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ACTT Workshop: New Jersey
November 16-18, 2004, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Appendix C (continued): Skill Set Reporting Forms

Structures Skill Set

Idea (Short Name) Idea (Detailed Description) Implementation Details (Barriers, Skill Set Coordination, etc.)
1. Prefabricate structures.
  • Advance purchase of standard sections.
  • Box type structures (concrete and steel).
  • Offsite staging (portion of the cemetery).
  • Bridge movement systems technology.
2. Technologies.
  • Use of high-performance materials.
  • Use of integral pier caps.
  • Use of lucite barriers.
  • Use of proper wall types.
3. Willingness to mix and match to minimize impacts.
  • Environment.
  • ROW.
  • Motoring public, etc.
I. "Get In and Get Out"
1. Bridges.
  • Prefabrication of any bridge, bridge elements, and structural systems.
  • Advance purchase and fabrication of structural components.
  • Advance purchase/fabrication of structural components includes:
    • Superstructures.
    • Deck systems (i.e. Inverset).
    • Substructures.
    • Roll in railroad structure.
2. Walls.
  • Retaining walls are selected based on construction speed and design needs.
  • Types of retaining walls considered:
    • MSE walls.
    • Sheeting with or without façade.
    • Post and panels.
    • Modular walls.
3. Technology.
  • High performance concrete and high performance steel (HPC and HPS).
  • Bridge movement system to expedite construction.
  • The use of HPC and HPS will result in lighter loads and shallower system.
  • Types of bridge movement system:
  • Self-propelled modular transport.
  • Girder launching/skidding.
  • Roll in.
  • Vertical lifting.
II. "Stay Out"
4. Stay out.
  • Use of HPC and HPS.
  • Inspectibility without impacting traffic.
  • Future redecking.
  • Automated deicing on deck of big bridge and flyovers.
  • Use of HPC and HPS will result in low maintenance of structures and offer quality and durability to finished product.
III. Miscellaneous Project Issues
5. Miscellaneous project issues
  • Design with these items-lock in transportability.
  • Set construction duration.
  • Project wide Web-based electronic communication plan.
  • Use of electronic shop drawings and electronic design submittals will expedite design process.
  • Web-based electronic communication plan will keep the motoring public informed.
IV. Suggestions to Alternatives
6. Suggestions to alternative D.
  • Investigate depressed ramp "C" and make ramp "D" flyover.
  • Investigate eliminating ramp "F" by combining with ramp "D" and bring it to the big bridge.
  • Investigate taking all I-295 traffic off SR-42 NB at missing move ramp.
7. Suggestions to alternative K.
  • Tunnel carry I-295 traffic under I-76.
  • This alternative is not preferred due to:
    • High initial and maintenance costs.
    • Ventilation, lighting, and fire code requirements.
    • Security issue (target for terrorist attack).
    • Trucks carrying flammable/contaminated materials cannot use the tunnel.
8. Suggestions to alternatives G2 and H1.
  • Double stacking I-295 structures.
  • This alternative is not preferred because it is extremely unpleasing visually. Looking at a 70-75-ft bridge and retaining wall will not be well received by the local community.
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