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The 26th Annual ABCD Fall Bridge Conference was held at the Millenium Hotel in Buffalo on October 10, 2014. Over 220 attendees saw presentations from bridge engineers and professionals involved with a wide range of bridges, including recent bridge projects right here in Western New York, and bridges from across the country - including Delaware, Florida and California. Topics included emergency repairs on high volume bridges, construction engineering, prestressed concrete beam research, accelerated bridge construction and a border crossing. Additionally, students from Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and the University at Buffalo presented their work on the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.

All of the presentations are available for download as PDF's here.


The 2014 Spring Seminar was one of the best attended events in recent years. With over 100 participants ranging from students to leading practitioners in our industry, it was a great success.

The Seminar was held on April 30, 2014, at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia, NY. A wide array of topics were presented, most involving bridge evaluation and the cost of replacement versus rehabilitation. 


This year's ABCD-RIT pre-game hockey event was held at the CAST engineering technology building at RIT on Saturday, March 1.  Twenty one people attended, and included students, teachers, parents and alumni.  After eating, the RIT students gave a quick tour of the facilities and equipment used in creating the steel bridge.


ABCD WNY was proud to participate in the second Professional Association Day for Civil and Environmental Engineers at RIT on September 20, 2013. Students were able to engage in conversations with Engineering Professionals to learn about the benefits of becoming involved in various engineering societies. Tim Bradley and Chris Sichak spoke with students and explained ABCD’s various goals such as student outreach, continuing education, and providing networking opportunities. In addition, Tim and Chris were able to speak with various members of the RIT Steel Bridge Team who were enthused to continue the working relationship between their team and the organization moving forward.


The 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing was held at Terry Hills Country Club in Batavia, NY on June 20, 2013. Eighty four (84) golfers enjoyed lunch, a challenging round of golf, and dinner with a raffle of many donated prizes including a grand prize package of tickets to a Buffalo Sabres Hockey Game.


The SUNY at Buffalo Student Steel Bridge Team (Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Department) competed over the 2012-2013 school year in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.   Over 200 schools and 3,000 students from colleges and university across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico competed in the year long event.