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Special Sessions

Two “current event” special sessions focused on the AASHTO Bridge subcommittee’s 2008 ballot items.  National experts, working with AASHTO’s Technical Committee T3 (Seismic Design), explained guide specification changes related to the handling of liquefaction.  Similarly, Technical Committee T5 (Loads) explained improvements to the way bridges in a coastal environment will be designed.

T3: Special Session on AASHTO T3 (Seismic) 2008 Ballot Item: Liquefaction and Other Guide-Specification Changes

Moderator: Kevin Thompson, California Department of Transportation

Special Session on AASHTO T-5 (Loads), Coastal Bridge Guide Specifications

Moderator: Hossein Ghara, Louisiana Department of Transportation