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A Conversation with Michael Johnson, Caltrans

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Michael Johnson is the State Transportation Asset Management Engineer at Caltrans, a responsibility that includes the management of both bridges and roads. Beyond his work at Caltrans, Michael is very active in the

A Manufacturer’s Perspective: Kwik Bond Polymers

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Kwik Bond Polymers based in Benicia, California, is regarded as the largest supplier of polyester polymer concrete in the USA specializing in bridge overlays and concrete repairs. The company also offers thin epoxy

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

Spotlight – “Bridge Notes” Initiative by Oregon DOT

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC A new communication initiative comes from Oregon DOT (ODOT). It is the “Bridge Notes” released on the ODOT web site under the Spotlight banner. It started on January 2016. http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BRIDGE/pages/index.aspx ODOT Bridge Notes

Modern Trends for Concrete Repair – My Top Three

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC The upcoming International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Convention in Fort Worth, TX, from October 14 to 16, is titled “Modern Trends in the Repair Industry”. The Convention will gather consulting engineers, contractors, owners

A Conversation with Peter DeNicola about Life-Cycle Analysis

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Perspective of: Peter DeNicola, Evonik Corporation Peter DeNicola, Technical Marketing Manager with Evonik Corporation, is an expert with bridge preservation and maintenance, also having a deep expertise with concrete deck sealers. Along with

A conversation about NTPEP with Paul Vinik, State Structural Material Systems Engineer at Florida Department of Transportation

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Perspective of: Paul Vinik, Florida DOT In my fifth and final conversation about NTPEP,  I am speaking with Paul Vinik, State Structural Material Systems Engineer at the Florida DOT, a state that makes

At the core of NTPEP program: a conversation with Katheryn Malusky and Derrick Castle – PART 2

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Perspective of: Katheryn Malusky and Derrick Castle Here is the second part of my conversation with Katheryn Malusky and Derrick Castle about the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP).  In this conversation we

At the core of the NTPEP program: A conversation with Katheryn Malusky and Derrick Castle – PART 1

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Perspective of: Katheryn Malusky and Derrick Castle I have had a long, interesting conversation with two people who are at the center of the action with the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP),

Communicating the Value of Bridge Preservation

Author: Ed Welch, NCPP-Bridge Preservation Engineer Perspective of: Jim Moulthrop, Executive Director FP2 Jim has had considerable experience with the marketing of the Preservation Perspective for pavements thru the Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP2), a nonprofit trade association compiled of

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