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Promising Applications of UHPC for Bridge Preservation, an Every Day Counts Initiative
May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The WSDOT Bridge Office and The Office of Research & Library Services are hosting a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) presentation on the promising applications of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) for bridge preservation and repair that are gaining popularity in the United States.
UHPC is a key focus area in FHWA’s Every Day Counts (EDC) program. EDC is a State-based model that identifies and rapidly deploys proven, yet underutilized innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, and integrate automation. WSDOT’s Bridge office is working with FHWA, other State transportation departments, local governments, tribes, private industry, and stakeholders to identify best practices and deploy innovations in UHPC that offer enhanced durability and improved life-cycle cost performance for bridge preservation and repair in Washington State.
Our presenters are Zachary Haber, Ph.D., from the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, and Mark Leonard, P.E., from the FHWA Resource Center.
All who are interested in UHPC are welcome to attend. Please share this announcement.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Those who are interested but cannot make the live webinar should register to receive a link to the webinar recording.
About this webinar
UHPC, a fiber-reinforced, cementitious composite material with mechanical and durability properties that exceed those of conventional concrete materials, can be an optimum solution for bridge infrastructure preservation and repair. Applications include bridge deck overlays, girder end repairs, expansion joint repairs, repair of prefabricated bridge element (PBE) connections, and column or pile jacketing. UHPC offers enhanced durability performance and improved lifecycle costs over traditional methods.
Learn how current FHWA efforts are promoting the use of this innovative technology. This is your opportunity to hear and ask questions about some of the most recent applications of UHPC for bridge preservation such as the Delaware Memorial Bridge deck overlay pilot project, steel beam end repairs in the state of Connecticut, and eliminating bridge joints with link slabs in New York State.