Investigation of the Efficacy of Helical Pile Foundation Implementation in Accelerated Bridge Construction Projects – Phase I

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) has been used in an increasing rate by transportation agencies over the past decade as the need to reduce impact to the traveling public and increase the safety of laborers has become of greater importance. Many advances have been made in the construction methodology especially with respect to bridge decks, superstructures, and, to a lesser extent, substructures. Of the many advances that have been made, few have specifically been directed at the accelerated construction of foundations of bridge structures. For this reason, there are still opportunities to decrease project duration and reduce disruption to the road users with the adoption of newer foundation technologies. Research is needed to identify the efficacy of using helical pile foundations for ABC projects. Helical pile installers tout the simplicity and speed of installation along with the ability to work within areas of limited size with smaller equipment.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

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

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Bridge Engineering Center
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dahlberg, Justin

      Ashlock, Jeremy

      Freeseman, Katelyn

    • Start Date: 20200101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01734786
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747121
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 24 2020 12:50PM