111423 Monthly Dinner Meeting at UNH

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 05:30 PM

Please join CSCE at our monthly meeting at the University of New Haven on November 14, 2023. At this meeting, Andrew Foden Ph.D., P.E., and Jordy Padilla-Solis, P.E., of HNTB will give a presentation on Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Bridge Deck Rehabilitation. This meeting is co-sponsored by the CT Chapter of the ASCE Transportation & Development Institute and the ASCE Student Chapter at the University of New Haven.

UHPC has been used for the last few decades mainly as a joint fill material to connect prefabricated concrete elements, particularly  for precast deck panels. However, not every structure needs a full deck replacement. This one-hour presentation will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art for the design, constructability, and feasibility of using UHPC for bridge deck overlays. Case studies, most notably the Delaware Memorial Bridge (Twin Suspension Bridge) will be discussed throughout the presentation.

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Andrew Foden, Ph.D., P.E.

Andrew Foden is a national bridge practice consultant and vice president with HNTB. Dr. Foden’s career focuses on bridge design, technology, high performance materials, and advanced bridge assessment and management systems. He served as the lead subject matter expert for FHWA on the use of ultra-high-performance concrete as part of their Every-Day Counts rounds 3, 4 and 6. He is a member of numerous professional industry organizations including the Transportation Research Board, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, and the American Concrete Institute, where he currently serves as the Chair of the Bridge Design committee. He holds both a B.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.


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Jordy Padilla-Solis, P.E.

Jordy Padilla-Solis is a structural engineer with HNTB with over 10-years of experience in bridge design, rehabilitation, and construction. He has been involved in the design and construction of several structures utilizing UHPC for bridge preservation including the overlay project currently underway on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. He has assisted the Federal Highway Administration with their Every Day Counts (EDC-6) initiative as a presenter and as  a technical reviewer for HRT-22-065 “Design and Construction of UHPC Based Bridge Preservation and Repair Solutions.” He is a graduate of the University of New Haven (BS) and Rutgers University (MS).

Important Times

5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration and Social Hour followed by a Buffet Dinner and Presentation


University of New Haven, Bartels Hall / Campus Center, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516

Please click here for a campus map and links to determining driving directions to the University of New Haven. 

Directions/Parking on Campus:

  • Please use 300 Boston Post Road to arrive on campus and pull in across from Subway. 
  • Sandwich board signs will lead to park behind the Beckerman Recreation Center, with sandwich boards to guide you to Bartels Hall/Campus Center. 
  • Click here for a link to a map to guide you from the parking lot to Bartels Hall/Campus Center.
  • If the Beckerman Recreation Center lot is full, please park in any of the 4 lots around the rear Recreation Center lot.

Buffet Dinner


CSCE Members - No NYS PDH: $55.00

CSCE Members who want to earn 1 NYS PDH: $65.00

Non CSCE Members - No NYS PDH: $65.00

Non CSCE Members who want to earn 1 NYS PDH: $75.00

Full Time Students - No NYS PDH: $20.00

Unemployed CSCE Members: No Charge

Only attending the presentation - No meal: No Charge

Reservations received and accepted after November 7th will 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.

Please register to attend this dinner meeting by clicking on the following link: 

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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

Promotional Item Sponsor - $500 - Your company logo will be included on a promotional item that will be distributed at the 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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Donation Opportunities

Please consider a donation to the CSCE scholarship fund to help civil engineering students from Connecticut. All donations will help students in need. To make a donation to CSCE, please click on the following link: