101822 CSCE Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 05:30 PM - Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 09:00 PM

Please join CSCE at our monthly meeting at the Graduate Hotel at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. At this meeting, Alexandra Hain, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut will give a presentation on Field Implementations of UHPC Beam End Repair on Steel Girder Bridges in CT. The meeting co-sponsors are the CT Chapter of the ASCE Construction Institute and the ASCE Student Chapter at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Presentation Summary: 

Corrosion at beam ends is one of the most pressing challenges in the maintenance of aging steel bridges. To tackle this challenge, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) worked with the University of Connecticut to develop a repair for corroded beam ends using ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). The repair involves welding shear studs to the intact portions of the web and encasing the beam end with UHPC. This provides an alternate load path for bearing forces that bypasses the corroded regions of the beam. The structural viability of the repair has been extensively proven through experimental and analytical tests.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation conducted its first field implementation in 2019. The project’s success led to a second implementation in 2021 on a weathering steel bridge. This presentation will provide an overview of the first two field applications of the repair in CT and present the lessons learned during construction.  It is expected that this information will provide engineers and contractors with a better understanding of the repair implementation process. 


Alexandra Hain, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Research Professor, Director of UConn Navy STEM Education Program, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Dr. Hain is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering in May 2019 from the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on novel construction materials, innovative inspection techniques using 3D imaging, as well as engineering education and workforce development.  Her work on a novel repair method for corroded steel bridge beams using ultra-high performance concrete was recognized in the December 2019 issue of Civil Engineering Magazine, the March/April 2022 Issue of the USDOT Innovator Magazine, and is featured in the current Federal Highway Administration, Every Day Counts Initiative (EDC-6).  She serves as PI and co-PI and on multiple projects with the Department of Defense, National Institute of Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT), Connecticut Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, and industry.

Important Times

5:30 p.m. Social Hour, 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Presentation


Buffet featuring Pan Seared Salmon, Sliced Roast Sirloin and Vegetable Napolean


CSCE Members - No NYS PDH: $40.00

CSCE Members who want to earn 1 NYS PDH: $50.00

Non CSCE Members - No NYS PDH: $50.00

Non CSCE Members who want to earn 1 NYS PDH: $60.00

Full Time Students - No NYS PDH: $10.00

Unemployed CSCE Members: No Charge

Only attending the presentation - No meal: No Charge

Reservations received and accepted after midnight on October 11th, may incur a $10 additional fee. 

Payment is required with registration unless other arrangements are made. CSCE cannot give refunds after the final dinner order has been placed.

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Table Top Sponsor - $100 - Table signs with your company logo on each dinner table

Flyer Sponsor - $250 - Your company logo on event promotional emails and upcoming events flyer distributed at dinner meeting

Social Hour Sponsor - $1,000 - Your company logo will be included on meeting promotional material and signage recognizing your sponsorship will be displayed at the social hour.

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