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Memorandum U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration Resource Center

Subject: Structural Committee for Economic Fabrication (SCEF)
Minutes of February 6, 2006 Meeting
Norfolk, Virginia

Date: April 4, 2006

From: High Performance Structural Materials Engineer
Resource Center—Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

Reply to Attn. of: RC-BAL

To: Structural Committee for Economic Fabrication, 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, 2006, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia. 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. Frank Adragna of Non-Destructuve Testing Services, Inc. for his outstanding job of taking notes at the meeting and completing the minutes in a timely manner. Word-only files will also be posted on the FHWA Resource Center"s High Performance Materials website. This can be linked through the "Structures Team” button, and will be found under "SCEF Committee Meetings.” Questions about accessing this site may be referred directly to Mr. Robert Amar-Atsen at (410) 962-0037, or at robert.amaratsen@fhwa.dot.gov.

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 as soon as possible to other non-Internet members on the SCEF list.

We ask that all members review the minutes and, in particular, the highlighted "Action Items" in bold italicized letters. Subcommittees and task groups should plan to meet some time prior to our August meeting in order to be prepared for discussing appropriate issues. Updates from the States will be requested on their use of high performance steel, and we will be soliciting a presentation related to a high performance steel project.

General Items

We are setting the date for our next meeting to be Wednesday, August 30th. Directions to the Maryland State Highway Administration"s District 7 Office for the meeting in Buckeystown are attached. Any questions about location may be directed to Ms. Susan Hose at (301) 624-8104.

Two possible hotels for lodging are located in the same general vicinity of the District Office. One is the Hampton Inn, located a few blocks away on the same road. Reservations may be made at (301) 698-2500, for a limited number of single rooms at a special Federal government rate of $78 plus tax. Standard Federal government rate is $94 plus tax, and the non-Federal rate is $119 plus tax. Another lodging possibility is the relatively new Comfort Inn, located at 7300 Executive Way, for a flat rate of $78 plus tax. It may be accessed after taking Exit 31B off of I-270, then traveling about a half mile (hotel on the left side of the road). Reservations may be made there at (301) 668-7272.

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, 2006.

Original signed by,

Louis N. Triandafilou, P.E.


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