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SEAOI/NCSEA 17th Annual Bridge Symposium: Day 3


Schedule of Events:
12:00-12:30 PM
Education Session #6: MASH TL-5 Testing of Six-Foot Tall Barriers with a Noise Abatement Wall
Recently crash test 6-foot constant slope barrier and F-shape barrier with noise abatement walls attached. The crash test included MASH TL-5 tests 5-10 (1100C Test Vehicle), 5-11 (2270P Test Vehicle) and 5-12 (3+6000V Test Vehicle). The assessment of each of the crash tests by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) indicates that the Illinois Tollway Constant Slope Barrier and F-shape barrier passed the MASH evaluation criteria.
Ahmad Hammad, PhD, PE, SE

12:30-1:00 PM
Education Session #7: I-480 Valley View Bridge Structural Steel Erection Analysis
The I-480 Valley View Bridge Project includes construction of a new high-level median bridge situated between an existing pair of bridges carrying eastbound and westbound I-480 over the Cuyahoga River Valley near Cleveland, Ohio. The presentation will include a project overview and discussion of structural steel erection for the new bridge using overhead gantries, with an emphasis on the structural modeling and analysis of the existing eastbound and westbound bridge structural steel to confirm the feasibility and adequacy of the existing structures to support the steel erection loads.
Randy Thomas, PE

1:00-1:15 PM

1:15-1:45 PM
Education Session #8: Enhancing Bridge Design with Architectural Lighting
The rapid advancement in technology impacts several facets of bridge design. A specific impact in the last few years that has reached new levels not imagined 10 years ago is architectural lighting. Bridges have been renown for the structural and architectural significance for ages. This significance has transcended over the last few years to include a specific focus on architectural lighting and its importance. The lighting on bridges enhances the impact and brings forth another dimension not visualized during the daytime.
Terry Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP

1:45-1:52 PM
Pearl #2: Roselle Road a Simple, Aesthetically Pleasing Pedestrian Bridge
The project purpose is to improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility along a heavily trafficked corridor at the north end of Schaumburg. Roselle Road, which carries over 33,000 vehicles per day in this location, had no means for pedestrians to get from the heavily residential area south of I-90 to the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve north of I-90 and Central Road. Given the high visibility of this crossing, the Village elected to emphasize the aesthetics of the bridge from a motorist and pedestrian perspective. To enhance the user’s experience the 5-span, 750’ long bridge features a gently S-shaped horizontal alignment with radii of 1,500’ and 1,075’. To cross over Central Road and a Tributary of Salt Creek, the bridge was scoped as 5 spans of 750’ total length.
Salvatore Di Bernardo, PE, SE

1:52-1:55 PM
Thank You from Our Sponsor!
Jacobs Engineering Group

The registration fee for the Bridge Symposium is $395 for members ($600 for nonmembers), which includes all 7 hours of live education (Please note: the PDH for recordings may not equal to 7 hours of education).
  • Purchase all 4 webinars in the Seminar and have access to the recordings for 1 Year.
  • Recording will be made available after the final date or presentations on Aug. 27, 2020.
  • Each registration is per person. As a result, only the registrant will be able to receive PDHs. Have a group of 5 or more? Contact NCSEA to receive a group discount.

Please note: These webinars are not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription.


  • Ahmad Hammad, PhD, PE, SE

    Ahmad Hammad, PhD, PE, SE, received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ahmad has over two decades of experience in the design and rehabilitation of highway and transit structures as well as buildings. In addition, he is a registered structural engineer in the state of Illinois and a registered professional engineer in many states. Ahmad has published several refereed papers. Ahmad currently serves as the Structures Mangers for the Illinois Tollway GEC.

  • Randy Thomas, PE

    Randy Thomas, PE, is a principal bridge engineer based in Jacobs’ Milwaukee office, where he leads bridge design teams on highway and rail projects throughout the US and beyond. He received his BSCE from Virginia Tech and MSCE from the University of Wyoming. Randy is the Lead Bridge Engineer for the I-480 Valley View Bridge Project.

  • Terry Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP

    Terry Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP, is the head of the transit and infrastructure studio as principal at JLK Architects in Chicago, where he is involved in all phases of their transportation projects, including bridge design. He has completed a wide array of City of Chicago projects during his 25-year career, including architectural design involvement on North Avenue, Wells St., and Halsted over the Canal Bridges. Terry is currently involved in the Phase II design of the Division St. bridges over the River and Canal and future Lake St. and Taylor Street bascule bridge projects. His non-transportation work includes LEED certified schools, libraries, Riverwalk projects, and university projects. Terry graduated with a master’s in architecture from Tulane University in 1993. He is a licensed architect in Illinois and LEED accredited for new construction projects.

  • Salvatore Di Bernardo, PE, SE

    Mr. DiBernardo has over 28 years of experience in inspection, concept studies, structural analysis, design and construction management for bridges and other transportation related projects. He is a past president of SEAOI who authored and presented papers to various international conferences. Mr. Di Bernardo received a Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy; a master’s degree from MIT; and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

August 20, 2020
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 2H 0M

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