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SEI Technical Session

May 28, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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10370 Richmond Ave, Conference Room @ 1st floor
Houston, TX 77042


Join your peers for the next SEI Houston Chapter Luncheon Technical Session:

"The Challenges resulting from the Phase Construction of the Houston Ship Channel Bridge"

Due to the limited ROW and the cost associated with purchasing additional ROW, the Harris County Toll Road Authority decided to construct the replacement Ship Channel Bridge in phases. The presentation will focus on the challenges associated with constructing the bridge in phases, from footing settlement issues, to tower construction, and segment erection. These issues not only presented the designers of the bridge with challenges, but also the Contractor's Construction Engineers with respect to the level of effort required by them to perform the analysis and geometry control for the various loading combinations experienced during construction.   


Speakers: Mike Perez, P.E. & Gowen Dishman, P.E.
Where:   Arup Office, Conference Room @ 1st floor, 10370 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX, 77042
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Online Tickets*: Regular: $25; Government Employees: $20;     Students: $10
Walk-in Tickets**: $30
** CC not accepted. Checks preferred; address checks to “ASCE Houston”

*We accept RSVPs on the website (not via e-mail). There will be a no-show penalty fee of $25 if RSVP was made.

Speaker Bio: Mike Perez is a Senior Staff Engineer for the Harris County Toll Road Authority. Mr. Perez joined HCTRA in 2005. As a Senior Staff Engineer, Mike’s responsibilities include project management of consultants preparing plans, specifications, and estimates of toll road projects. He currently serves as Project Engineer for the Ship Channel Bridge replacement project. Mr. Perez has 37 years of engineering experience both with private firms and public agencies. Prior to joining the Toll Road Authority, he spent 23 years working on transportation engineering projects, with an emphasis in bridge and retaining wall design. As a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. Gowen Dishman graduated from Tennessee Technological University, Class of 1979 in Civil Engineering. He has been involved in the design and the construction of over 30 major bridge projects in the U.S. Gowen started his bridge design and construction career in 1980 with Figg and Muller Engineering and has worked on several high profile projects including the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida, winner of the 1988 Presidential Design Award; the Fred Hartman Bridge in Houston, Texas; the US 82 Bridge across the Mississippi River; and the Mario Cuomo Bridge (replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River in New York). These bridges were high level, long span, cabled stayed bridges. For the past 17 years he has worked for HNTB Corporation. He is currently serving as the Area Resident Engineer for the construction of the new Houston Ship Channel Bridge in Houston, Texas. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Connecticut and New York. He is a founding member in the American Segmental Bridge Institute, where he serves on the Construction Practice Committee for Segmental Bridges. He is a Fellow of the HNTB Corporation’s Fellows Program which recognizes technical excellence in engineering.


The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) is dedicated to serving and promoting the worldwide structural engineering profession and related industries by providing a forum for research, education, design, testing, manufacturing, construction, and operations in the structural engineering profession. 


$25.00 Member

$20.00 Government Employee

$10.00 Student


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