Year: 2017

A Conversation with Judith Corley-Lay

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC In April 2017 Judith Corley-Lay took the leadership of the National Center for Pavement Preservation team thus succeeding to Larry Galehouse after his retirement.  Judith comes to NCPP and TSP2 with an impressive

A Conversation with Kevin Irving with AZZ Metal Coatings

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Steel corrosion tops the list of bridge preservation problems. It shortens the service life of bridges and can pose a safety issue. Once corrosion has started, it is very difficult, almost impossible, to

A Conversation with Jeffrey Milton with VDOT

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Jeffrey Milton, Bridge Preservation Specialist with Virginia DOT (VDOT), is a bridge preservation leader in his State and at national level. Jeffrey is member of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Maintenance chairing the Technical

Emphasis on Case Studies at the MWBPP Meeting in Early November

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Bridge preservation case studies will be featured at the 2017 Midwest Bridge Preservation Partnership (MWBPP) meeting held at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN on November 6-8. The meeting will also focus

A Conversation with David Miller, Chief Maintenance Engineer with Louisiana DOTD

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC About one year ago, David Miller was promoted to the Chief Maintenance Engineer position at the Louisiana DOTD (LaDOTD). Before that he served for several years as the Bridge Maintenance Engineer for the

Deck Preservation and Retaining Systems are Key Topics at the Upcoming NEBPP in NJ

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC In less than two months, on September 11-13, the Northeast Bridge Preservation Partnership (NEBPP) meeting is scheduled to take place in New Brunswick, NJ. The meeting encompasses four sessions: deck preservation, research needs,

A Conversation with Graham Bettis, Director of Field Operations with TxDOT

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC I met Graham Bettis at the recent TSP2 SEBPP meeting in Charleston, WV, where he spoke about bridge preservation experiences at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in the events of extreme flooding.

A conversation with Keith Kesner about the new ACI 562-16 Concrete Repair Code

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC I met Keith Kesner at a monthly educational meeting organized by the Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC) in St. Paul, MN, when he gave a very informative presentation about the American Concrete Institute (ACI)

A Conversation with Bill Oliva, Chief of Structural Development for Wisconsin DOT

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Bill Oliva is a recognized leader in bridge preservation and asset management at both the national and State level. He is the Chief of Structural Development for Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT) and participates in

Is the Practice of Bridge Preservation Heroic?

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC A recent article published in The New Yorker magazine draws a parallel between the practice of incremental care in medicine and the preservation of bridges and infrastructures.    The author, Atul Gawande, characterizes

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