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Waider Wong
Sr. Structural Engineer
10 South Howard Street, Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201

Ph: (410) 962-9252
FAX: (410) 962-4586

Began working in field in 1978
Joined FHWA in 1987

•    Ph.D. candidate, George Washington University
•    Master of Science, Structural Engineering, George Washington University
•    Bachelor of Science, Structural Engineering, University of Maryland

•    Bridge Security
•    Cargo Tanks
•    Finite Element Analysis
•    Structural Design

Licenses and Registrations
•    P.E., Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.

•    Chinese, Speak Read Write

Professional Associations
•    Structural Committee for Economical Fabrication, Officer
•    Prestressed Concrete Economical Fabrication, Committee Participant
•    NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration, Committee Participant

Professional Highlights
•    Innovative applications of finite element modeling (FEM) in design, analysis and construction of highway structures

•    Advancing crash simulation technology to improve roadside barrier design and runoff road accident forecasting

•    Delivering LRFD training on mainstream steel bridge design examples, and demo workshop on LRFD software

•    Providing technical assistance in evaluating major structural proposals and in resolving technical problems in design and construction of complex and unusual bridge projects

•    Providing expert assistance in cargo tank manufacturing, crash/incident investigations, and compliance reviews

•    Engineering assessment of bridge vulnerability

•    Outstanding Performance Award, 2002

•    DOT Secretary Award for Partnering for Excellence, 2000

•    Serving as structural design specialist for the Eastern Resource Center

•    Working as structural engineer for Region 3 and FLH; responsible engineer of record for more than 20 new bridge projects and numerous bridge retrofitting and rehabilitation projects for FLH

•    Publishing numerous articles and technical reports

•    Completed 3-D FEA modeling and analysis of horizontal curved girder system proposed for Stedman Bridge for Massachusetts Division;

•    Documented modeling methodologies, findings (including 2D design discrepancies), and recommendations in a full report to Division and State DOT

•    Completed 3-D FEA modeling of complex FRP composite bridge structure for Pennsylvania Division; provided in-depth analysis of longitudinal joint behavior; results, recommendations accepted for continued field monitoring

•    Completed 3-D FEA study of existing ramp structures for D.C. Division; results of analysis indicated safety of existing structures for continued operation while saving millions of unnecessary retrofitting cost

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