Specification Section: 2021 Transportation, Road and Bridge Products and Design Software Guide
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, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, and we’ll add it online.
Applied Bolting Technology
Applied Bolting Technology produces DuraSquirt DTIs (Direct Tension Indicators) that supply a bright orange indication when bolts have been tensioned, making tight bolts easy to see. DTIs are load cells that ensure compliance with bolting standards and specs. Torque, Turn-of-Nut and TCs can all produce false positive tension and regularly do: Torque scatter is ±40% for new bolts, and worse for weathered. Relying on torque is optimism, at best. TCs are torque bolts that are adversely affected by cold or wet weather. Turn-of-Nut can be defeated by misrepresenting turn angle, regardless of turn applied. DTIs read load. If a bolt is tight, a DTI will show it, independent of weather, torque, angle, tool or skill.
Bentley’s multidiscipline design solution is the standard for DOTs and 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 software enables real-time visualization 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 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 5 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’s (AISI) “Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel.”
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, North America’s most diversified steel and steel products company.
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.
Oldcastle Infrastructure’s stormwater products offer innovative, dynamic and comprehensive answers to stormwater problems. Our complete line of proprietary stormwater detention, retention, infiltration, treatment and harvesting solutions as well as custom precast drainage and conveyance products take the shape of some of the industry’s most modern, advanced tools. Every Oldcastle Infrastructure product is also backed by our team of inhouse engineers. With an unmatched end-to-end solution approach, our team works closely with you from early design through ongoing maintenance to deliver a site-specific stormwater management system.
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.
What is it that makes Stone Strong the best block in precast? In a word: everything. Everyone knows we’re the biggest block in the industry. But what they may not know is that we’re the industry’s most efficient, complete retaining wall system as well. Or that our big block system is the first to be fully engineered both structurally and geotechnically. So no matter what you’re looking for—size, speed or strength—Stone Strong can meet your project requirements.
Acrow has been serving the transportation and construction industries for more than 70 years with a wide range of modular steel bridging solutions for permanent, temporary, military and emergency use.
Acrow’s extensive international presence includes leadership in the development and implementation of bridge infrastructure projects in more than 150 countries across 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.adspipe.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 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 260 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 260+ 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.
American Excelsior Company
American Excelsior Company (AEC) invented the erosion control blanket! AEC has been manufacturing a wide variety of erosion and sediment control products in the USA for more than 130 years.
Curlex engineered fibers are made from 100% natural and sustainable Aspen fibers. Recyclex products keep millions of soda bottles out of landfills. TriNet TRMs work in extreme applications. Curlex Sediment Log and Curlex Bloc provide sediment control, shoreline and water-filtration solutions. All new Curlex Hi-Vis Excelsior Logs were developed for when you need a product to visually stand out. Hydraulically applied erosion control products and a variety of straw and straw/coconut products round out our offering.
We make it easy for you to address local jobsite requirements with locations and distribution partners across the country.
Coming soon in fall 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.
Aurigo builds software that helps build the world. Aurigo provides modern, cloud-based solutions for capital infrastructure and private owners to help them plan with confidence, build with quality and maintain their assets efficiently. With more than $300 billion of capital programs under management, Aurigo’s solutions are trusted by more than 300 customers in transportation, water and utilities, healthcare, higher education, and government on more than 40,000 projects across North America. Founded in 2003, Aurigo is a privately held U.S. corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas, with global offices in Canada and India.
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.
Beamo is a visual inspection and collaboration solution for mission-critical facilities. Powered by cutting edge AI and imaging technology, Beamo uses a 360-degree camera to capture spaces and turn them into interactive 3D “digital twins” for sharing and collaboration. These fully 3D digital replicas empower you to remotely visit sites and perform a variety of tasks: conduct inspections, maintain equipment, collaborate with your teams and provide immersive tours of your most critical assets. The platform also ensures that this sensitive facility information is secure and safeguarded from cyber attacks. Beamo’s state-of-the-art hardware and software platform is the foundation of our solution and allows you to not only create 360-degree renderings through our guided process, but also remotely manage your facilities with ease.
Canam Bridges specializes in the design, fabrication and erection of steel bridges. Over the years, we’ve partnered in the construction of multiple highway, railway and industrial structures. The products we fabricate comply with established standards and customer requirements in every respect without compromising on quality, materials, design and fabrication.
Canam Bridges accompanies its customers throughout the course of their project by proposing various construction services that are adapted to their needs. Our objective is to help customers streamline the construction process by presenting them with a turnkey offer. Our team of experts will make every effort to provide them with optimal solutions that are in line with their needs both during the pre-project phase and in planning, designing, fabricating and erecting the bridge structure.
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 Woodridge, IL 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.
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As the nation’s leading producer of rebar, Commercial Metals Company offers a variety of concrete reinforcement products at a range of corrosion resistance levels. ChromX rebar provides a high-strength, corrosion-resistant concrete reinforcing line of long steel products in various grades and levels of corrosion resistance. Martensitic Microcomposite Formable Steel (MMFX) is the innovation behind all ChromX products. It is this proprietary steel microstructure, along with a patented chemical composition, that creates corrosion-resistant and high-strength properties within the bar, rather than a coating.
Designers can select the appropriate level of corrosion resistance and strength needed (available in grades 100 and 120) specifically targeted to the service life for the project. High-strength and corrosion-resistant properties within the steel result in a reduction in construction costs, shortened build times, reduced congestion issues and improved safety. In addition, building codes and design guides through ACI, ICC and AASHTO, among others, are available in support of high-strength designs using ChromX products.
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.
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SELFLEVEL ASPHALT ACCESS ASSEMBLY
ENGINEERED TO KEEP MANHOLE COVERS FLUSH WITH THE PAVEMENT
Traditional methods of installation, resetting, or replacing manhole frames and covers can be costly and time consuming.
EJ has designed a highly engineered two-frame system to solve this problem. The SELFLEVEL access assembly has a unique design that allows contractors to save time during installation and minimize maintenance costs. Once the bottom frame is set, the top frame is adjusted as asphalt is laid. Once installed, the self-leveling unit will continue to move with the road surface. The road surface aids in absorption of traffic vibration and shock.
The SELFLEVEL access assembly helps eliminate pavement cracking around the manhole due to frost heave, uplift and settling. It also prolongs road life and provides improved ride quality to meet smooth street initiatives. The assembly works for both retrofit and new installations in asphalt or concrete.
ENERCALC STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LIBRARY (SEL)
FOOTINGS & 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 of setup and confirmation. Member optimization improves efficiency and saves time!
All 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 and reducing planning and bridge construction efforts. The accelerated project times significantly reduce traffic delays and road closures, and could potentially even 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.
As the nation’s leading producer of rebar, Commercial Metals Company offers a variety of concrete reinforcement products at a range of corrosion resistance levels. This includes GalvaBar, our continuously galvanized rebar (CGR) with a pure zinc alloy coating. CGR provides the proven protection of zinc in its coating that is applied prior to fabrication and is able to be fully fabricated without specialty equipment or unique processes required. GalvaBar complies with ASTM A1094 requirements for continuous hot-dip galvanized steel bars and concrete reinforcement. It is inventoried and available from our plant in Catoosa, Okla., and can be distributed throughout CMC’s supply chain and logistics network or through your current rebar supply chain.
For more than 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) offers a wide range of highly engineered solutions designed to repair, protect, strengthen and rehabilitate critical infrastructure assets spanning industrial and civil infrastructure markets.
GeoTree’s RenewWrap CFRP strengthening system comprises a wide range of carbon and glass FRP reinforcements and compatible saturating resins highlighted by our ICC-ES certified (ESR-3663) FRP strengthening system. It is ideal for use on bridges specifically for column strengthening, decking/slab reinforcement, footings, girders, pier caps and piles.
GeoTree’s GeoSray geopolymer system is made of a high-performance, fiber-reinforced geopolymer mortar, specifically formulated and engineered as an environmentally friendly solution for rehabilitating a range of infrastructure including culverts, storm water collections and larger structures under bridges that might be classified as culverts or bridges.
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 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.
Infotech provides software solutions for construction administration and inspection, secure online bidding, and paperless contracting. As the official contractor for AASHTOWare Project, Infotech is uniquely positioned to work with state, local, and private entities on streamlining outdated processes and introducing new efficiencies. Interested in working with us? We offer the following solutions:
• Appia: Designed for project owners and their consultants, Appia helps construction teams track quantities, change orders, reports and more.
• Bid Express: Created for public agencies and counties, Bid Express provides a secure, online platform for all your construction bidding or procurement needs.
• Doc Express: Included with Appia, Doc Express enables teams to handle contracts and other documents electronically.
Contact us today for a demo with your project data!
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 structural and landscape retaining wall solutions. Keystone’s products and services address soil retention, erosion control, and inventive landscape systems for commercial, municipal, transportation, residential, and industrial applications. Our wall units include lipped, lugged and pinned systems. The pinned systems use Keystone pultruded fiberglass pins with 6,400 psi shear strengths and a near-vertical construction option. Two Keystone structural wall systems have been widely approved for use across the country by state departments of transportation.
KeyWallPRO is 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.
For more than 35 years, LUSAS has helped its clients analyze, design and rate all types of infrastructure projects. Proven on some of the world’s most iconic structures, our innovative, flexible and trusted software solution can satisfy the increasingly complex and demanding needs of clients. Our technical support is regularly cited as “best in class,” and our consultancy services offer advanced technology capability through partnership.
Building on the renowned capabilities of our software in modeling and analysis, we continue our commitment to improving workflow into design by supporting a wide range of codes of practice. With our current release V19, we have further enhanced true soil modeling and soil-structure interaction, and released new automation, design and reporting facilities for 3D curved girder bridges.
With nearly 150 years of experience, Neenah Foundry has been a consistent leader in producing durable castings for municipal and industrial sectors across the world. Neenah Foundry is a provider for many of the world’s leading manufacturing companies.
Our facilities provide casting, forging, machining and assembly of key component parts for heavy truck, agriculture, construction, HVAC and a host of other industries.
At Neenah Foundry, we are the experts who will work with you to understand your needs, and we will respond with products, solutions and services to help you get the job done right the first time. From prompt deliveries to outstanding customer service, we strive to be your partner through it all.
Oldcastle Infrastructure’s precast bridge products provide a highly engineered result for projects that are facing strict time constraints. The inhouse engineering team at Oldcastle Infrastructure provides hands-on support throughout every stage of the project lifecycle—from production to installation. Precast products can be custom-made, allowing for the products to be tailored specifically to the needs of the application at hand and ensuring that they meet or exceed job applications. By offering a wide variety of precast products—from box culverts to three-sided bridges—Oldcastle Infrastructure is uniquely positioned to ensure the success of any transportation application.
For more information, visit www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.
Pioneer Bridges are perfect for hiking/biking trails, golf courses, highway overpasses, industrial conveyor/pipe supports and vehicular bridges (one or two lane). From small garden bridges in your backyard and private driveway bridges to long clear-span pedestrian bridges spanning wetlands and heavy highway loadings required by the construction industry, Pioneer has the right bridge for any project.
Every Pioneer Bridge is designed and constructed with safety as the ultimate value. Safe, durable, affordable … and beautiful. Pioneer Bridges fit naturally and attractively in any environment. Give us a call today, and let the Pioneers of the industry help you meet your bridge needs.
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 a cost, environmental and scheduling perspective. 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 more than 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.
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.
QuakeWrap Inc. is the global leader in innovative Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products for repair and strengthening of structures. We offer turnkey design/build solutions that include sealed engineering design and construction documents, complete line of products, and installation with our affiliate construction company. In addition to a comprehensive line of ICC-certified carbon and glass FRP products, we have approximately 20 patented products that cover a wide range of applications for repair of buildings, bridges, submerged piles and seawalls, utility poles, pipes (including high-pressure pipes in the oil and gas industries), culverts, tanks, silos, industrial chimneys, etc. Among our clients are the U.S. Army, Navy and Coastguard, ASARCO, Freeport-McMoRan, Port of Seattle, Crown Castle and numerous power plants, universities and state Departments of Transportations.
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Redi-Rock revolutionized the retaining wall industry in 2000 when it introduced large, wetcast, gravity blocks with interlocking knob and groove technology—think giant, 1-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!
Resensys’ wireless energy self-sufficient structural health monitoring sensors and systems protect infrastructure against aging and malfunction.
Used for long-term asset monitoring and alerts or short-term diagnostics, validation, problem-solving or testing, Resensys’ SenSpots provide high-precision, reliable and continuous data.
We monitor strain, displacement, vibration, tilt, scour and other quantities in a wide range of customer applications, including bridges, tunnels, buildings, dams, wind turbines and cranes.
Robust data logging and easy-to-use analytics, alerts and displays combine with easy, cost-effective installation to be particularly effective where remote monitoring is needed.
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 Winter Garden, Fla., offers sales, support, training, calibration and service. Additional locations in North America are Toronto, Canada and California.
RISA has been developing leading-edge structural design and optimization software for more than 30 years. Our products are used by 24 of the top 25 U.S. design firms in more than 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 more than 40 design codes. Structural design has never been so thorough or easy.
For more than 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 more than 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters) for less field seaming. www.xrgeomembranes.com
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.
Soil Retention Products
Drivable Grass, manufactured by Soil Retention, is a plantable, flexible and permeable concrete pavement system designed with an engineered polymer grid that allows flexibility and conformity to irregular ground surface contours along pre-defined linear grooves, while providing the intended structural support. This unique product, whether planted or non-planted, is a solution for a variety of applications for soil stabilization. Drivable Grass is an ideal solution for erosion control protection when used in bio-swales, road shoulders, roadside swales, infiltration basins, small channels and ditches. Drivable Grass is a permanent hard armor system that provides a simple solution to linear projects.
RD SolDrain: Longer pavement design life
Even if a roadway is saturated only 10% of the time, its service life may be reduced by half.
Water on pavements causes damage and costs a fortune to repair. Ask any engineer: adequate drainage of both surface and subgrade is vital to a pavement’s long-term performance.
RD SolDrain (previously RoaDrain) is the engineered solution to drain road-ways, parking lots, airports, railway facilities, embankments and dikes in a cost-effective design. Easy to install, it greatly extends service life and reduces maintenance costs.
This high-strength HDPE geocomposite comprises a triplanar geonet core, heat-bonded on both sides with geotextile filters for unobstructed linear flow. RD SolDrain’s compressive strength of 50,000 psf is combined with 10 times the permeability of drainage stones.
Steel Tube Institute
The Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) Committee of the Steel Tube Institute (STI) includes the majority of hollow structural section producers in the United States. This group proudly provides technical and design information for the steel industry, including HSS Design Manuals, connection design aids, live and recorded webinars, technical articles, and other valuable resources for industry professionals. Many of these resources are free. For example, the HSS Capability Tool is free to use and helps identify which shapes are commonly produced by member producers. Connection design aids include Excel spreadsheets and HSS Connex, which helps check HSS wall thicknesses. For those looking to join our community, STI Professional Memberships are also available, providing resource bundles and manuals at a discount. To learn more about membership opportunities and to explore our robust library of resources, go to steeltubeinstitute.org.
Steelike, Inc. supplies and develops several variations of ultra-high-performance concrete (“UHPC”) mix design, available under the trademark Steelike. Steelike UHPC mix is customizable for various structural applications. Its properties can be modified to a) flow like grout and b) thicken like spackle for repairs. Steelike UHPC is mixable in standard ready-mix trucks and is pumpable and sprayable. Founded in 2010 as Kulish Design Co., LLC, Steelike has produced and supplied Steelike UHPC for construction projects commercially since 2014. Steelike UHPC meets or exceeds performance specifications required by federal and state agencies for UHPC in highway infrastructure projects, and has been successfully used for bridge joints repairs, bridge overlays, to connect precast deck panels for Accelerated Bridge Deck Replacement, and column encasements in transit tunnels.
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 fencepost 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.
Strongwell is headquartered in Bristol, Va., and currently operates more than 65 pultrusion machines within three facilities in North America.
Strongwell is the world’s recognized leader in designing and pultruding structural shapes for more than 20 markets. Its extensive product applications include pedestrian bridges, AASHTO HS-25 Bridge superstructures, decks and guard rails. Pultruded products can be mechanically attached and/or adhesively bonded to meet the complex challenges of load distribution in construction applications. Strongwell’s onsite fabrication facility is also available for simple material preparation, preassembly, and/or full assembly to reduce overall critical jobsite labor hours.
STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES, a subsidiary to Structural Group Inc., develops and integrates products and technical support services with our contracting licensees’ repair and maintenance services to provide turnkey value-added solutions to Transportation infrastructure owners, consultants and contractors. Our Transportation Team develops solutions to make new and existing bridges, mass transit, railway, tunnel and airport civil infrastructure stronger and last longer. We provide a wide range of product solutions that strengthen and protect existing transportation infrastructure as well as systems that enhance the design and extend the life of new transportation infrastructure. From investigation to design and through construction, we integrate with project teams to provide value throughout the project lifecycle. As the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of VSL post-tensioning products and construction systems in the United States, STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES is recognized as the industry leader in the design, supply, installation and repair of post-tensioning and stay cables for bridges and other transportation structures.
Announcing PCA/StructurePoint’s new spLearn Resources available on StructurePoint.org:
Video Tutorials: view essential topics to navigate StructurePoint Software and its features; with emphasis on modeling for speed and accuracy.
Design Examples: engineers get a detailed reference to better understand the method of solution used by the StructurePoint software, and to ensure proper software implementation in the analysis and design of concrete structural members used in infrastructure projects.
Technical Articles: presenting advanced topics engineers encounter while designing reinforced concrete members used in infrastructure projects. Intended to assist engineers in making informed engineering judgments that lead to safe and economical design using StructurePoint software.
Case Studies: highlighting real-world infrastructure applications of StructurePoint software, to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
MOISTURE IS THE THREAT OF ROADWAY & CIVIL STRUCTURE DURABILITY
Did you know that moisture accelerates the deterioration of assets, increases financial loss, drains time and resources, and impacts funds that could be used for new projects? That’s the hard truth.
TenCate Mirafi H2Ri is a revolutionary continuous moisture management system for base course reinforcement and subgrade stabilization of transportation, site development, and energy infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, and airports. In fact, it’s the only geotextile with enhanced lateral drainage and the ability to remove water in unsaturated conditions. Plus, its management capabilities are so strong that it can actually move water uphill. Our system works in any condition or climate. Put an end to potholes and other water-induced damages and keep your roadways dry with Mirafi H2Ri.
For years, engineers, contractors and owners around the world have depended on Tensar’s SpectraPave software as a tool to design optimal pavement and gravel sections for a variety of subgrade support conditions. The new generation of this industry-leading software was specially redesigned to accommodate the collaborative, online needs of today’s civil and geosynthetic engineers.
SpectraPave has become even more powerful with its migration to the cloud, giving customers more convenient access to this valuable tool across multiple devices (mobile app, desktop and web). The free, browser-based SpectraPave software incorporates the benefits of Tensar geogrids into industry-accepted design methodologies based on rigorous full-scale testing. The new SpectraPave app remains the only geosynthetic pavement design software to have undergone a comprehensive, third-party review by pavement engineering experts.
Topcon Positioning Group
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 has a mission to provide superior end-to-end business solutions by integrating high-precision measurement technology, software and data. Its vision is to improve productivity and workflow to meet global demand for sustainable agriculture and infrastructure. Topcon provides construction, surveying and engineering professionals with the advantages and know-how to be at the forefront of technological innovation to maximize efficiency.
Such as Topcon’s SmoothRide solution for asphalt road resurfacing. This integrated hardware and software workflow provides a simple five-step process for contractors to control their resurfacing projects fully from start to intelligently compacted finish. Initial road surface conditions are measured using a vehicle-mounted 3D scanner that collects detailed data even while driving at speed and without road closers. This point cloud is then the starting point for road engineers to visually reference and design new road information. An all-digital handoff is then sent to Topcon guided milling and paving machines to execute within project tolerances—accelerated measurements for modern road resurfacing management.
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 more than 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.
AQCESSRAMP: Plan, retrofit, design and 3D model curb ramps to compliance in minutes.
Visit us at www.transoftsolutions.com.
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 more than 150 countries around the world, having employees in 39 countries coupled with a highly capable distribution network.
At TYPAR Geosynthetics, we create performance-based replacements for building staples such as 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. Eco-Priora reduces impacts on combined storm/sewer systems, mitigates runoff volumes and peak flows, and reduces 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.
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 more than 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 such as 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.
Xypex Chemical Corporation
Xypex Chemical Corporation manufactures a range of concrete waterproofing and repair products used in the construction or restoration of water and sewage infrastructure, foundations, marine structures and tunnels. Our crystalline technology has been tested and proven worldwide in widely varying construction conditions.
Xypex crystalline waterproofing becomes a permanent, integral part of the structure by filling and plugging the pores, capillaries and hairline cracks in concrete with a non-soluble crystalline formation that, unlike membranes, will not lose its adhesion, puncture, tear or come apart at the seams.
Xypex crystalline waterproofing is available as a coating (for positive or negative-side application), an admixture and dry-shake material for new slab construction.