Pragmatic Precast/Prestressed Girder Acceptance Criteria

The objectives of this research are to collect and quantify the types and occurrences of girder nonconformance in Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). To thoroughly review and synthesize quality requirements; to utilize computational models to determine tiered acceptance thresholds; to assess which nonconformance issues are associated with service life reduction, making contracting recommendations for appropriate contracting structures (e.g., penalties) for nonconforming elements; and to summarize research findings in a pragmatic form by providing recommendations for a tiered acceptance system via a draft GDOT quality manual for precast/prestressed girders.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $465000
    • Contract Numbers:

      GDOT RP 21-04

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Georgia Department of Transportation

      One Georgia Center
      600 West Peachtree Street, NW
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
    • Project Managers:

      Roney, Brennan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Georgia Institute of Technology

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      790 Atlantic Drive
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30322
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stewart, Lauren

    • Start Date: 20220330
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250730
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Research and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01841140
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: GDOT RP 21-04
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 30 2022 8:49AM