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Awards Series: New Bridges, Transportation Structures, and Other Structures

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Dublin Link Pedestrian Bridge
This presentation will discuss the design process used to develop the iconic Dublin Link Pedestrian Bridge from the earliest concepts to the final vision. The discussion will include the ethos of balance, lightness, and the use of fundamental principles to direct the design concept; the derivation of the alignment and material aesthetic from the surrounding context; and the use of stress to shape the expressive form of the central tower and single-sided suspension cables.

Presented by: Paul Endres, SE, FAIA, Endrestudio

Painting Michigan's 'Mighty Mac': The Mackinac Bridge Paint Platform Project
As part of this 5-mile long suspension bridge's first stripping and repainting in its 60+ year history, engineers designed platforms that allowed for removal and collection of the original lead-based paint and repainting of the bridge’s 552-foot towers. The platform was designed as an enclosed, lightweight modular space frame capable of sustaining 100mph+ winds – a two-story movable steel and aluminum structure that encircled each tower leg. A second platform, consisting of steel box trusses, was used for the struts connecting the tower legs.

Presented by: Drew Twarek, PE, SE, Ruby + Associates, Inc. Structural Engineers

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education for the live session only.
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  • This will be available as a recording, with no PDH attached.

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  • Paul Endres, SE, FAIA

    Paul Endres, SE, FAIA is both an Architect and Structural Engineer who works towards a direct integration of structural expression in the creation of architecturally engaging spaces. He leads Endrestudio, a uniquely integrated research and design practice with a 25-year history of design excellence on more than a thousand expressive, unique, and memorable projects across the United States and around the world.

  • Drew Twarek, PE, SE

    Drew Twarek, PE, SE, is a Project Manager with WBE-Certified Ruby+Associates, Inc. Structural Engineers in Bingham Farms, Michigan. He leads the firm’s Construction Engineering service group and Technology Team, and he has 15 years of experience, including specialized work in heavy lifting and rigging, erection procedure/stability analysis, industrial steel design and detailing, and connection design. Drew is active in professional industry groups and serves as treasurer for the Structural Engineers Association of Michigan; is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Institute of Steel Construction. 

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June 23, 2021
Wed 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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