Accelerated Bridge Construction and Structural Move - Workshop

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is committed to provide the highest level of safety and mobility during each step of a project’s development and delivery. To fulfil the above commitment, MDOT embraces technology and uses innovations. One such example is the implementation of the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) project delivery process. MDOT is planning to implement the Slide-In and Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) project delivery methods. MDOT foresees the future ABC projects to be design-bid-build; thus, they require the contracting industry and those delivering the projects to be knowledgeable of the methods. Also, this process requires the owners, in this case MDOT, to consider the means and methods that are required to complete an ABC project. ABC is a paradigm shift in bridge engineering and requires a change in bridge design engineers’ thinking process to that of a contractor. Hence, MDOT hosted the workshop on December 9, 2013 at the Williams Auditorium in Lansing, Michigan. The objective was to leverage knowledge and experience developed in other state highway agencies, and to encourage the involvement of local consultants, contractors, prefabricators, and other highway agencies during implementation of innovative project delivery techniques in Michigan. This report provides summaries of all the presentations and a strategic plan for promoting ABC in Michigan.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01535714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RC-1610
  • Contract Numbers: 2013-0069
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2014 1:19PM