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Webinar: Innovative Structural Solutions to Dallas Area Traffic Signals
February 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Have you ever painted yourself into a corner? Sometimes project restraints can do that to an engineer. This presentation will provide an overview of 3 recent TxDOT traffic signal projects that required out of the box thinking and ingenious methods to solve structural problems. The projects included the design of 3 traffic signals located at diamond intersections in the Dallas area. Columns, cantilevers, bearing plates, anchor bolts…it’s all part of the fun and excitement awaiting anyone who joins this ASCE Texas Section webinar. Structural and traffic engineers will get the most out of this technical presentation, but we invite all problem solvers to tune in and find out how our heroes save the day.
Sean P. Merrell PE, PTOE, RAS, F.ASCE currently works for BGE, Inc. as a Senior Project Manager leading the North Texas traffic engineering practice. He has previously been honored as the ASCE Dallas Branch Engineer of the Year as well as both the Houston Branch and the National ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer of the Year Award. He has served in many roles at ASCE including the Dallas Branch President and the Texas Section CECON Chair in 2013. Currently, Sean is the ASCE Texas Section President for 2020-2021 and is also the Chair of the Frisco Parks & Recreation Board and the Collin County Planning Board.
Sean received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineer degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University where he served as the President of the ASCE Student Chapter. Prior to College, Sean served in the U.S. Army as an Aeroscout Observer in an OH-58 helicopter. Sean has been married to his beautiful and very understanding wife Elizabeth for 27 years and they have two children, Sasha (15) & Declan (12).
Member $25 | Nonmember $75 | Government $15 | Student FREE