Careers In Transportation…… Structural (Bridge) EngineeringChicago High School for Agricultural SciencesJob Shadow Program...
Topics   Introduce Myself   Introduction to Engineering       Structural/Bridge Engineering   Explain what I do as a S...
Who am I?   Thomas Saad, P.E.   USDOT/ Federal Highway Administration   Senior Structural Engineer       Bridge Design...
Some Engineering Professions Civil Engineering Agricultural Engineering Mechanical Engineering Industrial Engineering...
Civil Engineering   Civil engineering is a professional    engineering discipline that deals with the    design, construc...
Civil Engineering Sub-Disciplines   Environmental Engineering   Geotechnical Engineering   Structural Engineering   Tr...
Skills Civil Engineers require   Math and Sciences   Written and Verbal Communications   Leadership and Management   C...
Bridge Design Engineer   Design and construct safe bridges for the    traveling public   Ensure bridges provide service ...
What Do I Do?   Work on National committees to develop design    codes and criteria   Assist Engineers in using the late...
Bridge Safety?OV-10
National Bridge Inventory (NBI)   What do you know    about the collapse    of the U.S. 35 Silver    River Bridge?   What ...
Earthquake
Damage due to Earthquake
Column Shear
Strengthening a Column
Infill shear wall
Seismic isolation
Embankment Fills – Lateral Spread          1964 M 7.5 Niigata Earthquake, JapanShowa Bridge – Collapse due to embankmentla...
Site Remediation Using Ground Improvement   Vibro-Replacement Technique – most widely used    densification method
Scour Failure
Bridge Scour
Structural Design Engineer   Design and construct safe bridges for the    traveling public   Ensure bridges provide serv...
Evaluate Bridge Condition                    c  0.8510-24
Need technology to inspectbridges10-25
Load Rating/ Load Evaluation of        BridgesOV-26
Examples of Trucks that useour Highways4-27
Oversized Superloads                       9-28
Oversized Superloads                       9-29
Structural Design Engineer   Design and construct safe bridges for the    traveling public   Ensure bridges provide serv...
Exciting and Rewarding Career   Opportunity to work with experts from across the    nation (and internationally)   Teach...
Questions??? Thomas Saad, PE Sr. Structural Engineer FHWA-Resource Center 4749 Lincoln Mall Drive Matteson, IL 60443 (708)...
Tom Saad of FHWA   Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow day 02-08-12
Tom Saad of FHWA   Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow day 02-08-12
Tom Saad of FHWA   Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow day 02-08-12
Tom Saad of FHWA   Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow day 02-08-12
Tom Saad of FHWA   Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow day 02-08-12
Tom Saad of FHWA   Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Shadow day 02-08-12
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    1. 1. Careers In Transportation…… Structural (Bridge) EngineeringChicago High School for Agricultural SciencesJob Shadow ProgramFebruary 8, 2012
    2. 2. Topics Introduce Myself Introduction to Engineering  Structural/Bridge Engineering Explain what I do as a Structural Engineer  Knowledge, skills and abilities for success  Guidance for those interested in Engineering or in Transportation Industry
    3. 3. Who am I? Thomas Saad, P.E. USDOT/ Federal Highway Administration Senior Structural Engineer  Bridge Design and Analysis  Bridge Construction  Bridge Inspection  Bridge Fabrication  Foundation/Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering
    4. 4. Some Engineering Professions Civil Engineering Agricultural Engineering Mechanical Engineering Industrial Engineering Chemical Engineering Electrical Engineering Aerospace Engineering Computer Engineering
    5. 5. Civil Engineering Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.
    6. 6. Civil Engineering Sub-Disciplines Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Municipal or Urban Engineering Water Resources Engineering Material Engineering Construction Engineering Surveying
    7. 7. Skills Civil Engineers require Math and Sciences Written and Verbal Communications Leadership and Management Computers Even Artistic skills
    8. 8. Bridge Design Engineer Design and construct safe bridges for the traveling public Ensure bridges provide service for 75 or more years for increasing loads and traffic Limit the need for maintenance so traffic flows freely Make bridges aesthetically pleasing
    9. 9. What Do I Do? Work on National committees to develop design codes and criteria Assist Engineers in using the latest technology to improve bridges - Teacher Work at the state level to aid in developing programs to improve bridge safety and durability Serve as expert to help bridge community understand best practices
    10. 10. Bridge Safety?OV-10
    11. 11. National Bridge Inventory (NBI) What do you know about the collapse of the U.S. 35 Silver River Bridge? What bridge safety measures were introduced because of it?1-11
    12. 12. Earthquake
    13. 13. Damage due to Earthquake
    14. 14. Column Shear
    15. 15. Strengthening a Column
    16. 16. Infill shear wall
    17. 17. Seismic isolation
    18. 18. Embankment Fills – Lateral Spread 1964 M 7.5 Niigata Earthquake, JapanShowa Bridge – Collapse due to embankmentlateral spread. River bed loose sand (approx. 30 ftdepth) liquefied.2 ft diameter steel pipe pile extracted showed 3 ftpermanent displacement and maximum curvatureat base of liquefied layer
    19. 19. Site Remediation Using Ground Improvement Vibro-Replacement Technique – most widely used densification method
    20. 20. Scour Failure
    21. 21. Bridge Scour
    22. 22. Structural Design Engineer Design and construct safe bridges for the traveling public Ensure bridges provide service for 75 or more years for increasing loads and traffic Limit the need for maintenance so traffic flows freely Make bridges aesthetically pleasing
    23. 23. Evaluate Bridge Condition  c  0.8510-24
    24. 24. Need technology to inspectbridges10-25
    25. 25. Load Rating/ Load Evaluation of BridgesOV-26
    26. 26. Examples of Trucks that useour Highways4-27
    27. 27. Oversized Superloads 9-28
    28. 28. Oversized Superloads 9-29
    29. 29. Structural Design Engineer Design and construct safe bridges for the traveling public Ensure bridges provide service for 75 or more years for increasing loads and traffic Limit the need for maintenance so traffic flows freely Make bridges aesthetically pleasing
    30. 30. Exciting and Rewarding Career Opportunity to work with experts from across the nation (and internationally) Teach adults how to improve the bridge network Help customers solve problems for the traveling public Good pay and job benefits Continually face new challenges – continue to have opportunities to learn
    31. 31. Questions??? Thomas Saad, PE Sr. Structural Engineer FHWA-Resource Center 4749 Lincoln Mall Drive Matteson, IL 60443 (708) 283-3521 thomas.saad@dot.gov http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/index.cfm http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/

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