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Bridge Inspection Program for Effective Asset Management

  • UB North Campus 200G Baldy Hall Buffalo, NY, 14228 United States (map)


Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, P.E. , MBA
Director, Structures Evaluation Services Bureau
New York State Dept. of Transportation (NYSDOT)


NYSDOT is responsible for inspection and evaluation of more than 17,000 state and locally owned bridges. (A bridge is defined as a structure open to the public that span more than 20 feet.) This presentation will discuss the role of the bridge inspection and evaluation of these bridges for ensuring public safety and effective asset management, including preservation of the economic value of the assets. It will provide insight on legal requirements, coming changes to the rating and reporting systems used for biennial inspections, qualification of and training for inspection personnel, and some of the unique issues that arise in administering a program of this size (~$80M/year).

Biographical Sketch

Before assuming responsibility for the state’s inspection program in 2003, Dr. Alampalli was the Director of the Transportation Research and Development Bureau. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, and the International Society for Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure. He is the recipient of the Bridge Nondestructive Testing Lifetime Service Award in 2014 for outstanding voluntary service to the bridge and highway nondestructive testing industry. In 2013, he also received the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research. Other notable awards he received include the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Government Civil Engineer of the Year in 2014, and the prestigious Charles Pankow Award for Innovation for the Civil engineering Research Foundation in 2000. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 technical publications, including two books on infrastructure health in civil engineering.

Open lecture (1.0 PDH)

Date / Time
Monday, April 11, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15 PM

140 Ketter Hall, UB North Campus

Professional Development Seminar (3.0 PDH)

Call Jim to reserve a seat: (716) 645-0956

Date / Time
Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:00 – 7:50 PM

200G Baldy Hall , UB North Campus

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