Alternative Technical Concepts for Contract Delivery Methods in Accelerated Bridge Construction

Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) is known to reduce the construction time and cost of bridges drastically, yet there are several issues in its delivery methods that have yet to be fully investigated. It is vital to provide specific frameworks and guidelines for ABC projects, which disseminates knowledge to encourage ABC stakeholders understand the various contract delivery methods that promise possible savings on a project’s cost and schedule. This study aims to address one effective contract delivery methods, by highlighting and providing a metric that support ABC stakeholders and contractors recognize the merits of using Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC) on ABC projects. ATC is an effective project delivery method which is achieved through early contractor involvement, thus encouraging early understanding of the project, reducing risks proposing materials and modifications to contract requirements before the bidding or proposal process. That said, employing ABC projects with ATC contract method not only will reduce traffic and travelers’ disturbances, but also reduces ABC’s contract duration and cost by avoiding change orders as well as eliminating uncertainties within ABC projects. The proposed research project will be geared towards determining the factors which impact the integration of ATC in ABC projects through the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The objective of conducting this analysis is to develop a hierarchical model that can be used to develop a guideline for effective adoption of ATC thus expediting the contract delivery. These streamlined procedures for ATC would aid to successfully accelerate the design, construction process and procurement of infrastructure assets for either rehabilitation or new projects related to ABC. The integration of ATC in ABC projects not only ensures smooth regulation of traffic and adequate safety but more importantly addresses the issues of elevated cost and delay in the project schedule.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $60,000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:


    Washington DC,   United States 

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Project Managers:

    Mantawy, Islam

    Azizinamini, Atorod

  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida International University

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    10555 W. Flagler Street, EC 3680
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Principal Investigators:

    ElZomor, Mohamed

    Garber, D

  • Start Date: 20200301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230804
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Advanced Research
  • USDOT Program: Research and Development
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Bridge Safety
  • Subprogram: Pedestrian Safety
  • Subprogram: Research
  • Subprogram: safety in bridges

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01731839
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747121
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2020 7:58PM