SEISMIC: UW: Rapid Construction of Bridge Piers with Improved Seismic Performance

Construction projects inevitably disrupt traffic. When construction proceeds slowly, costs increases due to interruption of commerce and workers experience greater risk of injury. To mitigate these concerns for bridge design and construction this contract proposes to study the use of concrete-filled steel tube (CFT) bridge piers. The advantages of CFT bridge piers are hard to ignore if adopted: very rapid construction and the concrete inside the tube are protected from the environment.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  USA  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Lee, Peter

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  USA  98195-2700
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lehman, Dawn

    • Start Date: 20070701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20111201
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27633

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466081
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:10PM