FREE WITH YOUR NEW NJSPE MEMBERSHIP
Joining the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers gives you the tools and services to be better informed and better connected within the professional engineering community. Membership benefits include networking opportunities, discounted fees on webinars and events, a voice in the government relations efforts, fifteen online development seminars, news of the profession and more!
Our Continuing Education Webinar series continues to bring top professionals and hot topics in our field right to your desktop. If you become a member of NJSPE today, you will receive this Continuing Education Webinar on April 28th for free – a $149 value. Membership is $299 and covers membership in the National Society, integrated state society, and local chapter for one full year
Offering 3 PDH’s credits for PE’s in NJ, NY and other states that accept NJSPE accredited programs.
Friday, April 28, 2023
9AM – 12PM
Modular Bridges (1 PDH)
Speaker: Bob Rose
Northeast Sales Manager, Acrow Bridge
Explore the history and designing of modular bridging with top bridging expert Bob Rose. Learn about the various features, benefits, basic components, and truss configurations of modular bridging. The presentation will also include applications and installation methods. Mr. Rose will also share details on specific New Jersey projects.
Bob Rose is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a business and marketing degree. He has worked in the Bridge and Highway industry for the over 35 years, first with Ashland Chemical coating division, then as the National Sales Manager for the D S Brown Co. D S Brown is the leading designer and manufacture of expansion joints and bearings in the US. In 2016, he joined Acrow Bridge as the Northeast Sales Manager covering New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Acrow Bridge is a full-service design and engineering firm that specializes in prefabricated modular steel bridging solutions for permanent installations, temporary installation, construction access and emergency use.
The Replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge – Phase 2 (1 PDH)
Speaker: Kwok L. Tam, P.E.
Vice President, WSP USA
Listen to Kwok L. Tam, P.E., Vice President, National Bridges & Structures Practice at WSP USA, talk about the new Kosciuszko Bridge that replaces a 1.1-mile segment of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway over Newtown Creek with two parallel, modern, and innovative structures each with a single-tower cable-stayed main span. The signature structures carry an estimated 180,000 vehicles per day and provide a gateway between Brooklyn and Queens and reshape the skyline of these two New York City boroughs. State of the art methods were employed to help reduce future maintenance requirements and to provide for a 100-year service life of the bridge. The methodology used to also protect against chloride infiltration and premature deterioration will be discussed, as well as the design practices used to protect against future concrete spalling and cracking.
Mr. Tam has over 30 years of experience in providing structural engineering, seismic analysis, design, and inspection services for major bridges and highway structures. His project experience includes project management/coordination and engineering design of numerous structures throughout the New York metropolitan area, as well as in Asia. He is deeply involved in all aspects of bridge design, including the development of design plans, writing of special specifications, developing engineer’s cost estimates, and the construction phase. He specializes in long-span bridges of all types, particularly cable-stayed bridges.
Special Inspections/Third Party Inspections (1 PDH)
Speaker: Laurence W. Keller, P.E.
Vice President, Whitestone Associates, Inc,
Special inspections were developed and codified to minimize improper construction and ensure that the design-professional-in-responsible-charge remains engaged in the construction process to reduce project defects and failures. As such, one of the major functions of design professionals occurs after the design plans are approved and a building permit is issued through the special inspection program. Join us for a presentation by Laurence W. Keller, P.E. from Whitestone Associates, Inc. on special inspection code requirements and responsibilities.
Laurence W. Keller is a licensed professional engineer and Vice President at Whitestone Associates, Inc, which is a New Jersey-based materials testing, geotechnical engineering, and environmental firm, providing consulting services for more than 25 years. Mr. Keller routinely provides construction materials testing, special inspections, and geotechnical engineering services throughout the Eastern U.S. and is responsible for performance and management of Whitestone’s special inspection services.