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Accelerated Bridge Construction

Best Practices and Techniques

The traveling public has no patience for prolonged, high cost construction projects. This puts highway construction contractors under intense pressure to minimize traffic disruptions and construction cost. Actively promoted by the Federal Highway Administration, there are hundreds of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) construction programs in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Accelerated Bridge Construction: Best Practices and Techniques provides a wide range of construction techniques, processes and technologies designed to maximize bridge construction or reconstruction operations while minimizing project delays and community disruption. The book begins with an introduction to ABC methods and procedures. These processes are then applied to steel, glulam, sawn lumber bridges, and precast concrete bridges. Design methods for accelerated bridge superstructure and substructure construction are explained. With this book in hand, heavy construction engineers and managers have a valuable guide to the use of lightweight aggregate concrete, aluminum, and high-performance steel to reduce mass and ease transportation and erection.

Audience

Construction Engineers, Construction Managers, Architects, and Architectural and Civil Drafters

Paperback, 656 Pages

Published: August 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-407224-4

Contents

    1. SECTION 1 INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION METHODS
      Chapter 1 Introduction to Modern Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)
      Chapter 2 Recent Developments in ABC Concepts
      Chapter 3 Research and Training in ABC Structural Systems
      Chapter 4 Innovative ABC Techniques

      SECTION 2 RAPID CONSTRUCTION ISSUES
      Chapter 5 Modular Bridge Construction Issues
      Chapter 6 Rapid Bridge Insertions Following Failures
      Chapter 7 ABC Planning and Resolving ABC Issues

      SECTION 3 MODULAR BRIDGES
      Chapter 8 Prefabrication Of The Superstructure
      Chapter 9 Prefabrication Of the Substructure And Construction Issues
      Chapter 10 Alternative ABC Methods And Funding Evaluation
      Chapter 11 A Review Of Chapters, River Bridges And Conclusions

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