Structures Functional Group

Technical Committee 15 – Steel Structures

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.

Chair

Steven P. Lorek, PE

Railroad Division Manager

Alfred Benesch & Company

Email: slorek@benesch.com

Vice Chair

Ruth V. Brown, PE

Chief Engineer Bridges & Structures

Norfolk Southern Railway

Email: ruth.brown@nscorp.com

Secretary

Gary S. Powell, SE

Retired

Email: gsphawk@comcast.net

Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

Subcommittee B: Revision of Manual.

Subcommittee 1: Design Loadings and Stresses. Responsible for material in portions of Part 1
(design issues) of Chapter 15.

Subcommittee 2: Materials. Responsible for material in portions of Part 1 (material issues) of
Chapter 15.

Subcommittee 3: Fabrication and Erection. Responsible for material in all of Parts 3 and 4 of
Chapter 15.


Subcommittee 4: Moveable Bridges. This committee is responsible for material in all of Part 6 of
Chapter 15.


Subcommittee 5: Ratings. This committee is responsible for material in a portion of Part 7 (Section
7.3) of Chapter 15.


Subcommittee 6: Repairs and Maintenance. Responsible for material in a portion of Part 7 (all
portions except Sections 7.3 and 7.5.3) and a portion of Part 8 (Sections 8.2 and
8.6) of Chapter 15.

Subcommittee 7: Bearings. Responsible for materials in all of Part 5 of Chapter 15.

Subcommittee 8: Painting and Special Construction. Responsible for portions of Part 7 (Section
7.5.3) and portions of Part 8 (all portions except Sections 8.2 and 8.6) of Chapter 15.