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Midas Bridge Seminar

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM 
On-Site - San Francisco, California, USA






Caltrans granted over $988 million early this year to improve and repair transportation infrastructure throughout the state. With the many failing structures in California and many in desperate need of an upgrade, this funding is both a benefit and a reminder to engineers that analyzing, monitoring, and rehabilitating are never-ending processes that help prevent all sorts of failures. During this seminar, engineers will learn from industry experts about popular trends and even get insights about Caltrans' use of midas Civil. We have guest speakers Sri Kotha, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Bridge Eng. from PGH Wong Engineering, and Quentin Marzari, P.E., S.E., Senior Bridge Engineer at Arup.

Sri Kotha will be presenting on the Design of Bridges Against Progressive Collapse. The discussion will summarize bridge design's “State-of-the-Art and Practice” for sudden failures and take a look at key design parameters such as redundancy, robustness, alternative load path(s), isolation, and much more. 

Quentin Marzari will present Advanced Features in Moving Load Analysis & Construction Stage Analysis. This presentation will focus on two key topics related to using Midas software. The first topic will include details on lane optimization, control data, moving load tracer, static load case conversion, and concurrent demand. The second topic will cover theoretical aspects such as accumulative staging, tangential erection, and lack of fit, followed by a showcase of a construction stage analysis setup. 

This is a perfect opportunity to learn about industry trends while networking with fellow engineers in your area! Each of the guest speaker's presentations is PDH certified. Attendees will receive a PDH certificate for 3 PDH hours at the end of the seminar.
The seats are limited. Please register as soon as possible.


During the event, we will cover the following:

  • Design of Bridges Against Progressive Collapse
    • Overview
    • The state-of-the-art practice of bridge design for sudden failures
    • Redundancy, Robustness, Alternative Load Path(s), Isolation
  •  Advanced Features in Moving Load Analysis & Construction Stage Analysis
    • Lane optimization, control data, moving load tracer
    • Static load case conversion
    • Concurrent demand
    • Accumulative staging
    • Tangential erection
    • Lack-of-fit
  • Event Agenda: 

    08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Check-in
    09:00 AM - 09:30 AM MIDAS - Welcome & Software Overview

    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM


    Design of Bridges Against Progressive Collapse

    - Sri Kotha Ph.D., P.E. 

    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking Break

    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM


    Advanced Features in Moving Load Analysis & Construction Stage Analysis

    - Quentin Marzari P.E., S.E.

    12:45 PM - 13:00 PM MIDAS - Closing & Thank You





Srinivasa (Sri) Kotha - Senior Bridge Engineer at PGH Wong Engineering, Inc.

Sri has more than 20 years of progressive experience in Rail and Highway Infrastructure design, project-level due diligence checks, independent design checks, structural evaluations, load rating and posting analysis, repair and retrofit design, and support during construction. His project management experience includes preparing Design Basis Reports, Type Selection/TS&L Study Reports, Contract PS&E Packages, and Verification & Validation Reports. His experience envelops different structure types ranging from concrete arches, steel trusses, and simple girder-slab bridges to a variety of earth retaining structures  - both walls and vertical shafts - considering structure-soil-structure interaction, and designed in compliance with a multitude of agencies (Caltrans, AASHTO, CAHSR, AREMA, BART, and multiple State DOTs, ).

His research experience includes applying advanced finite element techniques and refining design procedures for CFS rack structures considering coupled non-linear buckling behavior. His research and design interests include “behavior-based smart design” of civil infrastructure using innovative materials and approaches. 


Capture - Quentin Marzari

Quentin Marzari, PE SE - Senior Bridge Engineer at Arup

Quentin Marzari is a Senior Engineer in Arup’s San Francisco Bridge, Civil & Offshore Structures group with 10 years of experience in the field of bridge engineering. He holds a Master of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Science from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC).

Over his career, Quentin has worked on various projects featuring complex analysis, design, and consulting work. Some of his recent projects include San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge load rating and bike path preliminary engineering, Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement erection engineering, and US181: New Harbor Bridge geometry control. He is a frequent Midas Civil user.





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