June 08, 2017
Domenic Coletti, P.E., Senior Bridge Engineer in Michael Baker’s Cary, N.C., office, recently was honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) with a Special Achievement Award. Domenic received the recognition for leading the development of the AASHTO/National Steel Bridge Alliance’s (NSBA) publication, Guidelines for Steel Girder Bridge Analysis
. The AISC award recognizes Domenic’s work on the publication, as well as his contributions to the steel bridge community throughout his career. He was one of twelve leaders from across the structural steel design, construction and academic community who were presented with awards during the 2017 North American Steel Construction Conference in San Antonio.
The Guidelines for Steel Girder Bridge Analysis
publication serves as a resource to provide designers with insight into the expected behavior of steel girder bridges and the relative merits of different analysis techniques. The purpose of the publication is to help steel bridge designers use the most effective and efficient analysis methods. The educational benefits of these documents are especially beneficial for less experienced designers.
Domenic joined Michael Baker in 2016 with nearly three decades of nationally recognized bridge design expertise. He is involved in several National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) projects for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) related to advancing the state-of-the-art in steel bridge design and construction. This list includes NCHRP 20-05 Item 48-03, “Corrosion Protection for Extending Steel Bridge Service Life,
” and NCHRP 12-113, “Proposed Modifications to AASHTO Cross-Frame Analysis and Design.
” Domenic also is the current Chairman of TRB Steel Bridge Committee AFF20, which is the pre-eminent national committee supporting research into the performance and behavior of steel bridges and relating this research to national criteria for design and rehabilitation.