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Computer Integrated Steel Bridge Design and Construction
In 1999, an international review tour of steel bridge fabrication sites was conducted by a study team headed by the Federal Highway Administration (1) focusing on the role of steel bridge design, innovation, and fabrication in modern steel fabrication facilities in Japan, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The objective of this scanning tour was to conduct a broad overview of newly developed manufacturing techniques that are in use abroad for steel bridge fabrication and erection.
The team recommended several areas involving automation on which the U.S. industry should focus to improve competitiveness. The "Workshop on Computer Integrated Steel Bridge Design and Construction: Expanding Automation" was organized as a follow-up to pursue automation aspects of these recommendations.
Introduction | Table of Contents | Workshop - Format and Sessions