Technical guides

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This Study tour examines the experience of integral bridges that has been built up over several decades in North America, and assesses the methods used there for their design. It disseminates the finding and makes recommendations for suitable forms of construction for integral bridges in the UK.

Published: 1997
Pages: 93

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This Technical Guide provides a comprehensive guide to test selection, procurement and measures to reduce risks of inaccuracy. It also gives a detailed explanation of the key phases of structural maintenance including condition monitoring, diagnosis, and solution development. It also covers physical and laboratory tests and probability of corrosion.

Published: 2002
Pages: 113

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There is a growing interest in replacing steel with advanced composites made of high modulus fibres embedded in a suitable resin. This Guide reviews the use of the materials in the various applications, identifies suitable design approaches where these have been developed and indicates areas in which further development is required.

Published: 2000
Pages: 36

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This examines and discusses proportions and silhouettes, shape and integration of the bridge piers, deck and abutments and surface finish, texture and weathering. This study also recognised that designers need to achieve a balance between structural integrity, economy, buildability and durability.

Published: 2000
Pages: 27

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This report examines construction methods and details that contribute to speeding up the construction of concrete bridges. It sets out to help clients, developers, designers and contractors to understand better the factors that contribute to fast construction and to appreciate some essential requirements and consequences of achieving a short delivery period.

Published: 2005
Pages: 55

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This gives an overview of and references on the issues related to use, production and placement practices and the test methods used for HSC. The advantages of using HSC can enable use of smaller or fewer structural components, the possibility of achieving longer spans, achieving lower maintenance costs and ensuring longer service lives.

Published: 2005
Pages: 44

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This focuses on the use of SCC in concrete bridges, and covers its history, the materials used, the production and construction process, the properties of fresh and hardened SCC, quality, economy and increased health and safety benefits, specification and conformity testing, limitations and potential pitfalls and examines further research and development.

Published: 2005
Pages: 54

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This report gives an overview of LWAC, and examines the benefits of using LWAC that are mainly related to cost savings as a result of the reduction in dead weight. In particular, smaller foundations, less reinforcement, prestressing steel and formwork all contribute to greater economy without compromising structural capability or durability.

Published: 2006
Pages: 41

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This comprehensive report aims to further develop and advance assessment techniques and procedures and will be of great assistance to all those involved in the assessment process. The whole area of assessment has become increasingly important over the last decade as the UK bridge stock ages and the demands placed upon it increases.

Published: 2007
Pages: 173

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The increasing demands placed on UK bridges, including the introduction of heavier vehicles and the motorway widening programme, have led to a major re-evaluation of bridge strengthening. This report primarily focuses on the different types of strengthening for reinforced and prestressed concrete highway and railway bridges and for masonry arch bridges.

Published: 2008
Pages: 64

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This new modular system incorporates easily transportable precast concrete shell units that support and combine compositely with the post-tensioned, in-situ concrete core, designed to provide designers with a concrete solution for medium span bridges. It gives structural details, construction options, costs, scheme drawings and construction programmes for case study examples.

Published: 2008
Pages: 38

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This report on the use of precast concrete arch structures provides guidance on good practice based on the experience of the industry suppliers. The structures given have spans form 3-20m and a length of 2.5-361m. It is not intended to be a detailed design guidance for experienced structural engineers and advisors on the use of such structures. The document is also intended to enable the Highways Agency to continue benefiting from appropriate use of such structures.

Published: 2009
Pages: 40

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This document describes the design of a two-span integral concrete bridge, comprising precast pretensioned concrete beams with a reinforced concrete in-situ deck, to the relevant European Standards - applied in accordance with their UK National Annex.The guidance given is with respect to pretensioned concrete but some of the guidance given is equally valid in the design of a reinforced concrete or posttensioned concrete bridge structure.

Published: 2010
Pages: 91 Members login here to download a free pdf version

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This guide summarises all the key areas concerning concrete bridge decks. It will allow teams to select the most suitable bridge deck type dependent on the main series of spans, or allow them to select the best span for a particular bridge type. Detailed descriptions are given of fifteen bridge types to aid this critical process. Beneficially, the cost data may be extended by use of separate factors to determine costs into the future in all locations. Click HERE to download the free spreadsheet that contains a sample table - bridge specific rates - costs factors - and a sample factored table.

Published: 2015
Pages: 115

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This technical guide addresses the many small to medium-span road and rail bridge replacement schemes. Such schemes need to be built safely, simply and quickly across live traffic. The solutions shown cover best practices for both the design and construction, with in-situ and precast solutions described. An innovative new system for casting spans in-situ is described in some detail. The railway methods described using precast concrete also allow bridges to be fully completed within normal weekend possessions.

Published: 2017
Pages: 40

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This guide presents the different temporary works used in concrete bridge construction, describing both their design and installation, and their interaction with permanent works. A key aim is to provide permanent works designers with an understanding of temporary works and how these influence their design work. In addition, it outlines to contractors and temporary works designers constraints on their design and construction due to the permanent works. It also informs all construction parties, including bridge owners, permanent and temporary works designers and constructors about the range of different temporary works used for concrete bridges.

Published: 2020
Pages: 76

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