Please join the Metropolitan Section Chapter of ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute as we welcome Michael McDonagh, P.E., WSP for our fourth technical lecture of the 2018-2019 season. The Technical Lecture starts promptly at 6pm, with registration starting at 5:45pm.
Michael McDonagh from WSP USA will provide attendees with detailed information on ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), its material properties, how it can be used to increase the longevity of bridges in cost-effective applications, and how to specify the material in a project. Applications include precast bridge element connections and bridge deck rehabilitation. Other applications such as UHPC for structural members, for concrete repair, for corrosion protection, and for structural continuity may also be discussed.
The content is based on the FHWA’s guidelines on the Design and Construction of Field-Cast UHPC Connections (FHWA-HRT-14-084), FHWA guidelines on Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridge Deck Overlays (FHWA-HRT-17-097), the FHWA Every Day Counts 3 and 4 workshops on UHPC Connections for Precast Bridge Elements and Systems, and the presenters’ own experiences with design and construction using UHPC.
Speaker: Michael McDonagh, P.E., P.Eng.
Michael McDonagh is a Senior Technical Principal at WSP (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff) with 22 years of experience in bridge design. He worked on the rehabilitation of the 3.5-mile-long Pulaski Skyway where ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) was used to connect nearly one million square feet of precast deck panels. Since 2016 he has been traveling the country giving workshops on UHPC to state departments of transportation on behalf of FHWA as part of their Every Day Counts program. Prior to joining WSP, Michael spent five years working in Paris, France, where he first encountered UHPC and designed several unique bridges located around the world with UHPC. He is a member of the organizing committee of the US-based International Interactive Symposium on UHPC, first held in 2016 and to be held again in June 2019 in Albany, NY.
Michael received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State University.
Members Cost: Free (no eventbrite ticket required)
Non-members Cost: $15 - Pre-purchase ticket on eventbrite to avoid lines at the event.
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