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Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding for Bridges
FHWA Demonstration Project DP-102
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina Workshop
July 28-30, 1999,
RE: Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding For Bridges (NGI ESW)
Demonstration Project No. DP-102
The Augusta Technical Institute, Augusta Iron and Steelworks, Inc., the Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina Departments of Transportation and the Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina Divisions of the Federal Highway Administration will host the Federal Highway Administration presentation of the subject workshop in Augusta, Georgia on July 28 - 30, 1999 (See enclosed Workshop Schedule). The objective of this workshop is to introduce a modified version of a productive welding process for joining thick plates. The workshop will be of interest to steel bridge fabricators, State bridge designers, State steel fabrication inspectors, bridge design consultants, weld test agencies, and academic researchers.
The NGI ESW procedure results from comprehensive research began in the 1980s supported by extensive subsequent trials. The workshop will include classroom slide and hands-on demonstration of the weld procedure. Each participant will receive the following:
- Workshop Workbook
- D1.5 Bridge Welding Code , prepared revisions to include NGI-ESW procedures
- Training Manual
- Process Operational Guide
- Technical Information Guide
Augusta is served by Delta and USAir for those who may be flying in for the demonstration project. Motels in the area include: Holiday Inn, Gordon Hwy. @ Bobby Jones Expr.- 706/ 737-2300; Ramada Inn - limited 1, Gordon Hwy @ Bobby Jones Expr. - 706/733-8115; Comfort Inn, Bobby Jones Expr. @ I 20 - 706/ 855-6060; Hampton Inn, Washington Rd. @ I 20 - 706/737-1122.
Please complete and return the attached registration form. For additional information on this Demonstration project you may visit the following web site, http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/georgia.htm or contact Gerald Schroeder, SC division @ 803/765-5331, Ted Burch, GA division @ 404/ 562-3643, Paul Simon, NC Division @ 919/856-4760 or Krishna Verma, Office of Bridge Technology, Washington, DC at 202/ 366-4601.
Gerald E. Schroeder, P.E.