Summer 2019 Webinars
PCI Offers FREE New Guide Document and Training
The Guide Document for the Design of Curved, Spliced Precast Concrete U-Beam Bridges and four instructor-led training (ILT) Courses present aspects of current technologies through generous references to past projects and the use of a prototype example. With the example, important aspects of curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridge design are discussed and presented in sufficient detail to allow competent designers to replicate and extend this technology.
The target audience of the Guide Document for the Design of Curved, Spliced Precast Concrete U-Beam Bridges and ILT Courses comprises bridge engineers of all experience levels, owners, and contractors who are interested to learn about and deliver this developing technology. There is no cost to enroll in and complete any or all courses being taught by the contracted primary author, AECOM or to download the new guide document.
July 29, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time
This broad-based will summarize the past history and current development of curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridge, primarily through reference to several projects. In addition, terminology for components used in this and later courses will be defined. An overview of project delivery, selection of design criteria, and specifying a U-Beam bridge will be presented in this first module.
August 5, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time
The second course uses a prototype bridge to develop an understanding of the methodologies and techniques used to model, analyze, and design curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridges. Two submodules will be presented as follows:
- Assumptions and techniques to develop a structural model to analyze the bridge.
- Critical items for design during temporary phases of construction and in the permanent condition.
August 26, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time
Curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridges require component design of various details. Course three content is developed to illustrate possible details for U-Beam bridges based on past plant-fabricated girders, and to provide understanding of the engineering principles for each critical element. Course attendance will enable participants to understand fundamental concepts (precast & post-tensioned) related to the design and engineering of various design details of curved, spliced precast concrete U-Beam bridges.
August 30, 2019 at 2:00PM Eastern time
The fourth course uses examples developed for the prototype curved, spliced precast concrete U-beam bridge. Detailed calculations will be presented with commentary related to the engineering of these components. Reference will be made to the design criteria presented in the first course.
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