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Next SCEF Meetings 
June 4, 2001
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 Luncheon.

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 $79.

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 and Approval.

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 Projects

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 documents.

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 SCEF
Structural Coatings Subcommittee Meeting: 7:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Hilton Pittsburgh and Towers - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Allegheny Room - 1st Floor

  • Introductions at 7:45 A.M.

  • Approval of Minutes from October 24, 2000 Meeting in Dover, DE

  • 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

  • Rapid Deployment

  • Painting Weathering Steel (old or new)?

  • Who is using IOZ on repainting existing bridges; success/failure rate

  • 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:
           Shop-Applied 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 Agenda
    Hilton Pittsburgh and Towers - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Allegheny 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 Dover, DE

  • Subcommittee Status Reports by Chairmen
    • Structural Coatings
    • Bearings
    • Detailing
    • Large Movement Expansion Joints

  • Status of High Performance Steel Projects in the mid-Atlantic State area
    • Presentation of Buffalo Creek HPS project - WVDOT

  • 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 Certification
    • Standardization of Design & Fabrication of Overhead Sign Supports, Light Poles, and Traffic Signal Supports

  • 15-Minute Break

  • Presentation on FHWA Curved Girder Research - Bill Wright
    • 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 Review/Balloting/Implementation
    • Update from April National meeting
    • State DOT Project Implementation of G1.1 - Shop Drawing Review/Approval

  • Comments on Recently Balloted Specifications/Guidelines:
    • Presentation of Shop Drawings and Contract Drawings
    • Fabrication
    • Quality Control/Quality Assurance Programs

  • Update on State DOT Interest in Electronic Submission of Shop Drawings

  • Workshop on Computer-Integrated Steel Bridge Design & Construction

  • Other Issues

  • Adjourn by 5:00 P.M. - Set Next Meeting Date
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