2016 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium

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Your Link   Your LinkYour Link HMS 15th Symposium Video     The 16th Biennial Heavy Movable Structures Symposium will be held in Tampa, Sept 19-22, 2016 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.

 

PLEASE WEAR YOUR NAMETAG FOR ALL HMS MEALS AND EVENTS

 


Monday September 19th

Registration and Booth Setup 1:00 to 6:00 PM

1:30 PM - Laws and Rules Class plus Ethics for Louisiana PE's

HMS Board Meeting 3:30 to 5:30 PM

HMS Reception 6:30 to 8:30 Grand Ballroom

 

Tuesday September 20th

Breakfast for all registered attendees 7:30 to 9:30 in the Grand Ballroom

Registration/Booths Open from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Technical Presntations begin at 8:30 AM on 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms 8, 9, 10 & 12

12:15 to 1:45 PM - Lunch in Grand Ballroom

Technical Presntations 1:50 to 5:30 PM on 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms 8, 9, 10 & 12

Reception 5:30 to 7:30 Grand Ballroom

7:30 to 9:30 PM - Pool Deck Party

 

Wednesday September 21st

Breakfast for all registered attendees 7:30 to 9:30 in the Grand Ballroom

Registration/Booths Open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Technical Presntations begin at 8:30 AM on 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms 8, 9, 10 & 12

12:15 to 1:45 PM - Lunch in Grand Ballroom

Technical Presntations 1:50 to 5:30 PM on 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms 8, 9, 10 & 12

Reception 5:30 to 6:30 Grand Ballroom

6:30 to 9:30 PM - Dinner Cruise - Ticketed Event

 

Thursday September 22nd

Breakfast for all registered attendees 7:30 to 9:30 in the Grand Ballroom

Registration/Booths Open from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Technical Presntations begin at 8:30 AM on 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms 8, 9, 10 & 12

12:15 to 1:15 PM - Lunch in Grand Ballroom - HMS Entertainment and Prize Give-a-way

1:30 - 3:30 Board of Directors Meeting/Executive Officers Meeting

16th Biennial Symposium Closes

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About HMS

Heavy Movable Structures, Inc., is a not-for-profit technical organization of volunteers focusing on the heavy civil facilities utilized by or for the public benefit, with emphasis on, but not limited to, movable bridges.

HMS is primarily concerned with movable bridges and other large civil engineering structures.

The main mission of HMS is to provide forums for information interchange among bridge owners, government agencies, designers, contractors, suppliers, and other groups involved in movable bridges and heavy movable structures. This includes both privately owned and publicly owned bridges.

 

It is intended and believed that this information exchange will benefit the public through improved safety and reliability, more cost effective utilization of public funds through improved design and maintenance practices, and increased awareness and conformace with issues of the environment.

 

These information exchanges involve scientific principles and practices, various engineering desciplines, current technologies and state-of-the-art crafts related to the industry. The forums of information interfchanges utilized are primarily the biennial symposia with the associated publications and other information that the volunteers may therein provide.

 

The scope or sphere of interest encompassed by HMS, has not been tightly deifined by intention. At the present time, HMS is primarily concerned with movable bridges and other larger civil engineering structures such as navigation locks, dams, flap gates, flood control equipment, movable stadium roofs and other strutures with large machinery in which most operational speeds are less than critical and forces are large.

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