NEXT Beam: A Solution to Todays Aging Bridges

NEXT Beam: A Solution to Todays Aging Bridges
The Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) beam was developed in 2008 by the PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee, which is made up of DOTs, engineers, and industry representatives. The NEXT beam offers significant advantages over typical stringer-beam or adjacent beam bridges by providing a fast construction option for variable-width bridges with spans up to 85 ft. The top flange of the beam can be designed as the deck or designed to support the weight of a cast-in-place concrete deck. This webinar will include the background, development and applications for the NEXT beam. Also included will be a several case studies. The Precasters preceptive will discuss fabrication process and challenges, in addition to overall lessons learned.

Thursday, August 19, 2021, noon CST

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Credits: AIA 1.0 HSW LU or 1.0 PDH (only available to day-of attendees)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about available design resources and how to use them for NEXT beam bridges.
  2. Define the three different NEXT beams and how to select them for a project.
  3. Discuss NEXT beams and how its unique attributes work well for ABC projects. 
  4. Understand the attributes and applications of the NEXT beam for heavy loads in infrastructure and building applications.
  5. Understand the fabrication process and how it will affect production, shipping and handling.

2010 - York, Maine - first NEXT Beam bridge

Rita Seraderian, P.E., Executive Director, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast
Joe Carrara, President, J.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc.; Middlebury, VT 

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8/19/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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