February 20, 2020 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

 

 

Mark D. Shaffer of IDOT will explain current and future IDOT policy changes.  This will include explanation of the background for the revisions, such as changes in AASHTO design requirements or safety considerations.  It also will include a brief overview of the calculations and detailing issues that led to the final policy.  Structural engineers who work frequently with IDOT are encouraged to attend.

 
Learning objectives will be:
 
  • Understanding the objectives of recent IDOT policy updates
  • Learning the derivations of many standard details and formulas in the Bridge Manual
  • Preview of forthcoming design revisions and specification changes

Specific Topics Include:

  • Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH 2016)
  • Constant slope parapets
  • New steel railing crash testing
  • Other (temporary concrete barrier, barrier terminals, etc.)
  • Integral Abutment Research and Policy
  • Recent Prestressed Concrete Beam Detail and Policy Updates
  • Steel Analysis and Details
  • Steel Structure Coating Policy
  • Guide Specifications for Wind Loads for Bridges under Construction
  • Modular Joint Details
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction Scorecard
  • Noise Wall Design and Detail Policy
  • Alternate Jointed Abutment Details
  • Conversion of Jointed Abutments to Integral Abutments
  • Elastomeric Bearing Updates
  • IDOT Seismic Policy Update
  • National research update (new maps, performance-based design)
  • Displacement-based design
  • Prescriptive details
  • UIUC research on isolation characteristics of standard IDOT elastomeric bearings
  • Illinois earthquake response and recovery plan (brief overview)

Location

Hilton Garden Inn
3100 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. CE certificates will be emailed to participants after the event.

Registration

Registration is $280 for members and $390 for non-members.

Government Employee Registration is  $133. Government Employees shall be from the following organizations:

  • Departments of Transportation (City or State), including IDOT, CDOT, ISTHA, etc. 
  • RTA - Chicago Transit Authority/Metra/Pace 
  • Chicago Building Department

About the Speaker


Mark D. Shaffer, P.E., S.E., Policy, Standards, and Final Plan Control Unit Chief
Bureau of Bridges and Structures
Illinois Department of Transportation

Mark Shaffer is the Bridge Design Policy Engineer for Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).  He oversees the incorporation of AASHTO policy into IDOT standards and works with other engineers and researchers to determine innovative and cost-effective solutions to bridge engineering issues.  He also works with national institutions such as TRB and NCEES to help maintain the quality and innovation present in the bridge engineering community.

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Participants

Larry Gowler ( HMG Engineers )
William Flannigan ( AECOM )
Phillip Frey ( T.Y. Lin International )
Venkat Ramana Reddy Vootukuri ( Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. )
Mark Henderson ( Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. )
Dan Filice ( Gannett Fleming Inc. )
Jessy Rojas ( RGE Engineering )
Ryan Doerrer ( SE3, LLC )
Jeremy Stapleton ( SE3, LLC )
Raymond Bassim ( SE3, LLC )
Chad Clauson ( Wendler Engineering Services )
Scott Brown ( Wendler Engineering Services )
Craig Phillips ( Stanley Consultants )
Joseph Lowrance ( Farnsworth Group )
Will Colletti ( TranSystems )
Laramie McMasters ( Maurer-Stutz, Inc. )
Kristen Fields ( TERRA Engineering, Ltd. )
Eric Lagemann ( FUHRMANN Engineering, Inc. )
Tim Friederich ( FUHRMANN Engineering, Inc. )
Gerald Rotherham ( Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering &Testing, Inc. )
Jon Derner ( Horner & Shifrin )
Kashif Ali Syed ( Greene & Bradford, Inc. )
Jonathan Beckstrom ( Michael Baker International )
Rami Asfahani ( Ciorba Group )
Brent Taylor ( Rhutasel & Associates )
John Peradotti ( Rhutasel and Associates )
Hemal Patel ( EXP )
Michael Mendenhall ( Hanson Professional Services, Inc. )
Bryan Swanson ( Maurer-Stutz, Inc. )
Chou-Yu Yong ( Michael Baker International )
Michael Cummins ( Cummins Engineering Corp. )
Albert Niemerg ( Cummins Engineering Corp. )
Joseph Young ( Cummins Engineering Corporation )
Ralph Otrembiak ( Garza Karhoff Engineering, LLC )
Lukas Janulis ( Orion Engineers )
amber seiber ( Collins Engineers )
Jason Stith ( Michael Baker International )
Mike Dooley ( ESCA Consultants, Inc. )
Roger Winkelmann ( STV )
Michael Johnson ( PCI of Illinois & Wisconsin )
Kurt Naus ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Jennifer Drake
Mathew Ingram ( Jacobs )
Leonardo Marcatelli ( Crawford, Murphy & Tilly )
Sarah Anderson ( Prairie Engineers )
Ron Breville ( Lochmueller Group )
Calvin Austiff ( Lochmueller Group )
Benjamin Nebel ( Hutchison Engineering, Inc. )
Corey Mason ( Hutchison Engineering, Inc. )
Stefan Mierzwa ( Hutchison Engineering, inc. )
Sadit Maharjan ( Hutchison Engineering, Inc. )
Tyler Ziegler ( Civil Design Inc. )
Dan Schriks
Kaitlyn Schmollinger ( Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC )
Luis Pinillos ( Acrow )
Emma Kay ( Burns & McDonnell )
Andrew Underwager ( HR Green )
Joseph Heger ( Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc. )
Zhang Chen ( Garza Karhoff Enginnering llc )
Michael Quirin ( HDR )
Matt Hardy ( Benton & Associates, Inc. )
Dan Howell ( Farnsworth Group )
Matthew Joost ( TWM, Inc. )
David Holdener ( TWM, Inc. )
Brandon Poiter ( TWM, Inc. )
Tommy Ryan ( TWM, Inc. )
Adam Rutz ( TWM, Inc. )
Kermit Christmann ( TWM, Inc. )
Aaron Schafer ( Klingner & Associates PC )
Jordan Primus ( Willett Hofmann & Associates, Inc. )
Michael Haley ( Lin Engineering, Ltd. )
Richard Kerhlikar ( Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. )
Mary Lou Kutska ( Ciorba Group )
Michael Wagner ( Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. )
Brian Converse ( Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. )
Peter Pascua ( Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. )
Michael Leslie ( Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. )
Robert Peters ( EJM Engineering, Inc. )
Vincent Tabor ( Lin Engineering, Ltd. )
Alan Lukens ( Klinger & Associates, P.C. )
David Greifzu ( V3 Companies )
Thomas Casson ( Menard County Highway Department )
Chris Linneman ( EFK Moen )
Mark Shaffer ( Illinois Department of Transportation )