Evaluating Alternatives to Total Bridge Replacement

Evaluating Alternatives to Total Bridge Replacement

April 22, 2020 1 p.m. ET Live Webinar

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This webinar provides 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH). Certificates are provided via email to all attending registrants per webinar within two weeks of attendance. To receive a certificate you must register independently and login and view the webinar for the duration of the event. Partial hours will be provided dependent on your participation.

This webinar will walk through several project case studies and explain how various agencies have determined that bridge substructure repair was the best alternative. Many factors including available internal resources, timelines for bridge replacement versus a bridge repair, remaining service life of the existing bridge superstructure and other substructure units, the cost of bridge replacement versus the cost of a repair, and other intangibles not easily quantified will be addressed in these project profiles.

What you’ll learn:

  • What have other professionals considered when deciding between bridge replacement or bridge substructure repair/bridge rehabilitation?
  • What are some of the bridge substructure repair techniques that have been used to return a bridge to service?
  • How long can bridge repairs be expected to last? Are these repairs temporary or long-term solutions?

Registration is limited to the first 500 attendees

Keynote Speakers

Michael Close

Michael Close

Project Development Engineer

Mike is GeoStabilization’s Bridge Project Specialist for the Eastern United States. After first earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University with a focus in structural and geotechnical engineering, Mike began his career with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in bridge design and construction. Following his stint with MDOT, Mike worked in consulting where he had the opportunity to start a bridge design unit for URS Greiner; now part of AECOM. After leaving those positions, Mike worked for several manufacturers involved in the design, manufacture, sale, and installation of bridge, retaining wall, and other far-ranging projects involving various geosynthetic materials.

A Professional Engineer licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Michigan, Mike resides in Clayton, North Carolina where he is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers; serving as past president of the Eastern North Carolina Branch.

Cameron Lobato

Cameron Lobato

Senior Vice President

Cameron served as President and Chief Engineer of GeoStabilization’s former subsidiary, GeoStabilization, Inc., since its founding in 2007. After its merger with GeoStabilization International® in 2012, Cameron became its Western Division Director until his recent promotion to Senior Vice President. Cameron is responsible for all facets of geotechnical design including project management, design, design review, and logistics. He has particular expertise in construction means and methods associated with landslide mitigation adjacent to active public highways. His geotechnical construction career began in 1996 with an established Colorado design firm, where he gained over eleven years of managing and designing experience in temporary and permanent soil nail landslide stabilization, micropile walls, rockfall mitigation, tieback stabilization, and Geosynthetically Confined Soil (GCS®) retaining walls. Cameron has designed and supervised the construction of over 400 earth retention systems and rockfall mitigation projects.

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