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2019 Michigan Bridge Conference

PRESENTATIONS - Day 1: Educational Sessions

1. Introduction - video 1 and video 2
Chris Gibertson—Center for Technology & Training

2. National Bridge Inspection (NBI) Program Overview
Sonny Jadun, PE – FHWA;   Ralph Pauly, PE – FHWA

3. NBI Program Metric 12
Sonny Jadun, PE—FHWA Resource Center
Allie Nadjarian, PE—MDOT

4. NBI Program Metric 13 & 14 - part 1 and part 2
Thomas Saad, PE—FHWA Resource Center
Creightyn McMunn, PE—MDOT

5. NBI Program Metric 15- part 1 and part 2
Sonny Jadun, PE—FHWA Resource Center
Brian Zakrezewski, PE—MDOT

6. NBI Program Metric 18
Erik Carlson, PE—MDOT Hydraulic Unit
Allie Nadjarian, PE—MDOT

7. Inspection Technology: 3D Bridge App
Reid Sawtell—Michigan Tech Research Institute

8. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program
Allie Nadjarian, PE—MDOT
Eric Rickert, PE—Great Lake Engineering Group
Rich Kathrens, PE—Spicer Group, Inc.
Amy Trahey, PE—Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC

9. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Case Study
Amy Trahey, PE—Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC



1. FHWA Update
Ralph Pauly, PE—FHWA

2. MDOT Update
Matt Chynoweth, PE – MDOT

3. Local Bridge Program Update
Keith Cooper, PE—MDOT

4. Question & Answer

5. Bridge Construction/Railroad Coordination
Ryan Hoensheid, PE—MDOT Office of Rail

6. Channel Design at Road-Stream Crossings
Holly Vickers—MDEQ Transportation Review Unit
James Watling, PE—MDEQ Water Resources Division

7. Bridge Bundling
Beckie Curtis, PE—MDOT

8. Bridge Asset Management
Beckie Curtis, PE—MDOT

9. Routine Bridge Inspection Using a Drone
Jason Fogg, PE—HDR, Inc.
Mile Wilson, PE—MDOT

10. Technical Aspects of GRS/IBS Bridge Design & Construction
Craig Schripsema, PE—OHM Advisors

11. Substructure Repair
Michael Close, PE—GeoStabilization International

12. 2018 Anchor Link Replacement on Original Blue Water Bridge
Craig Dashner, PE—OHM Advisors
Tom Bachmayer—OHM Advisors