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Bridge Design Conference 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:00am to 12:00pm

Indianapolis
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This year's event will be virtual. By registering for the event above (just the first of three days), you are registering for all three days (see agenda below for details).  You will receive an email containing three Microsoft Teams Live Event links - one for each of the 3 conference days. The email containing these links will be sent out the day before the first day of the conference.

The INDOT Bridge Design Conference is an annual conference that allows the bridge design community to come together for continuing education in the areas of bridge design and construction. All INDOT and consultant bridge engineers are invited to attend to learn about the state of the practice. Special guests from the bridge constuction industry will be invited as well to continue to develop the collaborative relationships between INDOT, contractors, and consultant designers.

This event is free of charge.

A certificate for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be emailed to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the conference. Hours will only be given for time in the TEAMS Live event. 

February 16th

8:15am—8:30am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Year End Review
  • Structures Committee Update

8:30am—9:50am: INDOT Update, Policy New and Design Pointers (P. White & E. Mouser)

  • INDOT Policy, Design Manual and Procedure Updates
  • Terminal Joint Memo and Q&A’s
  • Elastomeric Bearing Pads (M. Swiderski)
  • WWR (M. Hailat)
  • Galvanic Anodes (E. Thorp)

10:00am-10:50am: INDOT Plan Review (S. Wagner & M. McCool)

  • Background, intent, updates from scoping teams     
  • Summary of Checklists

11:00am-noon: Shop Drawing Review (M. Wenning Moderated)

  • MSE wall checklist
  • B&N: what are they seeing in submittals vs design plans
  • Precast structures procedures esp. related to Load Rating

February 17th

11:00am—11:50am: Fiber Wrap (Prof. Williams)

  • Research Updates
  • Best practices

12:00pm—1:00pm: Load Ratings (J. Hart Moderated)

  • LL Distribution Research

February 18th

11:00am—11:50am: Verification of Bridge Foundation Design Assumptions and Calculations (Prof. Salgado)

12:00pm—1:00pm: Seismic Evaluations of Indiana Bridges and Current Bridge Database (C. Beck)

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