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The 2014 National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conference, co-sponsored by State DOTs and the Federal Highway Administration, will be held on December 4-5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Several ABC workshops will be held on December 3, one day prior to the conference. The attendees will include Department of Transportation engineers and other bridge professionals including consultants, material suppliers, fabricators, contractors, academia, and representatives of governmental agencies.
The focus of the conference will be on pre-fabricated bridge elements, systems, and technologies that will allow accelerating construction of bridges using various materials and techniques. ABC projects successfully completed in the US and overseas will be presented. The conference program will be finalized by the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) consisting of State Bridge Engineers, FHWA engineers, and other bridge professionals.
You are invited to submit an abstract of a formal paper to be considered for presentation at the conference. Abstracts are welcome from state, local (county and city), regional, and federal agencies; non-profit organizations representing various industries; consultants; material suppliers; fabricators; contractors; and university researchers. All papers selected and presented will be published in a proceeding.
The conference topics will include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
||Decision Making Tools
|ABC in Seismic Regions
||Analysis and Visualization
||Life Cycle Cost
|Substructure and Foundation
||State ABC Programs
|Prefabricated Elements and Systems
||Construction Techniques for ABC
||Policy, Planning, and Procurement
|Proprietary Systems and Technologies
||Traffic Management and ITS
|Rehabilitation, Widening, and Retrofit
(ABC versus Traditional)
Accelerated Bridge Construction - University Tranportation Center (ABC-UTC)
Florida International University
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department