Advances in Intelligent Bridge Modeling and Refined Steel Bridge Grillage Analysis

Archived webinar:  Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

Participants earn one Professional Development Hour.


Webinar Overview:

Realizing the value of 3D model workflows in the design, analysis, construction and operations of bridges, owners are more frequently mandating 3D based models as a contractual deliverable. This benefits the many disciplines involved throughout the lifecycle of the bridge. Highly integrated, 3D parametric bridge software, such as Bentley’s OpenBridge Modeler leverages information directly from Bentley’s civil applications to calibrate bridge design to terrain, roadways, access ramps, and other related infrastructure. Using the same physical model for analysis, and being able to use refined grillage models further contributes to the efficiency of steel bridge analysis and design. Learn more about several recommendations published in NCHRP Report 725 and adopted in the 7th Edition of the AASHTO Bridge Design Specification, which contribute to engineering time savings.


Company Profile:

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 2,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research development, and acquisitions.


Lee D. Tanase,Lee D. Tanase

Director of Business Development for Bridge and Geotechnical Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Over thirty years of progressive engineering and management experience, primarily in the field of bridge engineering and technology. Mr. Tanase is an accomplished professional with expertise ranging from leading bridge design and inspection projects to software development and technology operations. An expert in introducing innovative technical and practical solutions focused on increased efficiency for the full lifecycle of bridge related projects, Mr. Tanase is an advocate and active participant in the implementation of bridge intelligent modeling (BrIM) worldwide. Mr. Tanase joined Bentley in 2007, from LEAP Software, Inc. where he was President and CEO for over eleven years. Mr. Tanase is an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the American Concrete Institute, and serves on numerous professional committees.

Michael A. Grubb, P.E.

M.A. Grubb & AssociatesMichael A. Grubb, P.E.

Mr. Grubb has approximately 35 years of experience related to steel-bridge design and steel-bridge-design specifications. Mike is currently working for M.A. Grubb & Associates. Mike has worked previously as a research engineer in the Structural Mechanics and Heavy Products groups at the U.S. Steel Research Laboratory, and has served as Assistant Manager of Bridge Engineering for AISC Marketing, Inc. He has also previously served as a Senior Steel Bridge Design Specialist for HDR Engineering, Inc. Over his career, Mike has been involved in the development of Alternate Load Factor (Autostress) Design procedures for steel bridges, computer software and design aids, straight and curved steel-bridge research, development and delivery of training courses on steel-bridge design, and updating the national design specifications for steel bridges, including LRFD.