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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-039    Date:  January 2016
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-039
Date: January 2016


FHWA Research And Technology Evaluation: Gusset Plates Final Report

Appendix B Stakeholder Interviews

Stakeholder interviews.

Name Title Agency Interview Date(s)
Justin Ocel Structural Steel Research Program Manager FHWA 12/2/14
Anne Rearick* Director of Bridges Indiana DOT 4/8/15
Norman McDonald* Bridge Engineer Iowa DOT 5/1/15
Timothy Keller* Administrator - Office of Structural Engineering Ohio DOT 5/20/15
Tom Macioce* Bridge Design and Technology Division Chief Pennsylvania DOT 5/21/15
Ed Wasserman Senior Engineer (formerly) AASHTO 6/5/15
Carl Schultheisz Chief, Vehicle Performance Division, Office of Research and Engineering NTSB 6/8/15
Julie Perrot Safety Recommendation Specialist (Highway) NTSB 6/11/15
Mark Bagnard Chief of the Investigations Division NTSB 6/16/15
Joey Hartmann Director - Office of Bridges and Structures FHWA 6/22/15
*These preliminary interviews with State DOT bridge personnel and AASHTO SCOBS members indicated that it is too early to measure the meaningful effects of the updated bridge inspection courses and materials. These interviews did not factor into the final evaluation findings and are included here for informational purposes.




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