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Subject: Next SCEF Meeting
October 27, 2004
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date: September 24, 2004
From: High Performance Structural Materials Specialist
Structures Technical Service Team
Resource Center – Baltimore, Maryland
Reply toAttn. of: RC-BAL
To: Structural Committee for Economic FabricationSCEF MembersMid-Atlantic States  
Attached is a copy of the agenda for the subject meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 1:00 to 5:30 PM, at the Hilton Inn in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As previously noted, our meeting has been scheduled after the conclusion of the AASHTO/National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) Steel Bridge Collaboration meeting. The national meeting rotates among different regions of the country, and is being held for the first time in the Mid-Atlantic States region. This will allow more of the SCEF members to attend the Collaboration meetings, who may not be able to otherwise, when those meeting are held in other parts of the country.
We strongly encourage SCEF members to attend as many of the Collaboration meetings as possible. Structural Coatings Subcommittee members are requested to review the current Collaboration document distributed for ballot, “Guide Specification for Coating Systems with Zinc-rich Primers,” and attend the Task Group 8 meeting to offer comments. Our regional group should be prepared to take a position on this document.
Please access the Collaboration’s website for details about the scheduling of Task Group and General Session meetings, along with information about lodging at the Hilton. A block of rooms has also been reserved at Government rates at the Crowne Plaza hotel, located about a block from the Hilton.
This meeting announcement will be posted on the FHWA Resource Center’s website with a link to the SCEF Meetings. 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. All recipients of these materials are requested to make the information available as soon as possible to other non-Internet members in their State or Company.
If there are any problems with receiving the documents either electronically or by fax, please notify Mr. Melvin Harris at (410) 962-2773. Members are requested to review their previous copies of Subcommittee listings and consider participation as appropriate.
We look forward to another successful turnout and to the active participation of all attendees at the meeting.
  Original signed by,
  Louis N. Triandafilou, P.E.

October 27, 2004 SCEF Meeting – 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Hilton Hotel, Harrisburg, PA (room to be determined)


1. Introductions at 1:00 P.M.

2. Approval of Minutes from February 10, 2004 Meeting in Dover, DE

3. Task Group Progress Reports

    a. AISC Task Force on Minor Bridge Component Certification Anna Petroski – Quality Management Company, LLC

    b. Standardization of Design/Fabrication of Overhead Sign Supports Tom Macioce – PADOT

    c. Regional Welder Certification Program John Weisner/Bruce Abernathy – MDSHA

4. Presentation on Florida DOT Implementation of AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Documents
John Yadlosky – HDR Engineering, Inc.

5. Subcommittee Progress Reports by Chairmen

    a. Large Movement Expansion Joints Marv Blimline – MDSHA

    b. Bearings Patti Kiehl -- PADOT

    c. Structural Coatings Paul Perkins – Greenhorne and O’Mara, Inc. Dick Hanlon – KTA-Tator, Inc.

    d. High Strength Bolts - Installation Training Joe Bracken – PADOT

6. Break

7. Presentation on Fastener Lubricant and Paint Adhesion Tom Calzone -- Carboline

8. Standard Format for Aluminum WPS’s and PQR’s Bob Horwhat – PADOT

9. State DOT Progress Report on High Performance Steel Project Implementation since February 2004 -- All

10. Progress Report on Electronic Submittal/Approval of Shop Drawings -- All

11. Report on Steel Bid Prices & Use of Adjustment Clauses -- All

12. Other Issues & Adjourn by 5:30 PM  

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