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American Council of Engineering Companies

ACEC Structures Geotechnical Sub-Committee

The ACEC/WSDOT Structures/Geotechnical Sub-Committee was created by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington (ACEC) to provide a forum for addressing issues of common interest related to bridge design and to make recommendations for process improvements.

Recent Meetings

March 19, 2021
Location – Virtual meeting, MS Teams
March 19, 2021 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 24KB)

November 20, 2020
Location – Virtual meeting, Skype
November 20, 2020 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 31KB)

ACEC Asset Management Presentation Nov 2020 (PDF 3MB) summarizes current Washington State Bridge Asset Management programming.

September 18, 2020
Location – Virtual meeting, Skype
September 18, 2020 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 23KB)

May 15, 2020
Location – Virtual meeting, Skype
May 15, 2020 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 21KB)

ACEC WSDOT Structures Geotech 20-21 work plan (doc 19kb) describes the focus areas for the team over the year to come.

March 20, 2020
Location – Virtual meeting, Skype
March 20, 2020 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 34KB)

Prepare WA Bridges for Truck Overloads (pdf 8 mb) discusses preparing Washington State Bridges for platooning Overload Trucks.

January 24, 2020
Location – WSDOT Bridge & Structures, Tumwater, WA
January 24, 2020 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 37KB)

This presentation compared Functional Evaluation Earthquake (FEE) and Safety Evaluation Earthquake (SEE) for the widening and seismic retrofits of ten bridges on I-405. This presentation includes slides and the respective slide descriptions.

Functional Evaluation Earthquake vs Safety Evaluation Earthquake Presentation and Descriptions (PDF 3MB)

November 15, 2019
Location – HDR, Seattle, WA
November 15, 2019 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 38KB)

September 20, 2019
Location – WSDOT Bridge & Structures, Tumwater, WA
September 20, 2019 ACEC WSDOT Structures and Geotechnical Team Meeting Minutes (DOCX 61KB)

Future Meetings

November 20, 2020
Location – TBD

January 15, 2021
Location – TBD

March 19, 2021
Location – TBD

May 21, 2021
Location – TBD

Design Review Services

  • If you have a bridge and structure design or constructability question that you would like our opinion on, please fill out the Ask a Question  form (PDF 529KB).
  • For a more detailed review of a project or a portion of a project, please Request a Project Review (PDF 32KB) follow the guidelines.

Meeting Materials

Post Earthquake Assessment Training Manual

Charter and Membership

Status Report

Design – WSDOT/ACEC-WA Executive Liaison Committee

WSDOT/ACEC-WA Executive Liaison Committee includes representatives from WSDOT HQ Design and ACEC.  These teams meet, discuss and serve as a resource for establishing Design policy, procedures and process improvement. 

If you would like to place an item on the meeting agenda, please contact the Lead or Support listed.

Team Meeting Minutes

WSDOT/ACEC Washington Executive Liaison Committee
Lead: Steve Roark and Linea Laird
Team Charter (PDF 25KB)

Meeting minutes:
September 2021 (PDF 156KB)
May 2021 (PDF 145KB)
March 2021 (PDF 124KB)
January 2021 (PDF 147KB)
September 2020 (PDF 76KB)
August 2020 (PDF 65KB)
April 2020 (PDF 64KB)

Local Programs Project Awards (PDF 412KB)
Local Programs Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

WSDOT/ACEC Washington Business Administration Subcommittee
Lead: Ahmer Nizam
Team Charter (PDF 25KB)

Meeting minutes:
October 2020 (PDF 41KB)
September 2020 (PDF 45KB)
July 2020 (PDF 48KB)
June 2020 (PDF 37KB)
May 2020 (PDF 65KB)
April 2020 (PDF 64KB)

WSDOT Projected Design Opportunities for Consultants (XLSX 95KB)

WSDOT/ACEC-WA Project Delivery Subcommittee
Lead: Kevin Miller
Team Charter (PDF 32KB)

Meeting minutes:
September 2021 (PDF 227KB)
Standard plans progress report (PDF 220KB)
Design manual progress report (XLSX 16KB)
July 2021 (PDF 391KB)
May 2021 (PDF 224KB)
Measuring Performance – Quality and more (PDF 1.2MB)
March 2021 (PDF 3.1MB)
January 2021 (PDF 4.3MB)
July 2020 (PDF 284KB)
May 2020 (PDF 123KB)

WSDOT/ACEC-WA Structures/Geotechnical Subcommittee
Lead: Mark Gaines
Please visit their subcommittee website.

WSDOT/AGC/ACEC-WA Design-Build Committee
Lead: Art McCluskey
Support: Jolena Missildine
Please visit their subcommittee website.

Construction – WSDOT/ACEC Team Meeting Minutes

AGC/ACEC/WSDOT Design-Build
Lead: Art McCluskey
Support: Jolena Missildine