2021 National Conference Going Virtual Pocono Mountains PA

"The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship."

ASHE 2021 National Conference

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May 25 - May 27, 2021

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Session 3, Track 2

Accelerated Bridge Construction- Integrating New Technologies in Bridge Construction

ABC has been gaining popularity in the U.S. and boasts the advantages of rapid construction, less traffic disruption, improved quality and durability, improved safety, and fewer environmental impacts. This presentation will introduce ABC to those who may be unfamiliar with this construction method and a practical guide to integrating precast concrete elements in ABC applications. The presentation will outline the current available documents provided by the FHWA and AASHTO to assist with implementation of this methodology

Eric A. Carleton, PE; Director of Codes and Standards, National Precast Concrete Association - Carmel, IN  

Eric Carleton is a registered engineer in Indiana and civil engineering graduated from Colorado State University. He worked 10 years for Armco Steel in Minnesota, 27 years as Corporate Engineer for Independent Concrete Pipe Company, and the past 7 years as Director of Codes and Standards for National Precast Concrete Association.