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Accelerated Bridge Construction Seminar Attracts over 250

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Over 250 people viewed the professional development seminar Accelerated Bridge Construction on September 16, 2005 at the University at Buffalo, either in person or by live video conference and webcast. The seminar was organized by MCEER, FHWA and the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and supported by three corporate sponsors, the engineering firms Bergmann Associates, LiRo Engineers and Hatch Mott MacDonald.

The presenters, Lloyd Wolf of the Texas DOT, Harry Capers of the New Jersey DOT and Bill Halsband of Mammoet, discussed significant changes in the bridge construction industry, giving a general overview of the state of the practice and discussing the techniques that have worked and some of their pitfalls. Their presentations (available for download) were based on actual projects throughout the U.S. as well as internationally.

Those who attended in person were invited to a “Meet the Speakers” lunch and tour of the UB-NEES laboratory facilities. Employees from NYSDOT in Albany and Caltrans in Sacramento viewed the seminar by videoconference. The seminar was also available to the public via live webcast.

The Bulletin is a free publication offering articles on Center research, cooperative ventures, reports from conferences, educational activities, upcoming events, and reviews of new MCEER publications Summer 2005

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