IEEE PI2 Austin, August 2020, Tech Meeting, "THE FIU PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE COLLAPSE: HOW DID ENGINEERS ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?"

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IEEE PI2 Austin, August 2020, Tech Meeting

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Abstract: On March 15, 2018, a 175-foot-long span collapsed while under construction at Florida International University.  Surprisingly, the bridge was in severe distress a few days before the collapse and engineers and workers were actively trying to strengthen the structure at the time of failure.  This talk will examine the mistakes that experienced bridge professionals made that resulted in the deaths of one worker and five motorists.



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  • Via WebEx
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States
  • If you plan to attend, please RSVP via e-mail to "pi2-secretary@ieee.org".

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE PI2 Secretary
  • Starts 27 July 2020 07:16 PM
  • Ends 24 August 2020 05:16 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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  Speakers

Dean Van Landuyt, P.E

Dean Van Landuyt, P.E of Architectural Engineers Collaborative

Biography:

Dean Van Landuyt has a BSCE and MSE from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a staff design engineer for the Bridge Division at the Texas Department of Transportation for 30 years.   Among his designs are the U.S. 183 Elevated in Austin, the U.S. 281 long-span bridge in Marble Falls and the one-of-a-kind precast concrete arch bridge in downtown Fort Worth.  He currently is an engineer with Architectural Engineers Collaborative and designing new pedestrian bridges across Waller Creek in downtown Austin.

Address:Texas, United States

Mark J. Bloschock Jr.

Mark J. Bloschock Jr. of VRX. Inc.

Biography:

Mark Bloschock has more than 35 years of highway design, construction and maintenance experience, with an emphasis on bridge design and construction along with national and international road safety expertise. His background includes analysis of pavement or structural damage; reconstruction and rehabilitation of bridges; value engineering; and litigation support services related to structural damage and highway safety hardware including bridge rail, median barriers, cable barrier, guardrail, and crash cushions. He is retired from TxDOT Bridge Division and currently works for VRX. Inc. in Plano, Texas as a technical advisor and safety engineer to the North Texas Tollway Authority.





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Program 6:30 to 7:30 PM