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Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Historic bridges represent a significant inventory of America's engineering heritage. Learn bridge typology and history. Discuss impacts on resources, avoidance of adverse effects, and alternatives and solutions. Explore how a collaborative team approach to rehabilitation projects benefits the regulatory and design process through interactive exercises. Discuss rehabilitation techniques that will meet engineering and historic standards. Review how to successfully navigate the requirements of the NEPA, Section 106, and Section 4(f) processes.

Faculty

Amy R. Squitieri, principal, Mead & Hunt; experience in transportation planning includes historic preservation and environmental compliance; nationally recognized for her work with historic bridges, past projects include statewide historic bridge inventories, preservation feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, and management and rehabilitation plans

OR

Kristen M. Zschomler, RPA, supervisor, Cultural Resources Unit, Minnesota Department of Transportation; a historian and archaeologist, she is the lead manager for MnDOT’s Historic Bridge Program and has overseen the development of more than 200 historic bridge management plans and 30 historic bridge rehabilitation projects

AND

Amber L. Blanchard, P.E., bridge planning and hydraulics engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, with experience in the design-build process of bridge design and as co-developer of the historic bridge process and training, rehabilitation study report format, and resource documents 

OR

Steve A. Olson, Ph.D., P.E., president and principal bridge engineer, Olson & Nesvold Engineers; experience in design, inspection and analysis with highway, railroad, and pedestrian bridges, including many listed on the National Register of Historic Places; he has collaborated on bridge management plans, rehabilitation studies, and projects

Evaluation Comments

“Clearly, succinctly covered an incredible amount of information on many aspects of historic bridges I need to know. I think this seminar went into as much detail as was reasonable, given the time, on material conservation, how materials erode/weather, and technical aspects of engineering.”

“The blending of engineers, historians, consultants provided for excellent variety of conversations, especially during the group exercises.”

“Very good examples of past projects [case studies] along with lessons learned, techniques, and things to watch for.”

“Instructors exemplified spirit of collaboration; they complemented each other in terms of knowledge and delivery.”

“It met my expectations in explanation and application of NEPA/106/4(f). It exceeded my expectations in the collaboration exercises and presentations.”

“The seminar gave me valuable insight into the issues and process when working on historic bridges.”

“I found the exercises to be very beneficial because it gave the opportunity to put things into practice.”

“Going through the entire process was helpful. Group discussions were enlightening as well as a good way to have the group feel comfortable talking to each other.”

“Experience with management plans and collaboration between engineers/historians/state/federal agencies provide great information on this topic.”

Participants

Federal and state agency, department of transportation, and state historic preservation staff; managers and consultants preparing compliance documents for federal DOT actions under NEPA, Section 106, and Section Section 4(f)

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting may an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Related Seminars

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for Cultural and Natural Resource Managers
Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources
Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Landscape Preservation: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads
Section 106: An Introduction
Section 106: Agreement Documents
Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties

Locations and Dates

  • Austin, TX
    April 4-5, 2017
    in cooperation with the
    Minnesota Department of Transportation,
    Preservation Texas,
    the Texas Department of Transportation,
    the Texas Historical Commission,
    and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
     
  • Portland, OR
    September 12-13, 2017
    offered in conjunction with 
    Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads
    in cooperation with the
    Minnesota Department of Transportation,
    the Oregon Department of Transportation
    and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or info@npi.org for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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