ITD will serve as the host agency in September for the Western Bridge Engineers’ Seminar that will bring engineers from seven western states to Boise.
“Practical Solutions for Today’s Challenges,” a managed by Washington State University in Pullman, is scheduled for Sept. 24-26 at the Boise Centre on the Grove. It will include representatives from Idaho, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.
The seminar is a biennial cooperative effort by the Federal Highway Administration and the transportation departments in the western states. The purpose, according to organizers, is to create an exchange of information among government agencies, consultants, contractors, educators and suppliers on subjects of current importance to the design, construction and maintenance of bridges.
One of the seminar tracks, Bridge Service Life, appears to be especially timely in the wake of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minnesota on Aug. 1. The session will include discussions on:
A complete conference schedule will be printed later in the Transporter.