November NHI Real Solutions Seminar

Best Practices in Bridge Management Decision-Making (Session I)   Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009  Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

NCHRP U.S. Domestic Scan Project 07-05: Best Practices in Bridge Management Decision-Making (Session I)
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time

AASHTO and the FHWA are hosting this webinar to provide scan team findings and recommendations from the NCHRP U.S. Domestic Scan Project 07-05 that was completed in June 2009.  Scan 07-05 is a domestic scan focusing on practices among U.S. State departments of transportation (DOTs) for identification, prioritization, and execution of programs for maintenance of highway bridges.  State DOTs visited during the Scan include: California, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington.  The webinar will provide an overview of Scan results, highlight sample practices from two of the Scan states, and outline the Scan implementation plan for disseminating effective practices.

This webinar will have four speakers:

Mr. Peter Weykamp (AAHTO Co-Chair) is the Bridge Maintenance Program Engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). His primary duties include development of network level maintenance strategies, operations management, product evaluation, and technical supervision. He has been with NYSDOT for 25 years, holding positions in structural design, research, and construction. Peter chairs the Bridge Task Force on the AASHTO Subcommittee on Maintenance, is a member of the TRB AHD-30 Structures Maintenance Committee, is a panel member for several NCHRP projects related to bridge maintenance/preservation, and recently co-chaired an European scan tour on Bridge Evaluation/Quality Assurance.

Mr. Tod Kimball (FHWA Co-Chair) is the Design and Structures Engineer for the Vermont Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In this role he manages the Division’s Federal-aid Bridge Program and serves as the principal staff specialist for structural matters. Prior to joining the Vermont Division, Kimball served as the Assistant Structures Engineer for the FHWA Pennsylvania Division, a Structural Engineer with the Bridge Inspection and Management Program of FHWA’s Federal Lands Highway office in Virginia, and a Bridge Design Engineer and Regional Bridge Inspection Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation in Atlanta. Kimball has experience in bridge inspection, management, design, and construction. He currently serves as the FHWA liaison for the Northeast Bridge Preservation Partnership which functions under the AASHTO Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP-2), and recently participated in a European Scan tour on Bridge Evaluation Quality Assurance.

Mr. Arthur W. D’Andrea is the Assistant Bridge Design Engineer for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Arthur is in charge of the bridge design, bridge rating, and permit evaluation teams. He has experience with many types of bridge rehabilitation projects including the Mississippi River Bridge truss strengthening, lift spans such as Danziger, and emergency project replacements using conventional and specialized devices such as SPMTs. Arthur is a member of the AASHTO Technical Committee T-18 (Bridge Management, Evaluation and Rehabilitation).

Mr. Bruce Johnson is the State Bridge Engineer for the Oregon Department of Transportation. Bruce currently directs the Bridge Engineering section of the Oregon DOT including bridge design standards, bridge inspection and load rating, bridge major maintenance, and preservation of movable, historic, and coastal bridges. The Bridge section’s current research emphasis includes seismic prioritization, self-curing concrete, optimization of impressed current cathodic protection, and shear cracking of reinforced concrete girders. Prior to joining the Oregon DOT in 2004, he served for 29 years in various bridge engineering positions with FHWA. Bruce serves on several technical committees of the Precast Concrete Institute and the Transportation Research Board.

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