Development of Manual for Enhanced Service Life of ABC Projects

The main objective in constructing bridges with the accelerated bridge construction (ABC) philosophy is to place the bridge in service rapidly and therefore minimize traffic interruption. At the same time, the design of bridges for service life is gaining more importance as limited resources demand enhancing the service life of existing and new bridges. The main objective of this project is to develop a manual devoted to enhancing service life ABC projects. The development of the document will consider the ABC projects nationwide. The factors that impact service life will be identified and strategies will be developed to mitigate them. It will include case studies, examples, design, inspection and maintenance information. It will be flexible and accommodating to the addition of new information as it becomes available. Tools will be developed to assist the user to navigate through the information and make the document user friendly. The general framework for the document will be similar to that described in the Guide for Design of Bridges for Service Life (Azizimini


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Florida International University

    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Room 3602
    Miami, FL  United States  33172
  • Principal Investigators:

    Azizinamini, Atorod

  • Start Date: 20140501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161001
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190601

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590779
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2016 3:04PM