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WA ACI Chapter & SEAW Joint Meeting- February 16, 2022
Glendale Golf & Country Club
13440 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 746-7944

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Category: WA ACI Chapter Events

WA ACI Chapter & SEAW Joint Meeting -
February 16, 2022

Event Details 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 5:45 PM
Location: Glendale Country Club | 13440 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005

Event is at Capacity! Thank you all so much for your amazing response! 

Topic: A Presentation on the West Seattle High-rise Bridge Emergency Closure Causes, Assessments, and Response, Jointly led by the Consultant teams (WSP USA and BDI) and the Seattle Department of Transportation. We welcome Kit Loo; PE, Seattle Department of Transportation, Greg Banks, PE, SE, WSP USA, and Brett Commander, PE, Bridge Diagnostics Inc. 

Kit Loo; PE, Seattle Department of Transportation Mr. Loo is the Manager of Bridge Operations and Bridge Engineering in the Roadway Structures Division of SDOT, with more than 25 years of experience of capital delivery, bridge design, bridge inspection, and construction experience working in both the private and public sector.

Greg Banks; PE, SE, WSP USA Greg is the managing director of the structures group within the Northwest Pacific District of WSP and also serves as a voting member of PCI’s National Bridge Committee. Greg has over 20-years of experience providing civil and structural engineering design and construction support services on transportation and bridge projects. Having been involved in the design of over 75-bridge projects, Greg is well versed in nearly all aspects of bridge and transportation projects, but specializes in cast-in-place post-tensioned segmental design and construction, accelerated bridge design and construction methods, and the seismic assessment and design of bridge structures.  He focuses on practical solutions that are buildable, biddable, and maintainable.

  • Brett Commander; PE, BPI Mr. Commander is a co-founder of BDI and has led the company’s research and application of structural testing, monitoring, and non-destructive evaluation for over 30 years. He serves as the Vice President of Engineering and as a principal engineer he holds professional engineering licenses in 22 states. While much of his work has been considered innovative research, his goal has always been to produce practical results towards structural evaluation. The scientific aspect of his work has been the utilization of the latest measurement and analytical tools. The art of his engineering has been in integrating those results with corresponding design codes and to communicate useful information to infrastructure owners. 

The emergency closure of the cast-in-place post-tensioned segmental West Seattle High-rise Bridge has had a profound impact on local communities and the citywide transportation network.  This presentation focuses on topics related to the issue causing closure of the corridor, including a look into the bridge condition and structural assessments conducted, the emergency stabilization and rehabilitation designs, bridge structural health monitoring systems installed on the bridge, and then associated actions taken including development of an emergency response plan, community engagement, and traffic mitigation. The presentation will be jointly led by the Consultant teams (WSP and BDI) and the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Early Bird Registration begins Today through Sunday 2/6/22! 
Dinner and Presentation: $45.00 Early Bird | $57.00 AFTER 2/6/22
Dinner and Presentation: $20.00 Early Bird Student Price | $25.00 Student Price AFTER 2/6/22
Register HERE

Contact: Mary Bauer | [email protected] | 206.878.1622