U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
What technology, methodology, or equipment have you used or developed to accelerate the construction of embankment and/or bridge foundations? In general this would include accelerated construction using, but not be limited to:
Contracting methods and procurement procedures.
The technology or methodology could achieve the improved rate of construction by means such as those presented below.
Faster rate of installation and acceptance. This would include:
A quality control and quality assurance method that streamlines construction and improves efficiency.
Greater production rates. For example, the ability to work:
Faster production rates.
Elimination of or reduction in time to construct other steps in the foundation installation process. For example:
Reducing time-consuming methods for protection of adjacent infrastructure and/or maintenance of traffic.
Elimination of or reduction in time to construct other steps in the overall project construction process. For example:
Simplification of constructing or connecting to the foundation system
In relation to Item 1, how or why does the technology, method, or equipment provide acceleration of construction? Please describe its development, history of use, and documented performance.
With respect to Item 1, does your method(s) require any specialized foundation equipment? If so, please describe its special nature and provide any patent information.
With respect to Item 1, what is the basis for the design method? Please describe the method and note any modifications from conventional foundation design practice.
What conditions are favorable for the use of the accelerated construction methods that you described in Item 1 (i.e., how do you determine which method to use)?
For each of the methods described in Item 1, what quality control/quality assurance programs are parts of the accelerated construction program?
Do any of the methods, technology, or equipment described in Item 1 require special training, skills, or experience?
With respect to Item 1, what safety issues are associated with the accelerated technology, method, or equipment?
With respect to Item 1, how do you contract or purchase the skills associated with the accelerated technology, method, or equipment?
Is there direct owner/agency involvement in partnering or cost sharing with respect to the development, implementation, and/or use of any of the accelerated technology, methods, or equipment described in Item 1?
Do you have any ongoing research or have you identified any research needs required to advance any of the accelerated technology, methods, or equipment identified in Item 1? Please describe the method of sponsoring research for its development.
With respect to Item 1, please address the following regional or site-specific issues:
Have you used prefabricated materials to accelerate the construction of the bridge or foundation systems? Please provide us with the information on the materials, successful performance, and case histories.
Please describe your experience in applying the limit state design methods in Eurocode 7.
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