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Upcoming RJ Watson Trade Shows

RJ Watson will be exhibiting and participating in these trade shows:

March 21 – March 23 – Design Build Institute of America Transportation Conference

Oregon Convention Center Portland, Oregon Booth #603

April 8 – April 12 – National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference

Renaissance Hotel Orlando, Florida

April 11 – April 13 – NASCC – The Steel Conference

Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, Maryland Booth #1010

June 11 – June 14 – International Bridge Conference

Gaylord National Resort & Conventional Center National Harbor, Maryland Booth #305

July 31 – August 3 – 10th International Short & Medium Span Bridge Conference

Hilton Hotel Quebec City, QC

October 2 – October 3 – Ohio Transportation Engineer’s Conference

Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio

November 5 – November 7 – American Segmental Bridge Institute Annual Conference

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel Chicago, IL

November 16 – Association of Bridge Construction & Design

Millenium Hotel Buffalo, New York

Structural Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with RJ Watson, Inc.

For the Transportation Market Structural Technologies, a Structural Group Company, has formed a strategic partnership with RJ Watson, Inc. to expand its presence in the Transportation market. Peter Emmons, President and CEO of Structural Group, in making the announcement stated that “we are very pleased to enter into this strategic agreement, collaborating with RJ Watson will strengthen both companies as we work together to solve complex infrastructure challenges within the Transportation industry”. RJ Watson will represent the full suite of Structural Technologies products and provide service to its established customer base in the Transportation sector.

RJ Watson, Inc. has a long history of providing products and services to the Transportation industry and devotes all its energies to developing structural engineering solutions for the heavy civil industry throughout the world. Their emphasis is on the utilization of state of the art technology combined with subject matter experts renowned for their knowledge and experience. Teaming the structural strengthening, corrosion control, post-tensioning and repair product line of Structural Technologies with RJ Watson will enhance Structural Group’s ability to service the Transportation sector.

With the added construction capabilities of Structural Group’s construction companies (STRUCTURAL and PULLMAN) with branch locations across the United States, RJ Watson will enhance its ability to deliver a wide range of turnkey product and restoration services to bridge owners and consultants.

Ron Watson, President of RJ Watson stated that “working with Structural Technologies our company now has an unmatched offering for repair and upgrade products. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to working closely with Structural Technologies across the US”.

Portsmouth Bypass Disktron Installation

Ohio DOT’s First P3 Project Uses Disktron Bearings


The largest project in the history of Ohio, The Portsmouth Bypass, is a 16-mile long bypass of Portsmouth, Ohio via State Route 823/Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway. 

Three of the steel plate girder bridges featured Disktron Bearings which ranged from 225 kips to 900 kips in vertical load capacity. One of the bridges also required uplift restraint, which was easily accommodated with the Disktron design.  The rotational capacity of these bearings was 0.025 radians and the displacements on the expansion bearings ranged from 3 to 6 inches.

We are exhibiting

March 27-29 – DBIA in Transportation Conference
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Booth #405

April 4-6 Virginia DOT Training Workshop
Holiday Inn University & Conference Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

April 6-8 – ASCE Structures Congress
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado
Booth #315

April 10-12 – Southeast Bridge Preservation Partnership Meeting
Charleston Marriott Town Center
Charleston, West Virginia

May 22-24 – Western Bridge Preservation Partnership Meeting
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

June 4-8 – International Bridge Conference
Gaylord National Resort
National Harbor, Maryland Booth #303

August 21-22 – New York City Bridge Conference
Marriott East Side
New York, New York

September 6-8 – Western Bridge Engineer’s Seminar
Portland Marriott Waterfront
Portland, Oregon

September 11-13 – Northeast Bridge Preservation Partnership Meeting
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
New Brunswick, New Jersey

September 21-23 – IABSE Symposium and Northwest Conference
Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

November 6-8 – Midwest Bridge Preservation Partnership Meeting
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

December 7-8 – Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference
Hyatt Regency
Miami, Florida
Booth #201
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