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2021 North American Steel Construction Conference: The Virtual Steel Conference

April 12 - 16, 2021

Virtual Conference
United States

Tune in with us to this year’s NASCC Virtual Steel Conference featuring the World Steel Bridge Symposium! 

Our presenters are looking forward to reconnecting with fellow experts in the field to share valuable insight into the development of steel deck panel alternative to concrete- or timber-ballasted decks in railroad bridges, using the NSBA Guide to Navigating Routine Steel Bridge Design – AASHTO 9th Edition, practical examples of bridge owners utilizing building information modeling in their design process, examples from across the U.S. in which bridge teams chose steel to overcome challenging aspects of the projects, and developing more economic and effective non-composite steel box-section members for bridge construction.

Our NASCC World Bridge Symposium Sessions

Innovative Railroad Bridge Solutions

  • Monday, April 12 | 3-4 p.m. CDT
  • Speakers:
    • Nabil Hamadani, P.E., and Duncan Paterson, P.E., Ph.D., HDR
    • Joshua Orton, P.E., Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
    • Trey Ogle, P.E., Brasfield & Corrie, LLC

Steel Bridges Can be Easy with NSBA's Guide to Navigating Routine Steel Bridge Design

  • Tuesday, April 13 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT
  • Speakers:
    • Domenic Coletti, P.E., HDR
    • Brandon Chavel P.E., Ph.D., AISC

BIM for Bridges: Practical Applications From Bridge Owners

  • Tuesday, April 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. CDT
  • Speakers:
    • Connor Christian, HDR
    • Brenda Crudele, P.E., New York Department of Transportation - Office of Structures
    • Allen Melley, P.E., Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Why Recent Major Bridge Projects Used Steel

  • Wednesday, April 14 | 3-4 p.m. CDT
  • Speakers:
    • Nachiket Phansalkar and Michael Martello, P.E., HDR
    • Bruce Burt, P.E., Ruby + Associates Structural Engineers
    • Tim Francisco, P.E., Ph.D., Ruby + Associates, Inc.

Design of Economic and Effective Non-Composite Steel Box-Section Members

  • Thursday, April 15 | 9-10 a.m. CDT
  • Speakers:
    • Tony Ream, P.E., HDR
    • Don White, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology