Agency Perspective on Designing Sustainable Infrastructure in a Changing Environment

Overview of TRB (Transportation Research Board)

  • Jon Zirkle (Tennessee DOT)

How to Cite:

Zirkle, J., (2014) “Overview of TRB (Transportation Research Board)”, National Hydraulic Engineering Conference 2014 1(2014).

Rights: Copyright © 2014, John Zirkle

Publisher Notes

  • Panel moderated by Cynthia Nurmi, FHWA.
  • About the Presenters: Jon Zirkle, P.E., is the Manager of the Hydraulics Section of the Structures Division for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He started with TDOT in the Hydraulics Section in 1995 after graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in May of that year. He received a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from there in 2004 and his P.E. license from the state of Tennessee in 2001. He has served in the manager’s position since February 2002 supervising employees in the hydraulic design of bridges and culverts including scour analysis, producing fill volume offset plans for USACE and TVA reservoirs, ensuring compliance with TDOT policies, FEMA and USCG regulations, as well as open channel, detention pond, energy dissipater and bridge deck drainage design and review, and investigation of drainage complaints against the State serving as an expert witness for the state’s Office of Attorney General. He is TDEC Level II Certified in Erosion and Sediment Control and a 2003 graduate of the Tennessee Government Management Institute. Jon is a member of NSPE and TSPE since 2001 and is a charter member of the ASHE-Middle Tennessee Branch since 2005. He is the current chair of the TRB AFB60 Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Quality Committee. He has served as a panel member to NCHRP Project 24-26: Effect of Debris on Bridge-Pier Scour, NCHRP Project 25-25/Task 74: Meeting the New EPA Effluent Limitations Guideline for Construction Site Discharge Turbidity: Effectiveness of Different Turbidity Control Systems and Monitoring Methods, NCHRP Project 24-39: Evaluation and Assessment of Environmentally Sensitive Stream Bank Protection Measures Panel member, NCHRP Project 10-90: Guidance for Complying with EPA Effluent Limitation Guidelines for Construction Runoff, NCHRP Project 25-25 / Task 85: Nutrient (Nitrogen / Phosphorous) Management and Source Control, and NCHRP Project 25-25 / Task 93: Long Term Construction and Maintenance Cost Comparison for Road Stream Crossings: Traditional Hydraulic Design vs. Aquatic Organism Passage Design.

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Published on
19 Aug 2014
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