Accelerated Bridge Construction: Best Practices and Techniques

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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.

  • Describes design methods for accelerated bridge substructure construction; reducing foundation construction time and methods by using pile bents
  • Explains applications to steel bridges, temporary bridges in place of detours using quick erection and demolition
  • Covers design-build systems' boon to ABC; development of software; use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP)
  • Includes applications to glulam and sawn lumber bridges, precast concrete bridges, precast joints details; use of lightweight aggregate concrete, aluminum and high-performance steel

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Acquire the construction techniques and technologies needed to master the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) process. Written by an engineer with more than 35 years of experience in bridge construction, Accelerated Bridge Construction: Best Practices and Techniques provides a wide range of construction techniques, processes and technologies designed to take full advantage of the ABC process. 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.

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Dr. Khan has more than 35 years of experience as a structural and bridge engineer, project and design manager for transportation and industrial clients. Ali has supervised numerous design projects on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration and Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority

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