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2019

FINAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL ACCELERATED BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE:

INCLUDING AUTOMATION, SERVICE LIFE AND ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE (UHPC)

December 12th–13th, 2019 Workshops December 11th Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami, Florida

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“The ABC Conference is currently the best conference in the industry for bridge engineers involved in accelerated bridge construction. Any state DOT or transportation agency around the world focused on accelerating the delivery of their bridge projects should attend this conference. Thanks,� Jason N. N. Hastings, Hastings, M.C.E., M.C.E., P.E. P.E. Delaware Delaware Department Department of of Transportation Transportation Jason State Bridge Bridge Engineer Engineer State

2019 CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Florida Department of Transportation

Nevada Department of Transportation

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Georgia Department of Transportation

Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Alabama Department of Transportation

Illinois Department of Transportation

Oregon Department of Transportation

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

Indiana Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Arizona Department of Transportation

Iowa Department of Transportation

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Colorado Department of Transportation

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Texas Department of Transportation

Connecticut Department of Transportation

Maine Department of Transportation

Utah Department of Transportation

Delaware Department of Transportation

Michigan Department of Transportation

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Washington State Department of Transportation

Mississippi Department of Transportation

West Virginia Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Nebraska Department of Transportation

Wyoming Department of Transportation

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“The ABC Conference provides practitioners with extremely valuable information from implementing current code requirements to project examples. Owners, designers, fabricators and contractors come together to share their knowledge and experiences to help further advance accelerated bridge construction technologies.”

WELCOME MESSAGE

Carmen Swanwick, S.E., Utah Department of Transportation, Region 2 Deputy Director

MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR AND CO-CHAIR:

Approximately 23 percent of our bridge inventory is substandard and in need of retrofit or replacement. At the same time in both rural and major urban areas, we cannot continue business as usual using old construction practices to retrofit, replace or build new bridges. The public is demanding that safety is provided while traffic interruptions are significantly reduced. Construction sites are magnets for accidents. A single fatality is heartbreaking and can cost society millions. States are moving toward adopting Accelerated Bridge Construction at the programmatic level within their agencies. The use of ABC has increased exponentially, and new knowledge is continually being developed. It is essential that the bridge community keep track of these developments and new knowledge. The international community is also moving fast to adopt ABC. The 2019 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including, Automation, Service Life and Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC), provides the best forum for bridge professionals, here in the U.S. and around the world, to learn the latest ABC technologies to put into practice. The 2019 Conference provides an excellent place to meet and network with those who have used ABC worldwide, exchange information, and get feedback on your next ABC project.

The 2019 Conference also provides an ideal forum for you to exhibit your bridge engineering services and products. The 2014, 2015 and 2017 Conferences each attracted more than 200 state bridge engineers. We hope to top that for the 2019 Conference! A total of 30 state DOTs are co-sponsoring this year’s Conference. Engineers from these DOTs and others will be attending the Conference. To facilitate state DOT engineers’ attendance, travel scholarships have been developed, similar to the past three Conferences.

The 2019 Conference, to be held, on December 12 and 13 of this year, is the fourth in a series of ABC conferences organized by the ABC-UTC at FIU. While the previous three conferences (2014, 2015 and 2017) had national focus, the 2019 conference, for the first time, will include an international perspective. The 2019 Conference will also include complementary topics having direct consequences on widespread use of ABC. Namely, automation and robotics in construction, design of bridges for service life, and Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC). The 2019 conference includes 113 technical presentations, each 30 minutes in length. The presentations, as you will note from this publication, include numerous topics related to the use of ABC in the field. Seven pre-conference workshops, to be held on Wednesday, December 11, cover important ABC topics presented by national subject-matter experts, consultants, bridge owners and academia. The workshops, each four hours in length, will provide state of the knowledge on the subjects.

Best wishes,

The first three National ABC Conferences were held in December of 2014, 2015 and 2017. Each attracted more than 700 bridge professionals, and more than 50 exhibitors show cased their products and services. We skipped 2018 to allow generation of new knowledge and information. As a result, we expect a larger audience to attend the 2019 Conference compared to the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Conferences.

We invite you to take a look at the Conference program that is in front of you and visit our web site at www.abc-utc.fiu.edu (Conference page). On the web site you can learn how to register online, reserve your hotel room at the special Conference rate, exhibit at the Conference and see who has reserved their booth to date, obtain information on our spouse program, and more. We also invite you to view short video clips capturing the highlights of the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Conferences by visiting the Conference Archives page of our web site. We look forward to seeing you in December 2019 in sunny Miami, Florida!

Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E. CONFERENCE CHAIR

Vasant Surti Professor Civil Engineering Director, Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center Director, Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability College of Engineering and Computing

Mary Lou Ralls Newman, P.E. CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR Director of Technology Transfer Principal, Ralls Newman LLC

For detail information about the conference, please visit https://abc-utc.fiu.edu/conference/ 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 1


CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE Alabama Dept. of Transportation - Paul Froede

Mississippi Dept. of Transportation - Scott Westerfield

Alaska Dept. of Transportation - Richard Pratt

Missouri Dept. of Transportation - Dennis Heckman

Arizona Dept. of Transportation - David Benton

Nebraska Dept. of Roads - Mark Traynowicz

Colorado Dept. of Transportation - Stephen James Harelson

Nevada Dept. of Transportation - Jessen Mortensen

Connecticut Dept. of Transportation - Timothy Fields

Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation - Steven Jacobi

Delaware Dept. of Transportation - Jason Hastings

Oregon Dept. of Transportation - Bruce V. Johnson

Federal Highway Administration - Romeo Garcia

Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation - Thomas P. Macioce

Florida Dept. of Transportation - Robert Robertson

Tennessee Dept. of Transportation - Ted Kniazewycz

Georgia Dept. of Transportation - Bill DuVall

Texas Dept. of Transportation - Graham Bettis

Illinois Dept. of Transportation - Carl Puzey

Utah Dept. of Transportation - Carmen Swanwick

Indiana Dept. of Transportation - Stephanie Wagner

Vermont Agency of Transportation - Kristin Higgins

Iowa Dept. of Transportation - Ahmad Abu-Hawash

Washington State DOT Home Page - Bijan Khaleghi

Louisiana Dept. of Transportation - Paul Vaught III

West Virginia Dept. of Transportation - Ahmed Ndatiri Mongi

Maine Dept. of Transportation - Wayne Frankhauser Jr.

Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation - William Oliva

Michigan Dept. of Transportation - Bradley Wagner

Wyoming Dept. of Transportation - Michael Menghini

Minnesota Dept. of Transportation - Nancy Daubenberger

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CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE Atorod Azizinamini Mary Lou Ralls Newman Mina Saremi Raheel Baksh Armin Mehrabi David Garber Islam Mantawy

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participants will be presented with a certificate of 15 hours of conference attendance stating they have attended the conference. For each workshop, attendees will receive 4 hours. It will be the attendee’s responsibility to present this certificate to his/her board of professional engineers for use in fulfilling continuing education requirements. The conference organizers are responsible only for issuing the conference certificate. Florida International University is an approved sponsor of continuing education for professional engineers in Florida and New York State.

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EXHIBITORS Thanks to the following exhibitors for supporting the 2019 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Automation, Service Life and Ultra High-Performance Concrete.

Acrow Corporation of America AIT Bridges Allplan Atlas Pipe Piles AZZ GalvaBar Barnhart Crane and Rigging Basalt World Corp. Basanite Industries, LLC Berard Transportation BGFMA Bridge Design & Engineering Magazine Bridge Preservation CDR Maguire, Inc.

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Computers and Structures Contractors Materials Company CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. CX Consulting D.S. Brown Deep South Crane & Rigging Dura Concrete Canada Incorporated EMSEAL Joint Systems, Ltd. Eriksson Technologies Foundation Technologies


Gannett Fleming

Ductal by Lafargeholcim

Rieker Incorporated

Holdings|Posillico Civil

H.W. Lochner

LARSA

R.J. Watson, Inc.

Harcon Corporation

Mageba USA

Headed Reinforcement Corporation

MMFX technologies, a CMC Company

Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance

Universal Minerals International

Hydro Technologies/Modified Concrete Suppliers

Valmont/TEG Engineering

Sofistik AG

Vector Corrosion Technologies

National Steel Bridge Alliance

Stalite Lightweight Aggregate

VICAT-SMART UP

Owens Corning

Survey Equipment Services

PCI

The Reinforced Earth Company

Plan Grid

Wagners CFT

Tremco Infrastructure Systems U.S. Bridge UHPC Solutions|WALO US

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TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS SPONSORS Thanks to the following travel scholarship sponsors for supporting the bridge owners to attend the 2019 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Automation, Service Life and Ultra High-Performance Concrete.

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“This conference is the Disney World of transportation engineering innovation. There is no better way to prepare for your next (or first) ABC project than to listen to, meet, and talk with those who have already done it. Some governmental transportation agencies are hesitant with innovation, which means it falls on their consultants to know this stuff. Having an interest in ABC is one thing. Attending this conference and listening to, meeting, and talking with those who have already done it is the next step in the progression.� Paul E. Froede, P.E., Alabama Department of Transportation, Section Supervisor 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 7


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS December 11th, 2019

WORKSHOPS AT A GLANCE Detailed technical content of the workshops Morning Workshops (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) W-01: Implementation of the 2018 AASHTO LRFD Guide Specifications for ABC W-02: Today’s Concrete Bridge Design W-03: Non-Proprietary UHPC for ABC, Part 1: Mix Development and Material Properties Afternoon Workshops (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM) W-04: ABC Steel Girder Bridges Case Study W-05: Accelerated Bridge Construction in Seismic Regions: Research and Implementation W-06: Long-Term Performance of ABC Details W-07: Non-Proprietary UHPC for ABC, Part 2: Demonstration and Implementation

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE December 12- 13, 2019

TECHNICAL KEYNOTE TALKS Thursday, December 12th Technical Keynote Talk: 1:00 PM- 1:30 PM Friday, December 13th Technical Keynote Talk: 8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Technical Keynote Talk: 1:30 PM- 2:00 PM

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DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF TECHNICAL SESSIONS Thursday, December 12th Sessions 1–6: 1:40 PM–3:10 PM Sessions 7–12: 3:40 PM–5:40 PM Friday, December 13th Sessions 13–18: 8:40 AM–10:10 AM Sessions 19–24: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM Sessions 25–30: 2:10 PM–4:40 PM

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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS FINAL Wednesday December 11, 2019

MOR AFTER MORNING

8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

W-01: Implementation of the 2018 AASHTO LRFD Guide Specifications for ABC Room: Orchid

Workshop Coordinator: Mike Culmo, CME Associates Inc.

This workshop will be a follow-up to the ABC-UTC pre-conference workshop held in 2017. The goal will be to cover the design of common ABC details and methods including prefabricated deck connections, precast integral abutments, precast piers, and SPMT and lateral slide systems. Speakers: Mike Culmo, CME Associates Inc.

For detail information about the conference, please visit https://abc-utc.fiu.edu/conference/

“The 2017 ABC conference was very informative. Presentations covered a wide variety of ABC technology, examples and lessons learned from a variety of experience levels and industry perspectives. The conference provided information valuable to further development and implementation of ABC techniques in our state.� Carl Puzey, Illinois Department of Transportation, Engineer of Bridges & Structures,

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AFTERNOON 1:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

W-04: ABC Steel Girder Bridges Case Study Room: Jasmine

Workshop Coordinator: Jeff Carlson, NSBA

Steel bridges lend themselves well to accelerated bridge construction due to their reduced weight, which allows for smaller and less expensive construction equipment, and resistance to variable stresses during erection. Steel is commonly used for ABC construction and this session will explore a few examples from around the country, including a lateral slide on the New Pennsylvania Turnpike, a cost-effective press-brakeformed steel tub project with prefabricated decks in West Virginia, a 245-foot unbraced network arch in Michigan, and a compilation of several bridge projects from pre-engineered bridge manufacturers.

Speakers: Ahmed Mongi, WV Department of Highways; Greg Michaelson, Marshall University; John Boyer Jr., Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Brad Updegrave, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Mike LaViolette, HDR; Michael Barker, University of Wyoming; John Hastings, NSBA


RNING RNOON W-02: Today’s Concrete Bridge Design Room: Jasmine

Workshop Coordinator: William Nickas, NCBC

Representatives of National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC) membership will give a series of presentations that focus on key elements of concrete bridge design and construction, including topics related to ABC. Some are covered in the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, while many concepts and practices are addressed through concrete industry publications. Speakers will discuss recent state-of-the-art reports, industry manual updates, and other activities including recent developments in concrete solutions that are becoming more common practice in construction and renewal of concrete transportation projects. Presentations will include discussion of how institute-based balloting and collaboration serve to establish consensus documents and certification programs that contribute to

the body of knowledge within institutes and within the industry as a whole. Participants will receive industry handouts, presentations, and manuals.

W-03: Non-Proprietary UHPC for ABC, Part 1: Mix Development and Material Properties

Speakers: Reid Castrodale, ESCSI; Pete Fosnough, EIG; Gregg Freeby, ASBI; Todd Hawkinson, WRI (invited); Brian Killingsworth, NRMCA (invited); Danielle Kleinhans, CRSI (Invited); Tony Kojundic, SFA; William Nickas, PCI; Alpa Swinger, PCA; Miroslav Vejvoda, PTI (invited)

Workshop Coordinator: Royce Floyd, OU

Room: Ashe Auditorium

Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) has the potential to provide significant benefits in many applications for ABC due to its superior mechanical and durability properties. This workshop will cover the basics of non-proprietary UHPC mix development, material properties, and applications of non-proprietary UHPC mix designs for ABC. It will include presentations on the need for non-proprietary UHPC, mix design development and material selection, non-proprietary UHPC material properties, effect of regionally available materials on mix performance, results of ongoing research sponsored by the ABC-UTC on structural behavior and durability of non-proprietary UHPC, and a summary of research conducted by other states and entities. Speakers: Atorod Azizinamini, FIU; Royce Floyd, OU; David Garber, FIU; Behrouz Shafei, ISU; John Stanton, UW; Jeffery Volz, OU

W-05: Accelerated Bridge Construction in Seismic Regions: Research and Implementation

W-06: Long-Term Performance of ABC Details

Room: Orchid

Workshop Coordinator: Mike Culmo, CME Associates Inc.

Workshop Coordinator: Bijan Khaleghi, WSDOT

The focus of this workshop is performance of bridges built using ABC technologies in moderate-to-high seismic regions, with emphasis on seismic performance of connections. Developing seismic resilient connections that can accommodate inelastic deformations is the primary challenge for ABC in seismic regions. This workshop exhibits ABC technologies with self-centering precast concrete columns in seismic regions. Recent innovations in bridge design, materials, and construction meeting the post-earthquake functionality and serviceability requirements are presented. The workshop provides an opportunity for exchange of the latest information in research and implementation of ABC in seismic regions.

Speakers: Atorod Azizinamini, FIU; Ms. Bikun FAN, Sichuan Highway Planning, Design and Research Institute, Changjiang Wang, Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Communications Planning Design and Research; Charles Roeder, UW; Junfeng Jia, Beijing University of Technology; Mustafa Mashal, Idaho State University; Ling Kang, Sichuan Highway Planning, Design and Research Institute; Waseem Dekelbab/Bijan Khaleghi, NCHRP/WSDOT

Room: Ashe Auditorium

This workshop will cover the long-term performance of commonly used ABC details. Case studies of older ABC projects will be presented dating back to 1990. The performance of ABC technologies used in Utah will be covered based on 10 years of performance inspections of ABC projects including precast full-depth deck panels, precast integral abutments, precast piers, and SPMT and lateral slide systems. The presentations will cover good detailing practices and materials specifications that will lead to good long-term performance. Speakers: Mike Culmo, CME Associates Inc.

W-07: Non-Proprietary UHPC for ABC, Part 2: Demonstration and Implementation Location: Florida International University – Engineering Campus (Off Site) Workshop Coordinator: Royce Floyd, OU

Non-Proprietary UHPC has the potential to be a viable option for ABC applications requiring performance exceeding that of conventional concrete. The differences in mixing, placement, finishing, curing, and testing methods required for UHPC compared to conventional concrete are best understood by practical exposure. This workshop will include demonstration of mixing, placement, and testing of non-proprietary UHPC with hands-on participation by the workshop attendees. It will also include a presentation on the upcoming ABCUTC “Guide for ABC-UTC Non-Proprietary UHPC” and panel discussion that will identify important elements to consider when specifying non-proprietary UHPC.

Demonstration Leaders: Royce Floyd, OU; David Garber, FIU; Trevor Looney, OU Panelists: Atorod Azizinamini, FIU; Royce Floyd, OU; David Garber, FIU; Behrouz Shafei, ISU; John Stanton, UW

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MORNING - JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER AUDITORIUM GENERAL SESSION AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS

THURSDAY

7:00-7:50 AM

Complimentary Breakfast - Exhibit Hall

8:00-8:50 AM

Welcome Atorod Azizinamini, ABC-UTC Director Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University Carmen Swanwick, AASHTO COBS Romeo Garcia, FHWA

9:40-10:00 AM 10:00-10:30 AM

8:50-9:20 AM

Keynote Address Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)

9:20-9:40 AM

Recognition of Travel Scholarship Contributors Ed Power & Carlos Duart, CDR Maguire

10:30-NOON NOON-1:00 PM

Recognizing ABC Person of the Year and Best ABC Projects Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Chair of the ABC-UTC Awards Committee Keynote Talk - European Experiences and Latest Development in UHPC Eugen Bruhwiler - Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland ABC - UTC Research Showcases and Other Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall Cash Bar Lunch at Exhibit

AFTERNOON - BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1:00-1:30 PM ROOM

MODERATOR

Keynote Talk: AASHTO-LRFD GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS FOR ABC Moderator: Paul Liles, Former Georgia State Bridge Engineer JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER AUDITORIUM

ASHE AUDITORIUM

JASMINE

ORCHID

MIAMI LECTURE HALL

HIBISCUS A & B

SESSION 1 ABC-CASE STUDY

SESSION 2 ABC-SEISMIC

SESSION 3 UHPC- CASE STUDY

SESSION 4 ABC-TOOLS & SOLUTIONS

SESSION 5 ABC-GENERAL

SESSION 6

Craig Steven Delaware Dept. of Transportation

Kevin Lindell Delaware Dept. of Transportation

Timothy Fields Connecticut Dept. of Transportation

Romeo Garcia FHWA

Carmen Swanwick Utah Dept. of Transportation

Ahmad Abu-Hawash Iowa Dept. of Transportation

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1:40-2:10 PM

2:10-2:40 PM

2:40-3:10 PM

3:10-3:40 PM

Michael Culmo- CME Associates, Inc. - James L. Knight Center Auditorium

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19-007

19-010

ABC-RESEARCH

19-013

19-016

WSDOT Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock Pedestrian Bridge Utilizing Innovative Materials for Accelerated Bridge Erection

Innovative Design and Materials for Seismic Resilient Accelerated Bridge Construction

ABC Design of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Decked I-Beam in Ontario, Canada

The Use of Pocket Guides and Smart Phone Apps for Bridge Preservation Construction Projects

Accelerated Bridge Construction and the Interactions with Contractors

Field-Cast Connections for ABC: From Research to Best Practices

Geoff Swett - Washington State Department of Transportation

Bijan Khaleghi - Washington State Department of Transportation

*Philip Loh - Dura Concrete Canada Incorporated Maher Tadros - eConstruct USA, LLC Don Gardonio - Facca Incorporated

Eric Thorkildsen - Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)

Finn Hubbard - Fickett Structural Solutions

*Zachary Haber - Federal Highway Administration Benjamin Graybeal - Federal Highway Administration

19-002

19-005

I-15 Garnet Interchange: Nevada's First Full Depth Precast Deck Panels & Two Span Precast Voided Slab Bridges

An Alternative Precast Pier System for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in Seismic Regions

*Daniel Ferris - Ames Construction, Inc. Derek Stonebraker - Horrocks Engineers

*Mustafa Mashal- Idaho State University Arya Ebrahimpour- Idaho State University Leonard Ruminski- Idaho Transportation Department

19-003

19-006

19-008

19-011

19-014

Performance Evaluation of UHPC Field Cast Connections of Hooper Road Bridge Project

Training Construction Inspectors in Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques

Epoxy Asphalt Chip Seal used for Accelerated Deck Replacement on the MacDonald Bridge

Performance Comparison of In-Service, Full-Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panels to Cast-in-Place Decks

*Peter J. Seibert - Trebona Consulting Inc. Vic H. Perry - V.iConsult Inc. Gaston Doiron - Lafarge North America Inc.

*David Hoyne - Greenman Pedersen, Inc Willy Grimmke - Greenman Pedersen, Inc

*Can Chen - ChemCo Systems, Inc. John Bors - ChemCo Systems, Inc.

*Esmail Shahrokhinasab - Florida International University David Garber - Florida International University

19-009

19-012

19-015

19-017

19-018

Replacement of the MBTA Franklin Line over East Street, Westwood, MA

Accelerated Construction and CMGC Delivery for the San Diego Genesee Viaduct

UHPC Joint Fill Construction Problems and Solutions on the Pulaski Skyway

Eliminating the Need for Formwork Using UHPC Shells

Resiliency Enhancement of Aging Frame Bridge Using Accelerated Bridge Construction as an Effective Climate Change Adaptation Approach

Corrosion Durability of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Repaired with Application of UHPC

*Kristofer Kretsch - VHB Kaleigh Rowe Stutz - VHB

*Pooya Haddadi - WSP USA Bita Shahla - WSP USA Nathan Johnson - WSP USA

*Michael McDonagh - WSP USA Andrew Foden - WSP USA

*Islam Mantawy - Florida International University Nerma Caluk - Florida International University Atorod Azizinamini - Florida International University

*Husham Almansour - National Research Council Canada Amina Mohammed - National Research Council Canada Zoubir Lounis - National Research Council Canada

Atorod Azizinamini - Florida International University *Kinglsey Lau - Florida International University Mahsa Farzad - Florida International University

COFFEE BREAK - EXHIBIT HALL

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ROOM

MODERATOR 3:40-4:10 PM

4:10-4:40 PM

JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER AUDITORIUM

ASHE AUDITORIUM

JASMINE

ORCHID

MIAMI LECTURE HALL

HIBISCUS A & B

SESSION 7 ABC-CASE STUDY

SESSION 8 ABC-SEISMIC

SESSION 9 UHPC- CASE STUDY

SESSION 10 ABC-TOOLS & SOLUTIONS

SESSION 11 ABC-GENERAL

SESSION 12

Paul Froede Alabama Dept. of Transportation

Richard Withers Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

Jason Hastings Delaware Dept. of Transportation

Romeo Garcia FHWA  

Carmen Swanwick Utah Dept. of Transportation

Ahmad Abu-Hawash Iowa Dept. of Transportation

19-019

Behavior of UHPC Columns Subjected to Combined Axial and Lateral Loading

Thomas Zink - Gannett Fleming, Inc.

*Mahmoud Aboukifa - University of Nevada, Reno Mohamed Moustafa - University of Nevada, Reno Ahmad Itani - University of Nevada Reno

19-020

6:00-7:30 PM

*Mathew Alboum - Dewberry Engineers Inc. Erica Parriott - Dewberry Engineers Inc.

19-024

19-031

19-035

Productivity Analysis in ABC

Acrow Temporary Lift Bridge on the SR 80 Bridge Replacement Project in West Palm Beach, Florida

Joseph Krajewski - HNTB / University of Washington College of the Built Environment

Michael Parciasepe - Acrow Bridges

19-028

19-032

19-036

19-039

System Performance of a Precast Bridge Incorporating Full-Depth Deck Panels and Prestressed Inverted Bulb-Tee Girders *Mostafa Tazarv- South Dakota State University Michael Mingo - Burns & McDonnell Nadim Wehbe - South Dakota State University

19-040

Assessment of the Seismic Performance of an ABC Steel Girder Bridge through Shake Table Studies

Superstructure Replacement of Winthrop Road Underpass in 45 Days Utilizing Precast Concrete and UHPC

A Statistical Summary of Accelerated Bridge Construction Practice in Federal and State Transportation Agencies

Innovative Bridge Designs that Accelerate Construction using Precast Concrete

Fostering Post-Tensioned Timber-UHPFRC Composite Highway Bridges

*Mike LaViolette - HDR Brad Wagner - Michigan Department of Transportation

*Elmira Shoushtarirezvani - University of Nevada, Reno Saiid Saiidi - University of Nevada, Reno Ahmad Itani - University of Nevada, Reno

*William Rauseo - VHB Andrew Prezioso - VHB Gordon Edington - VHB

Yilei Shi - State University of New York, Canton

*Gregg Reese - Modjeski and Masters Andrew Mish - Modjeski and Masters

*Luca Sorelli - Universite Laval Eugen Bruhwiler - Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

19-025

19-029

19-033

19-037

19-041

UHPC Overlay at Multiple Bridge Interchange in Elsmere, DE

A Framework to Quantify the Cumulative Damage due to Induced Seismicity

Innovative Partnership Leads to First Use of PBU's and UHPC by the NHDOT

Precast Segmental Bridge Construction as an ABC Tool

Mass Production and Assembly Line Concepts in ABDF&C

Non-Prestressed and Sustainable Precast Bridge Girders using Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (UHP-FRC)

*William Geschrei - Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP Zachary Gabay - Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP

*Philip Harvey - University of Oklahoma Sumangali Sivakumaran - University of Oklahoma Kanthasamy Muraleetharan - University of Oklahoma

*Joshua Lund - McFarland Johnson Robert Landry, Jr. - New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Gregg Freeby - American Segmental Bridge Institute

Joseph Krajewski - HNTB / University of Washington

*Shih-Ho Chao - University of Texas at Arlington Missagh Shamshiri - University of Texas at Arlington Venkatesh Kaka - Aarmstrong-Douglass Structural Engineers

19-022

5:10-5:40 PM

19-027

Superstructure Replacement of Route 676 Bridges over North Branch of Newton Creek Utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction

Accelerated Construction of Unbraced Network Arch Bridge Using SPMTs

19-021

4:40-5:10 PM

19-023

Accelerated Superstructure Replacement for the Hoboken Viaduct

ABC-RESEARCH

19-026

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Bothasfontein Interchange Bridge, South Africa - an ABC Composite Steel/Concrete 4-Span Bridge Erected in Two Consecutive Weekends over 25 years ago

Rapid Repair of Earthquake Damaged Substandard Bridge Columns Targeting Future Service Level Performance

MnDOT Use of Bridge Move Techniques and Precast Deck with UHPC

Next Generation of Folded Steel Plate Girder Systems for Short Span Bridges

Quick-Installation Expansion Joint Solutions for Faster Bridge Construction and more Efficient Maintenance

Research and Development Efforts Aimed at the Commercial Production of a Shallow Press-Brake Formed Steel Tub Girder

Jose Calisto da Silva - Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc.

*Peter Dusicka - Portland State University Gregory Norton - Portland State University Ilya Palnikov - Portland State University

*Paul Pilarski - Minnesota Department of Transportation Matt Christie - WSP USA

Atorod Azizinamini - Florida International University

*Joseph Bilotti - Mageba USA Danilo Della Ca' - Mageba USA

*Karl Barth - West Virginia University Greg Michaelson - Marshall University Rich Tavoletti - AISI Steel Market Development Alliance

RECEPTION AND LOCAL MIAMI FLAVOR ENTERTAINMENT IN EXHIBIT HALL

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 17

GENERAL SESSION AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS

THURSDAY

AFTERNOON - BREAKOUT SESSIONS


BREAKOUT SESSIONS

FRIDAY

MORNING MORNING - BREAKOUT SESSIONS

7:00 - 7:50AM - COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST - EXHIBIT HALL

8:00-8:30 AM ROOM

Keynote Talk: Design of Bridges for Service Life and Upcoming AASHTO Guide Moderator: Jugesh Kapur, WSP

Bruce Johnson - Oregon State Department of Transportation - James L. Knight Center Auditorium

JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER AUDITORIUM

ASHE AUDITORIUM

JASMINE

ORCHID

MIAMI LECTURE HALL

HIBISCUS A & B

SESSION 13 DOT ABC EXPERIENCES

SESSION 14 ABC-CASE STUDY

SESSION 15 UHPC-RESEARCH

SESSION 16 ABC-REPAIR & REPLACEMENT

SESSION 17

SESSION 18

MODERATOR

Paul Vaught III Louisiana Dept. of Transp. & Dev.

Paul Rowekamp Minnesota Dept. of Transportation

Scott Westerfield Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

Kristin Higgins Vermont Agency of Transportation

Bruce V. Johnson Oregon Dept. of Transportation (former State Bridge Engineer)

Douglas E. Knoll Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation

8:40-9:10 AM

Is ABC a Good Fit? Development of the Illinois Department of Transportation's Accelerated Bridge Construction Evaluation Method

Accelerated Construction of I-40 Meteor City TI OP

UHPC Based ABC Solutions

Accelerated and Resilient Repair of Bridge Columns

The Causeway Bridge Construction, Past & Present

Isolated Bridge Abutments for Accelerated Bridge Construction

*Eric Ozimok - AECOM Patrik Claussen - Illinois Department of Transportation

*William Downes - Arizona Department of Transportation Brent Conner - Arizona Department of Transportation

Atorod Azizinamini - Florida International University

Shamim Sheikh - University of Toronto

Hossein Ghara - Volkert

*Mohammad Saifuzzaman - Parsons Inc. Matthias Schueller - Vice President

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9:10-9:40 AM

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10:10-10:30 AM

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission - EB117 ABC Bridge Replacement

Advancing Ultra-High Performance Concrete in the Bridge Sector

Using Existing and New Innovative Methods to Accelerate Rehabilitation of Four I-89 Bridges

An Integrated Erecting Technique for Total Prefabricated Bridge Elements

Post-Earthquake Functionality of ABC Bridges with Column Connections with Self-Centering Capability

*Steven Nolan - Florida Department of Transportation Sam Fallaha - Florida Department of Transportation Vickie Young - Florida Department of Transportation

*Edward Bosack - Alfred Benesch and Company John Boyer - Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

*Benjamin Graybeal - Federal Highway Administration Rafic El-Helou - National Research Council

*Scott Burbank - VHB Mark Alexander - Kubricky Construction Corporation

*Changjiang Wang - Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Communications Planning, Design & Research Xiangyang Chen - Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Communications Planning, Design & Research Lei Li - Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Communications Planning, Design & Research

*Bijan Khaleghi - Washington State Department of Transportation Phil Yen - IABEE

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FDOT Experience with PBES for Small-Medium Span Bridges

19-045

9:40-10:10 AM

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INTERNATIONAL ABC EXPERIENCES ABC- INNOVATION

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Everyday ABC in Texas

Route 46 over Piaget Avenue (CR 628) Bridge Superstructure Replacement in Two Weekends

Trending ABC Designs Utilizing UHPC

Utilizing ABC Techniques for an Emergency Bridge Repair on the Garden State Parkway

Replacement of Two Integral Abutment Bridges by Rapid Demolition and Lateral Slide Construction Methodology

Rapid Bridge Deck Restoration with "Fast Track" Hydrodemolition and Very Early Strength Latex Modified Concrete

Jamie Farris - Texas Department of Transportation

*John Hanke - MP Engineers Mahendra Patel - MP Engineers

*Gregory Nault - LafargeHolcim - Ductal

*Mohammad Quasim- HNTB Corporation Todd Batchelor - HNTB Corporation

*Matthew McFadden - Jacobs Douglas Raby - Jacobs Kris Mermigas - Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

Patrick Martens - Bridge Preservation and Inspection Services

COFFEE BREAK - EXHIBIT HALL

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

FRIDAY

MORNING - BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROOM

MODERATOR

JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER AUDITORIUM

ASHE AUDITORIUM

JASMINE

ORCHID

MIAMI LECTURE HALL

HIBISCUS A & B

SESSION 19 DOT ABC EXPERIENCES

SESSION 20 ABC-CASE STUDY

SESSION 21 UHPC-RESEARCH

SESSION 22 ABC-REPAIR & REPLACEMENT

SESSION 23

SESSION 24

Paul Vaught III Louisiana Dept. of Transp. & Dev.

Paul Rowekamp Minnesota Dept. of Transportation

Scott Westerfield Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

Mary Lou Ralls Newman Ralls Newman, LLC.

Bruce V. Johnson Oregon Dept. of Transportation (former State Bridge Engineer)

Nadim Wehbe South Dakota State University

19-061

10:30-11:00 AM

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19-073

TDOT I-240 MemFix4 – CMGC – Memphis, TN

ABC Replacement of CSX Bridge over the Cahaba River

Interface Shear Behavior of UHPC With and Without Supplemental Reinforcement

Remote Monitoring and Innovative Techniques for the Construction of the Norfolk Southern Bridge over Cotton Run, Seven Mile, OH

Lightweight Design of Precast Bent Caps in Municipal Engineering

Comparative Study of Segmental Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Segmental Concrete Cable Stayed Bridge

*Lia Obaid - Tennessee Department of Transportation Jacob Williams - Alfred Benesch & Co David Paris - Kiewit Infrastructure South Co.

*Amrithraj Anand - Health & Lineback Engineers, Inc. John Heath - Health & Lineback Engineers, Inc. Brian Adams - Health & Lineback Engineers, Inc.

*Zachary Harber - Federal Highway Administration Benjamin Graybeal - Federal Highway Administration

*Elizabeth Hoekenga - Michael Baker International Brett Mattas - Michael Baker International

*Hao Hu - Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd. Guoping Li - Tongji University Liang Zhou - Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd.

*Marwan Nader - T.Y. Lin International Hemangi Pandit - T.Y. Lin International Norman Quach - T.Y. Lin International

19-062

11:00-11:30 AM

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NOON-1:30 PM

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Belden-Laurel - Full Precast Bridge Elements

Temporary Bridge Installation for Replacement of the Pallisades Interstate Parkway Helix Ramp, Ft. Lee, NJ

Field-Cast Connection Performance: Solutions to Shrinkage and Interface Bond Issues

Case Study of Bridge Deck Replacement Strategies for Post-tensioned Concrete Box-girder Bridges

Finite Element Model for a Novel Demountable Shear Connector for Precast Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges

Use of Robotics for Constructing UHPC Shell Formwork

Joel Rossman - Nebraska DOT

Doug Brunot - Sunbelt Rentals

*Igor De La Varga - SES Group and Associates Robert Spragg - SES Group and Associates Benjamin Graybeal - Federal Highway Administration

*Youyou Zhang - University of California, Davis Rob Chai - University of California, Davis

*Eirini Tzouka - University of Southampton Theodore Karavasilis - University of Southampton

*Atorod Azizinamini - Florida International University Islam Mantawy - Florida International University

19-063

11:30-NOON

19-067

INTERNATIONAL ABC EXPERIENCES ABC- INNOVATION

19-066

19-069

19-072

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Tennessee DOT Fast 4 Bridge Replacement Project

Rapid Replacement of Two Washington DOT Stream Crossing Bridges using Prefabricated Arch Bridge Systems

End Zone Design & Behavior of Prestressed Concrete UHPC Girders

Washington Street (Route 85) over the Assabet River Bridge Replacement in Hudson, MA

Innovative Matagrup Bridge Installation, Australia

Evaluation of Aging Slab-on-Girder Bridge Resiliency after an Extreme Climate Event Using Accelerated Bridge Construction

*Ted Kniazewycz - Tennessee Department of Transportation Scott McKinney - Bell & Associates Construction, LP

*Michael Carfagno - Contech Engineered Solutions LLC Kali Dickerson - Stantec

*Alireza Mohebbi - Federal Highway Administration Rafic El-Helou - Federal Highway Administration Benjamin Graybeal - Federal Highway Administration

*Darren Conboy - Jacobs Engineering Group David Massenzio - Jacobs Engineering Group

Javier Martinez Gutierrez - Ale Heavylift

*Amina Mohammed - National Research Council Canada Husham Almansour - National Research Council Canada

CASH BAR LUNCH - EXHIBIT HALL

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 19


BREAKOUT SESSIONS

FRIDAY

AFTERNOON AFTERNOON - BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1:30-2:00 PM ROOM

MODERATOR 2:10-2:40 PM

2:40-3:10 PM

Keynote Talk: Robotics and Automation in Construction Atorod Azizinamini - Florida International University - James L. Knight Center Auditorium Moderator: Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Iowa Department of Transportation JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER AUDITORIUM

ASHE AUDITORIUM

JASMINE

ORCHID C & D

MIAMI LECTURE HALL

HIBISCUS A & B

SESSION 25 ABC- CASE STUDY

SESSION 26 ABC- RAIL ROAD

UHPC-CASE STUDY & RESEARCH ABC- SUBSTRUCTURE

SESSION 27

SESSION 28

SESSION 29 ABC NEW SYSTEMS

SESSION 30 MATERIALS

Ted Kniazewycz Tennessee Dept. of Transportation

Joel Rossman Nebraska Dept. of Transportation

Bijan Khaleghi Washington State Dept. of Transportation

Seung Jae Lee Florida International University

Armin Mehrabi Florida International University

David Garber Florida International University

ABC Solution to Bridge in Woodstock Vermont

Rapid Reconstruction of Historic BNSF Br. 482.1 West Approach

Modeling UHPC Link 19-089 Slabs for the Wilmington Viaduct Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Guideline for Selection of Substructure for Projects

Rapid Replacement of 19-099 County Bridges Utilizing H.S. Corrosion Resistant Steel

Increase Service Life of Concrete Structures With Lightweight Aggregate

*Loai El-Gazairly - Whitman, Requardt and Associates David Nazimoff - Whitman, Requardt and Associates

*Armin Mehrabi - Florida International University Mohamadtaqi Baqersad - Florida International University Hesham Ali - Florida International University

Amgad Girgis - eConstruct USA LLC Micheal Asaad - eConstruct USA LLC *Maher Tadros - eConstruct USA LLC

Kenneth Harmon - Stalite Lightweight Aggregate

19-100 Replacing an Interstate Bridge Deck within a Weekend Closure - Case Study of AccelBridge Deck System

Exploring Polymer Concrete for Bridge Deck Closures in ABC

19-079

3:40-4:10 PM

19-104

*Temple Overman - HNTB Corporation Cory Duerr - Kramer North America

19-080 IDOT Accelerated Bridge Construction Pilot Project- Illinois Route 115 over Gar Creek in Kankakee County

19-085 Application of Accelerated Bridge Construction Strategies and Innovative Structural Systems to High-Speed Rail

19-090 Enhancement of Ultra High-Performance Concrete Material Properties with Carbon Nanofiber

Design First Florida I Beam Bridge with GRS Abutment

*Marc Eberhard - University of Washington John Stanton - University of Washington Michelle Chang - University of Washington

*Amirpasha Peyvandi - Jacobs Parviz Soroushian - Michigan State University

*Quanyang Yao - Florida Department of Transportation Andra Diggs II - Florida Department of Transportation Larry Jones - Florida Department of Transportation

Eddie He - AccelBridge

Mahmoud Reda Taha - University of New Mexico *Islam Mantawy - Florida International University Moneeb Genedy - University of New Mexico

Rapid Replacement of Bayou Sara Bridge Swing Span

ABC Techniques to 19-086 Minimize Train Disruption: BNSF Railway Bridge 380.12 over I-235, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Correlation Between 19-091 Tensile Strength & Modulus of Rupture for Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Environmental and 19-096 Sustainability Benefits of Substructure Re-Use Projects

Mechanical Reinforcing 19-101 Steel Connections for Improved Constructability in Accelerated Bridge Construction

Rapid Set Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays

*Kevin Kane - Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC David Knickerbocker - HDR, Inc. Israe Zizaoui - HDR, Inc.

*James Hyland - TranSystems Sue Tryon - Benham Jeff Estes - BNSF Railway

*Zoi Ralli - York University Stavroula Pantazopoulou - York University

David Whitmore - Vector Corrosion Technologies Ltd.

*Manuel Conde - nVent Dan Reider - nVent

Edward Liberati - Hydro-Technologies / Modified Concrete Suppliers

19-082 Accelerated Bridge Construction and Design of the Camp Creek- Single Span PPCB Bridge and Old Man's Creek- 3-Span Continous Rolled Steel Bridge on IA 1

19-087 Research and Engineering Practice of Concrete Filled Steel Arch and Truss In China

19-092 Innovative UHPC Installations and Thin Lift UHPC Paving for ABC

Spun Pipe Piles - A Time Saving Alternative to Micropiles

Durability of GFRP Bars in Bridges with 15 to 20 Years in Service

*Bikun Fan - Sichuan Highway Planning, Survey, Design, and Research Institute Ling Kang - Sichuan Highway Planning, Survey, Design, and Research Institute

*Peter J. Seibert - WALO International Ltd Jerry W. Reece - WALO US Holdings Inc Gilbert S. Brindley - UHPC Solutions

*Theresa McAuliffe - McFarland Johnson, Inc. Thomas Kendrick - McFarland Johnson, Inc.

19-102 Development of a Low-Logistics, Rapidly Deployable Hybrid Composite-Concrete Bridge Girder System *Anthony Diba - University of Maine Habib Dagher - University of Maine Bill Davids - University of Maine

*Vanessa Benzecry - University of Miami Antonio Nanni - University of Miami Douglas Gremel - Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions

19-088 Construction Sequencing for Separating Highway-Rail Grade Crossings with Minimal Interruption to the Railroad

19-093 Rib Scale Approach to Investigate the Bond Performance of Reinforcement in Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Enhanced Demolition Prediction via Computer Simulation

19-103 Lightweight Modular Accelerated Bridge System for Managed Car Lanes

19-108 Practical Guidance for Designing Lightweight Concrete Bridges – The FHWA Lightweight Concrete Design Primer

*Art Ivantchouk - ART Engineering Inc. Alaina Polkki - ART Engineering Inc.

*Fabien Lagier - Polytechnique Montreal Aude Rosini - SNC-Lavalin Bruno Massicot - Polytechnique Montreal

*Ali Bakhtiari - Florida International University Seung Lee - Florida International University

Saurabh Mittal - Horner & Shifrin

Reid W. Castrodale - Castrodale Engineering Consultants

19-081

Jesse Peterson - Iowa Department of Transportation

4:10-4:40 PM

19-094

Robert Young - Vermont Agency of Transportation

Chad Hodel - WHKS & Co., Inc.

3:10-3:40 PM

19-084

Weekend Replacement Routes 1/9 & 46 over Jones Road

19-083

*Agnieszka Lapinski - Gannett Fleming, Inc. Thomas Zink - Gannett Fleming, Inc.

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“The 2019 ABC International Conference will be the fourth in its history and will continue the ABC-UTC’s goal to enhance the bridge community’s knowledge of all aspects of ABC... planning, design, construction and maintenance. With the presentations, educational training and, most of all, opportunity to talk face-to-face with your friends and colleagues, attendance at the Conference will benefit both you and your organization. December 11-13 in Miami ... See you there!” Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, former Chief Engineer and former Chair of AASHTO SCOBS

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 21


Thursday 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Thursday 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

ABC 19-001: WSDOT Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock Pedestrian Bridge Utilizing Innovative Materials for Accelerated Bridge Erection

ABC 19-002: I-15 Garnet Interchange: Nevada’s First Full Depth Precast Deck Panels & Two Span Precast Voided Slab Bridges

The Washington State Ferries is upgrading the aging and seismically vulnerable parts of the Colman Dock in Seattle. As part of the upgrade, a new pedestrian bridge 157’-4” long will be constructed. Given the staged construction, it is desirable to construct the bridge in the shortest timeframe to reduce site construction. Prefabricated Sandwich Plate System bridge deck panels were selected to form the new decking on the bridge. The preassembled bridge was floated on a barge to the construction site and erected directly onto the bearings as a complete bridge in less than one day.

The Design-Build team of Ames Construction and Horrocks Engineers was selected by the Nevada Department of Transportation to redesign and reconstruct the I-15 Garnet Interchange. The Design-Build team opted to utilize Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques to meet the goals of the project. Full depth precast concrete deck panels and precast/ prestressed two span voided slab structures were selected as the BestValue approach.

SESSION 2 ABC-SEISMIC

ABC 19-004: Innovative Design and Materials for Seismic Resilient Accelerated Bridge Construction

ABC 19-005: An Alternative Precast Pier system for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in Seismic Regions

Auditorium Second Floor

In Accelerated Bridge Construction, different materials and elements are being utilized. Precast concrete superstructures are made with high performance/high strength concrete to be more durable, economical and cost competitive than other superstructure types. The new wide flange deck girders could be fabricated using either normal weight or light weight aggregates concretes. Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is considered for connection between girders to improve the performance of the connection between girders. Other ABC innovations are the use of super elastic materials consisting of shape memory alloy along with engineered cementitious concrete in plastic hinging regions of the columns, and prestressed column with self-centering capability for improved seismic resiliency. Concrete filled steel tubes in bridges as piers, piles or shafts. This paper discusses the different material and innovations in ABC both in research and field implementation.

SESSION 1 ABC CASE STUDY James L. Knight Center Auditorium MODERATOR: Craig Steven Delaware Dept. of Transportation

MODERATOR: Kevin Lindell Delaware Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 3 UHPC- CASE STUDY Jasmine MODERATOR: Timothy Fields Connecticut Dept. of Transportation

Geoff Swett, WA State Department of Transportation – Bridge and Structures Office

Bijan Khaleghi, Washington State Department of Transportation

*Daniel Ferris, Ames Construction, Inc.; Dereck Stonebraker, Horrocks Engineers

As construction of the new I-15 interchange was the critical path of the project and to reduce traffic impacts to the traveling public, full depth precast panels were utilized as an ABC technique resulting in significant schedule savings.

*Mustafa Mashal, Arya Ebrahimpour & Leonard Ruminski – Idaho State University

Grouted ducts and grouted couplers connections have been used in construction of precast pier systems by several departments of transportation, including the Idaho Transportation Department. These types of connections intend to emulate the traditional cast-in-place behavior during an earthquake. Past studies have shown good seismic performance. However, there are some construction challenges with these connections. This aspect alone is often an obstacle large enough as to preclude accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods with precast piers, and instead to use much slower conventional construction methods. An alternative simplified connection using steel pipes is proposed for precast systems in seismic regions.

ABC 19-007: ABC Design of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Decked I-Beam in Ontario, Canada

19-008: Performance Evaluation of UHPC Field Cast Connections of Hooper Road Bridge Project

The structural engineering firm, eConstruct (Omaha, Nebraska, United States), has designed an Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) decked I-beam to be installed at a new privately-owned vehicular bridge in Shanty Bay, Ontario, Canada for demonstration and evaluation. Through a technology transfer joint venture agreement between FACCA Incorporated (Ruscom, Ontario, Canada) and Dura Technology (Ipoh, Malaysia), the Dura UHPC is batched using local North American raw materials. This presentation will focus on development of structural design criteria of the UHPC decked I-beam, with emphasis of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in the implementation pf this Design-Build project. The presentation will also list items needing further investigation.

A project overview and a performance evaluation of the field cast UHPC connections for the Hooper Road Bridge after four years of service are presented. The original intent and observed performance of the link-slab, pier to column, transverse deck panel, and hidden composite field cast UHPC connections are illustrated, assessed, and discussed. The various types of UHPC connections are performing well and are either meeting or exceeding the original design assumptions. The absence of cracking, scaling, reflective cracking, joint leakage or other deterioration within the UHPC supports that the material is performing as expected.

* Philip Loh, Maher Tadros - eConstruct USA, LLC, Don Gardonio - Facca Incorporated

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*Peter J. Seibert - Trebona Consulting Inc. Vic H. Perry - V.Consult Inc. Gaston Doiron – Lafargeholcim


Thursday 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

*-denotes speaker

* Kristofer Kretsch, Kaleigh Rowe Stutz – VHB

The primary goal of this project was to improve the horizontal and vertical 26 clearance of the roadway below MBTA’s East Street Bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts. The substandard features resulted in many traffic accidents and vehicle collisions with the bridge structure. To minimize disruption to rail service and East Street traffic, accelerated bridge construction techniques were used to the maximum extent practicable. Bridge replacement, including associated utility relocations and track realignment, were accomplished during a series of short-duration track and roadway closures, and weekend shutdowns. The design incorporated drilled shaft foundations with precast substructure elements, and prefabricated steel superstructures.

ABC 19-006: Accelerated Construction and CMGC Delivery for the San Diego Genesee Viaduct *Pooya Haddadi, Bita Shahla, Nathan Johnson – WSP USA

The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project (MCCTP) is the largest transit infrastructure project currently under construction in San Diego, California. The $2.2B project includes 4 miles of aerial structures, 12 bridge structures, 9 station facilities and 5 miles of retaining walls. It was critical to minimize impacts to the vehicular arterial during construction, including footprint within the median, and maintaining traffic at intersections within the dense urban area. This paper will provide an overview of design features, CMGC interaction during the design, and key decisions made by design and CMGC team to improve and accelerate the project delivery from design through construction.

ABC 19-009: UHPC Joint Fill Construction Problems and Solutions on the Pulaski Skyway * Michael McDonagh, Andrew Foden – WSP USA

The redecking of the Pulaski Skyway is the largest implementation of ultrahigh performance concrete (UHPC) in North America to date. Approximately 1 million square feet (90,000 m²) of deck was replaced with precast concrete panels connected with field-placed UHPC, using a total volume of more than 5,000 cubic yards (3,800 m³) of UHPC. This paper discusses the types of problems that arose and the solutions that were developed during the project. The information presented should provide a useful guide for engineers and construction inspectors undertaking UHPC joint fill projects to understand the sort of UHPC construction problems that can arise.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

ABC 19-003: Replacement of the MBTA Franklin Line over East Street, Westwood, MA

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 23


Thursday 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Thursday 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

ABC 19-010: The Use of Pocket Guides and Smart Phone Apps for Bridge Preservation Construction Projects

ABC 19-011: Training Construction Inspectors in Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques

In this world of accelerated construction, quality can suffer if those delegated with bridge construction inspection are not properly trained. Greenman- Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) was contracted by the Federal Highway Administration to develop a series of Pocket Guides on construction specific to bridge preservation. Guides developed to date include installation of Thin Polymer Overlays on bridge decks, removal and replacement of bridge coatings, installation of bridge expansion joints and bridge cleaning. The pocket guide offers quick checklists and the “what is important” aspects of the installation. This presentation/paper will illustrate the guides and how they can be effective tools in the field.

In today’s rapidly changing world, with many innovative methods to construct bridges and a demand for construction inspectors with bridge experience, the training of inspectors has lagged the technology. Perhaps the most significant example of this is with Accelerated Bridge Construction. The training arm of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is the National Highway Institute (NHI). FHWA recently awarded Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) a contract to update the existing NHI course. This paper will provide an overview of the revised course, including the technical concepts covered by the lessons, the web-based and instructor led delivery methods and the expected learning outcomes.

SESSION 5 ABC-GENERAL

ABC 19-013: Accelerated Bridge Construction and the interactions with Contractors

ABC 19-014: Epoxy Asphalt Chip Seal used for Accelerated Deck Replacement on the MacDonald Bridge

Miami Lecture Hall MODERATOR: Carmen Swanwick Utah Dept. of Transportation

As part of the continuing efforts of the SHRP2 R04 ABC project, a series of contractor interaction workshops were planned for 2018/2019. The approach was to get in front of the bridge contractors and explain ABC, and how the contractors play an integral role in the future success of the state ABC programs. The first outreach workshop was held in Arkansas in November of 2018. Two additional contractor outreach opportunities are currently planned under the SHRP2 R04 project. This paper will focus on what was learned from the contractors both from a positive standpoint and from a contractor challenge point of view when it comes to considering the possibilities of ABC projects in the real world.

Epoxy asphalt has extremely good adhesion to the steel bridge decks, and the epoxy asphalt bonded chip seal can provide a thin, durable and long-lasting driving surface suitable for heavy traffic. With accelerated curing rate, epoxy asphalt chip seal applied on the steel bridge deck can be opened to traffic 4 to 5 hours after installation. A recent practice of epoxy asphalt chip seal was for the accelerated deck replacement on the MacDonald Bridge in 2016, Canada. The new deck segments were completely prefabricated in the shop and shipped to site, which allows for rapid replacement of the existing deck segments.

SESSION 6 ABC-RESEARCH

ABC 19-016: Field-Cast Connections for ABC: From Research to Best Practices

ABC 19-017: Performance Comparison of In-Service, FullDepth Precast Concrete Deck Panels to Cast-in-Place Decks

Hibiscus A & B

Prefabricated bridge elements (PBE) offer many advantages in terms construction quality and timeline. However, these elements commonly require the use of field cast concrete or grout to close the connection regions between elements. Field-cast connections have proven troublesome both in terms of construction process and in terms of long-term performance. In order to address this challenge, researchers at the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) have completed more than a decade of research investigating materials, structural configurations, and construction processes. The paper will discuss conventional and innovative connection grouts systems, and will also provide some strategies to enhance the performance of conventional connection grout systems.

Full-depth, precast concrete (FDPC) deck panels have been heavily used in bridge construction since the 1970’s. The objectives of this project was to determine the actual in-service performance of full-depth, precast deck panels compared to conventional cast-in-place (CIP) decks and to determine successful and problematic details for these members. These objectives were accomplished through a survey of bridge owners, assembly of a full-depth precast deck panel database, and evaluation of bridge performance using available National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data. These comparison projects were used to evaluate the long term performance of FDPC deck panels through the NBI, collected inspection reports, and the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP).

SESSION 4 ABC-TOOLS & SOLUTIONS Orchid Room MODERATOR: Romeo Garcia FHWA

MODERATOR: Ahmad Abu-Hawash Iowa Dept. of Transportation

Eric Thorkildsen, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)

Finn Hubbard, Fickett Structural Solutions

*Zachary Haber, Benjamin Graybeal – Federal Highway Administration

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*David Hoyne, Willy Grimmke – Greenman Pedersen, Inc

*Can Chen, John Bors – ChemCo Systems, Inc.

*Esmail Shahrokhinasab, David Garber – Florida International University


Thursday 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

*-denotes speaker

*Islam Mantawy, Atorod Azizinamini, Nerma Caluk – Florida International University

Incorporating UHPC for a prefabricated shell that acts as stay-in-place formwork for bridge columns eliminates the conventional formwork and reduces on-site construction time. In addition, the prefabricated shell acts as a durable protective layer for the normal concrete inside the column, while also providing additional confinement, which improves column’s structural performance. This presentation discusses the specimen development and experimental results of two columns which are utilizing UHPC shell tested under cyclic loading.

ABC 19-015: Resiliency Enhancement of Aging Frame Bridge Using Accelerated Bridge Construction as an Effective Climate Change Adaptation Approach *Husham Almansour, Amina Mohammed, Zoubir Lounis – National Research Council Canada

Global changes in temperature, precipitation and wind patterns threaten the integrity and functionality of reinforced concrete highway bridges. Hence, there is a need to enhance the resiliency of aging bridges. The objective of this paper is to investigate the effects of climate hazards on the safety and stability of aged slab-on-girders bridges. The investigation is aimed at evaluating the resiliency of critical elements and the overall bridge system when subjected to changing climate and after extreme climate events such as flooding. The study shows the impact of accelerated construction/ rehabilitation approaches on the enhancement of the bridge resiliency over minimum recovery time to ensure the bridge safety and serviceability.

ABC 19-018: Corrosion Durability of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Repaired with Application of UHPC Mahsa Farzad, *Kingsley Lau, Atorod Azizinamini – Florida International University

24% of the U.S. highway bridges are labeled structurally deficient or functionally obsolete which be replaced or upgraded to sustain the transportation needs of the growing public and private sectors of the US economy. This mandates the development of new techniques and materials for accelerated rehabilitation. Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) has been promoted as a durable construction material that can provide a barrier to corrosion. This paper investigates corrosion durability of UHPC repair and its possible use to mitigate macrocell corrosion. The objectives of the research presented here were to identify if concrete wetness will increase macrocell current and how much repair with UHPC may provide extended repair service life.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

ABC 19-0012: Eliminating the need for Formwork by using UHPC Shell

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 25


Thursday 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

Thursday 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

SESSION 7 ABC-CASE STUDY

ABC 19-0019: Accelerated Superstructure Replacement for the Hoboken Viaduct

ABC 19-020: Accelerated Construction of Unbraced Network Arch Bridge Using SPMTs

James L. Knight Center Auditorium

This project was initiated by the New Jersey DOT to rehabilitate the aging Hoboken Viaduct. A Smart Solutions Study led to an ABC scheme that changed the scope to a full superstructure and partial substructure replacement project while saving $35 million in initial construction costs and reducing construction duration by 12 months. Increased life cycle benefits were also realized since the ABC scheme allowed traffic to be removed from the structure, thereby allowing all 220 floorbeams and the columns that support them to be replaced. This paper will present both the conventional and ABC designs and provide a side-by-side comparison to demonstrate the advantages of ABC concepts.

The 2nd Avenue Bridge represents one of the most unique bridges in the United States – not only due to the skewed, unbraced network arch configuration, but also for the innovative accelerated bridge construction (ABC) process that will utilize SPMTs to move the bridge into place during a weekend closure of I-94. This presentation will discuss the bridge design and details, invaluable fabricator and specialty contractor interaction during the design and the preferred bridge construction sequence that will be utilized. Construction will begin in Fall 2018 and a future presentation could be used to show the bridge move which is currently scheduled for Spring 2020.

ABC 19-023: Behavior of UHPC Columns Subjected to Combined Axial and Lateral Loading

ABC 19-024: Assessment of the Seismic Performance of an ABC Steel Girder Bridge through Shake Table Studies

Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) is not widely used due to the lack of full understanding. There is a great potential for application of UHPC in full structural elements. This study aims at studying the behavior of UHPC columns subjected to axial and lateral loading using experimental and computational methods. Large-scale UHPC columns were tested. A three-dimensional nonlinear finite element (FE) model was developed and user-defined constitutive models for UHPC behavior were calibrated using the experimental results. The FE model was used to generate an axial load-moment interaction envelope for UHPC columns and compare it to conventional reinforced concrete columns.

A 0.35-scale steel girder bridge system incorporating prefabricated elements and six ABC connections was designed, constructed, and tested on a shake table. The main objective was to investigate the performance of ABC bridges that combine multiple connection types under strong earthquake excitations. The test model had two equal spans, seat type abutments and a two column bent which was subjected to eight biaxial earthquake motions. The test results showed that the bridge performance was satisfactory and emulative of the conventional bridges. The column connections underwent large inelastic deformations while the four other ABC connections and the capacity-protected components remained elastic and damage free.

ABC 19-027: Superstructure Replacement of Route 676 Bridges over North Branch of Newton Creek Utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction

ABC 19-028: Superstructure Replacement of Winthrop Road Underpass in 45 Days utilizing Precast Concrete and UHPC

MODERATOR: Paul Froede Alabama Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 8 ABC-SEISMIC Auditorium Second Floor MODERATOR: Richard Withers Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 9 UHPC- CASE STUDY Jasmine MODERATOR: Jason Hastings Delaware Dept. of Transportation

Thomas Zink, Gennett Fleming

*Mahmoud Aboukifa, Mohamed Moustafa, Ahmad Itani – University of Nevada, Reno

*Matthew Alboum, Erica Parriott – Dewberry Engineering, Inc.

Dewberry recently completed a $6.8 million project for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) utilizing accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques for a bridge superstructure replacement. The project is located in a heavily travelled section of Interstate 676 in Camden, New Jersey. The circa 1954 bridges were 80’ long single span, steel multi-girder structures supported on common reinforced concrete abutments that carry an estimated 81,000 vehicles per day over the North Branch of Newton Creek. Despite the project challenges, the use of ABC technologies allowed for the superstructure replacements to be successfully completed within the required closure windows over four weekends with minimal impact to the community.

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*Mike LaViolette, HDR; Brad Wagner, Michigan, DOT

*Elmira Shoushtarirezvani, Saiid Saiidi, Ahmad Itani – University of Nevada, Reno

*William Rauseo, Andrew Prezioso, Gordon Edington – VHB

The 60-year-old Winthrop Road Bridge provides a crucial connection between downtown Hallowell, ME, and the Maine capital region. The bridge required rehabilitation and an increase to the vertical underclearance. It was an ideal candidate to implement ABC techniques to minimize long term traffic impacts. The deck was comprised of precast concrete deck panels tied together using UHPC deck joints. The bridge rehabilitation consisted of full superstructure replacement and seat elevation modifications to the existing substructure piers and abutment. VHB’s diligence and Resident Engineer resulted in a substantial completion date that reopened the bridge to the public in just 45 days!


Thursday 5:10 PM - 5:40 PM

ABC 19-021: UHPC Overlay at Multiple Bridge Interchange in Elsmere, DE

ABC 19-022: Bothasfontein Interchange Bridge, South Africa – an ABC Composite Steel/Concrete 4-Span Bridge erected in Two Consecutive Weekends over 25 years ago

*William Geschrei, Zachary Gabay – Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP The ‘Elsmere UHPC Bridge Overlay’ project features three Delaware Department of Transportation owned bridges. These structures were constructed in 1973 and superstructures are in good condition. However, two aging original bridge decks and one prematurely delaminating LMC overlay at the interchange require rehabilitation. This rehabilitation project will repair all defective concrete components, relocate the transverse abutment bridge joints away from and off of the bridge superstructures, and seal and protect the bridge decks with an innovative UHPC overlay. The objective of this effort is two-fold: to significantly reduce future maintenance costs and to significantly increase their remaining service life.

ABC 19-025: A Framework to Quantify the Cumulative Damage Due to Induced Seismicity *Philip Harvey, Sumangali Sivakumaran, Kanthasamy Muraleetharan – University of Oklahoma

States such as Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas historically have experienced only one or two tectonic earthquakes annually, but these states are now experiencing earthquakes at an increased rate due to induced seismicity. Consequently, State Departments of Transportation are concerned about how their bridges that were originally designed for low seismic design loads will handle this increased seismic demand. This research addresses the knowledge gap on the effects of low level frequent earthquakes on the bridges and proposes a framework to assess the cumulative damage on bridges using rainflow counting based on ASTM standard practice for cycle counting in fatigue.

Jose Calisto da Silva, Biggs Cardosa Associates Inc.

The Bothasfontein Interchange Bridge was constructed over 25 years ago over the busiest freeway in Africa, which is the I-405 connecting Pretoria to Joannesburgh. There was a very natural concern for traffic interference on a road with highly congested traffic and severe restraint regarding the depth of the bridge. Innovative solutions had to be found, which passed by the consideration of a composite steel concrete structure and precast concrete deck panels for the full width of the bridge with transverse unbonded prestressing. In the end a very elegant structure was achieved, with aesthetically pleasing post-tensioned V columns, which was able to be put in place over the course of two consecutive weekends.

ABC 19-026: Rapid Repair of Earthquake Damaged Substandard Bridge Columns Targeting Future Service Level Performance

*Peter Dusicka, Gregory Norton, Ilya Palnikov – Portland State University The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake has a high probability of occurrence, threatening bridges across the Pacific Northwest. This presentation will outline the methodology of full-scale cyclic experiments that validate the performance. The adopted concept is to utilize a short external steel collar that is secured via conventional anchors to the nondamaged parts of the column. The collar utilizes externally attached ductile fuses to bypass the damaged zone and connect to the rest of the bridge to restore the lateral capacity. The experiments validated the design goal of achieving restored or controlled strength, while also exhibiting the targeted self-centering behavior.

ABC 19-029: Innovative Partnership Leads to First Use of PBU’s and UHPC by the NHDOT

ABC 19-030: MnDOT use of Bridge Move Techniques and Precast Deck with UHPC

This bridge rehabilitation project located on NH Route 107A in East Kingston, NH replaced a three-span superstructure. It was targeted to evaluate innovative rehabilitation alternatives that would minimize impacts to the travelling public and railroad. Therefore, a bare concrete deck was proposed to maintain the existing vertical clearance and provide a thicker structural concrete deck. The recommendation was to utilize Prefabricated Bridge Units (PBU’s) with Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) closure pours, representing the first use of these elements by the NHDOT. Attendees of this presentation will benefit by learning how innovative detailing combined with modern materials can be tailored to successfully complete projects at challenging sites.

Bridges 82873 and 82874 are currently under construction at a cloverleaf interchange joining two of Minnesota’s busiest highways, replacing two existing bridges. In an effort to speed construction and gain contractor and agency experience with accelerated bridge construction techniques, a temporary bridge slide and precast deck panels with ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) will be employed. To maintain traffic, a portion of the existing southbound bridge will be moved to the middle onto new, temporary substructures. The moved, existing bridge consists of a four span, continuous steel girder superstructure. Costs and implications for future MnDOT work will be discussed

*Joshua Lund, Robert Landry, Jr. – New Hampshire DOT

*Paul Pilarski, Minnesota DOT; Matt Christie – WSP, USA

*-denotes speaker

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Thursday 4:40 PM - 5:10 PM

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 27


SESSION 10 ABC-TOOLS & SOLUTIONS

Thursday 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Thursday 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

ABC 19-031: Productivity Analysis in ABC

ABC 19-032: A Statistical Summary of Accelerated Bridge Construction Practice in Federal and State Transportation Agencies

Joseph Krajewski, HNTB / University of Washington College of the Built Environment Accelerated bridge construction can be defined as anything that shortens the project schedule. Productivity analysis is a technique to measure of the rate at which work is performed; identifies actual production work and nonproductive work; measures cost efficiency and can discover opportunities to improve work and lower costs. This presentation will demonstrate how productivity analysis can be used for ABC on the replacement of the superstructure of the Wilburton Timber Trestle Bridge located in Bellevue, WA. The presentation will focus on the productivity analysis of erecting the 150 stringers and 600 diaphragms that connect them together.

Yielei Shi, State University of New York, Canton

SESSION 11 ABC-GENERAL

ABC 19-035: Acrow Temporary Lift Bridge on the 80 Bridge Replacement Project in West Palm Beach, Florida

ABC 19-036: Innovative Bridge Designs that Accelerate Construction using Precast Concrete

Miami Lecture Hall

In April 2017, construction began to replace the existing twin leaf bascule span. In order to maintain traffic during the demolition of the existing bridge, a temporary lift bridge was installed north of the existing bridge. This solution allowed traffic to flow with virtually no disruption. This paper will discuss the numerous advantages of constructing a temporary detour lift bridge. Also, by avoiding staged construction on the existing bascule bridge, the construction time required to implement the new bascule bridge is greatly accelerated. This paper will highlight the details of this specific project, and also show the viability of Temporary Movable Lift Bridges and Bascule Bridges.

The use of precast components in bridge construction in the United States has steadily advanced. The popularity of Accelerated Bridge Construction has created more opportunities for creative applications of precast concrete to solve design challenges as well as reduce both construction time. Many bridge projects are being constructed with total precast solutions for the all elements. This paper will discuss the development of new methods and materials using precast concrete in bridge construction for both innovative and conventional projects to decrease construction times, solve difficult site constraints, increase economy, improve quality, enhance durability and reduce long term maintenance costs.

Orchid Room MODERATOR: Romeo Garcia FHWA

MODERATOR: Carmen Swanwick Utah Dept. of Transportation

Michael Parciasepe, ACROW Bridges

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) has been received prominent attention in federal and state transportation agencies and has been applied to various projects throughout United States. While minimizing the adverse travel impact to community during bridge construction, it also advances the state-of-practice of bridge design and construction. This paper aims to provide a summary of ABC design and construction methods by statistical and programming analysis. Previous ABC projects at federal and state levels were surveyed in regards to bridge and transportation information, ABC methods applied for construction and design, construction time frame, cost analysis, and lessons learned, etc.

*Gregg Reese, Andrew Mish – Modjeski and Masters

SESSION 12 ABC-RESEARCH Hibiscus A & B MODERATOR: Ahmad Abu-Hawash Iowa Dept. of Transportation

ABC 19-039: System Performance of a Precast Bridge Incorporating Full-Depth Deck Panels and Prestressed Inverted Bulb-Tee Girders * Mostafa Tazarv, Nadim Wehbe – South Dakota State University; Michael Mingo Burns & McDonnell

The South Dakota DOT currently uses precast double-tee bridge deck because they are economical and fast in construction. The present study was carried out to investigate the feasibility of a new bridge system using precast full-depth deck panels and prestressed inverted bulb-tee girders. A full-scale 50-ft long bridge representing two interior girders from a prototype bridge was tested under fatigue and strength loading. Based on the construction, testing, and cost analysis, it can be concluded that the proposed bridge system is a viable alternative to the double-tee girder bridges. The presentation discusses the design, construction methods and highlights the findings of the experimental study.

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ABC 19-040: Fostering Post-Tensioned TimberUHPFRC Composite Highway Bridges *Luca Sorelli, Universite Laval; Eugen Bruhwiler; Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

Recent studies on post-tensioned bridges with glued-laminated timber (GLT) girders connected with a thin ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) slab have shown important advantages. This work aims at optimizing the design of GLT-UHPFRC for mediumspan bridges by considering the long-term deflection and structural ductility. Longitudinal external unbounded post-tensioning is used to increase span capabilities, while post-tensioned transverse UHPC diaphragms improve the live load distribution. The structural ductility is guaranteed by prescribing a suitable hierarchy of failure modes. Finally, the construction phases and comparison with other bridge systems with a single span bridge ranging from 10 to 50m is discussed.


Thursday 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

ABC 19-033: Precast Segmental Bridge Construction as an ABC Tool

ABC 19-034: Next Generation of Folded Steel Plate Girder Systems for Short Span Bridges

While precast segmental bridge construction (PSBC) is not a new idea, it’s use as an ABC tool has created new interest in segmental bridge construction. The recently completed Lesner Bridge, where precast span-by-span, as well as unidirectional balanced cantilever segmental construction, was used to replace existing twin structures with limited traffic disruptions. The owner chose precast segmental and precast substructure elements specifically to minimize duration of interstate closure by offsite fabrication and rapid construction methods. Foundations were constructed with low-headroom equipment to pre-install micro-piles, drilled shafts and H-piling. Varying deck widths and introduction of entrance and exit ramps create complex geometry easily accommodated with segmental construction.

Methodologies were developed to extend the maximum length of the Folded Steel Plate Girder Bridge System to about 100 ft. Work consisted of envisioning the connection detail and carrying out numerous non linear finite element analysis and developing the proof of concept test, that includes testing two FSGBS with types of connections envisioned.

ABC 19-037: Mass Production and Assembly Line Concepts in ABDF&C

ABC 19-038: Quick-installation expansion joint solutions for faster bridge construction and more efficient maintenance

Accelerated bridge design, fabrication and construction (ABDF&C) can be defined as anything that shortens the total project schedule. This presentation will demonstrate how mass production and assembly line concepts can be used for ABC on the rehabilitation and repurposing of the Wilburton Timber Trestle Bridge located in Bellevue, WA. The Wilburton Timber Trestle is 970-foot-long, 63 spans and up to 100 feet tall that is being converted for pedestrian and bike use. A new superstructure will consist of 30 sets of 5 steel stringers that are 2 span continuous (29’ long stringers) and connected together with 5 rows of diaphragms.

Expansion joints that can be quickly installed on a bridge offer an advantage over other expansion joint types. A number of expansion joint solutions that facilitate relatively quick installation shall be presented, with reference to a range of expansion joint types. In the case of modular joints, a solution shall be described which enables the embedded/permanently fixed elements of an existing joint to be retained while the mechanical part is simply unbolted and replaced, and an example shall be presented. Thanks to the implementation of solutions like these, the time required for bridge construction and maintenance work may be minimized.

Gregg Freeby, American Segmental Bridge Institute

*Joe Krajewski, HNTB / University of Washington College

Atorod Azizinamini

This presentation discusses the testing of one test specimen along with numerical calibration.

*Joseph Bilotti, Danilo Della Ca – Mageba USA

ABC 19-041: Non-Prestressed and Sustainable Precast Bridge Girders using Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (UHP-FRC)

ABC 19-042: Research and Development Efforts Aimed at the Commercial Production of a Shallow Press-Brake Formed Steel Tub Girder

This research introduces an innovative precast non-prestressed ultra-highperformance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHP-FRC or UHPC) decked bridge girder reinforced with high-strength corrosion-resistant rebars. The DCSR design concept utilizes the exceptional compressive ductility of UHP-FRC to increase the amount of reinforcement, which in turn fully utilizes the capacity of UHP-FRC in compression and reduces the stress in steel. The new girders provide equivalent or greater stiffness and first-cracking resistance and a much higher ultimate strength than conventional precast, prestressed concrete girders. The experimental and analytical results show that conventional precast prestressed concrete girders can be replaced by the new non-prestressed decked UHP-FRC girders.

The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) are providing educational information on the design and construction of short span steel bridges in installations up to 140 feet in length. A modular, shallow press-brake-formed steel tub girder was developed. The composite tub girder is shipped to the bridge site, expediting construction and reducing traffic interruptions. The work to date demonstrates that this system is extremely efficient and is very economical when compared toward alternative bridge types utilized within the short span market. This paper will provide a comprehensive summary of the experimental efforts and filed implementation studies that have been conducted to date.

* Shih-Ho Chao, Missagh Missagh – The University of Texas at Arlington; Venkatesh Kaka, Armstrong-Douglass Structural Engineers

*Karl Barth, West Virginia University; Greg Michaelson, Marshall University; Rich Tavoletti, AISI Steel Market Development Alliance

*-denotes speaker

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Thursday 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 29


Friday 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

Friday 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

SESSION 13 DOT ABC EXPERIENCES

ABC 19-043: Is ABC a Good Fit? Development of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Accelerated Bridge Construction Evaluation Method

ABC 19-044: FDOT Experience with PBES for Small-Medium Span Bridges

James L. Knight Center Auditorium

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has always strived to build bridges more economically and efficiently throughout Illinois. The IDOT hand-picked several opportunities for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) pilot projects. Based on the lessons learned from these projects and the potential economic and safety improvements utilizing ABC, the IDOT desired to develop an ABC evaluation method for future design projects within their inventory. The main goal was to filter bridge projects and identify which structures were good fits for accelerating construction. This presentation will provide a brief summary of the Department’s successful pilot projects; a basic overview and guidelines.

In the last quarter century some elaborate methods of accelerated bridge construction have been explored and executed in Florida, predominately though necessity in the segmental construction. This paper focuses on four modest structural systems which where demonstrated on several FDOT construction projects since the initiation of FHWA’s Every Day Counts program. These ABC structural systems include: Precast Intermediate Bent Caps; Precast Full-Depth Bridge Deck Panels; Prestressed Concrete Florida-Slab Beams; Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge Systems. These systems represent a narrow but potentially prolific scope of the ABC initiative, and reflect some of the structural priorities of the FDOT, and lessons learned during the period of 2010 to 2018.

SESSION 14 ABC-CASE STUDY

ABC 19-046: Accelerated Construction OF I-40 Meteor City TI OP

ABC 19-047: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commision – EB117 ABC Bridge Replacement

Auditorium Second Floor

Accelerated construction of two new bridges carrying mainline Interstate 40 over Meteor City Road will be accomplished utilizing Geosynthetic reinforced soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) and Pre-cast structural elements. The I-40 Meteor City TI is located in northern Arizona. No I-40 lanes will be closed and all traffic disruptions are limited to a total of 28 days. All bridge components are to be precast. The two bridges do not have quantity items for either concrete or steel. This will also be the first bridge in the State of Arizona to use a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) on the box beams.

MODERATOR: Paul Vaught III Louisiana Dept. of Transp. & Dev.

MODERATOR: Paul Rowekamp Minnesota Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 15 UHPC-RESEARCH Jasmine MODERATOR: Scott Westerfield Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

*Eric Ozimok, AECOM; Patrik Claussen Illinois Department of Transportation

*William Downes, Brent Conner – Arizona Department of Transportation

ABC 19-049: UHPC Based ABC Solutions

*Atorod Azizinamini, Florida international University In the United States, around 30% of approximately 600,000 highway bridges are categorized as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, therefore, these bridges should be upgraded or totally replaced. This presentation addresses the two needs for rehabilitating substandard bridge elements and replacing severely deteriorated bridges with new systems that can develop economical long-lasting bridges. In the first part of this project, a new advanced material called ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is utilized to retrofit bridge elements including bridge columns, capbeams, superstructure girders and timber piles. In the second part of this project, the same material is utilized to prefabricated innovative shell elements which act as stay-in-place forms for both bridge columns and beams. In addition, the same material is used to connect prefabricated UHPC shell to the footings in addition to the connection between concrete filled steel tubes and footing and capbeams.

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*Steven Nolan, Sam Fallaha, Vickie YoungFlorida Department of Transportation

Edward Bosack, Alfred Benesch and Company; John Boyer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission employed accelerated bridge construction techniques to replace a deteriorating 3 span noncomposite steel girder bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad. The replacement structure is a single span composite steel girder supported by full height concrete abutments on a micropile foundation. Attendees will learn the design process and planning involved with developing a project which has critical path items involving the railroad and temporary utility outages along with managing high volume traffic detours. The presentation will review the constructability issues considered during design and compare them to how the contractor ultimately constructed the project.

ABC 19-050: Advancing Ultra-High Performance Concrete in the Bridge Sector *Benjamin Graybeal, Federal Highway Administration; Rafic El-Helou, National Research Council

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) has gained a foothold in the U.S. bridge sector. Interest is growing in broader uses of UHPC to address existing challenges in bridge design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. The FHWA Turner- Fairbank Highway Research Center is pressing forward with the development of innovative solutions. One current study is focusing on key structural performance metrics relevant to the use of UHPC in primary structural elements. Full scale pretensioned girder tests are planned and results will be discussed. Working with the AASHTO structural concrete design committee, the FHWA researchers are drafting a guide specification that may be adopted upon completion.


Friday 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

*-denotes speaker

ABC 19-0045: Everyday ABC in Texas

Though not as flashy as highly publicized rapid bridge replacements, Texas has seen great success in utilizing prefabricated (precast) elements from the ground up to increase speed and quality in almost all aspects of bridge design and construction. For decades, Texas has relied on precast superstructure and deck elements. In recent years there have been great advances in the use of other bridge elements, including: caps, columns, railing, and unique elements. The presentation will cover what Texas has done, is doing, and plans to do with prefabricated elements that allow us to design, build, and maintain high quality, economical bridges.

ABC 19-048: Route 46 over Piaget Avenue (CR 628) Bridge Superstructure Replacement in Two Weekends *John Hanke, Mahendra Patel – MP Engineers, P.C.

The Route 46 Bridge over Piaget Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey was a single span structure. Because of deteriorating and crumbling concrete, the superstructure needed to be replaced. The bridge carried significantly high traffic volumes.MP Engineers developed an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method using Prefabricated Bridge Units (PBU). The joints in between the PBU’s were to be filled with rapid curing Polyester Polymer Concrete (PPC). By using this ABC method the eastbound half of the bridge was constructed in one single weekend closure and the westbound half of the bridge was built in a second weekend closure.

ABC 19-051: Trending ABC Designs Utilizing UHPC *Gregory Nault, LafargeHolcim – Ductal

Since 1997 more than 280 bridges have been constructed throughout North America utilizing UHPC materials in their designs, with half of these bridges having been constructed over the past three years. The vast majority of these projects have included prefabricated bridge elements with UHPC connections as an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technique. Each one of these systems, along with several others, offers unique advantages which should be considered during the design of future ABC projects. The intent of this presentation is to highlight these trending ABC design and construction practices and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various ABC/UHPC systems being deployed.

FRIDAY MORNING

Jamie Farris, Texas Department of Transportation

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM 31


SESSION 16 ABC-REPAIR & REPLACEMENT Orchid Room MODERATOR: Kristin Higgins Vermont Agency of Transportation

SESSION 17 INTERNATIONAL ABC EXPERIENCES Miami Lecture Hall MODERATOR: Bruce V. Johnson Oregon Dept. of Transportation

Friday 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

Friday 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

ABC 19-052: Accelerated and Resilient Repair of Bridge Columns

ABC-19-053: Using Existing and New Innovative Methods to Accelerate Rehabilitation of Four I-89 Bridges

Shamim Sheikh - University of Toronto

Upgrade and repair of existing structures is an expensive and time consuming process. In this research, an accelerated procedure was developed for the repair of bridge columns damaged primarily by the corrosion of steel. The procedure was used for the retrofit of columns in a major highway bridge and monitored for their long-term performance. The procedure involved building of columns to their original shapes and wrapping them with glass FRP. Monitoring included measurement of strains in FRP and evaluating corrosion potential and risk. The field data showed sound performance of the repair and continuous reduction of corrosion over the years.

ABC 19-055: The Causeway Bridge Construction, Past and Present Hossein Ghara- Volkert

The Lake Pontchartian Causeway in Louisiana, consisting of two bridges, were constructed at different times and are listed as the World’s longest bridge over water at 23.83 miles. Both the bridges used accelerated bridge construction methods to fabricate components offsite and delivery to the site for erection. The New Orleans Expressway Commission was convinced that one of the vehicles to accelerate design and construction and yet to be able to minimize risk and control schedule and budget and ensure quality was to consider project delivery method through implementation of “Construction Manager at Risk” (CMAR) which is discussed.

*Scott Burbank - VHB Mark Alexander - Kubricky Construction Corporation

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) used Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) with cross-overs and alternating traffic patterns on Interstate 89 (I-89) in Colchester, Vermont, to complete four deck replacement projects over six extended weekend closures. Several existing—but new to Vermont—practices as well as new innovative procedures and materials were used to successfully complete the deck replacements of all four bridges. Successful ABC projects are a benefit to their communities, transportation agencies, and the public as they reduce impacts to natural and cultural resources, significantly decrease roadway closure duration, and provide safer bridges with longer service lives.

ABC 19-056: An Integrated Erecting Technique for Total Prefabricated Bridge Elements

*Changjiang Wang, Xiangyang Chen, Lei Li – Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Communications Planning, Design & Research A new erecting technique for prefabricated bridge elements, based on improved equipment is proposed, which total bridge elements, including columns, bent caps and beams, transported on the erected beam and installed by one erecting machine. In order to improve the work efficiency, the new proposed integrated erecting machine has two working faces. Columns and bent caps are erected on the first working face and beams are installed on the second working face, make full use of curing time of cementitious grout filled grouting sleeve. The new technology has been successfully applied on the land bridge of Main Passageway of Ningbozhoushan Port and has received high appraisal.

SESSION 18 ABC- INNOVATION

ABC 19-058: Isolated Bridge Abutments for Accelerated Bridge Construction

ABC 19-059: Post-Earthquake Functionality of ABC Bridges with Column Connections with Self-Centering Capability

Hibiscus A & B

This paper will present how isolated bridge abutments improve the accelerated bridge construction process over the traditional solution. In recent years, a new type of abutment has been developed, primarily to improve the seismic response of the structure and accelerate bridge construction. This “isolated abutment” type is an intriguing idea to provide a cost-efficient answer to situations where construction time, seismic design, and soft-soil design are governed. This paper is intended to be a reference for bridge designers, owners, and the construction industry to promote customized cost-effective solutions that can be adopted to address Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques.

The current seismic design practice requires normal bridges to meet the Safety Evaluation Earthquake (SEE) and Functional Evaluation Earthquake (FEE) for Essential and Critical bridges. This presentation focuses on the seismic performance precast bridge columns meeting the two level seismic hazard evaluations SEE and FEE requirement using a combination of UHPC for column plastic hinging regions in combination with super-elastic materials (shape memory alloy) or self-centering capability (unbonded center prestressing) to achieve seismic resiliency during earthquake and full or partial operation immediately after the earthquake.

MODERATOR: Douglas E. Knoll Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation

*Mohammad Saifuzzaman, Matthias Schueller – Parsons Inc.

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*Bijan Khaleghi, WSDOT; Phil Yen, IABEE


Friday 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

*-denotes speaker

ABC-19-054: Utilizing ABC Techniques for an Emergency Bridge Repair on the Garden State Parkway Bridge No. 112.1NO is a three-span, simply supported, multi-stringer structure that carries the Garden State Parkway (Parkway) northbound outer roadway over Middletown-Lincroft Road. A backhoe carried on a flatbed trailer impacted the 36-foot long center span superstructure in November 2017, causing irreparable deformation of the east fascia and first interior stringers and damaging the adjacent diaphragms as shown in Figure 1. Following the temporary stabilization of the bridge by the on-call emergency services contractor, HNTB and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (Authority) adapted Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods to rapidly replace the damaged superstructure in a single weekend.

ABC 19-057: Replacement of Two Integral Abutment Bridges by Rapid Demolition and Lateral Slide Construction Methodology *Matthew McFadden, Douglas Raby – Jacobs; Kris Mermigas, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

Jacobs was retained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to complete the detailed design for replacement of two bridges along County Road 17 in Hawkesbury, Ontario (Canada) by rapid demolition and the lateral slide accelerated bridge construction methodology. Life-cycle cost analysis determined that replacement was more economical than continuing to rehabilitate the bridges. The new superstructures will be built on temporary supports. The foundations are drilled caissons comprised of a permanent steel liner and reinforced concrete core with non-standard details developed to connect the superstructure and substructure resulting in an integral abutment configuration that is compatible with the proposed construction sequence and methodology.

ABC 19-060: Rapid Bridge Deck Restoration with “Fast Track” Hydro demolition and Very Early Strength Latex Modified Concrete

Patrick Martens, Bridge Preservation and Inspection Services “”Fast Track”” Hydro demolition with Very Early Strength Latex Modified Concrete (VESLMC) is an effective process for performing bridge deck rehabilitation and preservation. The robotic removal process includes the use of high pressure water blasting to remove all weakened or deteriorated concrete with a single pass of the waterjet. The use of rapid setting cement in a latex modified concrete produces a dense concrete that cures out and is traffic ready in as little as three hours. The “”Fast Track”” process has been used by numerous agencies in addressing the quick overhaul of bridge deck surfaces while minimizing inconvenience to traffic.

FRIDAY MORNING

*Mohammad Quasim- HNTB Corporation Todd Batchelor - HNTB Corporation

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SESSION 19 DOT ABC EXPERIENCES James L. Knight Center Auditorium MODERATOR: Paul Vaught III Louisiana Dept. of Transp. & Dev.

SESSION 20 ABC-CASE STUDY Auditorium Second Floor MODERATOR: Paul Rowekamp Minnesota Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 21 UHPC- RESEARCH Jasmine MODERATOR: Scott Westerfield Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

Friday 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ABC 19-061: TDOT I-240 MemFix4 – CMGC – Memphis, TN

ABC 19-062: Belden-Laurel – FULL PRECAST BRIDGE ELEMENTS

*Lia Obaid, Tennessee Department of Transportation; Jacob Williams, Alfred Benesch & Co; David Paris, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) undertook CMGC project to widen I-240 with new overhead bridges. The project area had many physical constraints that required innovative solutions to meet the Department’s primary goal of a short duration. This team collaborated to select several viable alternatives to explore. The Eastbound and Westbound Poplar Ave. bridges were replaced during 56-hour closures utilizing precast superstructure modular units with steel beams and a full depth concrete slab. The NSR bridge utilized a temporary shoofly to facilitate the bridge replacement. Once the permanent substructures were completed, the bridge was slid one track at a time into place to the original rail alignment.

ABC 19-064 ABC replacement of CSX Bridge over the Cahaba River *Amrithraj Anand, John Heath , Brian Adams Health & Lineback Engineers, Inc.

A unique accelerated bridge construction approach was employed to replace the CSX Railroad Bridge over the scenic and pristine Cahaba River in Elvira, AL. The existing, original three-span structure designed in 1907 consisted of plate-girder end spans and a deep through truss for the main span was replaced with three new deck plate girder spans using an ABC. The project team utilized state of the art equipment and design methodologies, ranging from Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs), self-climbing towers and drone lidar scanning to comprehensive finite element modeling, staged construction analyses and 3D modeling, to carefully study and devise a replacement and demolition procedure.

Joel Rossman– Nebraska DOT

This project is intended to increase the safety and efficiency of highway 20, as well as help provide important economic development opportunities for the surrounding communities. This bridge replacement project will employ the first full accelerated construction technique in Nebraska. Instead of taking the typical six months of detours and road construction, the project will inconvenience travelers for about 30 days by using about a 7 miles detour. The project was completed in spring 2018.

ABC 19-065: Temporary Bridge Installation for Replacement of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Helix Ramp, Ft. Lee, NJ Doug Brunot, Sunbelt Rentals

The project is located at the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge (GWB). A helix ramp structure has reached its design life and is in need of replacement. In order to replace the bridge, traffic must be diverted from the existing structures. The only practical way to do this is through the use of temporary bridge structures. Sunbelt Rentals, DBA Mabey Inc., was brought on to the project team by Judlau Contracting in early 2016. Their role was to work with Judlau and the Port Authority’s consultant to develop a temporary bridge scheme that met the project specification requirements.

ABC 19-067: Interface Shear Behavior of UHPC with and Without Supplemental Reinforcement

ABC 19-068: Field-Cast Connection Performance: Solutions to Shrinkage And Interface Bond Issues

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) provides numerous opportunities for innovation in the design and construction of highway bridges. As these new opportunities arise so do new challenges. Optimized girder geometries would likely include thin webs, tall sections, and high pretensioning forces. Thus, the interface shear resistance between the girder flanges and the web is critical. To address this gap, FHWA’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center is currently executing an experimental program to evaluate the interface shear behavior of this class of materials. This paper will highlight the key findings of this research, and will compare newly collected data with existing data from tests on high-strength concrete and UHPC.

Field-cast connections between prefabricated bridge elements have traditionally been a weak link in accelerated bridge construction (ABC) systems. The field construction activities related to connecting the elements have been less controlled and have used materials with lesser durability. These connections, including their design, materials, interfaces, constructability, and durability, must be robust else the advantages gained through the use of ABC can be lost through poor system performance. This paper presents a summary of suite of research studies focused on improving the shrinkage and interface bond properties of field-cast connections. Strategies to improve both properties are suggested, creating the opportunity for better performing ABC solutions.

*Zachary Haber, Benjamin Graybeal – Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

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*Igor De la Varga, Robert Spragg – SES Group and Associates; Benjamin Graybeal, Federal Highway Administration


Friday 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

*-denotes speaker

ABC 19-063: Tennessee DOT Fast 4 Bridge Replacement Project

The TDOT Fast-4 project was the first large-scale Design-Bid-Build ABC project undertaken by the Tennessee DOT with a contract value of $28.6M. The bridges to be replaced are located on an extremely heavily traveled segment of I-24 in downtown Nashville. The project included the replacement of four bridges over 4 weekends utilizing prefabricated bridge elements (PBES) on existing strengthened substructures. The PBES utilized precast, prestressed concrete box beams with longitudinally oriented conventionally reinforced full depth deck panels. This project was a huge success for the Department and the contractor was able to finish approximately 40 days early.

ABC 19-066: Rapid Replacement of Two Washington Dot Stream Crossing Bridges Using Prefabricated Arch Bridge Systems *Michael Carfagno, Contech Engineered Solutions LLC; Kali Dickerson, Stantec

The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) used different approaches to solve challenges faced on two stream crossing bridge replacement projects in 2018. Using the same contractor for both projects, the same prefabricated bridge system was implemented to successfully replace both bridges in record times. This paper will introduce the concept of twin-leaf precast arch structures, how they can be a strong alternative to conventional bridges and will discuss these two WSDOT Accelerated Bridge Construction projects highlighting the construction sequencing, challenges faced, and the lessons learned.

19-069: End Zone Design & Behavior of Prestressed Concrete UHPC Girders

Alireza Mohebbi, Rafic El-Helou, Benjamin Graybeal - Federal Highway Administration In this study, several full-scale prestressed bridge girders with different depths and web thicknesses were constructed utilizing two commercially available UHPC products. The end zone design methodology was similar to the AASHTO design method except that it allowed the steel and UHPC to concurrently resist cracking stresses in the web. As implemented, the methodology limited the allowable UHPC stress to a conservative estimate of the tensile cracking strength. The results presented herein focus on end zone behaviors of two representative girders, each made with a different UHPC-class material, and validates the design method through actual strain measurements taken during the release of strands.

FRIDAY MORNING

*Ted Kniazewycz, Tennessee DOT; Scott McKinney, Bell & Associates Construction, LP

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SESSION 22 ABC-REPAIR & REPLACEMENT Orchid Room MODERATOR: Mary Lou Ralls Newman Ralls Newman, LLC.

SESSION 23 INTERNATIONAL ABC EXPERIENCES Miami Lecture Hall MODERATOR: Bruce V. Johnson Oregon Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 24 ABC- INNOVATION Hibiscus A & B MODERATOR: Nadim Wehbe South Dakota State University

Friday 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ABC 19-070: Remote Monitoring and Innovative Techniques for the Construction of the Norfolk Southern Bridge over Cotton Run, Seven Mile, OH

ABC 19-071: Case Study of Bridge Deck Replacement Strategies for Post-tensioned Concrete Box-girder Bridges

*Elizabeth Hoekenga, Brett Mattas – Michael Baker International A storm event on May 24th, 2017 resulted in extreme flooding of Cotton Run that nearly overtopped the existing rails of the Norfolk Southern Bridge, OH. A 24-hr track outage was planned to remove the existing superstructure, set the precast concrete abutment seats, and move the superstructure into place. The outage was executed on May 21, 2018, one year after the storm event. The replacement span is a 52’-0” single span through-girder bridge supported on precast concrete abutment seats. This paper outlines the benefits and lessons learned of the structure monitoring system, effective visualization tools, and the accelerated railroad bridge construction approach.

ABC 19-073: Lightweight Design of Precast Bent Caps in Municipal Engineering

*Hao Hu, Liang Zhou – Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd.; Guoping Li, Tongji University In municipal bridge engineering, the width of superstructures is usually very wide to satisfy the increasing traffic quantity. Accordingly, prestressing concrete cap beams with long cantilevers are used as substructures. The large volume and heavy weight of cap beams put forward higher requests to transporting, handling, and assembly. To decrease the weight of cap beams, three structural schemes are proposed in this presentation. The area of the section can be reduced and 25%~30% weight of the cap beam can be decreased effectively with internal formworks removed and reused. All the schemes are easy to construct and effective in decreasing the weight of cap beams, which is very important for the development of precast segmental construction technology.

ABC 19-076: Comparative Study of Segmental Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Segmental Concrete Cable Stayed Bridge

*Marwan Nader, Hemangi Pandit , Norman Quach – T.Y. Lin International For most long-span bridges three options are considered for superstructure materials, concrete, concrete-steel-composite and steel. If we are able to use a lighter yet stronger material like Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) to completely design the deck section to make the structure more efficient. This paper studies the efficacy of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer deck sections and compares it to segmental concrete deck which is one of the prevailing materials of choice. A Sofistik model for long span cable stayed bridge will be analyzed using different material options and results with design demands, capacities and quantities will be compared to find the most efficient alternative.

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*Youyou Zhang, Rob Chai – University of California, Davis

In post-tensioned concrete box-girder bridges deck deterioration has become increasingly a maintenance issue. In this study, we aim to propose sound strategies for safe and effective replacement of deteriorate decks of post-tensioned concrete box girder bridges. So, we put forward various deck replacement strategies in 4 bridges, in terms of different longitudinal and transverse replacement sequence. For each replacement strategy, we developed corresponding finite element model. Numerical analysis results show that “all-span replacement strategy” and “negative-moment-regionfirst replacement strategy” are acceptable for selected bridges. Our findings enable Caltrans to conduct safe deck replacement and extend the service life of old concrete box girder bridge.

ABC 19-074: Finite Element Model for A Novel Demountable Shear Connector for Precast Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges

*Eirini Tzouka, Theodore Karavasilis – University of Southampton A three-dimensional finite element (FE) model has been developed to investigate the shear load-slip displacement behavior of a novel demountable shear connector. Material nonlinearities and damage initiation/evolution laws were calibrated based on material characterization tests. Attention was given to accurately modelling the interactions between the main components of shear connector. A comparison between the FE analysis and experimental results from push-out tests shows that the FE model can predict the shear-load displacement behavior of the shear connector. Finally, an extensive parametric study was conducted to evaluate the effect of parameters on the capacity and behavior of the shear connector.

ABC 19-077: Use of Robotics for Constructing UHPC Shell Formwork

*Atorod Azizinamini, Islam Mantawy – Florida International University Unlike many industries such as electronics, automotive, and aerospace, the construction industry is being behind on implementing robotics and automated construction techniques. Automated construction can lead to an expansion in prefabrication Technology. This presentation discusses the development of UHPC shells which are prefabricated using robots. The automated UHPC shells are suitable for most of bridge elements such as bridge girders, cap beams, columns, and foundations.


Friday 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

*-denotes speaker

ABC 19-072: Washington Street (Route 85) over the Assabet River Bridge Replacement in Hudson, MA

Working closely with MassDOT, Jacobs Engineering Group utilized innovative construction methods and materials to successfully deliver a completed bridge. This included the use of precast substructure components, precast Northeast Extreme Tee D (NEXT-D) beams for the bridge superstructure and Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for field-cast closure pours. The existing bridge over the Assabet River consisted of a deteriorated three span located in Hudson, Massachusetts. The bridge was replaced with NEXT-40D beams supported on concrete pile caps and micropiles. Discussion will include how piloted requirements for the prefabricated bridge elements, UHPC and concrete mixes were developed, evaluated and their final outcome.

ABC 19-075: Innovative Matagrup Bridge Installation, Australia Javier Martinez Gutierrez, Ale Heavylift

“ALE has used its innovative Mega Jack system to lift both halves of the main arch of the Matagarup Bridge in Perth, Australia. ALE executed the complex lifting and installation works for two 400t steel wishbones that form the large central arch of the bridge, with the completed arch reaching 72m above water level at its highest point.

ABC 19-078: Evaluation of Aging Slab-on-Girder Bridge Resiliency after an Extreme Climate Event Using Accelerated Bridge Construction *Amina Mohammed, Hushamn Almansour – National Research Council Canada

Global changes in temperature, precipitation and wind patterns threaten the integrity and functionality of reinforced concrete highway bridges. Hence, there is a need to enhance the resiliency of aging bridges. The objective of this paper is to investigate the effects of climate hazards on the safety and stability of aged slab-on-girders bridges. The investigation is aimed at evaluating the resiliency of critical elements and the overall bridge system when subjected to changing climate and after extreme climate events such as flooding. The study shows the impact of accelerated construction/ rehabilitation approaches on the enhancement of the bridge resiliency over minimum recovery time to ensure the bridge safety and serviceability.

FRIDAY MORNING

*Darren Conboy, David Massenzio; Jacobs Engineering Group

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SESSION 25 DOT ABC EXPERIENCES James L. Knight Center Auditorium MODERATOR: Ted Kniazewycz Tennessee Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 26 ABC-RAIL ROAD Auditorium Second Floor MODERATOR: Joel Rossman Nebraska Dept. of Transportation

SESSION 27 UHPC- CASE STUDY & RESEARCH Jasmine MODERATOR: Bijan Khaleghi

Washington State Dept. of Transportation

Friday 2:10 PM- 2:40 PM

Friday 2:40 PM- 3:10 PM

ABC 19-079: ABC solution to bridge in Woodstock Vermont

ABC 19-080: IDOT Accelerated Bridge Construction Pilot Project- Illinois Route 115 over Gar Creek in Kankakee County

Robert Young, Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) coordinated with local officials to replace the superstructure of a structurally deficient bridge carrying Vermont Route 4 over the Kedron Brook in Woodstock, Vermont. The Town Selectboard was familiar with VTrans’ Accelerated Bridge Program and determined very early in the process that Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques should be utilized to minimize impacts to area businesses and regional traffic. This presentation will reveal the traffic control package required to meet the needs of both local and regional traffic, explain design details to satisfy the geometric constraints, and show the construction techniques used to build a bridge in a restricted village setting.

Chad Hodel, WHKS & Co., Inc.

ABC 19-084: Rapid Reconstruction of BNSF Br. 482.1 West Approach

ABC 19-085: Application of Accelerated Bridge Construction Strategies and Innovative Structural Systems to High-Speed Rail

*Temple Overman, HNTB Corporation; Cory Duerr, Kramer North America

Reconstruction of the 125-year old West approach for BNSF Br. 482.1 near Memphis, Tennessee was completed in October 2017. The Memphis bridge was the first to cross the lower Mississippi River in 1892 and it remains an important crossing for BNSF today. This presentation will discuss various aspects of the two-year project including construction of a hybrid drilled shaft-micropile foundation adjacent to the existing timber pile foundation, and accelerated erection methods and lessons learned from replacing 2,712-ft of bridge superstructure in four track closure changeouts.

In October 2017, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) completed its first total bridge replacement project implementing accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques with a targeted road closure period of only 72 hours. The pilot project was a success in that it illustrated that ABC techniques can be employed to complete such a project in significantly less time than conventional staged construction or full road closure and is expected to serve as an example for other projects. Valuable insight was gained with the pilot project regarding modifications to plan details and specifications that can aid contractors and help facilitate ABC concepts.

* Marc Eberhard, John Stanton, Michelle Chang – University of Washington High-speed rail systems have been proposed for numerous corridors in the United States. The proposed research will investigate, in close cooperation with the California High-Speed Rail project (CAHSR) Authority, alternative structural systems that could offer better performance without the need for such massive construction. For example, systems that provide in-service stiffness, but that become more flexible under severe seismic conditions, offer possibilities for improvement. The team is evaluating various prefabrication strategies (in-plant or onsite), as well as post-tensioned rocking systems, seismic isolation with a sacrificial locking feature that breaks at a pre-selected triggering level, and variable friction isolation systems.

ABC 19-089: Modeling UHPC Link Slabs for the Wilmington Viaduct Bridge Rehabilitation Project

ABC 19-090: Enhancement of Ultra High-Performance Concrete Material Properties with Carbon Nanofiber

The I-95 Wilmington Viaduct in Wilmington, Delaware is a bridge scheduled for rehabilitation in 2021. The owner, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), is investigating the removal of fifteen failing transverse bridge deck joints via UHPC link slabs. Similar applications completed by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) suggests that the UHPC material is performing adequately. DelDOT is exploring the use of the NYSDOT approach to extend the application of UHPC link slabs at superstructure locations. LARSA-4D was used to model the threedimensional non-linear integrated behavior of the UHPC link slab within the bridge structure.

Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) realized distinctly high mechanical, impermeability, and durability characteristics by reducing the size and content of capillary pore, refining the microstructure of cement hydrates, and effectively using fiber reinforcement. An optimization experimental program was implemented in order to identify the optimum combination of steel fiber and relatively low-cost carbon nanofiber in UHPC. The optimum volume fractions of steel fiber and carbon nanofiber identified for balanced improvement of flexural strength, ductility, energy sorption capacity, impact, and abrasion resistance of UHPC were 1.1% and 0.04%, respectively.

*Loai El-Gazairly, David Nizamoff – Whitman, Requardt and Associates

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* Amirpasha Peyvandi, Jacobs Parviz – Michigan State University


Friday 3:10 PM- 3:40 PM

Friday 3:40 PM- 4:10 PM

Friday 4:10 PM- 5:40 PM

ABC 19-081: Rapid Replacement of Bayou Sara Bridge Swing Span

ABC 19-083: Weekend Replacement – Routes 1/9 & 46 over Jones Road

* Kevin Kane , Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; David Knickerbocker, Israe Zizaoui – HDR, Inc.

ABC 19-082: Accelerated Bridge Construction and Design of the Camp Creek – Single Span PPCB Bridge and Old Man’s Creek – 3 Span Continuous Rolled Steel Bridge on IA 1

CSX’s single-track, 163-ft long Bayou Sara Bridge swing span was fast approaching 100 years of age and in need of replacement. Approach spans had been recently replaced, and foundation integrity was determined to be adequate to support a replacement span. Objectives for the replacement included minimized maintenance, remote operation capability, and a premium on speed of replacement, to minimize service interruption. The resulting superstructure is a hydraulically-driven through-girder span with the service tower elevated over the railway at center pivot. The grillage and preparations on the existing bridge made it possible to replace the swing span with a rail service outage of only 14 hours.

Jesse Peterson, IOWA Department of Transportation

We propose to discuss two recent projects where the Iowa DOT has employed ABC construction techniques to accelerate construction and reduce end user cost. The first part of the presentation will provide an overview of lessons learned with respect to the recent completion of the single span lateral slide of the precast prestressed beam bridge on Iowa 1 over Camp Creek (Washington 218). The second part of the presentation will discuss innovations used from prior lateral slide projects for the design of our upcoming 3 span lateral slide (scheduled for Summer 2020) of the proposed 3 span continuous rolled steel beam bridge (Johnson 1519).

ABC 19-086: ABC Techniques to Minimize Train Disruption: BNSF Railway Bridge 380.12 over I-235, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

19-087 Research and Engineering Practice of Concrete Filled Steel Arch and Truss In China

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and BNSF Railway (BNSF) partnered to replace a BNSF bridge in Oklahoma City, OK. Careful planning and modifying of construction sequences by the contractor further reduced the schedule from 850 days to 550 days. Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques were utilized to minimize disruption to the 49 daily trains, as the new bridge was constructed on an offset alignment. To minimize disruption the new spans were assembled offsite and transported on Self-Propelled Modular Transports (SPMT’s). This presentation will detail the planning and construction challenges faced with this project including specifics on the weekend closure and truss construction.

Over the last 30 years, concrete filled steel tubular structures has gained popularity in China, with applications as arches, truss, and piers. Engineering practice in China have shown that concrete filled steel tubular structures is an efficient structure type, as well as an ABC method. Benefited from the accumulated research and engineering experience, Chinese engineers have been pushing the envelope for this structure type, both in structure efficiency and application scales. The advantages of concrete filled steel tubular structures are lightweight, eliminating field forming application, construction speed and seismic performance.

ABC 19-091: Correlation Between Tensile Strength & Modulus of Rupture for Ultra High Performance Concrete

19-092 Innovative UHPC Installations and Thin Lift UHPC Paving for ABC

*Zoi Ralli, Stavroula Pantazopoulou – York University

The increased use of ultra-high-performance concrete depends on the ability to reliably assess the actual mechanical properties from samples taken during preparation of the mix and in the field during placement of the material. The tests for the tensile strength and tensile strain ductility of UHPC are very difficult to conduct. Therefore, there is an emerging need for correlate the values obtained from the two categories of tests. This paper explores the influence of flaw distributions on the response of specimens subjected to the various alternative states of stress to illustrate the basis of the proposed calibration.

*Bikun Fan, Sichuan Highway Planning, Survey, Design, and Research Institute, Ling Kang, Sichuan Highway Planning, Survey, Design, and Research Institute

*Peter J. Seibert, WALO International Ltd Jerry W. Reece, WALO US Holdings Inc Gilbert S. Brindley, UHPC Solutions

In North America, Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) has been typically used in accelerated bridge construction as field cast connections for precast elements for either new or rehabilitation projects for over a decade. Only recently, UHPC has been placed as a thin bonded overlay for bridges in the U.S. This paper presents two new solutions to further advance the use of UHPC for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). Both concepts will decrease the total construction schedule time and will minimize traffic interruptions while utilizing the UHPC material properties to construct long-lasting and durable bridge structures.

*Agnieszka Lapinski, Thomas Zink – Gannett Fleming, Inc.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

*James Hyland, TranSystems; Sue Tryon, Benham; Jeff Estes, BNSF Railway

*-denotes speaker

A 60-foot-long single-span bridge at Fort Lee Borough, New Jersey deteriorated over time. The condition and functionality of the bridge did not meet traffic demands and was classified as structurally deficient, as a result, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) decided to replace the bridge superstructure in its entirety. Over two weekends in July 2017, the project team used timesaving Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques including installation of seven Prefabricated Superstructure Units (PSUs) to help eliminate commuter impacts. The PSUs were detailed to orient the new beams parallel with the mainline to simplify bridge framing and better accommodate future maintenance.

ABC 19-088: Construction Sequencing for Separating Highway-Rail Grade Crossings with Minimal Interruption to the Railroad

*Art Ivantchouk, Alaina Polkki – ART Engineering Inc.

In recent years, government bodies and railway companies have been working towards eliminating dangerous highway-rail grade crossings. Due to operational requirements of the railroads, ABC techniques are sometimes implemented in these grade separation construction. Grade Separation System (GSS) is a technology allowing for the construction of an at-grade rail bridge and underpassing roadway without causing significant interruption to the railway schedule. Through the use of ABC techniques, GSS is able to eliminate the need for rail relocation and significantly reduce required temporary works. When compared to conventional methods, GSS is able to shorten construction schedules by 50% and reduce project costs by 45%.

ABC 19-093: Rib Scale Approach to Investigate the Bond Performance Of Reinforcement In Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete *Fabien Lagier, Polytechnique Montreal Bruno Massicot-Polytechnique Montreal Aude Rosini SNC-Lavalin

A detailed nonlinear 3D FE model strategy with reinforcing bar modeled at rib scale was developed in this study. Calibration and validation of the model were performed from an experimental program. A comprehensive understanding of the bond strength mechanisms of reinforcing bar within UHPFRC is provided. This study highlights the importance of accurately selecting the UHPFRC properties. Also, the paper shows the interest in future of using validated nonlinear 3D finite element model to generate extensive parametric studies and to provide a basis for establishing rational design criteria for anchorages and splice in UHPFRC connections.

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Friday 2:10 PM- 2:40 PM

Friday 2:40 PM- 3:10 PM

SESSION 28 ABC-SUBSTRUCTURE

ABC 19-094: Guideline for Selection of Substructure Projects

ABC 19-095: Design First Florida I Beam Bridge with Grs Abutment

Orchid Room MODERATOR: Seung Jae Lee Florida International University

A research project was conducted to develop a guideline for designers and bridge owners for the selection of type, design, and construction of the substructure and foundation for ABC projects. The guidelines developed in this study covers both construction of new bridges and replacement, repair, and rehabilitation of existing bridges. The work included a comprehensive review of current practices and compilation of available ABC methods for substructures and superstructures. A survey was also conducted among US State Departments of Transportations to collect input from bridge owners. The results of literature search and survey was analyzed to first identify the decision-making parameters effecting the selection of substructure and foundation.

SESSION 29 ABC NEW SYSTEMS

ABC 19-099: Rapid Replacement of County Bridges Utilizing H.S. Corrosion Resistant Steel

ABC 19-0100: Replacing an Interstate Bridge Deck within a Weekend Closure – Case Study of AccelBridge Deck System

Miami Lecture Hall MODERATOR: Armin Mehrabi Florida International University

This paper presents a new concrete bridge system and a method for rapid replacement of short span county bridges. An example is given to show typical application. The design utilizes a single tee girder shape with high-strength, corrosion-resistant steel. Speed of construction comes from eliminating the need for prestressing or posttensioning. The flanges are set next to each other with an innovative connection, in order to eliminate the need for time consuming cast-in-place decks or composite topping. It is possible that the old bridge can be removed, and the new bridge constructed in several days, as all the new components are prefabricated

The deck of a group of four bridges on I-89 will be replaced in the spring of 2019. Due to the high traffic volume and critical role in local transportation network, the deck replacement needs to be conducted within a 59 hours window over a weekend. Construction scope includes removing the existing deck and installation of new deck. AccelBridge is selected for the project due to its durability, speed and simplicity in construction, and cost effectiveness. AccelBridge utilizes match-cast deck panels which are compressed together by girder jacking method without deck post-tensioning. This presentation will cover the design, detailing, and construction of AccelBridge using completed project examples.

SESSION 30 MATERIALS

ABC 19-104: Increase Service Life of Concrete Structures with Lightweight Aggregate

ABC 19-105: Exploring Polymer Concrete for Bridge Deck Closures in ABC

Hibiscus A & B

This presentation will discuss a recent study that was conducted to determine the effects of lightweight coarse and fine aggregates on the transport properties of concrete. Transport properties are used in several service life programs including STADUIM® and Life 365™. It is becoming very common to specify a required design service life of 75 years, 100 years or more on bridges and other structural concrete projects. Also, the use of lightweight aggregates can offer other benefits. Understanding how lightweight aggregate can affect the service life for typical concrete mixtures utilized in these structures should lead to early consideration of lightweight concrete or internally cured concrete in the design process of bridges and other structures.

MODERATOR: David Garber Florida International University

*Armin Mehrabi, Mohamadtaqi Baqersad, Hesham Ali – Florida International University

*Amgad Girgis, Micheal Asaad, Maher Tadros – eConstruct USA LLC

Kenneth Harmon, Stalite Lightweight Aggregate

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*Quanyang Yao, Andra Diggs II, Larry Jones – Florida DOT

The Department of Environment Protection’s (DEP) Division of Recreation and Parks proposed to replace a timber bridge due to inadequate bridge capacity and rapid deterioration of structural elements. Although original construction plans were unavailable, additional information emerged identifying the existing bridge as a historic structure to further complicate the design. A series of challenges developed during bridge design; such as where and how to relocate the historic structure, how to protect the historic timber bridge from impact of the new construction if it is not relocated, and where the new bridge would be located to avoid overshadowing the historic structure.

Eddie He, AccelBridge

Mahmoud Reda Taha, University of New Mexico; *Islam Mantawy, Florida International University; Moneeb Genedy, University of New Mexico Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques are being used worldwide to reduce construction time and cost. Precast concrete bridge deck panels are used today as part of ABC to simplify bridge deck construction. When used, bridge deck closure joints are created in between the precast panels. Flowable yet very strong concrete with good bond and high shear strengths, such as Ultra high performance concrete (UHPC), is necessary to fill the closure joints. This paper examines the use of polymer concrete (PC) as an alternative material for bridge deck closures in ABC.


Friday 3:10 PM- 3:40 PM

Friday 3:40 PM- 4:10 PM

Friday 4:10 PM- 5:40 PM

ABC 19-096: Environmental and Sustainability Benefits of Substructure Re-Use Projects

ABC 19-097: Spun Pipe Piles – A Time Saving Alternative to Micropiles

ABC 19-098: Enhanced Demolition Prediction via Computer Simulation

Accelerated Bridge Construction projects where existing substructure components are re-used can reduce direct cost, shorten construction time and reduce traffic congestion. Substructure re-use can also provide quantifiable environmental benefits including; conservation of raw materials, reduction in the generation of demolition waste and the resulting need for landfill, and the protection of sensitive habitat and existing ecosystems. As a result of these direct and indirect benefits, substructure re-use in ABC projects is a sustainable practice and should be encouraged. The presentation will discuss the environmental impact of the construction industry and how these impacts can be substantially reduced through the re-use of substructure elements.

The Maine Department of Transportation successfully replaced the Weskeag River Bridge utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction. The main challenge for the project was finding a foundation type that was suitable to both the site constraints and roadway closure window, as well as offering reduced risk. This project was only the second use of spun pipe piles on a bridge project in Maine. The author will discuss how spun pipe piles retain many of the advantages of micro-piles, how they were the best solution for the shallow bedrock conditions and underground obstructions and how they are compatible with integral and semi-integral abutments.

19-101 Mechanical Reinforcing Steel Connections for Improved Constructability in Accelerated Bridge Construction *Manuel Conde-nvent Dan Reider-nvent

Mechanical reinforcing steel (rebar) connections are a safe and reliable way of splicing and anchoring rebar that improve constructability in all types of reinforced concrete construction, and are especially beneficial for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) applications. These connections can accelerate erection of precast members and ease rebar placement and congestion in closure pours, as well as enhance concrete consolidation. With many different connections to cover various applications, mechanical rebar connections provide enhanced constructability and flexibility options to designers and precasters involved with ABC projects.

ABC 19-106: Rapid Set Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays Edward Liberati, Hydro-Technologies / Modified Concrete Suppliers

Accelerated, Long Term Structural Bridge Deck Repairs can be achieved using Very Early Strength Latex Modified Concrete Overlays. In 2018 we were involved with projects at many states where Fast Track Hydrodemolition and VESLMC was used to repair and preserve these bridge decks for 25 additional years of service life, since the 1960’s. This work was performed during weekend only or during restricted overnight lane closures. After placement, the VESLMC is ready for traffic in just 3 hours. VESLMC is an amazing hydraulic concrete material that is designed to withstand the harsh environments that bridge decks are subjected to.

*Theresa McAuliffe, Thomas Kendrick – McFarland Johnson, Inc.

ABC 19-102: Development of a Low-Logistics, Rapidly Deployable Hybrid CompositeConcrete Bridge Girder System

*Anthony Diba, Habib Dagher, Bill Davids – University of Maine This research was focused on the design of a lightweight, durable FRP bridge girder with a composite concrete slab for rapid bridge construction. A forty-foot span four-girder bridge was used as a design example. Experimental work was carried out to characterize the shear connection’s stiffness and strength as well as performance of the shear studs and the FRP-concrete interface. Additionally, a full-scale forty-foot girder specimen was tested to verify design assumptions. A pilot project has been identified by the Maine DOT for construction in 2019 where the girder system will be used for a seventy-five-foot bridge.

ABC 19-107: Durability of GFRP Bars in Bridges with 15 to 20 Years in Service

*Vanessa Benzecry , Antonio Nanni – University of Miami; Douglas Gremel, Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions In order to validate performance of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP), their durability is investigated in rebars of eleven bridges with 15 to 20 years in service. The bridges investigated are exposed to wet and dry cycles, freeze-thaw cycles and deicing salts. The results of these tests were compared to collected data of pristine bars at the time of installation or to current standards when collected data was not available. The SEM and EDS results showed minimal physical damage (0.05 to 0.12%) and minimal elemental distribution changes in some bridges. This study provides positive indication on the long-term durability of GFRP bars.

*Ali Bakhtiari, Seung Lee – Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL

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David Whitmore, Vector Corrosion Technologies Ltd.

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While maintaining the integrity of the neighboring infrastructure and safety of workers are of high importance during the demolition process, detailed guidelines or specifications are not available for engineers and contractors for a proactive demolition planning. This study aims to enhance the predictive capabilities by developing a numerical simulation framework that can be useful for the engineers and contractors to realistically model, simulate and visualize the bridge demolition. this project considers the impulse-based simulation framework that employs a reduced 1st order dynamics to realistically present larger scale discrete bodies’ interactions with almost two orders of speed-up while still maintaining the simulation fidelity.

ABC 19-103: Lightweight Modular Accelerated Bridge System for Managed Car Lanes Saurabh Mittal, Horner & Shifrin

There is a widening infrastructure investment gap in a large number of countries. Aging infrastructure requires high maintenance. On the other hand, severe congestion on important urban interstate corridors is leading to prohibitive economic costs. This paper proposes use of managed car lanes to relieve pressure on existing infrastructure by giving policy planners a tool to effectively augment and manage existing Bridge infrastructure network. The paper combines Metal Grid Deck systems with Simple for Dead Load and Continuous for Live Load approach to create a rapidly scalable installation system for Highway Bridges especially for managed car lanes.

ABC 19-108: Practical Guidance for Designing Lightweight Concrete Bridges – The FHWA Lightweight Concrete Design Primer *Reid Castrodale, Castrodale Engineering Consultants, PC; Dr. Andrew Foden, WSP

Lightweight concrete has the obvious benefit of reducing the weight of large precast elements often used for ABC projects. This can save project costs by reducing the equipment requirements for handling, transporting and erecting the elements. However, many engineers are reluctant to use lightweight concrete in their bridge designs because they are not familiar with the material and how to use it. This paper introduces a Lightweight Concrete Design Primer that is being developed for FHWA to address these issues by gathering the information needed for design of lightweight concrete bridges into a single concise document.

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