Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance and Bridge Task Force Meeting Invitation for NACE Structures Committee and NACE Members
The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) has been a NACE partner for several years, and exhibits, sponsors and shares presentations at the NACE annual meeting each year. The SSSBA provides educational information on the design and construction of short span steel bridges in installations up to 140 feet in length. The SSSBA has two meetings each year and would like to invite county engineers to participate in the meetings. We've been fortunate to have the NACE Structures Committee Chairman and select county engineers participate in meetings, and hope to have additional county engineers attend in the future. We are always looking for project reports, case studies, challenges, success stories, etc. to include on our agenda and discuss as a group. We typically have about 30 SSSBA members attend these meetings. This includes steel producers, service centers, fabricators, galvanizers, fasteners, academia, National Steel Bridge Alliance representatives and more. Please consider attending our upcoming meeting on July 30 in Philadelphia. We may even be able to help with travel costs. Please contact Rich Tavoletti, Director of the SSSBA, via email (email@example.com) or phone (202-452-7181).
Immediately following the SSSBA meeting, the Steel Bridge Task Force (BTF) will also meet in Philadelphia from July 31 - Aug. 2, so there is an opportunity to attend the SSSBA meeting and the Bridge Task Force Meeting. Here's some background information on the BTF:
The Steel Bridge Task Force (BTF) was formed in the 1970's to:
* Coordinate research that promotes safe, cost-effective steel bridges.
* Provide a forum to discuss steel bridge design issues, provide program/research updates, and present justifications for possible revisions to the AASHTO design codes.
* Assist in the implementation of these developments into steel bridge design and construction codes, specifically the AASHTO codes (in conjunction with the AASHTO Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design T-14).
* Provide an opportunity to network with many of the nation's leading bridge design experts.
Again, please contact Rich Tavoletti, Director of the SSSBA, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (202-452-7181), if you are interested in the SSSBA meeting, the Bridge Task Force Meeting, or both.