For our November Membership Meeting, ICRI’s North Texas Chapter will welcome Chad Dabbs of TxDOT to the lunchtime meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 9th at Mattito’s Tex-Mex Restaurant at 3102 Oak Lawn Ave in Dallas. To register and for more info, visit http://whoozin.com/VRG-C44-CGJ4.
Speaker Bio & Presentation Info
Chad Dabbs is an EIT working for TxDOT in the Fort Worth District Bridge Design Section. Chad is the first in his family to attend college out of high school and earn a college degree. Chad graduated from Texas Tech University in December 2014 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and started working for the Texas Railroad Commission as a state pipeline inspector. After one year as pipeline inspector Chad took a job opening with TXDOT and started working in March of 2016. Chad brings a different perspective of design to TXDOT’s team of bridge design engineers using knowledge from his Mechanical Engineering background.
The State of Texas has a bridge inventory of over 53,000 structures and counting. The Fort Worth District has an inventory of over 4,300 structures, which amounts to roughly 8% of the State’s inventory. The amount of structures in the inventory creates a high probability of impact from travelling motorists. Commercial freight transport, permit loads, overweight/overweight loads and even passenger cars cause millions of dollars of damage annually by impacting bridge structures. The TxDOT Fort Worth Bridge Design Section, led by Manuel Padron, Jr., P.E., is constantly tasked with responding, evaluating and designing repairs to various bridge structure components damaged by impact.
Registration and networking for the meeting will begin at 11 AM, a buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 AM, and the presentation will begin at noon. Free parking is available in the parking garage which can be accessed off of N Hall St.
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