Overview of Welding Practices Used on Steel Bridges

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 12:00 PM - Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 13:00 PM

Program:   Overview of welding practices used on Steel Bridges

Welding an extraordinary method of joining materials.  As Civil Engineers, other Engineers, or  other member of the community, we see welding applied in numerous products we encounter daily. When it comes to traveling on roads and highways, we the traveling public, count on them being safe.  The steel structures on our roads and highways have welded connections. The goal of this session is to educate engineers, inspectors, students, and building officials on the advantages of welding for steel connections and key considerations for achieving quality the fabrication of welded bridge girders. The overview will introduce you to the welding codes, materials used (steel plate, electrodes, and fluxes), the design process (design drawings and shop drawings in particular weld symbols) and the fabrication process requirements (PQR/WPS, welder requirements and challenges of fabrication).

Ronnie Medlock, PE, Vice President - Technical Services, at High Steel Structures LLC.,  which is a steel bridge fabricator in Lancaster PA. Ronnie is responsible for quality control and for fabrication and inspection technology advancements. High Steel produces fabricated steel for I-girder, tub girder, arch, truss and stay-cable bridges. Ronnie is from El Paso, Texas and earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master of Science in  Civil Engineering degrees from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.  Ronnie is a well known expert in the steel bridge fabrication industry.

Virtual on Zoom

Cost:    $0 – ASCE Central PA Member
                 $0 – Student
                 $10 – Guest (Non-ASCE Central PA Member)
Reservations to attend are due by Thursday, March 16, 2023, at NOON