Committee on Bridges and Structures

AASHTO Liaison
Patricia Bush, Program Manager for Engineering

Committee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting Presentations

2019 SCOBS Annual Meeting

Montgomery, Alabama


State Bridge Engineers Meeting

General Session Presentations 2019














2017 SCOBS Annual Meeting

Spokane, Washington


Plenary Session Presentations – Monday

State Bridge Engineers Meeting – Wednesday

General Session – Thursday




















2016 SCOBS Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Presentations 2016

General Session Presentations 2016 

Technical Committee Presentations 2016

State Bridge Engineers Meeting Presentations 2016

2015 SCOBS Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Presentations 2015

General Session Presentations 2015

1-Susan Hida-T-5 Strength IV.pdf
2-Susan Hida-T-5 Wind.pdf
C-Joey Hartmann-FHWA Bridge and Tunnel Programs.pdf
D-Kelley Severns-SHRP2 Update.pdf
E-Todd Thompson-AASHTOWare Bridge Update.pdf
F-Matt Chynoweth -A I I SCOBS General Session presentation.pdf
G-Norm McDonald-US34 Missouri River bridge.pdf
H-Barry Benton-Emergency Repairs of Bridge 1-813 on I-495 over the Christina River.pdf
I-John Holt-West 7th Street Bridge.pdf
J-Loren Risch and John Kulicki-Section 5 Reorg Update.pdf
K-Danielle Kleimhans-NCBC Research Update.pdf
L- Ben Graybeal-FHWA Bridge Research.pdf
M-Waseem Dekelbab-NCHRP Bridge and Structure Research Updates.pdf
N-Robert Connor-Update on Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(281) S-BRITE.pdf
O-Dennis Heckman-Incident in Rockview, Missouri.pdf
P-Kate Kurgan-Center for Environmental Excellence and RSTS.pdf
Q-Amy Squitieri-Louisiana Historic Bridges Rehabilitation Prioritization and Programmatic Agreement.pdf
R-Anthony Tessari-Update on University at Buffalo Bridge Engineering Program.pdf
S-Katheryn Malusky-NTPEP and APEL Technical Service Programs.pdf
T-Dave Juntunen-TSP2 Bridge Preservation Update.pdf
U-Tom Macioce-PennDot’s Rapid Bridge Replacement P3 Project.pdf
V-Jeff Pouliotte-Wax Filler in Post-Tensioning Systems.pdf

Technical Committee Presentations 2015

T-1  Bridge & Tunnel Security
T-1-George Lee and Thomas Murphy-Design for Multi-Hazard (MH) Resilient Highway Bridges.pdf
T-1-Jeff Pouliotte and Phil Dompe and Atiq Alvi-Coastal Bridge Vulnerability Due to Hurricane Wave Action.pdf
T-1-Michel Ghosn-Redundancy in Long Span Bridges for Risk Mitigation in a Multi-Hazard Environment.pdf
T-1-Ray Cotton and Gregory Jizba-Comparative Anaylsis Reports on Bridge Security.pdf

T-2  Bearings & Expansion Devices
T-2-Dennis Mertz-Update on NCHRP 12-100 Guidelines for Maintaining Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints.pdf
T-2-Sougata Roy-Specification Reviews.pdf

T-3  Seismic Design
T-3-Atorod Azizinamini-ABC Steel Bridge System and Use of UHPC for Seismic Applications.pdf
T-3-Mathew Royce-Seismic Design of Bridges NYSDOT Policy and Practices.pdf
T-3-Pantelidies and Ameli-Evaluation of Grouted Splice Sleeve Connections for Reinforced Precast Concrete Bridge Piers.pdf
T-3-Saiid Saiidi-Highlights of Recent and Current Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research at UNR.pdf

T-4  Construction
T-4 Presentation 1_Jeff Carlson_Various 2016 T4-T14 Ballot Items.pdf
T-4 Presentation 2_Mike Grubb_2015 T-14 Section 6 Ballot Items.pdf
T-4 Presentation 3_Chris Pantelides_Seismic Grouted Sleeve Connection Research.pdf
T-4 Presentation 5_Mike Culmo_NCHRP 12-98-102 Update.pdf
T-4 Presentation 6_Atorod Azizinamini_ABC-UTC Update.pdf
T-4 Presentation 7_Matthew Macey_FSPG – CDR Bridge Systems.pdf
T-4 Presentation 8_DavidWinstead_Bridge Replacement Studies and MOT.pdf

T-5  Loads & Loads Distribution
T-5-Agenda Item 1–T5 Strength IV, 2015.pdf
T-5-Agenda Item 2–T5 Wind, 2015.pdf
T-5-Chuck Plaxico and Malcolm Ray-Impact and Quasi-Static Pier Capacity.pdf
T-5-Lubin Gao-FHWA Updates Loads and Analysis-Related Activities.pdf
T-5-Waseem Dekelbab-NCHRP 12-92 Proposed LRFD Bridge Design Specifications for Light Rail Transit Loads.pdf

T-6  Fiber Reinforced Polymers
T-6-Abdeldjelil Belarbi-NCHRP 12-97 Guide Specification Design of Concrete Bridge Beams Prestressed w CFRP Systems.pdf
T-6-Matthew Chynoweth-Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Prestressing.pdf
T-6-Okumus-Design Methods Near-Surface Mounted FRP Systems for Repair, Strengthening of Concrete Bridge Elements.pdf
T-6-Will Potter-Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Cables for Post-Tensioning Applications.pdf
T-6-Yost-Fatigue and Serviceability of GFRP Reinforced Bridge Decks Designed by Traditional and Empirical Methodologies.pdf

T-8  Movable Bridges
T-8-George Patton-Bascule Bridge Lightweight Solid Deck Research-FDOT.pdf
T-8-James Phillips-Span Lock Study.pdf
T-8-Jerome OConnor-Composite Bridge Decking.pdf
T-8-Paul Skelton-Bordeaux France Vertical Lift Bridge.pdf
T-8-Scott Snelling-NCHRP-14-32-Movable Bridge Maintenance Manual Update.pdf
T-8-Scott Snelling-NCHRP-20-07-348-AASHTO LRFD Movable Design Specs.pdf

T-9  Bridge Preservation
T-9-Bruce Johnson and Ed Welch-TSP-2 Bridge Update.pdf
T-9-David Miller-SCOM Bridge TWG Update for SCOB.pdf
T-9-Haotian Liu and Robert Zobel-LTBP Data Analysis Module.pdf
T-9-Jeff Pouliotte-2015 Update for NBPP Coatings Group (2015-04-06).pdf
T-9-Kendal Walus-VDOTs Use of Corrosion Resistant Metallic Reinforcing Bars.pdf
T-9-Michael Johnson-TRB AHD 37 Update.pdf
T-9-Mike Bartholomew-R19A Service Life Design for Bridges.pdf
T-9-Mike Bartholomew-Uniform Service Life Design Guide.pdf
T-9-Tim Keller-Ohio Bridge Preservation.pdf

T-10 Concrete Design
T-10-Ben Graybeal and Gary Greene-WAI 174 and WAI 185.pdf
T-10-Henry Russell-WAI 180.pdf
T-10-Oguzhan Bayrak-Developments in Strut-and-Tie Method.pdf

T-12  Structural Supports
T-12-Jay Puckett-ADM 2010 to 2015 Possible Implications for LRFD LTS.pdf
T-12-Michael Garlich-Anchor Rod and End Plate Bolt Connection Tightening.pdf
T-12-Norman McDonald-LRFD LTS Review.pdf
T-12-Xiaohua Cheng-Advancement of the State-of-the-Art in Traffic Structures.pdf

T-13 Culverts
T-13-Ali Abolmaali and Yeonho Park-Innovation of Semi-Rigid Concrete Pipes with Macro Synthetic Fibers.pdf
T-13-Josh Beakley-AASHTO Ballot Items.pdf

T-14  Structural Steel Design
T-14-Brian Kozy-Engineering for Stability in Bridge Construction.pdf
T-14-Carl Puzey-Strategic Plan update.pdf
T-14-Duncan Paterson-Update on AASHTO-NSBA Task Group 16.pdf
T-14-Matthew Macey-Folded Steel Plate Girder System.pdf
T-14-Robert Connor-Update on FC Research at Purdue University.pdf
T-14-Ronnie Medlock-Steel Bridge Technology Improvements and Needs.pdf

T-17  Welding
T-17-Justin Ocel and Ben Graybeal-FHWA Welding.pdf
T-17-Ronnie Medlock-Update of AASHTO-AWS D1.5 Committee.pdf

T-18  Bridge Management, Evaluation, & Rehabilitation
T-18-Bala Sivakumar-SHV Posting.pdf
T-18-Barton Newton-FHWA IDIQ Task 5009.pdf
T-18-Brian Leshko-NCHRP 20-07 Task 337 Guidelines for Inspecting Complex Components of Bridges.pdf
T-18-Eric Christie-AASHTOWare Bridge Management Update.pdf
T-18-Marybeth Miceli-State of the Structural Health Monitoring Industry.pdf
T-18-Scott Snelling-NCHRP-14-32 Proposed Revisions to AASHTO Movable Bridge Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance Manual.pdf
T-18-Shay Burrows-FHWA Update.pdf

T-19  Software & Technology
T-19-Ahmad Abu-Hawash-Use of 3D in Bridge Design.pdf
T-19-Mike Bartholomew-FHWA Bridge Information Modeling.pdf
T-19-Roger Gran and Tim Chipman-Bridge Model Standards for Digital Delivery.pdf
T-19-Stephanie Winkelhake-3D Bridge Design at NYSDOT.pdf
T-19-Tim Jennings-FY14-15 Annual IT Survey.pdf
T-19-Todd Thompson-AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Design Update.pdf
T-19-Troy Soka-Moving Towards Civil Integrated Management (CIM) at NYSDOT.pdf

T-20  Tunnels
T-20 Ray Cotton and Gregory Jizba-Comparative Anaylsis Reports on Tunnel Security.pdf
T-20 StrategicPlan(2014).pdf
T-20-Lou Ruzzi-Mid-Year Meeting.pdf
T-20-Mehdi Bakhshi-Design of Segmental Tunnel Linings for Serviceability Limit State.pdf
T-20-Ray Cotton-Interagency Agreement Between the TSA and the US Army Corps of Engineers.pdf
T-20-Waseem Dekelbab-NCHRP Tunnel Research Updates.pdf
T-20-William Bergeson-FHWA Update.pdf

State Bridge Engineers Meeting Presentations 2015

B-Patricia Bush-AASHTO.pdf
D-Final T-10 vision.pdf
D-Loren Risch and Dennis Mertz-T-10 Vision.pdf
E-Patricia Bush-LRFD Budget.pdf
F-Scot Becker-Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM).pdf
G-Scot Becker-LRFD Publishing Evaluation.pdf
H-Matt Hardy-NPRMs.pdf
I-Erin Grady-Publications Update.pdf
J-Susan Hida-State Bridge Engineers Survey.pdf

2014 SCOBS Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Presentations 2014

General Session Presentations 2014

Joseph Hartmann – AASHTO 2014 FHWA Update
Tim Armbrecht – AASHTOWare Bridge Products Update
Don White – Improved Resistance Calculation for Steel Truss Gusset Plates
Glenn Washer – Developing Reliability-Based Bridge Inspection Practices (NCHRP 12-82)
Scot Becker – Leo Frigo I-43 Bridge Repair
Greg Perfetti – T-14 Agenda Items
Sue Lane – Long Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program
Jay Puckett & Norm McDonald – New Specifications for Structural Supports for Hwy Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals
Waseem Dekelbab – NCHRP Update
Ian Friedland – FHWA Research Update
Dave Juntunen – TSP2 Update
John Kulicki & Loren Risch – Section 5 Reorganization
Dennis Heckman – Stan Musial Veteran’s Memorial Bridge
King Gee – AASHTO Updates
Matt Farrar – NCHRP Scan 12-01 Advances in State DOT Superload Permit Process & Procedures
Mary Lou Ralls – Accelerated Bridge Construction – University Transportation Center
Matt DeMarco – SHRP2 Call for Implementation of Bridge Products
Richard Marchione – Announcement of 2015 SCOBS in Saratoga Springs, NY

Technical Committee Presentations 2014

T-1  Bridge & Tunnel Security
Sheila Rimal Duwadi – FHWA Hazard Mitigation Research Update
Steve Ernst – FHWA Security Update
Dick Madenburg – National Underground Test Bed (UTB)
Steve Henry – Protecting Underground Infrastructure
Meghann Valeo – NCRHP 20-59 (14B) Project Update
Nancy Daubenberger – I-35 Bridge Collapse

T-2  Bearings & Expansion Devices
Thomas Winmann – Development of Smart Structural Components for Optimizing Structural Health Monitoring Techniques
Paul Bradford – Advancing Disc Bearing Specifications
Sougata Roy – Proposed Revision to AASHTO Specifications for Bolted Single Support Bar MBJS
Mark Kaczinski – Issues Related to the Design and Construction of Bearings

T-3  Seismic Design
Saiid Saiidi – Couplers in Plastic Hinge Regions
David Goodyear – Seismic Specifications for Towers & Arches
Kyle Rollins – Passive Force-Deflection Behavior for Skewed Abutments
Saiid Saiidi – ABC-UTC Seismic Aspects
Phil Yen – FHWA Seismic Research Update

T-4  Construction
Ben Beerman – FHWA National Update
Finn Hubbard – SHRP2 R04 ABC Implementation
Mary Lou Ralls – Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center
Ken Sweeney – Composite Arch Bridge System
Greg Osberg – AlumaBridge Aluminum Bridge Decking

T-5  Loads & Loads Distribution
Michel Ghosn & Jian Yang – NCHRP 12-86 Bridge System Safety and Redundancy
Lubin Gao – FHWA Updates – Loads Related Activities

T-7  Guardrail & Bridge Rail
John Durkos – Task Force 13

T-8  Movable Bridges
Jim Phillips – Span Lock Research Update
Mike Abrahams – NCHRP 14-32 Proposed Revisions to the AASHTO Movable Bridge Manual
Mike Abrahams – NCHRP 20-07 Review of the AASHTO LRFD Movable Highway Bridge Design Specifications
Jim Phillips – Bascule Bridge Lightweight Solid Deck Retrofit Research Project
Darrell Berry – Louisiana’s Historic Bridge Evaluation
Kamal Elnahal & Chuck Davis – Alteration of Mile 14 Mobile River Bridge
Christopher Samford – Mechanical Details in Detail
Ted Zoli – Portsmouth Memorial Movable Bridge Replacement

T-9  Bridge Preservation
Anwar Ahmad – Service Life Design for Bridges (R19A)
David Johnston – NCHRP 14-23 Practical Bridge Preservation Actions and Investment Strategies
Jeff Pouliotte – Post-Tensioning Corrosion and Grouting – Florida DOT
Randy Cox – Grouted Post-Tensioning
Sue Lane – Long Term Bridge Performance Program
Jeff Pouliotte – SEBPP Coatings Group Update
Mike Johnson – TRB Bridge Preservation Committee Update
Ed Welch – TSP2 Update
Bruce Johnson – National Bridge Performance Measures
Service Life Design Guide – NCHRP Problem Statement

T-11  Research
Ian Friedland – FHWA Bridge Research Update
Waseem Dekelbab – NCHRP Update
Barney Martin – TRB 2014 Top Research Statements
Atorod Azizinamini – ABC-UTC Research Presentation

T-12  Structural Supports
Jay Puckett & Norm McDonald – DOT Questions on New LRFD LTS Vibration Mitigation Devices

T-14  Structural Steel Design
Mike Grubb – LRFD BDS Section 6 Proposed Revisions
John Kulicki – SHRP R19B Calibration of Service Limit States in LRFD
Jacques Cattan – AISC Bridge Certification
Hormoz Seradj – ASTM A 1010 Bridges

T-16  Timber Structures
Sheila Rimal Duwadi – FHWA Update – Covered Bridge Research Program
National Timber Bridge Inspection Study

T-17  Welding
Justin Ocel – FHWA Welding-Related Research Update

T-18  Bridge Management, Evaluation, & Rehabilitation
Mark Stockman – County Element Level Inspection
Mike Johnson – AASHTOWare Bridge Management Updates
Don White – Improved Resistance Calculation for Steel Truss Gusset Plates
Jonathan McGormley – Evaluation of Existing Gusset Plates
Glenn Washer – NRCHP 12-82 Developing Reliability-Based Bridge Inspection Practices

T-19  Software & Technology
AASHTO Annual Information Technology Survey
Scot Becker – T-19 Strategic Plan Discussion

T-20  Tunnels
Matt DeMarco – R06G NDE for Tunnel Linings
Thomas Ryan & Brain Leshko – FHWA Update – NHI Course 130110
William Bergeson – FHWA Update
Bijan Khaleghi  – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
NCHRP 14-27 Guide for the Preservation of Highway Tunnel Systems

State Bridge Engineers Meeting Presentations 2014

Sue Hida – 2014 State Bridge Engineers Survey Summary
Barton Newton – T-1 Bridge Security & Hazards
Peter Stephanos – Implementing Transportation Performance Measures – Map-21
Erin Grady – 2014 Publications Update
Alex Bardow – Domestic Scan 11-02 Close Out Report (NCHRP 20-68A)
Sue Hida – Truck Size & Weight Study
Matt Farrar – Updating the MBE