Thursday July 21, 2016 from 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Roger Williams University 
1 Old Ferry Road
Appellate Courtroom #283
Bristol, RI 02809

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Wendy Mackie 
Rhode Island Marine Trades Association & Composites Alliance 

Composites in transportation infrastructure

Join us for a full day workshop focused on Composites in Transportation Infrastructure. Expert speakers from around the country will provide technical education on the current and potential uses of composite materials in bridge building and reinforcements, pier and marine pilings construction and much more. Registration is required and space is limited. 

Featured Topics & Speakers include:
  • FRB Rebar for a Longer Lasting Infrastructure – Doug Gremel, Director, Non-Metallic Reinforcing, Hues Brothers
  • Hillman Composite Beams – John R. Hillman, President and CEO, HCB, Inc.
  • Pultruded Fender and Bearing Piles – Dustin L. Troutman, Director of Marketing and Product Development, Creative Pultrusions, Inc 
  • Infrastructure Repairs and Strengthening with FRP Composite Materials – David White, PE, Vice President of Technical Services RSB, Sika Corporation
  • Lightweight Decks for Vehicle Bridges - John P. Busel, Vice President, Composites Growth Initiative, American Composites Manufacturers Association 

Event Overview:

8:15 – 9:00 AM  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM    Welcome – Wendy Mackie, Composites Alliance of Rhode                                    Island

9:05 AM Opening Remarks

        • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
        • Congressman David Cicilline
        • Governor Gina M. Raimondo
        • Anthony Rotondo, U.S. Department of Transportation
        • Peter Alviti, Jr., Director, Rhode Island Department of Transportation

9:30 AM      Introduction to Composites in Infrastructure - John Busel, American Composites Manufacturers Association

10:00 AM    Break with Refreshments

10:15 AM    Technical Expert Presentations 

12:15 PM    Group Q & A for All Technical Speakers

12:30 PM    Networking Lunch

1:30 PM      Pathways to Progress - Facilitated by Patricia Steere

3:30 PM      Adjourn

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience as space is limited. Call 401-396-9619 or email wendy@rimta.org with any questions.

This event made possible through support from RIMTA, Polaris MEP, CommerceRI and American Composites Manufacturing Association