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Video Conference

Inspection & Maintenance of Ancillary Highway Structures

  • Apr 10, 2019 (9:30 - 12:30 pm CT; 8:30 - 11:30 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 3, 2019


This presentation will discuss ancillary structure types and past failures, introduction to the wind loads and problems from resulting vibrations/fatigue. Discussion on galvanized steel, aluminum, and weathering steel commonly used and potential problems with these. We will cover inspection procedures, prioritizing, how and where to look for problems such as weld cracking, loose fasteners, poor anchor rod installation and resulting problems, etc.


Michael Garlich, PE, SE, Sr. Vice President Collins Engineers Inc. Michael has over forty-five years of engineering experience in design and condition assessment of transportation, marine, and heavy industrial structures. As Senior Vice President and Structural Engineer, Mike is engaged in staff development, project work, business development, and work on various technical committees.

In addition to preparing technical articles and presentations, Mike has been a contributing author for various national engineering guides, recommended practices, design specifications, and manuals. A certified instructor for the National Highway Institute, Mike has developed and taught courses on structure inspection, repair, and erection engineering. He has also lectured at universities and developed a manual and course on steel sheet piling design for university professors.

Target Audience

Maintenance, construction, designers, planners, local government and others.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050