SMT and NDT-CE 2018

SMT 2018

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NDE/NDT for Highway and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT 2018) and the International Symposium Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE 2018)

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
27 - 29 August 2018

This joint conference is the one event in 2018 where international researchers, manufacturers, service providers, owners of structures and those active in training, validation and standardization of nondestructive evaluation for civil infrastructure will discuss state-of-the-art as well as innovative NDE technologies, advanced modeling and best practices. The joint conference provides an open space for exchange of ideas, new developments, testing needs from owners, asset management and research.

Time on Monday will be allotted for attendees to visit the Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing Laboratory, aka the BEAST, at Rutgers University. The BEAST uses extreme traffic and environmental loading, 24/7, to simulate decades of wear and tear in just months, giving data about deterioration and performance sooner than ever imagined. Transportation on Monday will be provided to and from the Hyatt Hotel.

Program Chairs

  • Dr. Hoda Azari, US Federal Highway Administration
  • Dr. Franklin Moon, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Ernst Niederleithinger, BAM

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Suggested program topics include:

  • Role of NDT/NDE in Condition Assessment, Forensic Investigation, and Structural Health Monitoring
    • Bridges
    • Pavements
    • Tunnels and Culverts
    • Light Poles and Sign Supports
    • Pre-stressed and Post-Tensioned Members
    • Tendons and Cables
    • Scour Evaluation and Monitoring
    • Overhead Sign Support Structures
    • Foundations
  • Role Of NDT/NDE in Construction Quality Management
    • Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) during Construction
    • Inspection at Fabrication Facilities
    • Baseline Measurements
    • Monitoring During Accelerated Construction
    • Inspection of Innovative Materials
  • Recent Innovations in NDT/NDE
    • Innovative NDE Methods
    • Advanced NDE Analysis
    • Combined/Complementary NDE Methods (Data Fusion, Integration, Visualization)
    • Innovative Sensors for Civil Infrastructure
    • Rapid Non-contact Sensing Methods
    • Use of Automation and Robotics in Inspection of Civil Infrastructure
    • Virtual NDE Resources for Education and Training
    • Automated Data Analysis and Interpretation
    • Multiple Method Integration
    • Aerial Mounted Sensor Applications
    • Complementary Use of NDE in SHM
  • Reliability of NDT/NDE
    • Probability of Detection
    • Limitations of Existing Methods
    • Validation Reference Specimens
    • Field Validation
  • Role of NDT/NDE and SHM Data for Load Rating, Structural Response Modeling, Deterioration Modeling and the Estimation of Remaining Service Life/ Structural Stiffness/Residual Strength
  • Use of NDE and SHM in Understanding Structural Response and Verification of Design Assumptions
  • Qualification and Performance Testing of NDT Bridge Inspection Practitioners
  • SHM for Support of Preservation

Abstract Submission

If you are interested in making a presentation, please submit a 250 word abstract online at

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 1, 2018

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Chairs and scheduled in the program.  Speakers will be informed of acceptance by April 15, 2018.

Speakers are encouraged to submit a paper of the work being presented. Papers are compiled into a proceedings and made available to attendees via a download. Instructions for submitting paper summaries will be provided to speakers with the acceptance letter.

Questions concerning the conference should be directed to the ASNT Conference Department at or call us at 800-222-2786 or 614-274-6003, ext. 213.

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Exhibitor resources and registration options are at right, details about this conference are below.

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Table top exhibits available. If you are interested in having a table top exhibit to share your latest products, technology or service offerings, contact Ruth Staat at or call her at 614-274-6003, ext. 227.

List of Exhibitors for SMT and NDT-CE 2018

as of 21 February 2018

ACS-Solutions GmbH

Advanced OEM Solutions

Metal Fatigue Solutions


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

ASNT Group Rate: $159  per night (plus taxes)
Government Rate available: $108 per night (plus taxes)

Rates are good until 6 August 2018

To reserve, use the online link below, or call (732) 873-1234. Be sure to refer to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing when making your reservation by phone.
Additional details
Discounted self-parking ($10.00)
Complimentary Guest Room Wi-Fi
Complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of the hotel.


The closest airport to New Brunswick, NJ is the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

From Newark Airport to hotel

  • New Jersey transit located 2 blocks from the hotel. One-way cost from Newark International Airport is $14.50 per person.
  • AAA Car Service: 888-777-3055. Fee is $75 one-way, inclusive of tolls and gratuities.
  • Taxi: $65. Tolls included, gratuity is additional.

From New York City to hotel

  • New Jersey transit located 2 blocks from the hotel; runs approximately every hour. One-way trip to New York Penn Station is $13.00 per person.
  • AAA Car Service: Contact 888-777-3055 for additional information. Group rates are available.
  • Bus: 1 block from the hotel, runs every 15 minutes before and after the hour. Contact: Suburban transit 800-222-0492 for additional information.


Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Odile Abraham, IFSTTAR, France
  • Dr. Anil Agrawal, City College of New York, USA
  • Dr. Haluk Aktan, Western Michigan University, USA
  • Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, New York State Department of Transportation, USA
  • Dr. Daniel Algernon, Swiss Association for Technical Inspections (SVTI), Switzerland
  • Dr. Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Dr. Ninel Alver, Ege University, Turkey
  • Dr. Farhad Ansari, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Dr. Upul Attanayake, University of Western Michigan , USA
  • Mr. Anthony Bartolomeo, Pennoni Associates , USA
  • Dr. Hans Beushausen, University of Capetown, South Africa
  • Dr. Edgar Bohner, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd , Finland
  • Dr. Christian Boller, Fraunhofer IZFP, Germany
  • Dr. Shane Boone, BDI, USA
  • Dr. Denys Breysse, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Mr. Michael Brown, Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research,
  • Dr. Oral Buyukozturk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dr. Genda Chen, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
  • Mr. Dwight Clayton, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
  • Dr. Xavier Derobert, IFSTTAS, France
  • Dr. John Duke, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Dr. Chris Ferraro, University of Florida, USA
  • Dr. Dan Frangopol, Lehigh University, USA
  • Dr. Al Ghorbanpoor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • Dr. Christian Grosse, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Nenad Gucunski, Rutgers University, USA
  • Dr. Marv Halling, Utah State University, USA
  • Dr. Hans-Georg Herrmann, IZFP, Germany
  • Dr. Johannes Hugenschmidt, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
  • Dr. Stefan Hurlebaus, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Dr. Laurence Jacobs, Georgia Institue of Technology, USA
  • Mr. Bruce Johnson, Oregon Department of Transportation,
  • Mr. Thomas Kind, BAM, Germany
  • Dr. Brian Kozy, Federal Highway Administration, USA
  • Dr. Sabine Kurschwitz, BAM, Germany
  • Dr. Wallace Lai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Mr. Stefan Mack, BAM, Germany
  • Dr. Ali Maher, Rutgers University , USA
  • Dr. Klaus Mayer, University of Kassel, German
  • Ms. Marybeth Miceli, Metal Fatigue Solutions, USA
  • Dr. Michael Mooney, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Dr. Masoud Motavalli, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Dr. Soheil Nazarian, University of Texas El Paso , USA
  • Ms. Jean Nehme, Federal Highway Administration, USA
  • Dr. John Popovics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
  • Dr. Michael Raupach, RWTH, Germany
  • Dr. Nils Ryden, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Dr. Martin Schickert, MFPA Weimer at the Bauhaus University, Germany
  • Dr. Thomas Schumacher , Portland State University, USA
  • Dr. Parisa Shokouhi, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Mr. William Via, Virginia Department of Transportation,
  • Dr. Glenn Washer, University of Missouri, USA
  • Dr. Herbert Wiggenhauser, Germany

Program Sponsors

  • Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), Rutgers University
  • Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS), the University of Texas at El Paso
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT)
  • International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)
  • International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII)
  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
  • Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT)
  • Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technologies
  • Systems, Materials, and Structural Health (SMASH) Laboratory, Utah State University
  • Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
  • Washington State Department of Transportation

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