Year: 2016

A Conversation with Nancy Huether Transportation Engineer with North Dakota Department of Transportation

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC At the recent TSP2 MWBPP meeting in Milwaukee I met Nancy Huether, Transportation Engineer with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), who is the chair of the TSP2 Midwest Bridge Preservation Partnership

A Conversation with Pete Weykamp about LTAP

Pete Weykamp at LTAP Conference, Purdue University Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC After leading the bridge preservation program with New York State DOT, Pete Weykamp has put his knowledge and experience at the service of the Local Technical

The New Concrete Surface Repair Technician (CSRT) Certification by ICRI

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) recently launched a new program, the “Concrete Surface Repair Technician” (CSRT) Certification. The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), founded in 1988, focuses on being the leading resource

A Conversation with Ed Lutgen MnDOT

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC I met Ed Lutgen Regional Bridge Construction Engineer with Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) at the Bridge Office in Oakdale, MN. We had a long conversation about bridge preservation strategies with the DOT and its

A Conversation with Joshua Sletten, Bridge Management Engineer with Utah DOT

Joshua with the kids of Panama Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Some time ago I published a post about the initiative taken by Joshua Sletten, Utah DOT, who traveled to Lura, Panama to help build a pedestrian suspension

The ECC Bendable Concrete

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Recently, CNN aired a report about America’s crumbling infrastructures. One of the topics was the so-called “bendable concrete” that was presented as an innovative solution that could extend the service life of US

Healer-Sealers for the Protection of Bridge Decks

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC It is well-known that innovation represents one of the key elements for a successful bridge preservation strategy. An interesting innovation technology for bridge deck protection entails the so called healer-sealers. These are very

From Utah to Panama Following a Humanitarian Call

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Do engineers have a warm heart? Yes and a generous one! Behind their notoriously serious face, engineers have a generous attitude, which responds to their social call. At the core of their work

A Conversation with Jeff Pouliotte about Coating Steel Bridges

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Coating steel bridges is a key technical topic with bridge preservation. It comes as no surprise that there are ten TSP2 Working Groups addressing the different aspects of this practice, from spot painting

Current and Futuristic Methods to Seal Concrete Cracks

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC There are many ways to design concrete mixes. Different types of ingredients and dosages can be used in various combinations so as to respond to construction and specification requirements. However all concrete mixes

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