Guide to bridge technology, part 4: design procurement and concept design

Part 4 of the Guide to Bridge Technology provides guidance about effectively specifying and scoping contractual requirements for bridge design parameters, particularly for design/construct and similar contracts for bridge procurement. This guidance is important where the design standards require resolution by the agency/owner of many matters about design assumptions or dimensional/detailing information prior to the commencement of design. An action checklist identifying all the issues in AS 5100 is provided. It is essential that the design process be error free and result in durable, robust, reliable and aesthetically pleasing bridges, provided at a reasonable cost. It is also essential that the agency/owner and user costs associated with maintaining the bridge over its full life be minimised. No compromise of this intention should be tolerated. To ensure the required bridge performance, a significant effort must be put into comprehensively scoping the design and detailing requirements in the contract documents. As many issues as possible within the agency/owner’s control need to be resolved before the contract is signed. For those issues that must be resolved and negotiated during the contract, a robust, formal process needs to be specified that ensures the agency/owner does not inherit costly and major maintenance difficulties during the full 100-year life of the bridge. The effective management of the design process has a significant bearing on the successful implementation and continuing performance of a bridge project over the bridge’s 100-year life.

Media Info

  • Edition: 2nd ed
  • Pagination: 85p

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01663496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781925451979
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AGBT04-18
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2018 11:52AM