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2016 TAC Conference: Canam-Bridges to give a joint lecture on metallizing

September 26, 2016


Maxime Ampleman, Jr. Eng., M.Sc. and Éric Lévesque, Eng., M.Sc.

The annual conference and exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) will be held in Toronto, Ontario from September 25 to 28, 2016. During this event, a team made of Éric Lévesque, Project Services Manager and Maxime Ampleman, Project Development Junior Engineer from Canam-Bridges as well as Charles-Darwin Annan and Mario Fafard from Université Laval will give a lecture titled Slip Characteristics of Combined Metallized/Galvanized Faying Surfaces in Slip-Critical Bolted Connections. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

The presentation will focus on the evaluation of the slip resistance in slip-critical bolted connections that combine metallized and galvanized faying surfaces. Results from static short-term slip tests and long-term creep tests will be presented. Those results may influence upcoming revisions of North American highway bridge design codes.


The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is a not-for-profit, membership-based association that provides a neutral forum to exchange ideas and information on technical guidelines and best practices related to the Canadian transportation and roadways sectors. TAC promotes the importance of transportation to Canada’s economic well-being, as well as safe, secure, efficient and environmentally and financially sustainable transportation services.