Specification Section: 2019 Bridge Products and Bridge Design Software
This guide briefly showcases the latest bridge products and bridge design software specified by civil and structural engineers throughout the industry. If your company should have been included in the guide, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add it online.
Allplan is the ultimate design and detailing software for civil and structural engineers looking to digitize their workflows.
Allplan enables engineers to seamlessly integrate 3D and BIM into existing 2D workflows, detail concrete reinforcement, and generate high-quality drawings, reports and documents from one solution.
As a member of the OpenBIM initiative, Allplan is leading the initiative to digitalize the AEC industry, support IFC standards and enable the holistic design, construction and management of bridges and structures.
A key subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group, Allplan solutions are used by over 240,000 Engineers, Contractors and BIM Managers in 52 countries. (Nemetschek brands in the U.S. include Bluebeam, RISA, SDS/2, Vectorworks).
Applied Bolting Technology
Applied Bolting Technology produces DuraSquirt DTIs. Each DuraSquirt DTI supplies an easy to see, bright orange indicator to quickly show when bolts have been properly tensioned.
Since AASHTO specification includes Self-Indicating DTIs to signal when sufficient bump compression has been reached, bridge construction can benefit from visual installation and inspection without the daily hassles, costs and inaccuracies of torque testing and match-marking.
One DOT compared Turn-of-Nut to Squirter DTIs. They found the Squirter DTIs saved them $1 a bolt on installation and inspection after they recouped the initial cost of the DTI. This resulted in less than 1% rejection rate.
Call for the field test comparison.
Bentley Systems – BRIDGE
Address modeling, design, analysis, and detailing of all bridge types on both existing and new structures with Bentley’s wide range of integrated bridge applications. Experience enriched problem solving at every stage of the project delivery process, from planning, design, and engineering to construction simulation and analysis. Your result: remarkably better engineered bridges.
Develop intelligent 3D parametric bridge models within the context of an overall transportation project using OpenBridge Designer for rapid and iterative design. Integrate with civil design applications to access civil data to see how your project interacts with alignment, terrain, drainage and surrounding structures.
Bull Moose Tube
Founded in 1962, Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving customers requiring steel pipe and tube. One key contributor to our quality is our unique manufacturing method. Bull Moose forms tube directly from steel coil, eliminating a mother tube or prior stage process. This approach enables us to start with only the highest grade steel, create less scale, form sharper corners, craft the straightest tube, and make the most consistent welds. Unique products include our 110 KSI Stratusteel tube, the strongest, lightest tube in the market and our Weathering Grade Tube, the low-cost, no-maintenance alternative for outdoor bridge applications. Our seven manufacturing facilities in North America help ensure consistent product availability, while our sales team maintains straightforward and transparent business practices for consistent reliability. Choose Bull Moose for exceptional strength.
CivilGEO develops civil engineering software that greatly speeds up an engineer’s work. CivilGEO’s first product, GeoHECRAS, automates much of the workflow required for constructing and analyzing a HEC-RAS model. Users typically save at least 50% of their engineering time using the advanced automation that the software provides. The software can be used to analyze existing bridge and culvert structures as well as design new roadway crossing structures. The software tightly integrates with Autodesk Civil 3D, Bentley MicroStation as well as Esri’s ArcGIS and ArcMap. A 1D or 2D analysis can be performed for bridges and culverts, including performing bridge scour computations. A free demonstration version of GeoHECRAS is available for trial.
For over 25 years, ITT Enidine has been supplying highly engineered energy absorption components for protecting high-value infrastructure assets. Our viscous dampers are hydraulic devices that dissipate the kinetic energy of seismic events and cushion the impact between structures. They are versatile and can be designed to allow free movement as well as controlled damping of a structure to protect from wind load, thermal motion or seismic events. Available in ratings up to 1,000 KIP, seismic dampers are well suited for large displacement and/or large load applications such as bridges, buildings and large structures, offering the ultimate in protection. Contact us today to learn more about our full line of infrastructure protection products.
Established in 1934, Lindapter designs and manufactures unique steel-to-steel connection systems, which provide a faster alternative to drilling or welding in the field. ICC approved Girder Clamps are ideal for use on bridges, as new steel components can be lifted into position and quickly clamped onto the existing structure using standard tools.
Lindapter’s product line includes the ICC approved Hollo-Bolt for HSS and also floor fasteners such as the Grate-Fast. Typical applications include securing reinforcing steel frames to the underside of a bridge deck, supporting pipework from the structural frame and attaching open bar grating to form maintenance walkways. Bridge projects include Manhattan, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitham and Goethals bridges. No drilling or welding results in unparalleled flexibility and time savings during installation, but also eliminates hot permits and associated costs.
MMFX Technologies, a Commercial Metals Company (CMC)
MMFX Technologies offers high-strength uncoated concrete reinforcing steels (ChromX) with varying levels of corrosion resistance. Designers leverage its high-strength efficiencies and align the corrosion protection requirements of the structure to meet the targeted service life. ChromX rebar (Grades 100 and 120) reduces construction costs, shortens build times, resolves rebar congestion issues, enhances site safety and improves sustainability. Building codes and design guides supporting high-strength designs are available through the ACI, ICC and AASTHO. ChromX’s properties are derived from the steel’s chemistry and microstructure, resulting in a bar that can be fabricated like conventional rebar, without the risk of damage, repair or inspection issues. ChromX is available coast-to-coast in truckload quantities mill direct. Fabrication services are offered through CMC’s nationwide fabrication business, CMC Rebar.
Salem S. Faza, Ph.D.
949-405-9161 • 866-466-7878
Course Bridges the Gap Between Failing Infrastructure and Specialized Training
With global infrastructure spending on the rise, the CIP Bridge eCourse from NACE International seeks to address the demand for qualified personnel, setting students on the path toward certification and a fulfilling career. The course introduces students to the specialized training required to inspect coatings on steel bridges and focuses on how to inspect surface preparation and coating application of bridges as well as the role of the inspector in the quality-control process.
Written by top industry professionals, the eight-hour short course includes real-world case studies, mentor stories, interactive quizzes, downloadable checklists, audio narration with transcripts, and on-demand viewing and bookmarking capabilities.
All NACE online courses are subscription-based for a period of one year, giving students ample time to complete the course work. Upon successful completion of the CIP Bridge eCourse’s end-of-course assessment, students will earn a printable certificate of completion and eight PDHs.
For more information, please visit www.nace.org/education/courses-by-program/coating-inspector-program/cip-bridge-ecourse.
New Millennium Building Systems
Cost-Optimized Bridge Construction
New Millennium is a nationwide provider of custom engineered and manufactured steel building systems. Our Bridge-Dek and Rhino-Dek systems offer flexibility for developing stay-in-place form systems used in both concrete and steel bridge structures. Contractors now have efficient methods for forming deck slabs in new construction and bridge rehabilitation projects, even in extremely aggressive environments.
Lasting Bridge Performance
Bridge-Dek and Rhino-Dek are manufactured in a controlled environment, fabricated from high-strength galvanized steel, and will meet your design requirements. Both systems include four standardized profiles and 18 matching rebar profiles that economically span distances up to 14 feet.
Physical design properties are calculated in accordance to the latest published edition of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) “Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel.”
Oldcastle Infrastructure is the leading provider of building materials, products and services for infrastructure projects to several market sectors nationwide, including: Building Structures, Communications, Energy, Transportation and Water.
Oldcastle Infrastructure is part of CRH’s Building Products division. CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing 85,000 people at 3,600 operating locations in 32 countries worldwide. CRH is the largest building materials company in North America and the second largest worldwide.
With all of this on our side, it’s no surprise that we’re able to offer the most comprehensive service solutions for Engineers, Contractors, Distributors, Utility Companies, Government Agencies, and more.
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American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute is the premiere, global community dedicated to the best use of concrete. The online ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices contains nearly 50 codes and specifications plus 200+ practices (including all of the Institute’s guides and reports). It is the most comprehensive, always updated, and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, and materials.
Featuring ACI 318 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete,” ACI 301 “Specifications for Structural Concrete,” and ACI 562 “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary,” additional categories in the ACI Collection include concrete materials, bridges, design, construction, reinforcement, specialized applications, repair, structural analysis, and innovation, plus popular topics such as slabs, formwork, and masonry.
With the release of the new ACI 318-19 expected summer 2019, now is the ideal time to subscribe. For more information on the online ACI Collection of Concrete Codes Specifications and Practices, please visit concrete.org.
American Galvanizers Association
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators, and hot-dip galvanizers throughout North America. Since 1933, the AGA has provided information on the most innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control.
The AGA provides many tools for specifiers, including PDF publications, a continuing education series, a quarterly email newsletter, and an online Life-Cycle Cost Calculator (LCCC). All of these tools and more can be found at www.galvanizeit.org. The AGA, along with International Zinc Association and 13 galvanizer companies, also provides information on galvanized rebar. Galvanizedrebar.com features design and performance data specific to galvanized reinforcing steel in concrete.
Atlas Tube is the leading producer of steel HSS in North America, delivering the shortest cycle times and largest size range in the industry. We roll most sizes of A1085 HSS every three weeks or less, and complete details can be found at www.atlastube.com/astm-a1085. Now in stock at service centers in the western United States, there’s no reason not to spec A1085 HSS, the industry’s strongest support for your projects! Atlas HSS are available in squares up to 20 inches and 0.188-0.875-inch wall thickness, rectangles up to 24 by 12 inches and 0.188-0.750-inch wall thickness, and rounds up to 20 inches and 0.188-0.625-inch wall thickness. Contact Atlas Tube to speak with our structural engineer and learn more about ASTM A1085 HSS.
Automation is opening a new world of opportunities that can operate at a more efficient and cost-effective pace, allowing people to do more with less. These systems and processes are currently being incorporated into the workflow of engineers and designers who create new infrastructure.
Autodesk has taken the first steps along the journey to this automated future with the introduction of Dynamo for Civil 3D, the popular open source visual programming and scripting tool used by engineers and designers everywhere to build processes into common workflows.
Dynamo is already popular with architects and engineers using Autodesk’s Revit software to design buildings.
Find out more about Dynamo for Civil 3D and Autodesk’s AEC Collection.
Bentley Systems – ContextCapture
ContextCapture is Bentley Systems’ reality modeling software that can quickly produce 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs and/or point clouds. Without the need for expensive or specialized equipment, ContextCapture enables users to quickly create and use these highly detailed 3D engineering-ready reality meshes to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions throughout the lifecycle of projects. Project teams can easily and consistently share reality modeling information, consumable and accessible, on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats, including native use within MicroStation for use in any engineering, operations, maintenance, or GIS workflow.
For additional information, visit www.bentley.com/ContextCapture.
Bentley Systems – STRUCTURAL
Efficiently model, analyze, and design any structure, from a single foundation to an entire stadium, using various concrete, steel, and joist building materials with Bentley’s most modern applications. Consider multiple design alternatives quickly and early in your structural design process and produce high quality and economical designs with ease. It’s easy to synchronize model data with confidence among your entire design team, including detailing 3D models for all of your structural projects using Bentley’s RAM and STAAD structural applications. Any structure. Any material. Anywhere.
Carl Stahl DécorCable
Carl Stahl DécorCable offers a comprehensive range of cable, rod, and mesh systems for architectural, structural and design applications. Part of the global Carl Stahl Group, we are uniquely able to furnish the resources necessary for a successful project, no matter what its complexity or location. Specialized design services including tensile engineering, statics, and 3-D modeling are available.
We are also proud to offer many products manufactured at our plant in Burr Ridge, Ill., that conform to domestic content and “Made in USA” requirements.
Our X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh is available in various mesh widths and cable diameters, including code compliant, climb resistant options. X-TEND offers extremely high load capacity and has the unique ability to accommodate 3-D shapes, giving you amazing design flexibility.
Contech Engineered Solutions
Contech Engineered Solutions provides a comprehensive array of plate, precast, and truss structures, with the best-known brands available worldwide. Contech bridges—vehicular and pedestrian—fit a wide variety of applications, spanning distances from 5 to 300 feet and more. These bridge brands include Contech Structural Plate, BridgeCor CON/SPAN, BEBO, Continental, Steadfast and EXPRESS bridges.
Experience, innovative thinking and exceptional service have put more than 80,000 Contech bridge installations on the map worldwide.
The Contech Engineered Solutions’ team of Bridge Consultants is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service, project management and consultative support. Contech supports clients throughout the entire design process, from concept to installation.
For all your bridge needs, call 800-338-1122 or visit our website: www.conteches/bridges.com.
Dlubal offers powerful programs for structural and dynamic analysis for multiple materials including steel, concrete, timber, cross-laminated timber (CLT), aluminum, glass, and fabric/form-finding per the American, Canadian and other International Standards.
RFEM is a nonlinear FEA program for analyzing member, plate, wall, shell, and solid elements. It is one of the most highly sophisticated yet user-friendly programs especially suitable for new users with its intuitive modeling workflow.
Due to a wide range of interfaces, RFEM also provides seamless integration between CAD and structural analysis programs in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Bidirectional data exchange between RFEM and programs such as Tekla Structures, Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD are possible.
See why more than 5,000 engineering offices, construction companies, and universities across the world trust in Dlubal Software.
Amy Heilig, P.E.
E.T. Techtonics (A Creative Pultrusions Product Line) has been at the forefront in the research, design and construction of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite bridges and building systems.
Our lightweight and maintenance-free bridges and boardwalks are shipped unassembled and, using standard hand tools, can be easily erected on environmentally sensitive sites. Bridge sizes range from 10’ to 100’ long by 2’ to 15’ wide. The structures’ earth-tone green is aesthetically pleasing, blending beautifully into most landscapes. We supply fiberglass pedestrian and equestrian bridges to national, state, and local park systems, in addition to commercial and private clients.
Ted Harris, P.E.
814-839-4186 Ext. 265
Hexagon – Leica
The Leica Pegasus: Two Ultimate is the updated version of the Pegasus: Two, Leica Geosystems’ trusted mobile mapping platform, and removes the need for six-camera stitching by incorporating two back-to-back cameras, creating a 24 MP 360-degree image calibrated to the LiDAR profiler data, allowing capture in a variety of lighting conditions and vehicle speeds.
The Leica Pegasus: Two Ultimate increases your working day, allowing capture in a variety of lighting conditions and vehicle speeds—a higher dynamic range is enabled by a large sensor-to-pixel ratio and a dual-light sensor. Photogrammetry and image quality is improved with the increased side camera resolution of 12 megapixels and onboard JPEG compression.
Time savings are further increased with an industrial, yet removable, USB 3.0 hard drive, enabling the user to save the data directly on the removal drive and connect seamlessly to any PC or server with a USB 3.0 interface. Photogrammetry is improved with the increased side camera resolution from 4 to 12 megapixels and onboard JPEG compression.
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High Steel Structures
High Steel Structures is among North America’s largest structural steel fabricators.
Located in Lancaster and Williamsport, Penn., High Steel’s four AISC-certified fabrication facilities feature over 650,000 square feet of enclosed production space, including dedicated blast and paint bays for application of sophisticated multi-coat paint systems and metalizing. Our in-house services include detailing, steel erection and heavy hauling.
Founded in 1931, High Steel has earned its reputation for quality and innovation as a supplier of steel superstructures for highway and railroad bridge projects across the eastern United States. From small creek crossings to large P3 megaprojects, we take pride in our role in building the nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Beyond the transportation industry, High Steel routinely partners with “beam and column” fabricators on a variety of challenging steel components such as building transfer girders, link beams, built-up columns and crane beams.
Contact us for quotes, budget pricing or input on your design.
LUSAS develops, markets and supports a range of finite element analysis software products for the engineering and construction industries. LUSAS Bridge software is used for the analysis, design and assessment of all bridge types. Fundamental frequency, seismic, dynamic, nonlinear, buckling, fatigue, staged construction modelling, concrete creep and shrinkage, heat of hydration, and prestress/post-tensioning can all be undertaken. Cable tuning analysis, traffic load optimization to AASHTO and other codes; steel and composite deck design, soil-structure interaction analysis, and rail track-structure interaction modelling are also supported. LUSAS Civil & Structural software is used for the analysis of buildings, stadia, towers, LNG tanks, docks, dams and tunnels. LUSAS is used on major projects worldwide (as well as on small-scale structural integrity work). See website for more details.
Maccaferri researches, designs and develops solutions for the construction, erosion protection and soil stabilization sectors in over 100 countries across the world. It is renowned as a world leader in gabion retaining structures, and a leading provider of Geosynthetic Materials, Steel Products and Gabions.
mageba is a globally present specialist and manufacturer of high-end structural bearings and expansion joints as well as seismic protection and structural health monitoring systems.
mageba offers many types of bearings to satisfy bridge-specific requirements. These bearing types are: pot bearings, spherical bearings, elastomeric bearings, horizontal force bearings, linear rocker bearings, lifting and measuring bearings, pendulum bearings, incremental launch bearings, and seismic bearings. In the production of these bearings, only high-quality materials are used. Secondly, mageba supplies a wide range of expansion joint types, including single gap joints, modular joints, cantilever finger joints, sliding finger joints, mat joints, railway joints and sliding plate joints. Worthy of special mention is the modular expansion joint, which was invented by mageba several decades ago and has been continually developed ever since, which can be used to protect important structures from the effects of earthquakes or to reduce the impact of other types of loading. The range of products includes seismic isolation products such as pendulum isolators, lead rubber bearings and high-density rubber bearings, and energy dissipating and temporary strengthening devices such as hydraulic and spring dampers and shock absorbers. Lastly, mageba monitoring systems provide real-time information on any desired characteristic of a structure—such as forces, movements, vibrations, crack widths or temperature.
MDX Software Curved & Straight Steel Bridge Design & Rating is in use by many top design firms and DOTs to design and rate steel girder bridges for compliance with LRFD, LRFR, LFD, and ASD AASHTO Specifications.
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions
RenewWrap fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening system is an important strengthening technique in every engineer’s toolbox for concrete and masonry structures due to its high strength, stiffness and corrosion resistant properties. This system is externally bonded to or wrapped around existing concrete or steel members to increase load capacity, correct design or construction errors, restore strength to deteriorated structures, comply with more stringent building codes or retrofit for extraordinary events like earthquakes.
RenewWrap FRPs come in many strengthening forms:
• Carbon-fiber bars for near surface mounted applications
• Unidirectional fiber fabrics
• Multi-directional fabrics
• Strand sheets
• CFRP anchors
• All associated resins
National Precast Concrete Association
The National Precast Concrete Association is an international trade association representing more than 900 manufacturers and suppliers that produce hundreds of precast, prestressed and reinforced concrete pipe products for underground and above-ground applications. NPCA member companies manufacture products that create and rebuild infrastructure, protect the environment and offer modularity, customization and infinite creative design possibilities across all sectors of the construction industry. NPCA produces The Precast Show annually and provides members with the latest technical and industry information through precast.org, a suite of publications, educational seminars, product committees and conferences. A cornerstone of the association is the NPCA Plant Certification program, which is recognized in 43 states and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.
A manufacturer/supplier of high-quality bar gratings for major capital projects around the world. Typical industry applications include commercial buildings; mining & smelting; power generating stations; oilfields & refineries; chemical plants; water treatment facilities; and pulp & paper producers.
Nucor Grating products include:
Bar Grating (Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum)
Fiberglass (FRP) Grating
RISA has been developing leading-edge structural design and optimization software for over 30 years. Our products are used by 24 of the top 25 U.S. design firms in over 70 countries around the world for towers, skyscrapers, airports, stadiums, petrochemical facilities, bridges, roller coasters and everything in between. The seamless integration of RISAFloor, RISA-3D and RISAFoundation creates a powerful, versatile and intuitive structural design environment, ready to tackle almost any design challenge.
With RISA-3D’s versatile modeling environment and intuitive graphic interface, you can model any structure from bridges to buildings in minutes. Get the most out of your model with advanced features such as moving loads, dynamic analysis, and over 40 design codes. Structural design has never been so thorough or easy.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
From fast-drying primers to extreme chemical- and abrasion-resistant coatings, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings offers a wide array of solutions to protect against corrosion and extend the life of steel structures. Our high-performance coatings apply and cure quickly, extending the life of steel beams, steel plate and piping or other structures. Our solutions include a variety of solutions designed to accelerate shop throughput, enhance project schedules and enable fast field project turnarounds. For example, our Zinc Clad 4100 high-solids, three-component, organic zinc-rich epoxy coating features recoat times as short as 30 minutes to enable efficiencies in the shop and the field. In addition, its user-friendly packaging allows applicators to mix components directly in the Part A container for faster and more accurate mixing.
Sixense provides a distinct spread of tools that improve knowledge of infrastructure condition through asset management software, sensor technology and instrumentation as well as nondestructive testing. Our integrated solutions unify inspections and monitoring data to optimize infrastructure management and decision processes. ScanPrint is our software that optimizes bridge and asset inspections as well as management of any infrastructure. EverSense systems are turnkey instrumentation deliveries used for monitoring anything from a single bridge to large infrastructure networks. EverScan is a unique portfolio of nondestructive measurement methods focusing on cable and post-tensioned structures.
Steel Tube Institute
The Steel Tube Institute represents U.S. steel tube manufacturers. Our main goal is to increase the utilization of HSS and other tubular products in construction and other industries. The Steel Tube Institute also promotes best practices in manufacturing techniques, industry safety, environmental concerns, and the overall steel industry.
The Strand7 software is a general-purpose finite element analysis system comprising integrated pre-processing, post-processing and solvers. It is used for linear and nonlinear analysis of structures and components (static, dynamic and heat transfer) by engineering companies of all sizes in most disciplines. Strand7 is ideally suited to the analysis of bridges, due to features such as catenary cable elements, beam and shell elements, construction sequence simulation, import/export of CAD files, load influence analysis and moving load analysis. It comes with a comprehensive set of load path templates covering AASHTO and several other national codes. The upcoming release, Strand7 R3, is a new 64-bit implementation that uses Direct X and offers significant improvements in both graphics and solver performance.
Sunbelt Rentals carries a broad range of solutions for temporary and permanent bridges, excavation and structural shoring and site access. Sunbelt Rentals combines engineering and design expertise, quality products and personal service to solve construction and maintenance challenges.
Our prefabricated bridge systems are comprised of interchangeable, rectangular panels that pin together to form trusses that support floor beams of varying lengths. Our bridges can handle high volumes and multiple lanes of traffic, country road bridges, or pedestrian bridges. In emergency situations, Sunbelt Rentals provides a rapid response with minimal disruption to existing operations and easy installation of our adaptable, pre-fabricated parts to meet your needs. We’re proud to be your trusted source for bridge rentals, bridge replacement or new bridge construction.
Taylor Devices, Inc.
Taylor Devices, Inc. (TDI) is the world-leading designer and manufacturer of Fluid Viscous Dampers, Lock-up Devices, Shock Transmission Units, Shock Absorbers, Cable Dampers and custom Tuned Mass Damping Systems. These devices and systems are used to protect building and bridge structures from the devastating vibrations caused by earthquakes, wind, hurricanes, pedestrian activity, traffic and other vibrational disturbances.
Viscous Dampers, Shock Transmission Units and Lock-Up Devices are available in force capacities from 20 KIP to 2,000 KIP and are individually tested at our world-class test facility to full force and velocity as specified for each application. We have successfully provided these devices for more than 700 structural applications throughout the world.
TDI has third-party certification to ISO 9001, AS9100, and ISO 14001.
Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon Positioning Systems, always one step ahead, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global geospatial and construction markets.
At The Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology, Topcon solutions create greater efficiencies and accuracies to meet the demands of today and tomorrow, including mass data capture solutions such as: the GLS-2000, a compact and high-speed 3D laser scanner; along with aerial mapping solutions like the Sirius Pro fixed-wing UAV and the Intel Falcon 8+ Drone – Topcon Edition.
The Topcon Elite Survey Suite—which includes the GT series of robotic total stations, HiPer HR GNSS receiver, FC-5000 field computer and MAGNET software system—provides Topcon flagship geospatial products and technology in one system.
Trimble Monitoring Solutions
Trimble’s Monitoring Solutions product portfolio provides 24/7 real-time data on the condition and behavior of land or structures with Trimble 4D Control software and Trimble total stations. This information enables bridge owners and stakeholders to address potential problems, improve safety decisions, ensure structural integrity and future-proof their investment.
Trimble enables professionals to create a real-time monitoring system for bridges of any size and scope. With options to combine Trimble instruments and Trimble 4D Control software with geotechnical sensors, users can create customized monitoring solutions. No matter the size, Trimble’s scalable monitoring solutions can meet a range of project requirements from post-processed deformation measurement to real-time automated monitoring.
Trimble – Tekla
Trimble is a NASDAQ-listed technology company delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Trimble’s mix of software, hardware, and services is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For civil engineering, Trimble provides solutions for initial survey, design process, construction and operations. Trimble’s Tekla software for advanced BIM is in the heart of structural design and construction workflow, building on the free flow of information, constructible models and collaboration. Engineers can optimize the design and easily collaborate with owners and contractors, delivering a constructible design built with confidence—on time and under budget. Trimble solutions are used in over 150 countries around the world, with employees in 39 countries, coupled with a highly capable distribution network.
THE FIRST GALVANIZED COLD FORMED STEEL TUB GIRDER BRIDGE SYSTEM
The Con-Struct Prefabricated Bridge System was developed in 2004 as an innovative solution to the increasing demand for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) products. In the years since, Con-Struct has provided a cost-effective bridge solution for government agencies throughout the United States including the Michigan Department of Transportation, the County of Bexar Public Works Department (San Antonio) and has also served as an Innovative Bridge System (IBS) for an FHWA Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) project in Boone County, Mo.
Con-Struct has provided a cost-effective and extremely durable answer for prefabricated bridges throughout the United States. With options that can meet all of your bridge building needs, Con-Struct is the preferred prefabricated bridge choice when building new or replacing existing bridges.
Guy Nelson, P.E., S.E.
Currently we have seven U.S. galvanizing facilities in the Midwest, Northeast and Memphis, Tenn., and coming soon we will have eight as we add our V&S New York galvanizing by the end of 2019. All of that combined with the UK and France operations, V&S represents one of the largest galvanizing companies in the world today. We offer inhouse engineering, NACE Level 3 inspection services, powder coating, wet paint (aka COLORZINQ), packaging, transportation, and shipping services, making V&S a full-serve leader in value-added services for the galvanizing Industry.
V&S has some of the largest and deepest galvanizing kettles in the industry today, with a specialized spinner operation in our Perth Amboy facility, and capability of 88’ bridge girders in our Lebanon, Pa., plant.
From bridges to fasteners, engineering to design help, trucking to packaging, a true “FULL-SERVE” hot dip galvanizing company. V&S has over 30 years of proud membership with the American Galvanizers Association.
During 2018, V&S celebrated a milestone in galvanizing with small-span steel bridges; between temporary, permanent, partial, and complete, overseas and domestic, the V&S galvanizing facilities dipped their 10,000th hot dip galvanized bridge.
Visit us at www.hotdipgalvanizing.com