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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WTS Maine - Bridges As Art

08:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time



WTS Maine and SMPS Northern New England are co-hosting a breakfast program featuring Linda Figg, President/CEO and Director of Bridge Art at FIGG, an international family of companies that specializes in bridges. Linda was part of the design team for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has over 30 years experience in leaadership and management of world class bridges from concept through construction.

Creating Sustainable Bridges As Art For Communities

Linda Figg is President/CEO and Director of Bridge Art for FIGG, an international family of companies that exclusively specializes in bridges. Linda has over 30 years of experience in leadership and management of world class bridges from concept through construction. FIGG bridges have received 348 awards for customers, recognizing economy, innovation, sustainability, and aesthetics, including three Presidential Awards through the National Endowment for the Arts. She was named as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 22 Newsmakers in 1998 and Concrete Construction magazine named Linda as one of the 13 most influential people in the concrete industry in 2007. In 2010 Linda was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame and in 2011 was elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC noted her “vision behind new technologies in bridges that are important to the long - term viability of our nation’s infrastructure.” In 2011, Linda served as Chair of the Construction Industry Round Table, an advocacy group comprised of one hundred CEOs of America’s leading engineering, architectural, and construction companies. She is currently the chair of the American Segmental Bridge Institute.

Linda received her Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University in 1981. Linda’s passion for creating environmentally friendly and functional bridge sculptures has led her to focus on improving the quality of life in communities with landmark bridges.

DATE:         November 19, 2013

LOCATION:  Kittery Community Center
                   120 Rogers Road
                   Kittery, ME 03904

TIME:           8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

COST:           $25 members/$30 nonmembers
                    $20 students and public sector employees

Please register by November 14th, either through the WTS registration site at the following link: http://goo.gl/jhbcqv

or by contacting Liz (Dealy) Bissonnette, P.E. at: EBissonnette@kleinfelder.com, or call 860.258.7126

Checks should be made payable & sent to:

WTS – Maine Chapter
PO Box 329, Hallowell, ME 04347

Pre-registration is requested. No-shows will be billed unless 48-hour notification is provided

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