Brandon Chavel, PhD, PE


Brandon Chavel, PhD, PE, is a Bridge Section Manager and Senior Professional Associate for HDR in Cleveland, OH.  His experience includes complex bridge designs, construction engineering, load rating, bridge research projects, and is a contributing author to the FHWA Steel Bridge Design Handbook.  His experience also includes 3D FEM modeling of complex structures, including curved steel I- and tub-girders, and his dissertation research was on the construction, detailing methods, and behavior of horizontally curved steel I-girder bridges.  He is currently the chair of AASHTO/NSBA Collaboration Task Group 11, Steel Bridge Design Handbook.  By the end of the presentation, the attendees will be able to identify industry documents and design references that can be appropriately applied during the design of a steel bridge superstructure.