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DRAFT PRELIMINARY AGENDA

ASCE APM STANDARDS COMMITTEE MEETING

SEATTLE AIRPORT, SEATTLE, WASHINTON

JUNE 12 &13, 2014

 

                    Thursday, Jun 12

8:15 Continental Breakfast
9:00 APM STANDARDS COMMITTEE MEETING Introduction of Members & Attendees Chairman

WELCOME - Speaker
9:15 APPROVAL of minutes from Tampa meeting, Jan 30 & 31, 2014 – Paul Didrikson, Secretary
9:20 Ballot Resolution on RP Related to LUGGAGE TROLLEYS ON APMs – John Champ
10:00 BREAK
10:15 Discussion of APM System Dependability Chapter and Possible Commentary

Line by line review (a copy of the preview material will be attached to the final agenda) - Chuck Elms
NOON LUNCH
1:10 Update on ADA Issues – Sue Cox
1:20 NFPA Report and Reaffirmation Update – Rod Falvey
1:30 Report from APM Injury/Accident/Incident Sub Committee, Jack Weaver
2:00 Discussion on design standard for Steel Tubular truss sections – Part 3 section 11.9.3. Bob Griebenow Task Force

Adding international codes (Eurocode, Canadian Code, plus maybe others) to the APM Structural Section. Enlisting other international structural guideway experts to confirm recommendations.
3:00 BREAK
3:15 Schedule for the next re-affirmation.
3:30 Seatac Airport APM Presentation and Tour – Dan Hytry
4:30 Adjourn first days meeting.
5:30 Bus departs
6:45 Dinner at Museum of Flight, Sponsored by Berger Abam
9:30 Bus departs from Museum



                    Friday, Jan 31

- Paul Didrikson

FTA DATA BASE ISSUE: Peter Muller and Jack Weaver

BACKGROUND: FTA Accident Statistics: FTA had changed their definition of AGT in 2012. Before 2012 AGT referred only to automated systems, but after 2012 it included non-automated transit, thus tainting the data regarding APMs (An unresolved outstanding motion)
8:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 Intn’l Monorail Assn, Update
9:20 MEETING CALENDAR- A discussion of our future workload and meeting schedule - Joint meeting in conjunction with APM Conference TDB
International meeting proposals TBD
9:30 Continue Discussion on design standard for Steel Tubular truss sections – Part 3 section 11.9.3. Bob Griebenow Task Force

TOPIC B
Adding a fatigue criteria option: number of cycles and fatigue loading determination (histogram of train for life cycle of system) as an alternative to the existing conservative criteria of infinite cycles and AW1 loading
10:30 BREAK
10:45 Contingency time reserved for Continuation of earlier topics
11:50 NEW BUSINESS:
- Maintenance of Membership and Committee Balance Report– see below membership report, Chair-
MOTION TO ADJOURN Description

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: The committee composition is:
Category Members Percent
Consumer must stay between 20 -40%
Producer must stay between 20 -40%
General Interest Regulatory Must stay between 20-40% AND a Regulator
subset of Gen. Interest must stay above 5% of total
Associates Similar Membership requirement based on bylaws provisions
TOTAL 42 100.0

MEMBERSHIP NOTICES: Anyone who has an address, phone, company or fax change MUST advise ASCE so that OFFICIAL balloting may be maintained.

PLEASE also notify the Chair if you desire to stay on the unofficial email list for meeting notices etc. LLS.RLP@VERIZON.NET Some email servers have filter settings that reject mail “with too many recipients”, our unofficial mailing list is between 100 and 150 recipients. If you have this filter on your account, you will not get our unofficial blast mails. The ASCE APM Standards Committee E-Room remains the official means of communications with members.

Members failing to vote on two consecutive ballots are automatically dropped and consideration for voting membership is given to active Associates in good standing.

 

 

 

 

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