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Computer Integrated Steel Bridge Design and Construction
The mission of the workshop, as stated earlier, was to establish a roadmap for integrating steel bridge design through-construction processes and for advancing the state-of-the-practice in steel bridge manufacturing automation and productivity. That "roadmap" took shape primarily along the lines of the four theme areas described above. The first theme area already has served as the basis for a NCHRP Problem Synthesis statement on "Evaluation of 3D Computer Modeling and Electronic Information Transfer for Efficient Design and Construction of Steel Bridges." Other theme areas are being pursued partly via several of the task groups in the AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration (www.steelbridge.org).
Ultimately, the consensus standards that have emerged or will emerge from such efforts will need to be accepted and adopted by owners if the objective of improved economies from increased automation is to be addressed.
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