A block of rooms at a special conference rate is reserved for conference attendees and will be available on a first reserved first received basis. Visit the Hotel page for more information and to reserve your room online.

Co-Sponsoring Agencies:

Federal Highway Administration Alaska Department of Transp. & Public Facilities
Arizona State Department of Transportation California Department of Transportation
Colorado Department of Transportation Delaware Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation Georgia Department of Transportation
Illinois Department of Transportation Iowa Department of Transportation
Louisiana Department of Transportation Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Michigan Department of Transportation Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mississippi Department of Transportation Nebraska Department of Roads
New Jersey Department of Transportation New York State Department of Transportation
Oregon Department of Transportation South Carolina Department of Transportation
South Dakota Department of Transportation Tennessee Department of Transportation
Texas Department of Transportation Utah Department of Transportation
Vermont Agency of Transportation Washington State Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Department of Transportation National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA)
National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC) Transportation Research Board of The National Academies
IABMAS

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.

Topics

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:

General Design Innovative Materials Decision Making Tools
ABC in Seismic Regions Analysis and Visualization Life Cycle Cost
Service Life Health Monitoring Insurance
Substructure and Foundation State ABC Programs Financing
Prefabricated Elements and Systems Construction Techniques for ABC Policy, Planning, and Procurement
Proprietary Systems and Technologies Fabrication Traffic Management and ITS
Rehabilitation, Widening, and Retrofit Constructability Cost Comparison
(ABC versus Traditional)
Short Structures
(Workhorse Bridges)
Heavy Moves Public Outreach

Sponsored by

Accelerated Bridge Construction - University Tranportation Center (ABC-UTC)

Florida International University
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
www.abc-utc-fiu.edu

  • Reserve Now
  • A block of rooms is available at special conference pricing
  • Deadlines
  • Early Registration
    September 22, 2014