Bridge Materials

Ohio LTAP Center / Ohio Depart


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

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         ODOT's First Bridge Project with Carbon Fiber Prestressing Strands

         This session presents the unique management and design challenges for the first ODOT project that utilized carbon fiber

         prestressing strands. Initial data shows that while there is a premium for material costs, the life-cycle costs of using these

         unique materials will result in significant cost savings and more sustainable infrastructure, as well as the added benefit of

         minimizing the disturbance to the traveling public with future construction.

         State of the Art Precast/Prestressed Concrete Bridges and Industry Innovations

         State of the Art Precast/Prestressed Concrete Bridges and Industry Innovations

         Advancements in Material Production and Fabrication of Steel Bridges

         This presentation is an introduction to present and future capabilities of the steel bridge industry. The presentation is

         divided into two parts. Part one focuses on advancements in material production, such as HPS plate steel and A913 rolled

         beam steel, material toughness values, as well as quality control procedures that have resulted in high quality steel for

         use in fabrication. Part two focuses on advancements in steel girder fabrication. The presentation will touch on the use of

         CNC machines, the concept of Virtual Fabrication and the use of LiDAR as these technologies rapidly infiltrate fabrication

         facilities. Additionally, a new type of weld inspection process, Phased-array ultrasonic testing (PAUT), will be covered.


Matthew Shergalis

Invited Speaker

Northeast Regional Director, National Steel Bridge Alliance Read More

Angela Tremblay

Invited Speaker

Bridge/Structural Engineer at LJB Inc.

Dan Renaud

Invited Speaker

‎Project Manager, Bridge Division at Prestress Services Industries, LLC Read More

William Nickas

Invited Speaker

Managing Director of Transportation Systems at Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Read More

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