WSDOT Research Results Webinars

Please join us for the latest in WSDOT’s Research & Library Services bimonthly Research Results Webinars.


About Webinar Wednesdays

WSDOT’s Research & Library Services Office hosts Webinar Wednesdays, a series of bimonthly, one-hour webinars. Each webinar showcases a research project with results that could eventually be implemented around the state.


Webinar topics include: highway lighting, innovative bridge design and construction, underwater noise mitigation, pollinator habitats, connected and autonomous vehicle technology, LiDAR, and others. For links to recordings of past webinars, please contact one of the organizers listed above.


These webinars align with our workforce development goals and support many of our Results WSDOT strategic goals. We hope that they might inspire new innovative and creative ideas in you.


What:   Linear Scheduling – WHAT IS IT? – Presented by: Amy Kim, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at University of Washington, Shuoqi (Stanley) Wang, Postdoc Research Associate at University of Washington, and Mark Gabel, WSDOT Cost Risk Estimating Manager.

When:   10:30—11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, March 13, 2019.

Who:    Participation is open to any WSDOT employee, with supervisor’s approval. If you know someone outside of WSDOT who might be interested in this topic, feel free to share this announcement. All who are interested in this topic are welcome.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Those who are interested but cannot make the live webinar are still encouraged to register. All who register will receive a link to a recording of the webinar.


Please direct questions to the organizers:

·         Mustafa Mohamedali, PE, PMP, 360-704-6307

·         Mike Wendt, MLIS, 360-705-7710


About this webinar



Have you ever asked, why didn’t they think of this during design?  Working on a design, have you ever wondered how the project might be constructed so the design can be optimized for construct-ability?  Many in our industry, for decades, have pursued ways to improve the nexus between design and construction.  This webinar explores a powerful approach to make design and construction considerations an integral part of project development.


WSDOT has launched an initiative to evaluate, develop and implement best practices for linear schedule of transportation projects. Linear scheduling may be an effective tool for construct-ability reviews earlier in design and to identify coordination opportunities. It can enhance processes related to project cost risk assessment, value engineering, and stakeholder engagement. This multi phase study includes surveys and interviews of key WSDOT project personnel; and pilot use of the linear scheduling with off the shelf software in a selected project. This webinar is a platform for researchers to present some preliminary findings at an early stage, gather input and attract potential interviewees and participants for future stages.


About the presenters




  • Amy Kim, PhD | Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Kim received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Construction Management. Previously, she has been involved with two National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) projects; first for developing long-range strategies affecting preservation, maintenance, and renewal of highway infrastructure, and second for effective project scoping practices to improve on-time and on-budget delivery of highway projects. 



  • Shuoqi (Stanley) Wang, PhD | Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Wang is a postdoctoral research associate in Civil Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Washington. He is a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning. His research focuses on assessment of damage, loss, and recovery of electric power and telecommunication networks, as well as interdependency modeling of community resilience. He is experienced in geospatial and statistical data analysis.




  • Mark Gabel, MSCE, PE, CVS | WSDOT Cost Risk Estimating Manager

With over 25 years of experience in our industry, Mark has earned a reputation as the “go to” guy for our most challenging and unique projects. Mark is a featured speaker on project risk management at national and state conferences and leads a national community of practice for Cost Risk Estimating Management.  Benefits realized under Mark’s leadership include: reduced change orders, enhanced innovation and communication, risk reduction, improved quality, cost and schedule reliability. Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.


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