Alexander K. Bardow
Alexander K. Bardow is the State Bridge Engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), a position he has held since 1995. He is responsible for managing the Bridge Section, which consists of the Design and Preservation, Inspection, Ratings and Overloads, Metals Control, Geotechnical and Hydraulic Units. As the State Bridge Engineer, he develops the MassDOT bridge design and rating policy, bridge construction standards and bridge inspection policy, and oversees the MassDOT Bridge Inspection Program and its compliance with the federal National Bridge Inspection Standards. Mr. Bardow is also responsible for developing the bridge program for the Massachusetts STIP using the MassDOT Bridge Prioritization System, a risk-based, asset management system MassDOT developed to prioritize bridges for programming purposes. Mr. Bardow has been employed by MassDOT since 1983. Mr. Bardow holds BSCE and MSCE degrees from MIT and is a Professional Engineer registered in Massachusetts. He is a voting member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures (SCOBS) and serves on several SCOBS technical committees, including as Chair of the Technical Committee for Metals Fabrication. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of ASCE, of which he was President for 2004–05.
George H. Conner
George H. Conner is the Deputy Director for Operations at the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). He is responsible for the oversight and operation of the Department’s Construction, Equipment, Maintenance, and Materials and Tests Bureaus as well as the five geographic Regions that have responsibility for the design, construction, testing and maintenance of the State highway system. After time spent as an Air Force Civil Engineering Officer and a Structural Engineering Project Designer, Mr. Conner joined ALDOT’s newly formed Bridge Load Testing office in 1992 and managed ALDOT’s bridge rating program. Other positions within the department include Assistant State Maintenance Engineer for Roadsides, Assistant State Maintenance Engineer for Bridges, and State Maintenance Engineer. His most recent prior position was the Region Engineer for ALDOT’s nineteen county Southeast Region. Mr. Conner was a former member and past chair of the AASHTO BRIDGEWare Task Force. He participated in the 2006 International Technology Scanning Tour for Commercial Motor Vehicle Size and Weight Enforcement. He is a current member of the AASHTO Rail Council and the Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience, and was previously a member of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. He is the current Chair of both the AASHTO Maintenance Committee and the Oversight Panel for the Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP2). He holds B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from the University of Alabama, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama.
Zhengzheng “Jenny” Fu is an Assistant Bridge Design Administrator for the Bridge Design Section in the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). She is in charge of the Consultant Management, Bridge Design Manuals and Standards, and the Bridge Scour Program (Phase III, Structural Evaluation, and Phase IV, Countermeasures). She serves in Project Review Committees for several ongoing research projects initiated by Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC). The projects include the Implementation of Self-Curing Concrete to improve deck durability, the Evaluation and Implementation of Continuous Deck (or Link Slab) to reduce deck cracking, and Development of Wave and Surge Atlases for the Design and Protection of Coastal Bridges in South Louisiana. Nationally, she serves as a member for AASHTO SCOBS T-10 (Concrete) Committee and NCHRP Project 12-83, Calibration of LRFD Concrete Bridge Design Specifications for Serviceability. Ms. Fu joined the LADOTD Bridge Design Section in 2003 after working as a structural engineer for private consultants from 1991 to 2003. Since 2003, she has been actively involved in the implementation of LRFD design, the development of LADOTD Bridge Design Manual, and the design and management of many bridge projects. Few noteworthy projects are the new I-10 Twin Span Bridges ($800M project, replacing the old bridges damaged by Hurricane Katrina), Caminada Bay Bridge (a coastal bridge near LA 1), I-49 North and South projects (new interstate corridor projects), Prospect Vertical Lift Movable Bridge, and LA 160 project (first two integral bridges in Louisiana). Ms. Fu received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China in 1984 and worked as a Mechanical Engineer for 4 years from 1984 to 1988. In 1991, she received a MS degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from Purdue University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
George Hearn is associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prof. Hearn has more than thirty-five years' experience in bridge inspection, design, rehabilitation and management. Prof. Hearn has served as principal investigator for bridge-related projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Academies, the US Federal Highway Administration, and the State of Colorado. He is author of the 2014 synthesis on practices for bridge load posting , the author of the 2012 case studies of bridge management practices in Idaho, Michigan and Virginia , the author of the 2010 report on the domestic scan on Bridge Management Decision Making , author of NCHRP Synthesis 375 Bridge Inspection Practices (2007), the principal investigator for NCHRP Project 14-15 Developing a National Database System for Maintenance Actions on Highway Bridges (2010), and the principal investigator in evaluation of bridge preservation costs for Colorado DOT (2012). He evaluated bridge deck durability for Colorado DOT (2007), designed modular reaction walls for CU’s earthquake testing laboratory, wrote the report for the international scan trip on bridge preservation and maintenance (2005), developed a conceptual plan for a Colorado DOT system for maintenance management of retaining walls and sound barriers (2003), evaluated the effects of non-divisible loads on fatigue life of steel bridges for Colorado DOT (2001), established procedures for the use of NDE test data in element-level condition reports for the FHWA (2000), studied the reliability of field testing methods applied to highway bridges for the National Science Foundation (1998), developed methods for segmental inspections as a refinement to element-level condition reports for Colorado DOT (1997), and created the NBI translator for element-level condition data for the FHWA (1994 and 1997 revision). George Hearn is a member of the FHWA expert task group for bridge preservation, and chair of TRB committee AHD30 Structures Maintenance. George Hearn is a licensed professional engineer.
Thomas P. Macioce
Thomas P. Macioce is the Chief Bridge Engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), a position he has held since 2006. Mr. Macioce is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the statewide engineering policies for the design and construction of bridges. He also directs a statewide program for quality assurance in bridge design and fabrication, amongst many other responsibilities involving bridge design, standards, construction, and rehabilitation/replacement. Mr. Macioce previously held the positions of Assistant Chief Bridge Engineer and Bridge Quality Assurance Engineer with PennDOT, and before that was a structural engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc. He is a member of the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures, the T-10 Concrete and T-16 for Timber Structures Technical Committees, and is Chair of Technical Committee T-14 Structural Steel Design. Mr. Macioce received an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1987. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.