Conference

To see a Short Video capturing highlights of the last (2019) face to face conference, click here
For highlights of the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Conferences use this link .

 

About the Conference:

 

The 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies will be a premier bridge engineering conference that is co-sponsored by 32 State DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and other bridge-related organizations. In 2022, the conference will also include topics related to advance technologies that affect all bridges, in addition to influencing the projects that uses Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC).

This Conference will also include keynote talks and technical presentations on Advanced Technologies that are transforming bridge engineering in general and ABC specifically. These technologies include automation and additive manufacturing (3D Printing) using concrete and steel, and advancements in UHPC. The 2022 conference will be held face-to-face on December 7-9, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Miami located in Miami, Florida. Several ABC workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 7 one day prior to the conference.

 

Featured Keynote Speakers

Welcome Speakers

 

Who Should Attend the Conference?

Bridge design engineers; consultants; fabricators; erectors; precasters; construction professionals; maintenance engineers; transportation officials; policy makers; marketing professionals; federal, state, and local agencies; city, county, and regional officials; industry suppliers; academicians; and bridge professionals with any aspect of bridge design, construction, or maintenance.

The focus of the conference will be on Accelerated Bridge Construction, including prefabricated bridge elements, systems, and technologies; policies; contracting methods; and marketing strategies that will facilitate accelerated construction of bridges using various materials and techniques. ABC projects successfully completed in the U.S. and overseas will be presented.

Co-Sponsors

State Departments of Transportation and non-profit and bridge-related organizations and agencies will be co-sponsoring the 2022 ABC Conference. Following is the current list of Conference Co-Sponsors:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Michigan Dept. of Transportation
Alabama Dept. of Transportation Minnesota Dept. of Transportation
Alaska DOT&PF Mississippi Dept. of Transportation
Arizona Dept. of Transportation Missouri Dept. of Transportation
Arkansas Dept. of Transportation Nebraska Dept. of Transportation
California Dept. of Transportation Nevada Dept. of Transportation
Colorado Dept. of Transportation Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation
Connecticut Dept. of Transportation Oregon Dept. of Transportation
Delaware Dept. of Transportation Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation
Florida Dept. of Transportation Tennessee Dept. of Transportation
Georgia Dept. of Transportation Texas Dept. of Transportation
Illinois Dept. of Transportation Utah Dept. of Transportation
Indiana Dept. of Transportation Vermont Agency of Transportation
Iowa Dept. of Transportation Washington State DOT
Louisiana Dept. of Transp. & Dev. West Virginia Dept. of Transportation
Maine Dept. of Transportation Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
Wyoming Dept. of Transportation

To become a co-sponsor, please contact Atorod Azizinamini (aazizina@fiu.edu, 305-348-3821).

Program at a Glance

For more information on the conference program, please visit our program page of the website by clicking here

Workshops

Four Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Two workshops will be held in the morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon Eastern, and two workshops will be held in the afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Attendees of each workshop will receive a 4-hour Certificate of Attendance. Brief details on each workshop is provided below.

To learn more about the pre-conference workshops, please visit our workshops page of the website, by clicking here

Call for Awards Deadline September 2, 2022

The awards program provides an opportunity to showcase innovative achievements and projects and to recognize talented individuals that advance ABC. The need to minimize construction impacts and on-site activities elevates ABC to a higher priority starting at the project planning stage. ABC also can be introduced during construction as a contractor initiative or proposal. Benefits of ABC include improvements in safety, and reduction in societal costs and environmental impacts.

For more details about the call for awards, including categories, please visit our call for awards page of the website, by clicking here

Exhibitors

Exhibitor opportunities are available for the 2022 Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit your bridge engineering-related products and services at one of the premier bridge engineering conferences of the year.

Exhibitor Sponsorship Options Amount Description and Special Benefits
Co-Sponsor Conference Reception (Maximum 4 sponsor) $1,000 To be held on Thursday evening in the exhibit hall.
Lanyards for Name Badges (one sponsor)⃰ $2,500 Name and company logo will be placed on the Lanyards.
Breakfast Sponsors (No limit- we hope that you will support this event) $500 Breakfast buffet will be served on Dec. 8th and 9th from 7:00am – 8:00am in the exhibit hall
Coffee Break Sponsors (No Limit – We hope that you will support this event) $350 We will offer coffee during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks in the exhibit hall.
Conference Bag (one sponsor)⃰⃰ ⃰ $2,500 Company name and logo will be placed on bag, as well as placing any advertisement materials inside the bag.
Session sponsorship⃰ ⃰ ⃰ $1,200 5 minutes presentation of your company and product at beginning of the session of your choice.

To reserve your booth, please send an email to Mrs. Saremi at msare001@fiu.edu. To see a list of current exhibitors please click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2022 Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference.

Level Amount Complimentary Registrations Poster Ad Display at Conference Special Benefits and Recognition at Conference Recognition on ABC-UTC and conference web site
Double Diamond $8,500 4 Full poster ad 5 minutes presentation of your company in the General Session (limit 3 companies)

Complimentary 10 x 10 booth (best location available).

Special recognition and Plaque at General session.

Full page ad, Name and logo in conference program and proceedings.

Name and Logo
Diamond $6,500 3 Half poster ad 5 minutes presentation of your company in one of the parallel sessions

Special recognition and Plaque at General session.

Half page ad, name and logo in conference program and proceedings.

Name and Logo
Platinum $4,500 2 Name w/ Company Logo Special recognition and Plaque at General session.

Name and logo in conference program and proceedings.

Name and Logo
Gold $3,000 1 Name w/ Company Logo Recognition at General session.

Name and logo in conference program and proceedings.

Name and Logo
Silver $1,500 0 Name Displayed Recognition at General session.

Name displayed in conference program and proceedings.

Name Displayed

To become a sponsor or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here . If you have additional questions, please contact Mina Saremi via email at msare001@fiu.edu  or at (954) 895-7728 with any questions.

Registration

Below is a list of pricing for the 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies.  Early bird registration has been extended to September 23, 2022. To register now, click on the link below the table.

Early Bird Registration
Prior to 9/24
From 9/24 to 11/11 After 11/11 & Onsite
General Registration $525.00 $725.00 $925.00
State DOT, Local and Federal Agencies (US only) $425.00 $525.00 $725.00
Speaker (presenting author) $425.00 $525.00 $725.00
Students $95.00 $105.00 $305.00
Pre-Conference Workshops – full day $250.00 $350.00 $550.00
Pre-Conference Workshops – half day $125.00 $175.00 $275.00

To register for the conference, please click here

Travel Scholarships

Travel scholarships will be available for the 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies.

  • Available for state and local bridge professionals to attend the conference
  • Includes:
    • 4 nights at Hyatt Regency Miami
    • Registration to attend the 2-day conference
    • Registration to attend pre-conference workshops

Note: Priority will be given to authors presenting at the conference. Recipients of the travel scholarship are responsible for flights, local transportation, meals, and incidental expenses.

The deadline to submit your application is August 26, 2022. To apply please visit our Travel Scholarship page of the website to submit your application, by clicking here

Housing

Accommodations for the 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies can be made at the Hyatt Regency Miami. A block of rooms at a special rate is reserved for conference attendees and will be available on a first come first served basis.

To make your reservation, please visit our housing page of the website by clicking here

to make your reservation.

Contact Information

For more information, please send an email to msare001@fiu.edu or aazizina@fiu.edu, or call 954-895-7728.

 

Sponsored and Organized by

Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

Florida International University
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
www.abc-utc.fiu.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Florida International University
10555 W. Flagler Street, EC 3680
Miami, FL 33174

Atorod Azizinamini
Phone: (305) 348-0074
Email: aazizina@fiu.edu

For video clips capturing highlights of past conferences please click here