FHWA Resource Center
Next SCEF Meetings
June 4, 2001
Attached are copies of the agendas for the subject meetings,
both of which are to be held on Monday, June 4, 2001, in conjunction with the
18th Annual International Bridge Conference (IBC) in Pittsburgh.
The meetings will convene in the first floor Allegheny Room at the Hilton
Pittsburgh and Towers, Gateway Center. Please note that the two meetings are
separated by a block of time that coincides with the annual IBC Bridge Awards
The single room rate is $152 plus tax at the main hotel, and
$182 plus tax in the Towers. The toll free number for the hotel is 800-321-3232,
the local number is 412-391-4600. Registration forms with special SCEF attendee
rates were previously distributed to the membership. Alternative choices for
lodging are the Hampton University Center (412-681-1000) and the Hampton Inn
(412-922-0100); both being within the maximum Federal lodging rate of
In continuing SCEF's alignment with the Steel Bridge
Collaboration, attendees to each meeting are asked to be prepared to discuss
their State's and company's views on the recently balloted AASHTO/NSBA
documents. We would also like to receive an update from each State on specific
project implementation of the AASHTO-approved document on Shop Drawing Review
Continuing the practice initiated last year, the West
Virginia Department of Transportation has volunteered to take notes at the
meetings, and to distribute the information afterwards with attachments. We
appreciate very much their willingness to share this new responsibility.
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. Marsha Simmons at (410)
962-2773, or Ms. Terri Golder-Moody at (410) 962-1890.
Members are requested to review the Subcommittee listings
and consider representation by their state or company as appropriate.
Following is a supplement to the referenced full SCEF
Meeting agenda items:
4. Status of High Performance Steel
According to our records, NJ, NY, NC, and WV have projects
approved under the 1998-2001 FHWA Innovative Bridge Research & Construction
Program. In addition to WV's presentation, we would appreciate attendees from
the other States providing an update on their projects, and from those states
with HPS projects not funded under this program.
8. AASHTO/NSBA Documents
It is requested that each FHWA, State and fabricator
representative be prepared to discuss their votes or comments on the subject
An overhead projector, slide projector and flip chart can be
made available by the Conference organizers. Speakers anticipating making an
electronic presentation will be required to supply their own laptop equipment. A
projector cabled for McIntosh and IBM laptops will be available for their use.
These speakers are asked to provide us with a CD of their presentation, while
all speakers are asked to provide paper copies of their talks. All speakers
are asked to notify us as soon as possible of their equipment needs.
We look forward to another successful turnout and to the
active participation of all attendees at both meetings.
Louis N. Triandafilou
June 4, 2001 Agenda - Mid-Atlantic States
Structural Coatings Subcommittee
Meeting: 7:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Hilton Pittsburgh and Towers - Pittsburgh,
Allegheny Room -
Introductions at 7:45 A.M.
Approval of Minutes from October 24, 2000 Meeting in
Metallizing - Presentation by Joe Butler
- Certification of Thermal Spray Operators
- Draft of a Basic Thermal Spray Specification
Washing Bridges & Containing Water during Cleaning
& Painting Operations
Painting Weathering Steel (old or new)?
Who is using IOZ on repainting existing bridges;
15- Minute Break
What are States doing with regard to inspecting the
application of traffic paint
Structural steel that shops hate to paint; how can
states/fabricators help each other
AASHTO/NSBA balloting on TG-8 specification:
Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primer-Based Coating Systems
NEPCOAT- update from May National Meeting
Adjourn by 11:15 a.m. - Set Next Meeting Date
NEPOVERCOAT - Field Trip
to the site being arranged by PennDOT
June 4, 2001 Mid-Atlantic States SCEF Meeting
Hilton Pittsburgh and Towers -
Room - 1st Floor - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Introductions by 1:00 p.m
Approval of Minutes from October 25, 2000 Meeting in
Subcommittee Status Reports by Chairmen
- Structural Coatings
- Large Movement Expansion Joints
Status of High Performance Steel Projects in the
mid-Atlantic State area
- Presentation of Buffalo Creek HPS project -
Task Group Status Reports by Chairmen
- Regional Welder Certification Program - review comments
on SMAW procedure approved at previous meeting
- Status of AISC Task Force on Minor Bridge Component
- Standardization of Design & Fabrication of Overhead
Sign Supports, Light Poles, and Traffic Signal Supports
Presentation on FHWA Curved Girder Research - Bill
- Update on Component Test Results
- New AASHTO Pooled Fund Study Erection Issues for Curved
Girders Testing of 3-girder Bridge with Composite Concrete Deck
Discussion of AASHTO/NSBA Document
- Update from April National meeting
- State DOT Project Implementation of G1.1 - Shop Drawing
Comments on Recently Balloted
- Presentation of Shop Drawings and Contract
- Quality Control/Quality Assurance Programs
Update on State DOT Interest in Electronic Submission of
Workshop on Computer-Integrated Steel Bridge Design &
Adjourn by 5:00 P.M. - Set Next Meeting Date