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January 2016

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This month’s newsletter includes information about:

    • Registration for the 2016 NASCC/WSBS is now open.
    • The New Steel Bridge Design Handbook is Available for Download.
    • North Carolina Steel Bridge Forum Announcement.
    • FHWA Seeking Senior Bridge Engineer to fill Steel Bridge Specialist Position.
    • Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Events.

Registration for the 2016 NASCC/WSBS is now open

Registration for the 2016 World Steel Bridge Symposium is now open. The conference will be held April 13-15 in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in conjunction with NASCC: The Steel Conference. Registration is at record-breaking levels so it’s very important to register and reserve your hotel room to secure your spot in the closest conference hotels. Additionally, the longer you wait to register, the more expensive registration becomes. Conference registration prices increases $10 each week leading up to the opening. Follow the link to register.

This year’s WSBS will feature two concurrent bridge tracks; in addition, registration includes admission to both NASCC: The Steel Conference and the Annual Stability Conference. To view the advance program for bridge tracks click here.

Be sure to mark your calendars for opening session. Basia Myszynski will speak about her new documentary, Bridging Urban America which traces the roots of Ralph Modjeski, one of the foremost bridge engineers of the early 20th century. His structures, including the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia, PA, were and still are some of the most prominent bridge crossings in America. 


The New Steel Bridge Design Handbook is Available for Download

The original Highway Structures Design Handbook was produced by US Steel in the 1970s. The project was subsequently taken over by AISC. Now, with federal grant money, FHWA, NSBA and HDR Engineering (principal engineer), have completed updating the Handbook. Each of the 19 volumes and six design examples were all written by prominent engineers in the field and reviewed by a committee with the assistance of NSBA.

To download visit:www.steelbridges.org. Click on ‘NSBA Library’ and ‘Steel Bridge Design Handbook’. Alternately, the Handbook can be downloaded from the FHWA website through thislink.

North Carolina Steel Bridge Forum Announcement

The National Steel Bridge Alliance, in association with the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina, is pleased to offer the bridge design community a full-day seminar on the design and fabrication of steel highway bridges. A distinguished panel of industry experts has been assembled and will present on a variety of Steel Bridge design and Fabrication topics.

Select Topics
· Topics on Steel Girder Design
· Effects of Skewed Supports on the Behavior of Steel I-Beam Bridges
· Fabricating Steel Bridges – A Virtual Shop Tour
· Innovative/Accelerated Bridge Construction Options.
· Resources for Designers.

Meeting Information
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKimmon Center - NC State University - 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC

For more information and to register, please visit the North Carolina ACEC “NC Steel Bridge Forum” page. Registration is required for this event.


FHWA Seeking Senior Bridge Engineer to fill Steel Bridge Specialist Position

The FHWA is seeking a Senior Bridge Engineer to fill a key technical position at the HQ Office of Bridges and Structures (Washington DC) as Steel Bridge Specialist. This person will develop, advance, and implement new and improved construction techniques in steel bridges and other highway structures; and associated engineering practices. This person will provide technical review and assistance with plans and specs for complex structures across the U.S. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, and will have experience and competency to improve national engineering practice as defined in policy, codes, standards, and guidelines.

If you are interested in this position, prepare your profile and resume on USAJOBS.GOV and submit an application as soon as the announcement is made, which is expected in early January 2016. For additional information contact Brian Kozy at brian.kozy@dot.gov.



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