Conference

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. Details of the workshops will be posted before May 2022. 2022 Call for Abstracts: Those interested in presenting at the conference should submit a one-page abstract has been extended to 11:59 pm EDT, April 22, 2022. For more information, and to submit an abstract, please visit: https://abc-utc.fiu.edu/conference/call-for-abstracts-2/

 

Previous Conferences

The 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019 ABC Conferences, each were attended by more than 700 bridge professionals, including more than 150 state DOT bridge engineers and professionals. For highlights of the 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019 ABC Conferences, please visit the following site: https://abc-utc.fiu.edu/conference/archives/

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.

Conference Topics

The conference topics will include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Design considerations Substructure Short- and long-term monitoring
Ultra High Performance Concrete Automation and robotic construction Nondestructive testing
Seismic issues Foundations Maintenance
Service life design Innovative materials Inspection
Accelerating retrofitting processes International experiences State ABC initiatives
Construction considerations Research results Contracting
Fabrication considerations Lessons learned Policy, planning, and procurement
Erection considerations Cost comparison Specifications
Constructability Insurance issues Budget and financing
Heavy moves Analysis software Public outreach
Traffic management Visualization tools Proprietary systems and technologies
Prefabricated elements and systems Decision-making tools

Exhibitors

For 2022 ABC Conference, we will return to have in person exhibitions in the conference, in the exhibit hall. 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. To reserve your booth, please send an email to Mrs. Saremi at msare001@fiu.edu.

Contact Information

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

Co-Sponsors

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

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

 

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