The webinar is a United for Infrastructure 2022 event

WASHINGTON D.C. – With the release of funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, bridge owners and designers are looking for economical and sustainable solutions for their repair and replacement projects. The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA), American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and American Galvanizers Association (AGA) will host a free one-hour webinar, “Building a Sustainable Infrastructure With Short Span Steel Bridges,” on May 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss new research results and explore steel solutions presented by two industry experts. The webinar is being held in conjunction with United for Infrastructure 2022, which is being observed May 16-20.  Registration details are available at https://www.shortspansteelbridges.org/united-for-infrastructure-webinar-may-17/.

The potential environmental impact of bridges has become an important consideration for bridge owners and designers when selecting materials for their projects, especially for off-system, or rural, sites. Unfortunately, there is limited data available for evaluating and comparing materials. Michael Barker, Ph.D., P.E., a professor at the University of Wyoming, has just completed a research study evaluating the life cycle sustainability (cradle to grave) of the superstructures of two functionally equivalent steel and concrete rural bridges. Dr. Barker’s research reveals some compelling results, which he will discuss during the webinar.

John Krzywicki, marketing director at the American Galvanizers Association, will discuss sustainable development utilizing hot-dip galvanizing. He will provide an in-depth analysis of the sustainable aspects of hot-dip galvanizing including zinc and the environment, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), life-cycle assessment (LCA), life-cycle cost (LCC), and environmental and economic case study comparisons.

“Building a Sustainable Infrastructure With Short Span Steel Bridges” is recommended for bridge professionals, legislators and interested citizens. Advanced registration is required for this complimentary webinar through the American Galvanizers Association’s online learning system, and it is accredited by AIA and RCEP to provide 1.0 LU/PDH (HSW Hour). The webinar is being held as part of an annual event hosted by United for Infrastructure 2022. Now in its tenth year, participating organizations host events during the designated week to build awareness of and educate policymakers and citizens about the infrastructure challenges in the United States. AISI and AGA are affiliate members of United for Infrastructure 2022.

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators, and after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizers throughout North America. Since 1933, the AGA has provided information on the most innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control. The AGA maintains a large technical library, provides multimedia seminars and offers a technical support line to assist specifiers. Learn more at https://galvanizeit.org/.

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) serves as the voice of the American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI’s membership is comprised of integrated and electric arc furnace steelmakers, and associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org and http://www.buildusingsteel.orgFollow AISI on FacebookLinkedIn, Twitter (@AISISteel@BuildUsingSteel) or Instagram 

The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) is a group of bridge and buried soil steel structure industry leaders who have joined together to provide educational information on the design and construction of short span steel bridges in installations up to 140 feet in length. For more news or information, visit https://www.shortspansteelbridges.org/or follow us on Twitter at @ShortSpanSteel or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShortSpanSteel/.

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