Accelerated Bridge Construction
Best Practices and Techniques
- Mohiuddin Khan, Adjunct Faculty Member, Temple University
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.
Construction Engineers, Construction Managers, Architects, and Architectural and Civil Drafters