TRB Webinar: Casting Connections – Improving Performance and Durability of Steel Bridges

June 17, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

What are some advantages to using castings in complex connections of steel bridges? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss material properties and design considerations of cast nodes on bridges. Presenters will identify the potential for castings on steel bridges and compare the performance and durability of these castings to welded assemblies. They will describe applications for cast nodes in order for engineers to use them to improve bridge connections and provide a case study of a bridge that used cast nodes.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Steel Bridges.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Introductory remarks: Ronnie Medlock, High Steel Structures
  2. Design advantages and performance of cast nodes: Jennifer Anna Pazdon, Cast Connex
  3. Use of cast nodes on the Fanny Appleton Bridge: Matthew Conso, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  4. Question and answer session: Ronnie Medlock, High Steel Structures

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the benefits of castings in bridges structures

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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Registration questions? Contact Elaine Ferrell.