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FDOT's Steven Nolan, P.E., Joins DOT Advisory Board

Regulatory Resources LLC is pleased to announce that Steven Nolan, P.E. has joined the DOT Advisory Board. Steve has been a registered professional engineer in Florida since 2001. He received his engineering degree in Australia and worked for a heavy civil contractor before emigrating to the USA in 1996 and joining the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).


He currently leads the implementation of Structural Advanced Materials for bridge applications within the Florida DOT State Structures Design Office. These materials currently include 10 technologies of interest, including UHPC, FRC, SS strands and various FRP, and composite reinforcements, which he coordinates as chair of the statewide Structural Advance Materials Technical Advisory Group (SAMTAG). 


Steve’s 24 years with FDOT include in-house bridge design, standards and design policy development. He is the project manager for several completed and ongoing FDOT structures research projects, a 2018 FHWA STIC Incentive Grant for the implementation of basalt FRP; NCHRP project advisory panels; and development of many of the FDOT precast and prestressed concrete standard plans, support documentation and training. He is an active member of the Transportation Research Board’s AKB10 Standing Committee on Innovative Highway Structures; TriDurLE-UTC Advisory Board; Bridge Engineering Institute’s International Advisory Committee; fib-International Federation for Structural Concrete; and a peer reviewer for several engineering journals.


Steve provides technical support for FDOT members on AASHTO’s T-6 (FRP Composites) and T-10 (Concrete Design) Committees on Bridges and Structures. He has co-authored and presented numerous papers on FRP and prestressed concrete related to bridges and coastal structures, most recently including: IABSE-2019, ACI-SDC Forum 46, BEI-2019; TRB 2018-2019; 2018 fib-Congress, ASCE-Florida, IBC 2014-15; ABC-UTC 2014-15 & 19; CAMX 2015-17 & 20; and FDOT Transportation Symposiums & Design Training Expos 2013-20.


The DOT Advisory Board works with third-party certification bodies to enhance their understanding of the needs of DOTS, to facilitate the transfer of data and to harmonize state acceptance criteria. The ultimate goal is to streamline and enhance the processes while preserving the integrity of information and acceptance processes.

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