2015 Nebraska Bridge Conference

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (Day One)
  8:00‑12:00 Registration
  9:00‑12:00 Pre-Conference
Optional Individual BrM Q & A session
Jeff Handeland and Wayne Patras
General Session
Moderator: Babrak Niazi
  12:00 Lunch (provided)
  1:00 Welcome and Introduction
Mark Traynowicz
  1:15 QA Program 2014 Findings and Recommendations
Matt Johnson, Transystems
  1:35 Vendors Introduction
  1:45 Well-­Timed Bridge Preservation
Mike Vigil
  2:15 Staged-Construction of Replacement Bridges
Steve Reneker, K.M.
  2:45 Break
  3:15 HS20 vs HL93 Bridge Design Loading
Fouad Jaber
  4:00 BrM Best Practices
Kent Miller, Wayne Patras
  4:30 NBIS Metrics
David Mraz, FHWA
  4:45 Fracture Critical Program and Lessons Learned
Roe Enchayan
  5:00 End of Day One - Dinner on Your Own
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (Day Two)
General Session
Moderator: Kent Miller
  6:45 Breakfast Buffet (provided)
  8:00 Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System Implementation, Primrose, Nebraska
Videos (.wmv): Deck, Ductal, Girder, Timelapse
Jason Volz
  8:30 Bridge Repair
Joel Rossman
  9:00 Understanding the Proposed Minimum Standards for Bridge Maintenance, Repair and Replacement
Roger Figard and LeMoyne Schulz
  10:00 Break
  10:30 Bridge Record Keeping
Dennis Wilson, Sarpy County
  11:00 Scour/Hydraulics Updates
Walter Rutherford
  11:30 Major Bridge Program, Local Bridge Selection Policy Handout
Larry Legg
  11:50 LTAP Updates
Nate Hoeckelman
  12:00 Lunch (provided) - End of Conference