The Bridge Preservation Partnerships are regional forums of bridge professionals—
from state agencies, contractors, suppliers, consultants, academia, plus local and federal government agencies—all working together to take advantage of the synergy to be gained from sharing information and identifying common issues for further investigation.
The Partnerships—Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Western—each share and publicize information describing improvements in research, materials, design, specifications, construction and inspection for preservation, and promote the benefits of bridge preservation through education and outreach.
The portion of the conference program from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm on Monday, April 9 and from 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 10 to noon on Thursday, April 12, will be devoted to technical presentations by bridge preservation experts from DOTS, academia, and industry.
More than 60 presentations will be given on topics related to preservation of decks, superstructures, substructures, and joints as well as performance measures, asset management, and research. The program is organized into three concurrent tracks.
Mixed in with the technical tracks will be some workshops and panel sessions on topics of current interest to the bridge preservation community.
Live demonstrations will be held on Tuesday, April 10, from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm outside in 2 hotel parking lots.
More than 30 industry partners will demonstrate products, practices, and systems showcasing the details of these integral elements of our constantly expanding bridge preservation process.
This will be a unique opportunity to see firsthand the outside demonstrations showing new, innovative, and proven applications.
To allow you to see as many of the demonstrations as possible, they will be running concurrently and presented several times by each demonstrator.
On the following page is a site layout for the outside demonstrations. Industry locations will be noted in your registration program.
FAMILY and GUEST ACTIVITIES
Orlando is world renowned for its attractions for visitors with varying interests from far and wide. The conference will not be arranging a specific program of activities for non-attendees. However, the conference organizers will work with the Renaissance hotel staff and other local resources to provide information on a variety of local attractions.
Note: the conference will provide two options for non-attendees to attend the Monday and Wednesday evening receptions or to enjoy the receptions as well as breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.