Specification Section: 2020 Road and Bridge Products and Design Software
This guide briefly showcases the latest road and bridge products and design software used 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.
American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute’s ACI University is a global, online learning resource, providing on-demand access to a wide range of topics on concrete materials, design and construction.
ACI University gives access to ACI education resources with more than 250 on-demand courses. ACI currently offers an all-access subscription to ACI University webinars and on-demand courses. This 12-month subscription includes all ACI live webinars and all ACI’s 250-plus on-demand courses.
ACI University is now offering its new ACI University Certificate program packages. You can now obtain in-depth knowledge about several topics and earn a program certificate.
Certificate programs include:
• Fundamentals of Concrete Construction
• Anchorage Design
• Fundamentals of Concrete and Materials
• Repair Application Procedures
ACI is an approved education provider for AIA and ICC. To learn more about the ACI University or the certificate program, visit concrete.org.
Bentley’s multidiscipline design solution is the standard for road agencies around the world. Advance the efficiency of your multidiscipline teams for the design and analysis of roads, bridges, tunnels and more. Increase adherence to standards through design, maintenance and retrofit of capital projects. Seamlessly integrate your supply chain with your inhouse team and work as one. Your engineering teams will benefit from a collaborative environment to conduct and manage their work, and to coordinate with external contractors. Our visualization software enables real-time visualizations of simulated infrastructure designs to create high-impact visuals for stakeholders. And our reality modeling software provides precise real-world digital context for design, construction and operations decisions.
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. GeoHECRAS automates much of the workflow required for constructing and analyzing a HEC-RAS model. GeoHECHMS automates stormwater hydrology using HEC-HMS. 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 and 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 and GeoHECHMS is available for trial.
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 five to 300 feet and more. These bridge brands include Contech Structural Plate, BridgeCor CON/SPAN, BEBO, Continental, Steadfast and Big R bridges.
Experience, innovative thinking and exceptional service have put more than 90,000 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.
For more than 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.
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 (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 c.90,000 people at c.3,700 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.
For more information, visit www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.
Rip Rap can be expensive and difficult to install in tight areas. ShearForce 10 is a new erosion control mat technology that provides the same benefits of RipRap, at half the cost and in a more aesthetically pleasing manner. Created as a two-part system, ShearForce 10’s hybrid turf slows water flow and eliminates erosion while its geotextile backing holds the seed and soil in place as vegetation is established.
Unlike traditional TRMs, ShearForce 10 provides immediate protection from erosion following installation (no machinery required). Once installed, the turf is virtually maintenance free and can be mowed over. Common applications for this new erosion control product include high-flow drainage channels, outfalls, slopes and more. For more information, please reach out to our team!
Acrow Bridge has been serving the transportation and construction industries for more than 60 years with a full line of modular steel bridging solutions for vehicle, rail, military and pedestrian use. Acrow’s extensive international presence includes its leadership in the development and implementation of bridge infrastructure projects in more than 150 countries, covering Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.acrow.com.
Advanced Drainage Systems
HP Storm is a high-performance polypropylene pipe for gravity-flow storm drainage applications.
HP Storm is the perfect choice when premium joint performance and/or greater pipe stiffness is required. HP Storm couples advanced polypropylene resin technology with a proven, dual-wall profile design for superior performance and durability. The smooth interior wall offers additional strength as well as superior flow. HP Storm has an extended bell that adds an additional factor of safety within each joint. This innovative product meets or exceeds typical standards for pipe stiffness and joint integrity, and meets ASTM F2881 and AASHTO M330 for the respective diameters. HP Storm pipe is approved for use by the Army Corps of Engineers, FAA and AREMA. For more information, visit our website at www.ads-pipe.com.
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.
American Excelsior Company
American Excelsior Company invented the erosion control blanket! Made in the USA and celebrating over 130 years in business, American Excelsior manufactures a wide variety of erosion and sediment control products.
Curlex engineered fibers are made from 100% natural Aspen fibers and harvested from sustainable sources. Recyclex-based products keep millions of soda bottles out of landfills. The TriNet family of products are designed to work in extreme applications. Curlex Sediment Log and Curlex Bloc products provide sediment control and have countless shoreline and water filtration applications. Bindex hydraulic mulch and a variety of straw and straw/coconut products round out our offering.
To help make your job easier, American Excelsior Company offers a FREE erosion analysis and design program: ErosionWorks.
With locations and distribution partners throughout the United States, we make it easy for you to address your local jobsite requirements.
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.
Coming soon in spring 2021, Atlas Tube will have the world’s largest continuous ERW tube mill in Blytheville, Ark. The state-of-the-art facility will be capable of producing hollow structural sections (HSS) in square, rectangular and round shapes and in sizes ranging from 8” square x 0.750” wall to 22” square x 1” wall. While Atlas Tube has supplied Jumbo HSS (up to 22” square x 0.875” wall) since 2012, the new mill allows the full range of these products to be made in the USA for the first time and with a larger maximum wall thickness than previously available. The largest rectangular section produced here will be 30” x 14” x 1” wall, and the largest round section will be 28” OD x 1” wall.
Contact Atlas Tube to speak with our structural engineer and learn more about our epic capabilities.
Infrastructure projects can be complex and involve teams from multiple disciplines. To deliver projects more effectively, civil engineers need to perform their work more efficiently and have more integrated teams and workflows that support multi-disciplinary users. Autodesk solutions help civil design and engineering professionals design with deeper insights, more seamlessly collaborate, and deliver more sustainable and resilient transportation, site and water infrastructure.
The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection delivers industry-leading BIM and CAD tools so you can conceptualize and optimize your designs, adopt more integrated workflows, and coordinate from design to construction.
Make better design decisions, streamline team coordination, and keep constructability top of mind with Autodesk.
For over four decades, AZZ has been protecting critical infrastructure from the destruction of metallic corrosion as North America’s leading provider of galvanizing for fabricated steel. With 41 facilities, we offer strong partnerships and excellent service. In addition to hot-dip galvanizing, AZZ provides metal finishing services, from powder coating to electroplating, which provide corrosion protection for parts measuring less than an inch and components measuring up to 60 feet in length. AZZ’s GalvaBar division processes continuously galvanized rebar with a pure zinc alloy coating that provides the proven protection of zinc while being processed prior to fabricating. GalvaBar is readily available through your current rebar supply chain. Our comprehensive metal coating capabilities at AZZ create enduring infrastructure for constructing a stronger, safer world.
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.
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.
DUOSEAL WATERTIGHT ACCESS ASSEMBLY
Prevent discharges, protect against inflow and suppress odors with DUOSEAL watertight access assembly. The DUOSEAL access assembly is ideal for flood-prone areas or to prevent unwanted fluids from overflowing due to a surcharge in the system. The bolted, dual-gasket design creates a watertight barrier to contain manhole structures and prevent inflow or overflow. The heavy-duty assembly has been tested to EJ Watertight Level 8 (L8), meaning it can withstand 3.5 atmospheres of pressure (51.45 psi), which is the equivalent of having approximately 118 feet of water on top of the manhole assembly.
The DUOSEAL has a ductile iron cover and gray iron frame, and is made in the USA. It features stainless-steel bolting, closed pick bars, dual 3/8” diameter neoprene o-rings and is available in a 30” clear opening with 4 ½” frame height. Special lettered covers, custom logo covers and security bolting are available.
ENERCALC STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LIBRARY (SEL)
FOOTINGS AND FOUNDATIONS – SEL has you covered when designing individual pad, continuous wall or combined footings. Foundation modules feature flexible geometry definition and thorough load combinations.
CONCRETE – SEL handles design calculations for footings, columns, beams, pedestals, shear walls and other concrete structures.
STEEL – Beams, columns, 2D frames and force distribution in bolt groups. Easy calculation setup and confirmation. Member optimization improves efficiency and saves time!
All 32 modules support instant “What If?” recalculation and produce clear, concise report output.
Install our software on your computer or use it via the cloud—your choice! Our budget-friendly subscriptions include updates/support.
After 37 years, more than 10,000 engineers save time using SEL. You can too.
800-424-2252 ext 1
Esri is the global leader in cloud-based and desktop geographic information systems (GIS) software and location intelligence. Esri’s GIS delivers unique and powerful technology for applying location-based analytics to building and infrastructure industry professionals. Architects, engineers, general and specialty contractors benefit from adding geographic context to their engineering and design projects. ArcGIS, the flagship product, delivers spatial data to plan, design, build and operate the world. With ArcGIS and partner offerings that extend its capabilities, Esri enables digital transformation in AEC firms of all sizes working on projects of all types. Esri technology is geo-enabling the industry through improved workflows, better collaboration between stakeholders, and strategic solutions to build smart communities and assets for the future.
ABC – Accelerated Bridge Construction
Precast products save time and money. Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technologies are changing the way state DOTs do business. Most notably, DOTs can replace bridges in days vs. months by streamlining planning and bridge construction efforts. The accelerated project times significantly reduce traffic delays and road closures, and could potentially reduce overall project costs. The innovative ABC planning and construction methods, designs, materials and construction methods produce safer, more-durable bridges with longer service lives than conventional bridges. This timely innovation comes when approximately 25 percent of our nation’s aging bridges need replacement. Forterra produces many precast products particularly for these applications.
Forterra Pipe & Precast is the leader in concrete pipe and precast concrete drainage and transportation products. Our national network of facilities means that we can deliver materials when and where you need them.
Contact Forterra for product availability and technical assistance.
For over 30 years, the EnviroGrid Geocell has been the solution for soil stabilization, slope and channel protection, and retaining wall needs. EnviroGrid is manufactured in the USA within an ISO 9001:2015 facility using 100% virgin HDPE resin. As an industry leader with projects worldwide, Geo Products is committed to providing innovative and cost-effective products in order to supply leading-edge solutions to any project. Our goal is to provide superior quality material and specific project design development assistance. Contact us for a quote or design assistance.
GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree), a ClockSpring|NRI company, offers a wide range of highly engineered solutions designed to repair, protect, strengthen and rehabilitate critical infrastructure assets spanning industrial and civil infrastructure markets.
Concrete Cloth GCCM
GeoTree’s Concrete Cloth geosynthetic cementitious composite mat (GCCM) is a proven construction material that is used in ditch lining, slope stabilization, bridge abutments, and culvert invert protection.
Engineered in roll form, Concrete Cloth GCCM is a three-dimensional, flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, waterproof and fire-resistant concrete layer.
Concrete Cloth GCCM can be installed in rainy and other wet conditions, virtually eliminating rescheduling due to weather, and it has a low alkaline reserve and a low wash rate for a minimal ecological impact.
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications.
Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous—ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.
Hexagon has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.9bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.
Monica Miller Rodgers
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 more than 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 inhouse 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 US. 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.
Infotech develops innovative software solutions that streamline common infrastructure construction processes such as administration and inspection, internet bidding, and paperless contracting. With 40-plus years of experience in the construction industry, Infotech serves public agencies, consulting engineers, contractors, and vendors. Our solutions provide:
• Automated construction administration and inspection with Appia
• Secure online bidding with Bid Express
• Paperless construction contract management with Doc Express
• Real-time collaboration from the field with Mobile Inspector
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems
Throughout the 30-plus years Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has been in business, we have become the world’s leading source of retaining wall and landscape solutions. Keystone’s products and services address soil retention, erosion control and inventive landscape systems for commercial, municipal, transportation, residential and industrial applications. Our interlocking systems use Keystone pultruded fiberglass pins with 6,400 psi shear strengths and time-saving design and construction options. Two Keystone structural wall systems have been widely approved for use across the country by state departments of transportation.
We recently released KeyWallPRO, an updated version of our industry-leading engineering wall design software. It is advanced, professional-level software for the design of Keystone’s mechanically stabilized earth walls. For more information, go to http://www.keystonewalls.com/softwareresources.
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.
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 optimisation 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 more than 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.
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.
MMFX Technologies, a Commercial Metals Company (CMC)
MMFX Technologies offers high-strength concrete reinforcing steels (ChromX) with varying levels of corrosion resistance. Designers utilize the high-strength efficiencies and best match the corrosion protection requirements of the structure to meet the targeted service life.
Utilizing the high strength of ChromX rebar (Grades 100 and 120), designers reduce construction costs, shorten build times, resolve rebar congestion issues, enhance site safety and improve sustainability. Building codes and design guides supporting high-strength designs are available through the ACI, ICC and AASHTO.
ChromX rebar’s uncoated, corrosion-resistance is derived from the steel’s chemistry and microstructure, resulting in a bar that can be handled and fabricated like conventional rebar, without the risk of damage, repair or inspection issues. ChromX is available coast-to-coast; product can be purchased in truckload quantities mill direct. Fabrication services are also offered through CMC’s nationwide distributor network, making MMFX Technologies the one-stop solution for all corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel needs.
Muscle Wall’s mission is to provide reliable and cost-effective protection for the customer, community and environment. By bringing a more sustainable, temporary or semi-permanent, stormwater and flood-control solution to an ever-changing climate, we help our customers be proactive in mitigating their risks. Muscle Wall is an engineered, mobile and cost-effective retaining solution. The system ranges in heights from 6 inches to 8 feet, with all heights designed to be mobile by manpower alone. The Muscle Wall system has been tried and recently tested by the USACE. Visit www.musclewall.com for more information or call 435-213-9253 to connect with a Muscle Wall team member. Contact Tyler below for technical support, questions or to discuss scheduling a formal L&L/webinar.
National Steel Bridge Alliance
LRFD Simon is a powerful line-girder analysis and design program that allows users to quickly produce preliminary steel superstructure designs in accordance with the 8th Edition AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Engineers can easily explore design alternatives for plate girder and box girder bridges with Simon’s intuitive graphical user interface and productivity features like girder depth optimization. Simon then provides a comprehensive and customizable output that also includes estimated quantities and costing information. Simon is just one of the many free resources the National Steel Bridge Alliance provides to engineers. Make more informed design decisions on your next bridge project by downloading Simon today at http://aisc.org/iisimon.
Nucor Skyline is the one source for all your piling needs, supplying and manufacturing an unparalleled assortment of bearing piles, sheet piles, spiralweld, rolled and welded, and ERW pipe, anchors, micropiles, threaded bars, tie rods, wide flange, other structural sections, and accessories. We also offer a state-of-the-art, highly efficient, hot-melt extrusion process. Skyline Steel, LLC (doing business as Nucor Skyline) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the largest producer of steel in the United States.
We offer a cost-effective and timely solution to your foundation needs with our strategic stocking locations throughout the Americas and the ability to offer barge, rail, and truck transportation options.
In addition to sales offices staffed with experienced sales professionals to meet your material needs, Nucor Skyline offers exclusive engineering support in project design and construction.
Nucor Skyline serves the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Colombia markets.
For nearly four decades, Portadam has been utilized as an effective temporary cofferdam solution, providing contractors a dry work condition while saving both time and money. Traditional cofferdam and water diversion approaches are often specified to allow the work to take place in the dry, but these can be very cumbersome from cost, environmental and scheduling perspectives. Subsurface conditions, site conditions, site access and logistics often pose significant challenges to identifying the optimal design of a comprehensive engineered solution.
Our engineered system has been used in over 5,000 water-related projects both nationally and internationally. The Portadam system has no environmental impact due to its freestanding nature. Additionally, no ground penetration is typically required, thereby minimizing subsurface risk (environmental, cost and schedule) usually associated with sheet piling.
Portland Cement Association
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916 and headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is the premier policy, research, education and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 91 percent of U.S. cement production capacity with facilities in all 50 states. Its mission remains constant: to improve and extend the uses of portland cement and concrete through market development, engineering, research, education and government affairs.
Presto’s GEOWEB 3D Soil Confinement System offers flexible solutions for challenging soil stabilization problems. The 3D system is the go-to solution in road and highway work for its long-term stability and performance, design flexibility, and adaptability with varying grades, loading stresses, infill materials, and hydraulic conditions. Whether for new construction or repair work, build stronger, lower-maintenance roads and roadway structures with the GEOWEB system—and with your own road and highway crews.
Presto offers free project evaluations, fast and easy specification tools, and free engineering consultations.
HDPE GEOWEB. Strength and Flexibility Perfected.
Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., PROFILE Products manufactures and distributes proven solutions that help you thrive in a competitive environment while enhancing the natural environment. As the world’s largest manufacturer of hydraulically applied erosion control products, it’s our mission to elevate the excellence of the erosion control industry through advanced technologies, onsite consultation, educational seminars, and online tools and resources.
The latest in online resources from Profile, ErosionControlSpecs.com is a powerful new tool for erosion control and reclamation professionals. This free and easy-to-use specification-drafting website delivers the most up-to-date CSI formatted specifications in minutes. With simple step-by-step instructions and the ability to customize specs for your needs, ErosionControlSpecs.com gives you quick, comprehensive specifications in an editable document delivered right to your inbox.
Propex GeoSolutions is a global leader in innovating patented geosynthetic and erosion control products that can double the service life of roads, dramatically reduce maintenance costs and minimize a project’s overall carbon footprint. We offer a full line of woven and nonwoven geotextiles, concrete pavement interlayers, paving fabrics and erosion control solutions for embankment stabilization.
More than 50 years ago, Propex introduced PETROMAT. Today it continues to be the industry’s most trusted and proven paving interlayer. Similarly, PETROMAT Enviro is a patent-pending technology that is engineered to easily mill and recycle. Enviro provides unmatched moisture protection and stress absorption to slow fatigue and reflective cracking in asphalt pavement. Plus, it can be installed directly onto a milled surface without a leveling course, saving $4-$5 per square yard.
QuakeWrap Inc. is the original innovator and developer of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) systems for infrastructure repair and renewal. QuakeWrap’s President/CEO, Prof. Mo Ehsani, Ph.D, PE, SE, has spent over 25 years pioneering advanced construction technologies utilizing FRP. QuakeWrap’s patented FRP products—including the innovative PileMedic and PipeMedic repair systems—are field-proven to rehabilitate, retrofit and strengthen assorted structures worldwide, with award-winning results. QuakeWrap solutions represent an extraordinary improvement over traditional infrastructure repair methods. The company strives to create new innovative products that result in higher quality, faster construction time and at a lower cost. More info can be found at quakewrap.com.
Redi-Rock revolutionized the retaining wall industry in 2000 when it introduced large, wetcast, gravity blocks with interlocking knob and groove technology—think giant, one-ton Lego blocks. Not only did the walls look better with the texture of natural stone, but the machine-set blocks sped up installation compared to the existing offerings on the market. Since then, the scope of Redi-Rock’s product line has evolved into one integrated system of wall solutions for gravity or MSE walls. No matter what combination you choose from the family of products for the engineering behind your wall, or what face texture you choose for the appearance of the front of your wall, they all work together for a seamless, structurally sound solution!
RIEGL is the industry leader in LiDAR scanning systems used by surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors working in 3D.
RIEGL’s scanning platforms commonly used in the AEC industry include unmanned air (UAV and fixed wing), terrestrial and mobile. The full list of products is on www.RIEGLUSA.com and showcased on the RIEGL YouTube Channel.
The highly precise data achieved with RIEGL systems is beneficial on vertical projects like buildings, bridges, towers, mines and smart cities; or linear projects like roadways, railways, transmission lines and pipelines. Environmental projects for forestry, water management, coastal management and bathymetry are also common applications.
RIEGL’s North American headquarters in Orlando, Fla., offers sales, support, training, calibration and service. Additional locations in North America are Toronto and Long Beach, Calif.
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.
R.J. Watson Inc. specializes in the engineering, design, manufacturing, and testing of bridge bearings (non-seismic and seismic solutions) and expansion joint systems, ranging from pour-in-place solutions to small-movement joint seals to large-movement joints. The R.J. Watson engineering team also offers a no-cost, no-obligation design service for engineers and consultants who are interested in evaluating the benefits of our systems. The required forms for this service can be found on our website. You may also feel free to contact us at any time with comments, questions or concerns that you may have regarding our products.
For over 40 years, XR Geomembranes by Seaman Corporation have been successfully used throughout the world to formulate the strongest, most durable geomembranes in use today, setting the industry standard for geomembrane strength, durability and performance. Seaman Corporation offers three grades of XR Geomembranes for containment: XR-5 for broad chemical-resistant applications requiring high-strength membranes; XR-3 for moderate chemical-resistant requirements; and XR PW for potable water contact products. Other specialty products include: oil boom systems, arctic liners, polyurethanes for pillow tanks and tank bottom liners, aquaculture liners, and accessories. All XR Geomembrane products are classified as an Ethylene Interpolymer Alloy (EIA). They are very stable, with low thermal expansion-contraction properties, and come in factory panels over 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters) for less field seaming. www.xrgeomembranes.com
Felon R. Wilson
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. BeyondAsset 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 or tunnel 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.
Whatever soil reinforcement your project needs, Strata provides the system that is the most flexible and cost-effective turnkey solution available. With 25 years of knowledge and expertise in the grade-change and soil-reinforcement industry, we know how to work with your team to achieve the best results on every project.
Sleeve-It SD-1 is a pre-engineered fence post anchoring solution for enhancing below-grade foundational stability in fences placed on top of a segmental retaining wall (SRW). Sleeve-It’s patent-pending design allows stable fence footings to be integrated into the support structure of the SRW while it is being constructed. Because of its cantilevered form and other properties, using Sleeve-It during the SRW build permits a code-compliant fence to be constructed, eliminating the 36” offset requirements of IBC 1015.2.
Resiliency—don’t settle for less than the safety and security of Taylor Devices Fluid Viscous Dampers for your building and bridge structures.
From the historic Los Angeles City Hall to Mexico City’s Torre Mayor to Japan’s Shin-Yokohama High-Speed Train Station, more than 750 major structures around the world rely on Taylor Devices’ Dampers.
With proven performance originally developed and widely used by the U.S. military and NASA, Taylor Fluid Viscous Dampers are the cost-effective, reliable and value-engineered way to provide maximum protection from earthquakes, windstorms or excessive motion events on virtually any structure. For more information, visit our web sites at www.taylordevices.com.
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction and geospatial markets. Topcon provides construction, surveying, and engineering professionals with the advantages and know-how to be at the forefront of technological innovation to maximize efficiency.
Topcon asphalt paving solutions create greater efficiencies and accuracies to meet the demands of today and tomorrow, including the SmoothRide resurfacing system that delivers the smoothest surface possible while efficiently managing the quantity of material for each product. The Topcon vehicle-mounted solution scans roads at driving speeds with no need for lane closures, crash trucks, escorts or any other typical road survey collection obstacles.
Transoft Solutions develops productivity-enhancing software and intelligent transportation solutions to help AEC professionals with their civil and infrastructure design and planning projects. Our portfolio of planning, simulation, modeling and design solutions are used in over 130 countries serving more than 50,000 customers.
AutoTURN Pro: The most advanced and comprehensive swept-path software available to check your site and road designs. Enhanced review, presentation and reporting features help you get projects approved and expand the value of your work.
TORUS Roundabouts: The most comprehensive solution for roundabout design and analysis.
GuideSIGN Plus: Create and design highway and roadway signs, plan the installation of traffic signs and easily add in pavement markings.
Visit us at www.transoftsolutions.com.
Trimble is committed to transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Trimble Monitoring is enabling construction managers, mining and dam operators, and geospatial professionals to stay connected to assets, providing up-to-the-minute data on condition and movement of structures or land. This information enables owners and project stakeholders to address potential problems, improve safety decisions, ensure structural integrity and future-proof their investment.
Trimble Monitoring integrates GNSS, optical instruments, geotechnical sensors and analytical software to support movement analysis and visualization for both campaign (periodic) monitoring applications or real-time operations at pre-scheduled intervals. Significantly increasing efficiency through automation, Trimble Monitoring solutions powered by Trimble 4D Control software result in fewer site visits while increasing safety via real-time reporting and alarming.
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 are 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.
At TYPAR Geosynthetics, we create performance-based replacements for building staples like stone, sand and asphalt. Our products are lighter and easier to install than their mineral counterparts, reducing materials required, waste created and the need for heavy construction equipment. With product and research facilities in Old Hickory, Tenn., we have built upon 40 years of experience to extend our range of materials to provide protection, reinforcement, drainage, filtration and separation options to design and construction professionals.
From permeable driveway surfaces, tree root-friendly barriers that protect underground structures or a reinforcement wall system that holds back floodwaters, TYPAR Geosynthetics can meet application requirements and extend the life of projects.
Manufactured nationwide by local UNI Manufacturers, Eco-Priora permeable interlocking concrete pavers infiltrate stormwater runoff and save money by combining parking and detention in one system, reducing impacts on combined storm/sewer systems, mitigating runoff volumes and peak flows, and reducing heat-island effects. Eco-Priora is an EPA-recommended best-management practice and qualifies for LEED and other green rating systems credits.
Eco-Priora is available in rectangle and square styles with patented interlocking spacers that offer superior structural stability under traffic loading and withstand turning movements without surface degradation or raveling. Permeable interlocking concrete pavement infiltration is maintained by street sweeping/vacuuming and allows for seamless repair if underground access is required. Eco-Priora is suitable for use in any climate, can be plowed and reduces the need for deicers in winter.
Currently we have eight U.S.A. galvanizing facilities in the Midwest, Northeast and Memphis, Tenn. 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 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. V&S has over 30 years of proud membership with the American Galvanizers Association. V&S Galvanizing has provided galvanizing for more than 10,000 bridges in the U.S. and overseas.
Visit us at www.hotdipgalvanizing.com.
VERSA-LOK is the industry’s original solid, top-pinning segmental retaining wall system, offering unequalled design versatility and ease of installation. Available in the classic split-face or a vintage weathered texture, VERSA-LOK Standard can create walls, curves, multi-angle corners, stairs, and freestanding walls and columns without specialty pieces or cores to fill. Or select from VERSA-LOK Cobble, Accent, Harmony and Ultra systems, which can work in concert with the VERSA-LOK Standard units to create natural-looking designs. The VERSA-LOK Mosaic system can be used to build stunning random-pattern walls to 50 feet or taller. When you need economy, VERSA-LOK Square Foot and Nexus will do the job and look great. Heavyweight options VERSA-LOK Bronco, Bronco II and Brute have the heft and coverage to tackle any job. VERSA-Green is a unique, plantable wall system.
Williams Form Engineering
Williams Form Engineering Corporation has been providing threaded steel bars and accessories for rock, soil and concrete anchors, post-tensioning systems, and concrete forming hardware systems in the construction industry for over 95 years. Our rock and soil anchor product line includes our Spin-Lock mechanical rock anchors, polyester resin anchors, multiple corrosion protection anchors, soil nails, strand anchors, Manta Ray soil anchors, Geo-Drill Hollow-Bar anchors, and micropiles. For concrete anchoring, we offer Spin-Lock anchors, undercut anchors, reusable anchors and cast-in-place anchors. We also have a full line of All-Thread Rebar for tiebacks, micropiles and post-tensioning.
Woolpert is a premier AEG firm whose roads and bridges design is driven by state-of-the-art geospatial expertise. From historic to multiuse bridges, roadway safety to right-of-way surveys and neighborhood revitalization to smart cities, Woolpert applies its strategically blended AEG capabilities to deliver the optimal solution for each client worldwide. For more than 50 years, the firm has helped elevate geospatial technologies that include remote sensing, lidar acquisition and processing, software development and implementation, data fusion, GIS, UAS, photogrammetry, utility engineering and more. Woolpert has well-established partnerships with global industry leaders like Google, Trimble Navigation, Esri and Hexagon; supports departments of transportation across the country in multiple AEG capacities; and has been responsible for some of the country’s largest mapping, airport and highway-related projects.