Evaluate Effects from Shored Construction on Steel Composite Bridges

The primary objective of this project is to better understand the performance of composite steel girder bridges using shored construction (discretely or fully supported). This will involve an extensive review of existing research and current international design codes. Surveys will be used to determine the design policies, construction specifications and experiences of other states and countries relevant to shored construction of composite steel girder bridges. Furthermore, projects using shored or pre-decked steel girder bridges will be reviewed for design approach, detailing, construction methods and performance history. Lastly, an analytical study will be performed to determine the effects, and economic benefit, of using shored construction for composite steel girders.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $148377
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Behring , Zach

    • Performing Organizations:

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

      600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114
    • Principal Investigators:

      Su, Dan

    • Start Date: 20200226
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01732421
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BE929
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 28 2020 1:54PM