October 2023 Dinner Meeting Topic - I-95 Philly Fire Response

When:  Oct 4, 2023 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Central Pennsylvania Section

Pre-Program: Student-Employer Networking

Program: Interstate 95 Emergency Rebuild Using Ultra-Lightweight Foamed Glass Aggregate

On the morning of June 11th, 2023, a tanker truck carrying approximately 8,500 gallons of gasoline crashed and caught fire on the Cottman Avenue exit ramp under Interstate 95 in northeast Philadelphia. The fire collapsed the bridge carrying the northbound lanes of the interstate and severely damaged the southbound bridge. As I-95 through Philadelphia is one of the most highly trafficked travel corridors in Pennsylvania, PennDOT was greatly concerned with the speed of reconstruction. Ultra-lightweight Foamed Glass Aggregate (UL-FGA) is a lightweight fill alternative that was a critical component of the I-95 rebuild and supported the accelerated schedule. This presentation will review the path to reopening the interstate only 12 days post-collapse.

Speaker:     Theresa Andrejack Loux, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP

Chief Technical Officer, Aero Aggregates of North America LLC

Theresa Loux is the Chief Technical Officer for Aero Aggregates of North America where her primary responsibilities include overseeing Aero’s research and development activities, technical documentation, engineering support, quality control program, and education and outreach efforts. Theresa brings to Aero over fifteen years of combined industry and academic experience. In the past, she has been involved in and managed a variety of civil, geotechnical, and geoenvironmental consulting and construction projects in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Additionally, Theresa has taught geotechnical and other civil engineering courses at Rowan, Drexel, Temple, and Bucknell Universities and is the current chair of the Geo- Institute’s Delaware Valley Chapter. In 2022, Theresa was awarded the Robert and Mitchell Landreth “Steward of the Environment” Award from the Geosynthetic Institute.


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