit from knowledge about the various resiliency planning strategies to compensate for the long term effects of global warming and climate change in developing capital planning and programming, as well as, the short term need for preparedness and emergency response when a hazard strikes.

This 2-day, 2-part course will provide knowledge of the applicable hazards in your state, how to determine your transportation system’s anticipated performance and system interdependencies with utility providers and other agencies. It will also provide guidance on how to improve system performance by identifying and implementing resiliency improvement projects and how to identify sources of state and federal funding programs for short term, intermediate term and long-term mitigation programs.

Part 1: Introduction, Transportation Infrastructure, Applicable Hazard Events, System Performance Goals and Interdependencies, and Climate Change Impacts


Part 2: Identifying System Vulnerabilities, Planning Mitigation Projects, Identifying Funding Sources, and Performing BCA for Short, Intermediate and Long-Term Resiliency Improvements

Course Agenda

Day One:

  • Introduction
  • Transportation Infrastructure: Basic Assets to Be Covered
  • Applicable Hazard Events and Effects on Transportation Assets in NJ
  • System Performance Goals and Interdependencies
  • Long Term Climate Change Impacts


Day Two:

  • Identifying System Vulnerabilities with Examples of Damage from Historic Events
  • Planning Mitigation Projects (Specific Examples of Case Studies)
  • Identifying Funding Sources
  • Performing BCA for Short, Intermediate and Long-Term Resiliency Improvements
  • Seminar Summary and Wrap Up

Meet the Instructors:

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Dr. Bai is an assistant research professor at Rutgers CAIT. She has over 12 years of research experience in developing operations research, management science, and systems engineering methodologies to solve transportation systems and infrastructure asset management problems.

Dr. Barone brings nearly 15 years of leadership experience performing research activities related to coastal zone management including coastal storm vulnerability assessments, FEMA floodplain studies, sediment transport studies, beneficial use of dredged material assessments, and shore protection evaluations.

Mr. Englot has 49 years of experience in the public and private sector in the planning, design and construction of major transportation infrastructure projects including damage assessment and disaster recovery. His leadership roles included: Chief of Design (Port Authority of NY & NJ), Director of Infrastructure Security (HNTB Corporation), FHWA/AASHTO Blue Ribbon Panel co-author of 2003 Recommendations for Bridge and Tunnel Security, and more.

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