2021 Virtual Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference

If you missed the 2021 Virtual Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference:
With Emphasis on International Experiences Dec 8-10, 2021, you still have the opportunity to watch the conference presentation and workshops for a one time fee of $95.00 by clicking the link below. This includes the full Conference and Workshops videos, that will be provided through a sharable link (not available for download). No conference PDH hours will be issued for post conference videos.

Please note, video presentations are the property of the presenters and the ABC-UTC Virtual Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: With Emphasis on International Experiences. The ABC-UTC is not responsible for the content presented during the Conference sessions and workshops.

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 Click on link below to view the conference program 

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

 

Resources from the Conference

  • Access conference presentations and workshops for a one time fee of $95.00 by clicking here This includes the full Conference and Workshops videos, that will be provided through a sharable link (not available for download). No conference PDH hours will be issued for post conference videos.
  • Final Conference Schedule
  • UHPC Workshops Schedule

 

2021 International ABC Conference Awards Recipients

The 2021 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference gave awards to recognize the best ABC projects and the most influential person contributing to the cause and implementation of ABC. See the award winners below.

Most Influential International ABC Person of the Year Outside U.S: Liang Zhou, Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd. China, Chief Engineer

Mr. Liang Zhou graduated from Tongji University in 1983 and started to working in Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd till now. In the 38 years of his esteemed career, Mr. Zhou has pioneered large span bridge design and the ABC method for viaduct construction in China, and now is regarded as one of the most prestigious bridge engineers in China. His ABC viaduct achievement includes the Humin Viaduct (1.88 miles of elevated expressway with streamline cross section), Jiamin Viaduct (5 miles of fully prefabricated bridge), Xiangfu Expressway (5.4 miles of composite bridges) and Shaoxing Urban Expressway Network (28 miles of elevated full prefabricated bridges with 3.88 billion USD investment). Due to his significant contributions to Chinese bridge development, Mr. Zhou has won numerous awards, such as the 2008 Outstanding Structure Award (Shanghai Lupu Bridge) by IABSE. Mr. Zhou is also quite active in research and development; and is the chief editor of the Chinese National Code for Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges.

Bridge System

Project Jiamin Viaduct, Shanghai
Features – 2.2 miles of elevated expressway

– around 330 precast columns, 160 precast pier caps, 2500 precast box girders

Owner Shanghai Chengtou Highway Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.
Designer Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd.
Contractor Shanghai Construction No.4 (Group) Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Road & Bridge (Group) Co., Ltd.


 

Project Xiangfu Expressway, Changsha
Features – 5.4 miles long

– biggest bridge project adopting composite bridges

Owner Changsha Chengtou Infrastructure Construction Project Management Co., Ltd.
Designer Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd.
Contractor Shanghai Urban Construction Municipal Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd.
China Railway Major Bridge Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd.

 

Project Urban Express Network, Shaoxing
Features – 28 miles in total with 3.88 billion USD investment

– built in 2 years

– first urban expressway network with full prefabricated bridges

Owner Shaoxing City Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.
Designer Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd.
Contractor China Raiway 22nd Bureau (Group) Co., Ltd.
China Raiway 1st Bureau (Group) Co., Ltd.
China Raiway 4th Bureau (Group) Co., Ltd.
China Construction 8th Engineering Division Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Urban Construction Municipal Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd.
China Energy Engineering Co., Ltd.

Most Influential International ABC Person of the Year Outside U.S: Alessandro Palermo

Images and more details to come.

Most Innovative ABC Bridge System Developed Outside U.S: Logan Mullaney

Images and more details to come.

Recipient of 2021 Accelerated Bridge Construction Award for the Best International ABC Projects Constructed Outside U.S: Gernot Komar

 


Gernot Komar is the CEO of SUN Engineering & Technology International (SETI, Inc.). He has over 25 years of experience in all phases of design, analysis, management, erection, and inspection of segmental bridges and complex structures. His experience has involved major bridge projects all over the world, requiring in-depth knowledge and understanding of international design codes.

Gernot graduated from the Technical University of Graz, Austria as a Diplom-Ingenieur and received a master’s degree in civil engineering and economics. Gernot started his engineering career with the development and application of the RM-Bridge program in Austria. In 2003 he moved with his family to San Diego.

In 2018 Gernot got the opportunity to start SETI, Inc. and as a “starter” project he worked on the 4th Ring Transportation Corridor in Zhengzhou, with 50,000 segments the largest precast segmental bridge project in the world.

 

2021 Exhibitors

Thanks to the following exhibitors that supported the 2021 International Accelerated Bridge Construction, by exhibiting at the conference. We invite you to learn more about our exhibitors by clicking on the links below.

ChromX
https://www.cmc.com/what-we-do/america/mill-products/chromx

 

Structural Technologies
https://www.structuraltechnologies.com

Modified Concrete Suppliers, LLC

https://modified-concrete.com/

 

McDonough Marine Services

https://www.mcdonoughmarine.com/

2021 Sponsorship

Thanks to the following sponsor that supported the 2021 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference. We invite you to learn more about our sponsor by clicking on the link below.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Kwik Bond Polymers
https://www.kwikbondpolymers.com

Co-Sponsors

State Departments of Transportation and non-profit and bridge-related organizations and agencies will be co-sponsoring the 2021 Virtual ABC Conference. Following is the current list of Conference Co-Sponsors:

  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Alabama Dept. of Transportation
  • Alaska DOT&PF
  • Arizona 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

International Co-Sponsors

 

 

www.iabse.org

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

2022 International ABC Conference
(Face-to-Face)
Dec 7-9, 2022
Miami, Florida

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

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