Call For Abstracts

How to Submit Abstract:

You are invited to submit an abstract of a formal paper to be considered for presentation at the conference.  Abstracts are welcomed from 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. Those interested in giving a presentation at the conference should submit a one-page abstract by Jan 18, 2019.  Abstracts must be submitted online at www.abc-utc.fiu.edu/conference/abstract-submission/.

The authors of abstracts selected for presentation will have the option of submitting an extended abstract (minimum of 3 pages) or a full paper (maximum of 10 pages) for inclusion in the conference proceeding.

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