Category: Interview

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

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

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

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

What product manufacturers think of NTPEP: the voice of Sika

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services LLC Perspective of: Aamer Syed, Product Manager with Sika Corporation I met Aamer Syed, Product Manager for concrete repair products with Sika Corporation, at the ICRI Fall Convention in Kansas City. We had a

Communicating the Value of Bridge Preservation

Author: Ed Welch, NCPP-Bridge Preservation Engineer Perspective of: Dick Dunne, Director of Structural Engineering services, Michael Baker, Inc. Dick is the former NJDOT Bridge Engineer and brings both an Owner and Consultant perspective to this topic. Dick’s Key Points on

A Conversation with Ted Hopwood about NTPEP

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services LLC Interview with: Ted Hopwood, P.E., Engineer Associate with KY Transportation Center The National Testing Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) by AASHTO is dedicated to the US highway industry. In the last 10 years it has gathered

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