April 26, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

Bridge Symposium

Since 2004, the SEAOI Annual Midwest Bridge Symposium has provided a forum for bridge engineers to share analysis, design and construction information from recent projects with unique and distinguishing characteristics. The 150+ attendees represent every aspect of the bridge industry: design, construction management, material suppliers, academia, general contracting, owner representatives from various Departments of Transportation + FHWA.

The Symposium is a full day event that includes more than a dozen presentations, a Keynote Lecture, a number of additional shorter presentations (Pearls), and continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch. Since the Symposium is limited to a single session, attendees benefit from the information shared in every presentation, and presenters are ensured a large audience. Certificates for 7.0 Continuing Education hours will be granted. 

The 15th Annual Midwest Bridge Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018.  

Please register by Monday, April 23 to guarantee your place.  Registrations received after that time will be honored if possible, but cannot be guaranteed.

Pictured: Kentucky Lake Bridge, Michael Baker International 
2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award Winner - Best Bridge
Image courtesy of Portal



Maggiano's Little Italy
111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL

Valet parking is available at Maggiano’s for $15/day.  Other street parking is extremely limited.



Registration and a continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 am; the program begins at 8. Lunch will be provided. The program concludes at 5 pm.

The registration fee is just $250 for members and $375 for non-members through March 26. After that, prices increase to $300 and $425, respectively.


Exhibitor Opportunities 

Limited Exhibitor Opportunities are available.  The exhibit fee is $825 and includes recognition the program, mention from the podium, one admission to the Bridge Symposium, and access to participants during breakfast, lunch and breaks during the day.  Additional representatives may attend at the member registration rate. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four different levels of corporate sponsorship:

  • Platinum: $1,000 – Recognition in program, display of a poster at event, and recognition for sponsoring lunch.  
  • Gold: $850 – Recognition in the program, display of a poster at event, and recognition during the technical session for sponsoring one of the following:     Continental Breakfast, Morning Break or Afternoon Break 
  • Silver: $600 – Recognition in the program and display of a poster at event
  • Bronze: $300 – Recognition in the program


Mohamad Faraj ( Illinois State Toll Highway Authority )
elias ajami ( Illinois state tollway )
Mohammed Zagloul ( Kapur & Associates )
John Schober ( American Bridge Company )
Sara Davis ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Kevin Irving ( AZZ )
John Horner ( Larsa )
Michael Banashek ( Horner & Shifrin, Inc. )
Greg Thompson ( RWDI Consulting Engineers )
Kevin Hooley ( Dywidag-Systems International )
Jeffrey Simkins ( Acrow Corporation of America )
Matt Ross, P.E. ( CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation )
Jim Hansel ( CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation )
Anthony Johnson ( CRSI )
Jeffrey Simkins ( Acrow Corporation of America )
Marco Loureiro ( Jacobs )
Tony Shkurti ( HNTB Corporation )