SEAOI 12th Annual Midwest APRIL 23th, 2015

12th Annual
SEAOI
Midwest
Bridge Symposium
CALL FOR
ABSTRACTS
APRIL 23th, 2015
MAGGIANO’s
111 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
Si n ce 2 0 0 4 , t h e SEA OI Annu al Mid w e s t B rid g e S y m p os iu m ha s
be e n h e l d i n C h i ca go to p rovid e a f oru m f or b rid g e e ng ine e rs
t o sh a r e a n a l ysi s, de si g n and c ons tru c tion inf orm a tion f rom
r e ce n t pr o j e ct s wi t h u n i q u e and d is ting u is hing c harac te ris tic s .
T ypi ca l l y, t h e 1 5 0 + a t t e nd e e s re p re s e nt e ve ry as p e c t of the
br i dge i n du st r y i n cl u di ng : d e s ig n, c ons tru c tion m ana g e m e nt,
m a t e r i a l su ppl i e r s, a c a d e m ia, g e ne ral c ontrac ting , ow ne r
r e pr e se n t a t i v e s fr o m v a riou s D e p artm e nts of Trans p orta tion +
FHWA.
T E C H N I CA L P RO G R A M
The Symposium is comprised of a single session with a
continental breakfast + a delicious family-style lunch. It
is anticipated the session will include more than a dozen
presentations including a Keynote Lecture, plus a number
of additional shorter presentations. Since the Symposium
is limited to a single session, attendees benefit from the
information shared in every presentation + presenters are
ensured a large audience. Certifications for 7.5 Continuing
Education hours will be made available to all attendees.
CA L L FO R A B S T R AC T S
Individuals wishing to provide a 25-minute and/or a
5-minute presentation are invited to submit an abstract
(MS-WORD format) on any general interest subject related
to the analysis, design, construction inspection, or in-place
monitoring of bridge projects. The abstract should be written
in English and should not exceed 500 words. Authors may
submit more than one abstract. The Symposium registration
fee will be waived for the presenting author.
The following information must be given on the top of the
abstract:
• Name of Conference (12th Annual SEAOI Midwest
Bridge Symposium)
• Full name, e-mail, and full address of the authors
• Title of the presentation
• A number of key words
• Affiliation
• Sponsorship/Client for Project
5 MINUTE PEARLS
The Committee invites submittal of short abstracts for
5-minute presentations about any bridge related topic
that is worth sharing with the attendees. The suggested
topic should be innovative, useful, and/or practical.
Contact [email protected]
S U B M I T TA L I N S T R U C T I O N S
Abstracts must be submitted by e-mail, fax,
regular mail or courier service to the address
below no later than January 15, 2015.
Elizabeth O’Connor
Executive Director, SEAOI
134 N LaSalle Street
Suite 1910
Chicago, IL 60602
+1.312.726.4165 x301 ( p )
+1.312.277.1991 ( f )
[email protected]
I M P O R TA N T DAT E S
CO R P O R AT E S P O N S O R S H I P
Deadline for Abstracts | January 15, 2014
Acceptance of Abstracts | January 31, 2015
Deadline for Speaker Materials | April 1, 2015
Deadline for Early Registration | April 16, 2015
Deadline for PowerPoint Presentation | April 20, 2015
Symposium Date | April 23, 2015
T E C H N I CA L P R E S E N TAT I O N S
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Corresponding authors will be notified of
acceptance by the organizing committee
in January 2015. Additional information
will be provided following acceptance.
Authors of selected abstracts will be asked
to provide program information and
preliminary versions of their presentations
by April 1. MS-PowerPoint Presentations
must be submitted on CD-ROM, USB drive,
or through a ftp site no later than April 20.
Any updated information pertaining to
registration, including on-line registration
+ registration forms, can be found at the
following link:
SEAOI reserves the right to reproduce
information submitted as part of any
symposium presentation.
www.seaoi.org/symposia.htm
EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
Limited
Exhibitor
Opportunities
are
available. Exhibitors will receive recognition
in the program plus an opportunity for a
two-minute presentation, one admittance
to the Bridge Symposium, and access
to participants during breakfast, lunch
and breaks during the day. For more
information, please contact Elizabeth
O’Connor at [email protected]
Companies interested in sponsoring
this event are invited to contact SEAOI
Executive Director, Elizabeth O’Connor, at
the SEAOI office. There are four different
levels of corporate sponsorship.
The
following are the costs and respective
benefits for each of the four levels.
Platinum: $1,000 – Recognition in program,
poster exhibit at event, and recognition for
sponsoring lunch. An application form and
instructions for corporate sponsorship can
be found on the SEAOI website.
Gold: $850 – Recognition in the program,
poster exhibit at event, and recognition
during the technical session for sponsoring
one of the following:
• Continental Breakfast
• Morning Break
• Afternoon Break
Silver: $600 – Recognition in the program
and poster exhibit at event
Bronze: $300 – Recognition in the program
2014 BRIDGE SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS
+ 2015 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
P l a t i n u m – $ 1, 0 0 0
HNTB Corporation
Gold – $850
Alfred Benesch & Co.
Acrow Corporation
Ciorba Group, Inc.
HBM Engineering Group, LLC
S i lv e r – $ 6 0 0
Bowman, Barrett & Associates,
Inc.
HDR, Inc.
B ro n z e – $ 3 0 0
AAAEA
AZZ Galvanizing
Bulley & Andrews/Takao Nagai
Christopher B. Burke Engineering
EJM Engineering, Inc.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
B ro n z e – $ 3 0 0 ( c o n t . )
GRAEF
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Quality Restorations, Inc.
Stantec Consulting Services
Zroka Engineering, P.C.
E x h i b i t o rs
Acrow Corporation of America
BridgeGuard, Inc.
Fabreeka
Fibrwrap Construction Services
Larsa
National Steel Bridge Alliance
Vector Corrosion Technologies
Salvatore Di Bernardo, S.E., P.E.
Ciorba Group, Inc.
Lawrence L. Kirchner, S.E., P.E.
TranSystems Corporation
Phil Frey, S.E., P.E.
T.Y. Lin International
Danielle Kleinhans, Ph.D., P.E.
Concrete Reinforcing Steel
Institute
John R. Hillman, S.E., P.E.
Parsons Corporation
Moussa Issa, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.
HBM Engineering Group
Elizabeth O’Connor (Executive
Director)
SEAOI
Tony Shkurti, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.
Soliman Khudeira, Ph.D., S.E., P.E. HNTB Corporation
(Chairperson)
City of Chicago
Chris Stine, S.E., P.E.
AECOM