Continuing Education

That's Not Fracture-Critical: Classifying System Redundant Members

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) began recognizing system-redundant members (SRMs) in a 2012 memorandum clarifying the requirements on fracture-critical members (FCMs). The FHWA memorandum defines an SRM as a member that receives fabrication according to the Fracture Control Plan but is not considered an FCM for in-service inspection, allowing owners to more efficiently manage resources for bridge inspections.

This webinar is a great way for owners and consulting engineers to learn the ins and outs of the FHWA process for classifying SRMs and how the Texas DOT and Wisconsin DOT have implemented this practice.


The presenters in this webinar will reference three AASHTO publications that owners and designers will find useful for steel bridge design and evaluating System Redundant Members.  Obtain these important AASHTO publications at the links provided below:

Individual Registration


$65  Member
$100  Non-member
$55  Student/Faculty
$55  Government Employee

 1.5 PDHs to the registrant only

Group Registration


$185  Member
$285  Non-member
$155 Student/Faculty
$155 Government Employee

Registration is good for only one connection.

1.5 PDHs to unlimited attendees at each connection

Accommodations for stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders


In light of the recent changes to daily work life, we understand that many people are working from home at this time. If the individual registration option is not feasible for your company, we will accommodate each attendee who would typically gather in your office conference room. Once you've registered as a group registration, contact for further details on how to connect your employees and receive certificates.

  • Date: 8/11/2020
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Live Webinar
  • PDH Credits: 1.5
  • Registration Deadline: 8/11/2020 10:00 a.m.
  • Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.
  • Connection Instructions: Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing your receipt, information on accessing the webinar, and a link providing access to PDF handout of slides.


Jamie Farris

Jamie Farris

Jamie F. Farris, PE, is the Deputy Director of the Bridge Division at Texas Department of Transportation.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith, PE, is a bridge load rating engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Bureau of Structures.

Dayi Wang

Dayi Wang

Dayi Wang, PE, PhD, is a Senior Bridge Engineer -- Steel Specialist for the FHWA HQ Office of Bridges and Structures.