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Bridge System Seismic Research for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)

Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research project on the seismic performance of precast bridge systems for accelerated bridge construction (ABC) are presented on this site.  The study is funded by Caltrans through grant number No. 65A0589.  However, the material and opinions presented on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Caltrans. Special thanks are due Mr. Peter Lee, the Caltrans Research Program Manager, for his support and advice.  Mr. Tom Ostrom, Dr. Mark Mahan, and Mr. Ron Bromenschenkel of Caltrans are thanked for their many helpful comments, feedback, and interest in different aspects of the project.  Gratitude is due to Mr. Farshad Mazloom of KieCon Inc. of Antioch, California, for securing donations from several suppliers towards the construction of the bridge model girders. Messrs. Christian Dahl and Joseph Morente of Headed Reinforcement Corp. (HRC) for their continued support and donating headed bars for this project. Lafarge is thanked for making arrangements for a generous donation of UHPC.

Please feel free to use the material with acknowledgement that includes statements such as “…funded by Caltrans and directed by M. Saiidi at the University of Nevada, Reno.”  We welcome your comments about this site.

M. Saiid Saiidi