Kozak Passes PhD Preliminary Exam

Congratulations to Derek Kozak on presenting his research proposal and passing the PhD preliminary exam!  Derek is working under the supervision of Prof. Larry Fahnestock and Prof. James LaFave on the project Calibration and Refinement of Illinois’ Earthquake Resisting System Bridge Design Methodology: Phase II, which is sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

Bridge Collapse Review Paper Published

A new paper on the collapse of a span in the I-5 Skagit River Bridge, which occurred due to a vehicle strike, is now available in the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities:

Stark, T., Benekohal, R., Fahnestock, L., LaFave, J., He, J., and Wittenkeller, C. (2016). “I-5 Skagit River Bridge Collapse Review.” J. Perform. Constr. Facil. , 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000913, 04016061.

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