In This Issue
The 2.25-mile-long elevated guideway for the Los Angeles World Airports’ automated people mover (APM) at Los
Angeles International Airport is the subject of the Project article on page 16. The APM guideway is a concrete
segmental box-girder structure and is designed for seismic resiliency. This is a link to HDR’s webpage for the project,
which features photos, articles, and additional information.
This is a link to the North Carolina Department of
Transportation’s project webpage for the Harkers Island
Bridge, which includes links to project photos and videos.
The bridge replacement project is the subject of the Project
article on page 24 and is also discussed in the Professor’s
Perspective on page 54. The new Harkers Island Bridge is
the first concrete bridge in North Carolina to be reinforced
exclusively with glass-fiber-reinforced polymer and carbonfiber-
reinforced polymer composite reinforcement.
The Transportation Pooled Fund project TPF-5(372) is a
collaborative effort by more than 20 state departments of
transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the
American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials Committee on Bridges and Structures to develop an
open, national standard for building information modeling
(BIM) for bridges and structures. This is a link to the TPF-
5(372) website, which has links to case studies and other
resources. BIM for bridges is the subject of the Perspective
article on page 10.
The service-life design of bridges is the topic of the Concrete
Bridge Stewardship article on page 12 and the FHWA article
on page 62. Much research has been conducted on the
durability and service-life design of bridges in recent years,
and the resulting guide publications include the Federal
Highway Administration’s Service Life Design Reference
Guide, which is available at this link.
These are links to Precast, Prestressed Concrete Bent Cap,
volumes 1 and 2. A research project conducted by the Texas
A&M Transportation Institute studied the behavior of precast,
prestressed bent caps and developed design and connection
details, including examples. Designing efficient cross sections
for precast concrete pier cap beams is the subject of the
Concrete Bridge Technology article on page 38.
The Perspective article about precast, prestressed concrete
piles on page 34 mentions the free, on-demand webinar
“Precast, Prestressed Concrete Piles” as a resource. That
webinar is available on the PCI eLearning website at this
link. Two new eLearning modules, T624: Overview of PCI’s
Recommended Practice for Prestressed Concrete Piles and
T626: Application of PCI’s Recommended Practice to Building
Piles, can also be accessed at this same link.
This website for the Carolina Crossroads project, which is
mentioned in the State article featuring South Carolina on
page 50, provides information and resources such as design
visualization videos and construction photos. The Carolina
Crossroads project is the largest design-build project in South
Carolina to date.