Technical Committees

Committee 15 – Steel Structures

Structures Functional Group

This committee is responsible for the development and publication of recommended practices and information relating to the design, fabrication, erection and painting of steel railway bridges. They also recommend procedures for inspection, maintenance and rating of existing steel bridges.


Ronald G. Berry, PE

General Director Structures

BNSF Railway


Vice Chair

Steven P. Lorek, PE

Rail Program Manager




Gary S. Powell, PE, SE

Structural Engineering Manager

Stantec Consulting Services Inc.



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Posted 10/17/18

Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

Subcommittee B: (Revision of Manual) – Glossary, References, and Appendix.

Subcommittee 1: (Design) – Part 1, except: Articles 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.10.6, and Section 1.14.

Subcommittee 2: (Materials) – Articles 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.10.6, and Section 1.14.   

Subcommittee 3: (Fabrication) – Part 3 except Section 3.4 and Part 4 except Section 4.24. 

Subcommittee 4: (Moveable Bridges) – Part 6 

Subcommittee 5: (Ratings) – Sections 7.1 and 7.3

Subcommittee 6: (Repairs and Maintenance) – Sections 7.2, 7.4, 7.5 (except Article 7.5.3), 8.2 and 8.6.

Subcommittee 7: (Bearings) – Part 5

Subcommittee 8: (Painting and Special Construction) – Sections 3.4 and 4.24, Article 7.5.3, and Part 8 except Sections 8.2 and 8.6.   

Each subcommittee is also responsible for relevant articles in Part 9 (Commentary).