Roads Scholar II > Short Span Steel Bridges

Program Topics:
Short span bridges provide vital links in the nation's infrastructure. Yet, nearly a quarter of these bridges are classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. According to ASCE, more to 30% of existing bridges have exceeded their 50-year design life. This situation presents a significant challenge for state and local governments. The steel industry has developed technological and design innovations for bridges < 140 feet that save significant time and costs. 

Michael Barker, PE., Karl Barth, PE., Greg Michaelson, Joel Hahm, PE., Melissa Lindsley, and Jeff Carlson collectively represent the University of Wyoming, Marshall University, Big R Bridge, the American Galvanizers Association, and the National Steel Bridge Alliance. Their combined expertise covers steel brdige research, field testing, specifications, design, behavior, construction, and hot-dip galvanizing. These spearkers are familiar with educating and providing technical assistance related to steel bridges. 

Cancellation Policy 
A full refund or credit will be allowed if you cancel no later than 3 business days prior to the training. Otherwise, you will forfeit the registration fee due to our incurred expenses. Someone may substitute for you during the on-site registration.

Registration Fee 
The registration fee for this workshop is $50 per person for employees of government agencies, and $75 per person for non-government agencies. Fee includes class handout and lunch. Invoices will be sent upon receipt of registration form. Invoices can be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Special Notes
To receive credit for attendance, participants must check in at registration, attend the entire course, and receive the certificate presented at the end of the course. An attendee will not be eligible to receive credit if he or she arrives more than 60 minutes after the class has started or leaves before the class is finished. By registering for the class, you are enrolling in the Roads Scholar II Program, which allows us to track your classes.

Instructor Bios

Dr. Michael Barker is a Professor of Civil and Architechtural Engineering at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Barker is a Bridge Technology Center representative to the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance. His primary research pertains to steel bridges, experimental testing, bridge design specifications, bridge field testing, high performance steel and reliability analysis of structures. 

Dr. Karl Barth is the Jack H. Samples Distinguished Professor at West Virginia University. His focus is in steel bridge design, behavior and analysis. He is a member of the AISI SMDI Steel Bridge task force and is the former chair of TRB AFF20 - Methods of Analysis of Steel Bridges and the SSRC Task Group on Plate and Box Girders.

Dr. Greg Michaelson is a faculty in the Weisberg Division of Engineering at Marshall University. He completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at West Virginia University in 2014, emphasizing in structural engineering and highway bridge design. Dr. Michaelson's research interests include efficiency and economics of steel bridge design, modular/accelerated bridge construction, and experimental investigation of structural systems.

Joel Hahm's primary role as a Senior Engineer at Big R Bridge is working with consultants, contractors, and agencies to help develop Buried Bridge projects. He has over 20 years of experience in design, consulting, and manufacturing, with an emphasis on construction materials, education, and training, construction, and practical applications of engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 26 states and he is actively involved in the development of design and construction specifications involving Buried Bridges through leadership on various ASTM, AREMA, AASHTO, and TRB committees. Joel is also chair of the TRB Subcommittee on Buried Bridges.

Melissa Lindsley is the Marketing Director for the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) after being promoted twice within the organization since 2005. Melissa develops the marketing initiatives of the AGA and is recognized as a leading voice for the galvanizing industry. She educates architechts, engineers, fabricators, owners, and other specifiers about the technical aspects and benefits of hot-dip galvanizing.

Jeff Carlson is the West Regional Director of the National Steel Bridge Alliance, a division of the American Institute of Steel Consruction. He represents the steel bridge fabricating industry on matters of steel bridge fabrication and construction. Jeff's role with the NSBA is to provide technical assistance, education tools and resources pertaining to steel, economic and market information, national representation on transportation-related legislative issues, and university support programs. Prior to joining the NSBA, he spent 7 years as a consulting engineer. He holds three degrees: an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, a graduate degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the University of Denver. 

Training Dates & Locations
All Classes 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

October 10, 2017 - Castle Rock
Douglas County Fairgrounds
500 Fairgrounds Dr.
October 11, 2017 - Grand Junction
CDOT Mesa Conference Room
606 S. 9th Street