This installation introduction is to provide a General Contractor an overview of the sequence of operations involved in building the AIT Composite Arch Bridge system.
Although every project will have a unique set of contractual documents with plans, specifications, and testing/ inspection requirements, the intent is to provide a summary of operations and overall requirements for planning work.
Due to a variety of designs for bridge foundations and abutments, the focus of this handbook is limited to the construction operations of: handling and setting arches, installing decking, and placing the self consolidating arch concrete.
When applicable, the basis for determining the sequence and duration of operations was from prior experience in building the AIT Composite Arch Bridge system. The crew size was selected based on optimal performance.