Session #1-1: Introduction to ABC

August 10, 2021 1:00 pm

David Garber, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Florida International University; and moderator Royce Floyd, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma

Description:  Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) involves the use of innovative planning, design, materials, and construction methods to reduce on-site construction times. While ABC has been used in construction for several decades, it is still not often included in university curriculum and in training of young professionals. The Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC) has developed and compiled a wide assortment of resources that can be used in the classroom and to help train young engineers. This session of the workshop will give attendees an introductory presentation to ABC, show the available resources on the ABC-UTC website, and discuss how these resources can be used in the classroom.

Resources:
Presentation #1 pdf:  ABC-UTC Resources - Presentation
Presentation #2 pdf:   Introduction to ABC - Presentation

Presenters:

 

Royce Floyd, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.
Associate Professor
The University of Oklahoma
Office: 405-325-1010
Email: rfloyd@ou.edu

 

Royce has led several research projects sponsored by the ABC-UTC and the Oklahoma DOT centered on ultra-high performance concrete and application of other innovative concrete materials to bridge construction and rehabilitation. He works to provide hands-on experiences for the students in his courses and has contributed to several American Concrete Institute efforts to provide resources to university faculty teaching reinforced and prestressed concrete design.

 

David Garber, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Florida International University
Office: 305-348-4879
Email: dgarber@fiu.edu

 

David is the Director of Workforce Development for the ABC-UTC. He has led several ABC-related research projects, developed ABC activities for students and teachers, and has been working to integrate ABC concepts into his classroom since 2014. David also led the development of the updated ABC-UTC website in 2016 and some of the resources on the website (e.g., ABC Project and Research Databases).