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Engineering and Technology

CEE Seminar – Bridge Asset Management and Rehabilitation

April 22, 2022 at 3:30pm4:30pm EDT

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Mr. Jim Zhao, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP

Senior Program Manager of WMATA

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at 3:30pm via Zoom

Abstract: This seminar will focus on the following topics: 1. Introduction of bridge inspections and Bridge Asset Management System; 2. Load rating, load testing and structure health monitoring; 3. Bridge inspection and rehabilitation; 4. Current major construction projects and their delivery methods at WMATA; and 5. Challenges and opportunities of young civil engineers.

Bio: Jim Zhao is a senior program manager at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, DC, where he manages the authority’s transportation infrastructures. He received his degrees from Tongji University, University of Ottawa, Université du Québec and Bryson University. Mr. Zhao has more than 30 years of experience in design, teaching, and research in structural engineering and project management. He has authored several articles on bridge and structural engineering, and the textbook of “Bridge Engineering: Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges” published by McGraw-Hill. He is a licensed professional engineer in the United States and Canada. He serves on ASCE-ACI joint committees on Concrete Bridge Design and on Prestressed Concrete Design. He is a former president of the Structural Engineering Institute, Maryland Chapter, and he is a fellow of ASCE. He also coauthored State-of-the-Art Report on Partially Prestressed Concrete (ACI 423.5R-99), Recommendations for Concrete Members Prestressed with Unbounded Tendons (ACI 423.3R-96), Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Structures (ACI 343R-95), and Analysis and Design of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Guideway Structures (ACI 358.lR-03).

This event was published on March 24, 2022.

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