DVGI May Dinner - Joint Meeting

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

FHWA's Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Program  - 1.0 PDH
Delaware Valley Geo-Institute May 2017 Dinner Meeting

Valley Forge Casino
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Area Location:  Parkview Ballroom

Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm Social and Registration
6:30 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Presentation

To register:

Register and credit card payment online at www.DVGI.org 


Approximately one-fourth of the Nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or total replacement. However, the work that occurs from on-site construction activities can have significant social impacts to mobility and safety. In many cases, the direct and indirect costs of traffic detours that result from the loss of a bridge during construction can exceed the actual cost of the structure itself. For example, full-lane closures in large urban centers, or on highways with heavy traffic volumes, can have a significant economic impact on commercial and industrial activities in the region. Partial lane closures and other bridge activities that occur alongside adjacent traffic can also lead to safety issues. Because of the potential economic and safety impacts, minimizing traffic disruptions is a goal that should be elevated to a higher priority when planning bridge related construction projects.  ABC is bridge construction that uses innovative planning, design, materials, and construction methods in a safe and cost-effective manner to reduce the onsite construction time that occurs when building new bridges or replacing and rehabilitating existing bridges. 


Benjamin Beerman, P.E. - Senior Bridge Engineer, Federal Highway Administration – 
Mr. Beerman brings over 20 years of experience related to program delivery and oversight, design, repair/rehabilitation, management, inspection and construction for both highway and rail structures located throughout the United States. He currently serves as a Senior Structural Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration Resource Center based out of Atlanta, GA and is the national deployment coordinator for Accelerated Bridge Construction for the agency.  Mr. Beerman chairs the TRB Joint Subcommittee for Accelerated Bridge Construction (AFF00-2), serves as the FHWA’s liaison for the AASHTO SCOBS subcommittee on bridge construction (T4), is an Executive Panel member for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Center for Accelerated Bridge Construction, and co-chairs the Georgia/Carolina’s regional PCI committee. Prior to joining the Federal Highway Administration Mr. Beerman has held government positions with the Louisiana and West Virginia Departments of Transportation; in addition to private sector positions with Modjeski and Master’s and HDR, Inc.  Mr. Beerman is the recipient the FHWA’s Team Leadership award, the FHWA Bridge Leadership Council’s National Leadership award, and the FHWA Associate Administrator’s Corporate award.

While web registration and credit card payment is preferable, you may register for the dinner meeting by faxing or emailing this form to Russ Preuss, PE at 610-650-8190 or rpreuss@gfnet.com (Voice: 610-650-8101 x7217).  Send check, payable to DVGI, to Russ Preuss at Gannett Fleming, Inc., 1010 Adams Ave., Audubon, PA 19403 by Friday, May 12, 2017 to confirm reservation for the dinner. The dinner cost is $45 per attendee, students $10 for the first 20 students ($10 dinner surcharge for registration after May 12, 2017).  One Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be provided for this dinner meeting.

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