Chairman’s Message –February 2014
Our January Speaker was Bob Stachel of HRV Conformance Verification Associates.
His presentation of the deck replacement for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn, NY. was eye opening. The new decking system is lighter in weight and will add decades to the life cycle of the bridge. The fabrication of the orthotropic deck is being fabricated in China. His presentation highlighted the welding of the rib sections to the deck plate and the required nondestructive testing of the deck sections. The new fabricating plant in China was state of the art with robotics, CNC and a myriad of the latest innovations in the fabricating industry. I want to thank Bob for taking his time to be our speaker.
For our February meeting we will honor our past chairmen at our annual “Past Chairman Social”. All past chairman will be treated to dinner. There will not be a guest speaker for this meeting, just an opportunity to see and chat with past and possibly future chairmen. I hope many of our past chairmen will be able to attend. The meeting will be held at the Rivertowne Pour House, in Monroeville.
Please plan to join us on the 20th.
Rivertowne Pour House
312 Center Rd
Monroeville, PA 15146
Only 10 minutes off of the Pa. turnpike
The Rivertowne Pour house is located at 312 Center Rd., Monroeville, PA 15146.
If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP as soon as possible to Gary Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-752-0055 ext 3194.
Hope to see you there!
ASNT Pittsburgh Section