Industry Perspective on Precast Element Details for Successful ABC Projects

December 17, 2015 1:00 pm

by William Nickas, P.E., Managing Director, Transportation Services, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute; Keith Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E., Chief Engineer, Prestressed Concrete Division, Knife River Corporation.

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Description: Prefabricated bridge elements are increasingly being used to speed onsite bridge construction. The design of these elements must be such that good long-term structural performance is achieved. Of equal importance is ensuring that proper field placement and fit-up can be achieved in an accelerated manner, and that the completed structure is durable. This presentation provides an industry perspective on precast element details needed for successful ABC projects.

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