Thursday, January 23, 2020
Bridge Inspection: Past, Present, and Future
Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Room: Laurel Ballroom
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35
PLEASE RSVP BY 3:30 PM ON MONDAY JANUARY 20, 2019
Please note dinner preference in response - chicken, fish, vegetarian
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Presentation
In response to the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967, the U.S. Congress established the National Bridge Inspection Standards to set policy regarding bridge inspection for the safety of bridges in the United States. Subsequently, the NBIS has evolved into an essential part of DOT structures policy and the oversight of all highway bridges in the United States. This presentation will review the origins of the NBIS and some of the major events which have occurred in the past five decades that have shaped the current policy. It will also include case studies illustrating some of the unique challenges of bridge inspection. Finally, the presentation will look at some of the emerging changes that could shape the future of bridge inspection.
Henry Fix, PE - Associate Vice President, Bridge Inspection
Henry Fix, PE, is an Associate Vice President for AECOM and works in their Conshohocken Office for the Bridge Inspection Group. He has been a Certified Bridge Inspector since 1988 and has been involved in numerous inspection and evaluation projects for highway and railroad bridges in 14 states. His portfolio of projects covers a wide variety of bridges including long-span trusses, suspension bridges, moveable bridges and cable-stayed bridges, as well as thousands of common bridges. He has been an instructor for the PennDOT Bridge Inspector Refresher Course, the PennDOT Bridge Scour Evaluation Course and lectured as an adjunct professor at Widener University. Henry has also been a design engineer and program manager for numerous bridge design and rehabilitation projects. He is a licensed professional engineer in six states and Puerto Rico. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master of Civil Engineering from Villanova University.
Please email “phillysei+meeting”<at>”gmail”<dot>”com”
**Payment must be made for the cost of dinner if you make a reservation but are not able to attend, since we must pay this cost to the caterer.**