Newly established in 2008, the Bridge Preservation Association (BPA) was formed to facilitate collaboration among industry and government parties actively
Newly established in 2008, the Bridge Preservation Association (BPA) was formed to facilitate collaboration among industry and government parties actively involved in bridge preservation. Accordingly, BPA plans to provide resources to advance knowledge of bridge preservation and maintenance, as well as support research and educational efforts emphasizing economic, safety and performance advantages of bridge preservation for government and industry professionals.
Striving to improve the quality and understanding of new bridge preservation technologies through outreach, research, education, and public-private partnerships, therefore, the association will promote preservation activities performed on bridge elements or components that aim to prevent, delay, or reduce deterioration. The scope of BPA activity does not entail structural or operational improvements of an existing bridge asset beyond its originally designed capacity and life.
To that end, the Bridge Preservation Association will offer a central resource for education, research and promotion of new technologies and innovations. Its eligible membership comprises all bridge stakeholders, including industry representatives, consultants, academia, agencies, contractors, and any other experts actively involved in bridge preservation. For a limited time Û until June 30, 2009 Û BPA is offering a discounted founding membership fee. More information is available at www.bridgepreservationassociation.org.