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Economic Fabrication Next SCEF Meetings
November 1 - 2, 2001
Manassas, Virginia

Attached are copies of the agendas for the subject meetings, which are to be held on November 1 - 2, 2001 at the Holiday Inn in Manassas, Virginia.  The hotel is located at the intersection of I-66 and State Route 234.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for the single room rate of $64 per night plus 9.5% tax.  This rate will be honored until October 17, 2001.  Attendees are requested to make their own reservations by calling the hotel at 703-335-0000.  Please note that a tour of the Williams Bridge Companys steel fabrication plant is planned for the group on the afternoon of November 1st.

In continuing SCEFs alignment with the AASHTO/National Steel Bridge Collaboration (NSBA), attendees to each meeting are asked to be prepared to discuss their States or companys comments on the four AASHTO/NSBA documents listed in the agenda.  Copies of these standards are available on the Collaboration website at http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.steelbridge.org/coldoc.htm

These four standards have been presented to the AASHTO T-14 Technical Committee for Steel Design.  Comments from that group will be addressed at the fall meeting of the Collaboration, and the resolution of those comments sent to AASHTO.  Balloting for adoption is anticipated at the full Subcommittee meeting in May 2002.  

We would also like to receive an update from each State on specific project implementation of the AASHTO-approved document on Shop Drawing Review and Approval.

Attendees to the Structural Coatings Subcommittee meeting on November 2nd 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the existing SCEF specification for Inorganic Zinc-rich paint, in order to be prepared to discuss whether it should be superseded by the proposed Collaboration document.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 website.

This notice will be posted on the Resource Centers website, located at 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.

Members are requested to review the Subcommittee listings and consider representation by their state or company as appropriate.

 An overhead projector, slide projector and flip chart can be made available if needed by the presenters.  Speakers anticipating making an electronic presentation are requested to supply their own laptop equipment, and 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.

                                                                        Original signed by,

Louis N. Triandafilou


November 1, 2001 Mid-Atlantic States SCEF Meeting Agenda:  8 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Holiday Inn, Manassas, Virginia

  • Introductions at 8: A.M.
  • Approval of Minutes from June 4, 2001 Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Task Group Status Reports by Chairmen
  • Regional Welder Certification Program
  • AISC Task Force on Minor Bridge Component Certification
  • Standardization of Design & Fabrication of Overhead Sign Supports, Light Poles, and Traffic Signals
  • Status of Implementation of Electronic Submission of Shop Drawings
  • State DOT Status Report on High Performance Steel Projects
  • Subcommittee Status Reports by Chairmen
  • Large Movement Expansion Joints
  • Bearings
  • FHWA/State DOT/Industry Comments on AASHTO/NSBA Collaboration Documents
  • G1.3-2001, Guidelines for Shop Detail Drawing Presentation 
  • S2.4-2001, Steel Bridge Fabrication Guide Specification
  • S4.1-2001, Steel Bridge Fabrication QC/QA Guide Specification
  • FHWA/State DOT/Industry Comments on Collaboration Document G1.2-2001, Guidelines for Design Drawing Presentation
  • NCHRP Project 20-7, Task 149, Evaluation of 3D Computer Modeling and Electronic Information Transfer for Efficient Design/Construction of Steel Bridges
  • July 31/August 1 Southern States Steel Bridge Fabrication Showcase
  • Update on Heat Straightening Pooled Fund Study
  • Other Issues/Adjourn by 2:30 P.M.
  • Group Tour of Williams Bridge Company Steel Fabrication Shop
  • November 2, 2001 Agenda - Mid-Atlantic States SCEF

    Structural Coatings Subcommittee Meeting: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Holiday Inn, Manassas, Virginia

  • Introductions at 8:00 A.M.
  • Approval of Minutes from June 4, 2001 Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Shop Painting Presentation by Williams Bridge Company Shop Representative
  • QC in the shop, what to expect
  • Primer- only vs. all coats in the shop
  • QP - 3
  • Two-coat vs. Three- coat Systems
  • Successes and Failures
  • Do we save time with same results
  • Bridgecote System for Maintenance Painting of Structures, Craig Ballinger
  • AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Update
  • Comments on S8.1 Guide Specification for Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primer-Based Systems
  • Resolution of SCEF specification for inorganic zinc primer 
  • 2006 OSHA Standard for Slip Coefficient on Steel
  • SSPC SP-14:  Who Uses and Why?  -- Presentation by SSPC
  • Painting Weathering Steel (old or new)?
  • How well is it working, Do we need to paint?
  • . What are States using; how do they decide?
  • Galvanizing
  • Should we Paint Galvanized Poles for Aesthetics
  • How does it compare with IOZ Primer
  • Do we have adhesion problems
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