Infrastructure experts: Engineers who can speak about bridge collapse

University of Washington structural engineers, architects and freight transportation experts are available to speak with reporters about the I-5 Skagit Bridge collapse on Thursday, May 23.

Charles Roeder
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: 206-543-6199
E-mail: croeder@uw.edu  
Web: http://www.ce.washington.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?id=36
Expertise: Gusset plates and steel bracing frames; seismic behavior of steel and composite structures; fatigue of steel structures; temperature effects in structures; movements in bridges; bridge bearings and expansion joints

Jeffrey Berman
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: 206-616-3530
E-mail: jwberman@uw.edu  
Web: http://www.ce.washington.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?id=4
Expertise: Steel structures; seismic design and blast considerations for steel structures 

Mark Hallenbeck
Director of the Washington State Transportation Center
Office: 206-543-6261
E-mail: tracmark@uw.edu
Web: http://depts.washington.edu/trac/index.html
Expertise: Urban transportation planning and policy; electronic traffic monitoring; tolls; traffic simulations; intelligent transportation systems 

Anne Goodchild (available from 1-3 p.m. PST on Friday, May 24)
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: 206-543-3747
E-mail: annegood@uw.edu
Web: http://www.ce.washington.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?id=14
Expertise: Freight transportation and logistics

John Stanton (email is best)
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
E-mail: stanton@uw.edu
Web: http://www.ce.washington.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?id=42
Expertise: General bridge knowledge; earthquake engineering, including seismic isolation; precast and pre-stressed concrete structures; concrete bridges

Marc Eberhard 
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: (206) 543-4815
E-mail: eberhard@uw.edu
Web: http://faculty.washington.edu/eberhard/
Expertise: Reinforced concrete behavior and design; Earthquake engineering; Bridge engineering; Rapid construction

Kate Simonen
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Office: 206-685-7282
E-mail: ksimonen@uw.edu
Web: http://arch.be.washington.edu/school/people/ksimonen
Expertise: High-performance building systems and environmental life cycle assessment of buildings, explaining engineering concepts to non-technical audiences.