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Subject: Structural Committee for Economic Fabrication (SCEF) Minutes of February 6, 2007 Meeting
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Date: April 20, 2007

From: High Performance Structural Materials Engineer
Structures Technical Service Team
Resource Center -- Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

To: SCEF Members
Mid-Atlantic States

Attached for your information is a copy of the attendance list and minutes from the subject meeting, held on February 6, 2007 at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Also attached are copies of the full SCEF membership address list and subcommittee membership lists for your review. Anyone wishing to add or delete names from any of the lists is asked to notify our office as soon as possible.

We wish to thank Mr. Luc Saroufim of the FHWA New Jersey Division Office, for his outstanding job of taking notes at the meeting and completing the minutes in a very timely manner. The link is located in the Structures Team section of the Resource Center website, under “Solutions,” where there is a section on High Performance Materials. SCEF is listed under that section. The materials will also posted on the AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration website, with a link to “Mid-Atlantic States.”

Those members without an Internet address who have an “**” next to their name will receive either a fax or hard copy mailing of the materials. All recipients of these materials are requested to make the information available within your offices to other non-Internet members on the SCEF list. Problems with receiving copies by fax or mail may be addressed to Ms. Noni Brown of our office (410-962-7965) or noni.brown@fhwa.dot.gov.

The attached minutes are supplemented as follows:

Agenda Item #II – Update on AISC Component Certification Program

Action Item: We will follow-up with AISC to determine any component manufacturer interest to date in this program, and report at the August meeting.

Agenda Item #III – Structural Coatings Subcommittee

Action Item: State DOT representatives are still encouraged to visit the pooled fund website and to discuss with appropriate personnel within their Departments the possibility of participating in the proposed pooled fund study.

Agenda Item #IV – High Mast Lighting Inspections

Action Item: We look forward to the referenced Virginia DOT presentation at the August SCEF meeting.

Action Item: Jerry Schroeder may be reached at: (608) 985-7713, or gschroeder@mwt.net.

Agenda Item VI: SCEF Regional Welder Certification Progrram

Action Item: We look forward to the results at the August SCEF meeting of the referenced teleconference call to resolve issues between SCEF and AWS.

We are scheduling the next SCEF meeting for Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT) main building, located at 800 Bay Road in Dover, Delaware. The meeting will be held in the Felton/Farmington Conference Room, just inside the front entrance. All visitors should be signed in by the receptionist at the front entrance. A list of hotels near the site, with rates, follows:
Best Western - Galaxy (close to DELDOT)
1700 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE
$76 + tax per night (government rate)
They will give the government rate to all attendees. They do not have suites.

Microtel Inn & Suites (close to DELDOT)
1703 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE
Standard room $95 + tax per night
Suite $89 + tax per night (reduced government rate)
There are only reduced government/corporate rates for suites. All attendees can get rate. The price for the suite is between $89 and $99.

Fairfield Inn
655 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE
Standard Room $76 (reduced goverment rate - normally $119)
Suite $76 (reduced government rate - normally $129)
There are a limited # of rooms available at a reduced rate.

Red Roof Inn
652 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE
Standard Room $67.49 (reduced goverment rate - normally $75)
Suite $110 (reduced government rate - normally $150)
Rate offered to all attendees.

For those unable to travel to the meeting site, DELDOT has offered to provide webconferencing. They have a service that will provide teleconference capabilities combined with web presentations. Mr. Barry Benton of DELDOT will be the contact person to arrange all details of this setup. We appreciate very much his efforts in making these arrangements for the meeting.

The membership is requested to please notify our office as soon as possible as to who will be planning to attend the meeting at the DELDOT site, and who will be requesting a web-conferencing hook-up.

Once again, we thank the membership and their management for the support of this Committee’s activities. Please feel free to submit agenda items for the next meeting by July 15, 2007.

Original signed by,

Louis N. Triandafilou, P.E.


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