High Load Multirotational Bearings for Bridges and NCDOT FIB Standards
Ronald J. Watson
RJ Watson, Inc.
Ron has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo. He has over 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture and testing of high load multi-rotational bearings, seismic isolation devices and bridge deck joint sealing systems. He serves as Chairman of the International Joints and Bearings Research Council and also chairs ASTM Subcommittee D04.32 on Bridges and Structures. He is the Vice Chairman of NSBA Task Group 9 on Bearings. He is also President of R.J. Watson, Inc. which specializes in the design, manufacture and testing of bridge bearing devices and joint sealing systems.
Ahmad Ighwair, PE
Ahmad Ighwair is a NCDOT Structures Management Unit (SMU) engineer in the Policy Development group with over 8 years of experience working for the Department. He is a North Carolina registered Professional Engineer and graduated from North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in civil engineering.