The report provides guidance on buildability issues arising in the design of common highway bridge structures. Advice, based on best current practice is provided by specialist panels, made up of owners, maintaining authorities, designers, contractors and suppliers. Conceptual and specific issues are identified and the various aspects of design are considered separately. General checklists of actions are provided at the end of appropriate sections. These checklists are consolidated in an appendix. Inter-relationships between the design and the logistics of construction are highlighted. Advice is given on the selection of details to achieve structures which are easier and cheaper to build. Topics covered include temporary works, formwork, joints and bearings, deck construction, abutments and foundations. Advice is given on factors affecting the design of steel, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete decks.

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    Construction Industry Research & Information Assoc

    6 Storey's Gate
    London SW1P 3AU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • RAY, S S
    • Barr, J
    • Clark, L
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 149 p.
  • Serial:
    • REPORT 155
    • Publisher: Construction Industry Research & Information Assoc
    • ISSN: 0305-408X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86017-440-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM