Permanent metal deck (PMD) systems to form the cast-in-place concrete slab on a bridge has been succesfully used for nearly 33 years in some states, but not in other states. The opinion is expressed that accessibility of PMD forms as a contractor option is an absolute necessity to complete the bridge rehabilitation and replacement program in a timely and cost-effective manner. The article describes how PMD forms not only save time and reduce cost, but also provide safety. The disadvantages in the use of such forms are also discussed. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program will be doing extensive research on this problem in its Project 12-37, Evaluation of Early Cracking of Bridge Superstructures.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Pascoil, W
  • Publication Date: 1992-6

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  • Accession Number: 00623034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM