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Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding for Bridges
FHWA Demonstration Project DP-102
Subject: Workshop on Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding for Bridges
The Virginia Department of Transportation, Carolina Steel Corporation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Virginia Division are hosting the FHWA Demonstration Project, DP-102, "Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding (NGI ESW) for Bridges". The workshop will include hands on weld demonstrations, slide, and video presentations on operating techniques, inspection procedure, and specifications applicable to NGI ESW. The objective of DP-102 is to introduce a modified version of a productive welding process for joining thick plates or other thick-wall components. The "Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding" has had extensive field trials to confirm research findings based on a comprehensive research program. It is expected that the FHWA will approve the use of the process for welding tension and compression members of steel bridges in the foreseeable future.
You are invited to attend the 16-hour workshop to be held September 22-24, 1999 at Carolina Steel Corporation's Colfax Plant, Greensboro, North Carolina. The workshop will start at 1:00 PM on September 22 and end at noon, September 24. There is no charge for the workshop. However, attendees will be responsible for meals, hotel accommodations, and travel to Greensboro, North Carolina. A block of rooms has been reserved until August 22 at the Holiday Inn Airport (telephone number: 336-668-0421), 6426 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, North Carolina (Directions: Exit 210 off I-40 at NC 68). Please reserve your room by August 22 and refer to the Electroslag Welding Workshop. The room rate is $60.00 plus 12% tax.
Please complete the attached registration form by September 1, 1999. Space is limited so register early. To register on line or to obtain additional information, visit the NGI ESW web site located at the FHWA Office of Bridge Technology home page at www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge. At this site there is a link called "Steel Fabrication". Follow this link to the NGI ESW site. Also attached is a flyer on the NGI ESW for Bridges, Focus article, workshop agenda, and map. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions, please contact Harold Perry (804-328-3162, E-mail: "firstname.lastname@example.org") or Claude Napier (804-775-3363, E-mail: "email@example.com").