ASM International fosters the understanding and application of metals and engineered materials and their research, design, reliable manufacture, use, and economic and social benefits. This is accomplished via a global information-sharing network of interaction among members in forums and meetings, education programs, and through publications and digital media.
The Minnesota Chapter of ASM International is located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
Holiday Party and Bridge Materials Dec 4th
MN Chapter ASM will host its annual holiday party in conjunction with its monthly technical meeting on Wednesday, December 4th at the Green Mill Best Western in Plymouth, Minnesota. Our guest presenter, Kevin Western, PE, MnDOT, will discuss materials used in bridges. Spouses and guests are invited to attend and participate in the social hour and presentation.
About the Meeting...The St. Croix Crossing bridge, connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn., with Houlton, Wis., will be one of two extradosed type bridges in the United States. The bridge opens to traffic in the fall of 2016 and will be in use for more than 100 years.
The materials used to build the St. Croix Crossing are a major factor to ensure that this bridge exceeds expectations. This presentation will discuss: Materials, metals and composites used in bridges Methods to protect bridges from corrosion Tests to ensure quality of bridge materials Bridge sensor systems The St. Croix Crossing bridge as well as the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis will be used as examples to discuss these concepts
About the Presenter...Kevin Western, PE in Civil Engineering, is the Bridge Design Manager for the St. Croix Crossing project. He holds a Master of Science degree in Structures from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He has 27 years of experience in bridge design, standards and construction. He has also served as MnDOT’s Assistant State Bridge Engineer in charge of Design as well as the Deputy Project Manager for Design on the I-35W Bridge project in Minneapolis. Kevin serves as vice-chair of committee T13 of AASTHO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials).
5:30-6:30 Social in Banquet Room
The cost is $30 per person