This 8-hour course explores the use of movable scaffolding systems (MSS) for span-by-span and balanced cantilever construction of prestressed-concrete bridges. You will learn under which circumstances is span-by-span casting with MSS a competitive alternative to incremental launching and precast segmental construction, will compare the use of telescopic MSS for balanced cantilever bridges with in-place casting with form travelers, and will explore bridge design and detailing for effective use of MSS.
With extensive illustrations and case studies, Movable Scaffolding Systems (1-day course, on-site, on-demand) explores configurations, operations, loads, kinematics, performance, productivity, structure-equipment interactions and industry trends of overhead and underslung MSS for span-by-span casting. The course also examines telescopic MSS and form travelers for balanced cantilever casting, and the forming carriages for segmental casting of the concrete slab of steel girders.
The course explains the design of piers, abutments and superstructures for safe and efficient use of MSS, and delivers a unique wealth of knowledge, learning and insights extracted from three decades of design, design review, construction and forensic engineering of bridges, bridge construction machines, and their interactions. The bestseller Bridge Construction Equipment (2013, ICE Publishing) and the eManuals of BridgeTech integrate the course to provide exhaustive coverage of the topic.
Addressing the needs of bridge owners, designers and constructors, the course covers each stage of the design and construction of prestressed-concrete bridges cast in-place with movable scaffolding systems, and provides an exciting occasion for face-to-face networking with other bridge professionals and participating in a true learning experience.
- Introduction to mechanized bridge construction
- Technology of span-by-span casting
- Overhead MSS for span-by-span casting
- Underslung MSS for span-by-span casting
- Form travelers and telescopic MSS for balanced cantilever casting
- Forming carriages for the concrete slab of steel girders
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