Category: Monthly Webinar Ultra-High Performance Concrete Link Slab Design and Construction

April 18, 2024 1:00 pm

A Free Webinar – Join Us!

Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. Eastern

ABC-UTC at Florida International University (FIU) presents

Ultra-High Performance Concrete Link Slab Design and Construction

 Jim Scarlata, P.E., Assistant Director of the Structures Bureau, New York State  Department of Transportation

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Featured Presentation: Ultra-High Performance Concrete Link Slabs.  Analysis, design and construction processes and lessons learned will be discussed.  (35 Minutes)

Description: Retrofitting existing bridges with Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) link slabs provide a highly durable, minimally intrusive means to eliminate problematic deck joints from non-continuous bridges. The New York State Department of Transportation developed the first UHPC link slab in 2012 and has had great success with their implementation on over one hundred bridges. The evolution of UHPC link slabs, how they work, design considerations, what makes a good candidate for their installation, construction details and procedures, along with an example project will be presented.


Jim Scarlata, P.E.,
Assistant Director of the Structures Design Bureau
New York State Department of Transportation

Jim Scarlata has over 17 years of bridge experience with New York State DOT and is currently the Assistant Director of the Structures Design Bureau where he oversees the final design of new, replacement, and rehabilitation bridge projects throughout New York State. Jim is also one of the nation’s leading experts on deck joint elimination, the principal developer of the Department’s policies and standards for link slabs, and a member of FHWA’s EDC-6 innovation initiative deployment team for bridge preservation and repair with Ultra-High Performance Concrete.

Presentation Photos/Graphics:

1) Behavior of girder ends before and after the installation of link slabs

2) UHPC Link Slab Details

3) Removal of existing joint system and deck ends

4) Reconstruction of existing deck ends and installation of UHPC link slab

Question & Answer Period: Submit your questions when you register for the webinar and also in the question box during the webinar. (15 minutes)

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