FHWA Resource Center
Economic Fabrication April 2-3, 2002
West Atlantic City,
Attached are copies of the agendas for the subject meetings, which are to be
held on April 2-3, 2002 at the Clarion Hotel, 8029 Black Horse Pike, West
Atlantic City, NJ. A block of rooms has been reserved under the name "FHWA
Meeting" for the single room rate of $59 per night plus 6% tax. This rate will
be honored until March 18, 2002. Attendees are requested to make their own
reservations by calling the hotel at 1-888-570-0100 or 609-641-3546.
In continuing SCEF's alignment with the AASHTO/National Steel Bridge Alliance
(NSBA) Steel Bridge Collaboration (SBC), attendees to each meeting are asked to
complete, and bring with them to the meetings, the attached questionnaire on
status of implementation of documents developed by this national group. We are
particularly interested in feedback from the State DOTs, therefore, please
coordinate responses with appropriate individuals within the various sections of
the Department. We also welcome comments on all the documents from non-State DOT
individuals/organizations as well. Copies of these standards are available.
Item #12 on the full SCEF meeting agenda is also related to efforts underway
by the SBC. Through Task Group 3, Regional Quality Groups, we are attempting to
compile examples where a State DOT and Fabricator have worked together during a
project to resolve problems or differences of opinion that have surfaced in the
shop. Therefore, we are asking each State DOT and Fabricator representative to
the meeting to come prepared to present such examples. These will then be
presented at the next SBC meeting in April, and on a continuing basis at future
Attendees to the Structural Coatings Subcommittee meeting on April 4th are
requested to review the existing SCEF specification for Inorganic Zinc-rich
paint, in order to be prepared to discuss whether it should be superseded by the
proposed Collaboration document. That document may also be found at the above
As we had discussed and requested at the last meeting, we look forward to
each Subcommittee Chairman reporting on their evaluation of current SCEF
standards pertaining to their respective groups. Revisions should either be made
in order to update the standards, or they should be recommended for deletion.
Each Chairman should be prepared to present a plan of action for any proposed
revisions, and how the revisions will be reflected in LRFD format, as
Regarding the reports on Large Movement Expansion Joints and Bolted Field
Splices, we ask that each State be represented at the meeting in order to vote
on the approval of these documents. An updated version of the first
specification will be sent to appropriate State DOT individuals in advance of
the meeting, while a copy of the bolted splice drawings are attached to this
All SCEF members with an Internet address will receive these materials electronically.
Hard copies will not be mailed to these individuals. Those members without
an Internet address who have an '**' next to their name will receive a
fax of the materials, and are requested to make the information available
as soon as possible to other non-Internet members on the SCEF list.
If there are any problems with receiving the documents either electronically
or by fax, please notify Ms. Marlene Eichner at (410) 962-1890, or Ms. Susie
Taylor at (410) 962-0093.
Members are requested to review the Subcommittee listings and consider
representation by their state or company as appropriate.
An overhead projector can be made available if needed by the presenters.
Speakers anticipating making an electronic presentation are requested to send us
a CD of their presentation in advance of the meeting, and we will load it onto a
laptop for their use. All speakers are asked to provide paper copies of their
talks, and are asked to notify us as soon as possible of their equipment
We look forward to another successful turnout and to the active participation
of all attendees at both meetings.
Original signed by,
Louis N. Triandafilou