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Stability and Safe Handling of Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Bridge Girders

Photo Credit: Coastal Precast Systems

With improvements in materials properties and fabrication practices, single-piece pretensioned bridge girders are becoming increasingly slender, which has resulted in an increasing number of girders that cannot be safely lifted or transported without significant post-design re-engineering and/or special attention during construction. A major objective of this webinar is to build awareness of the issues associated with the lifting, handling and hauling of precast/pretensioned concrete bridge girders. In our specialty engineering practice, we have been encountering with increasing frequency girders that require some level of special treatment before they can be safely transported. We will explain the underlying reasons for this and share with attendees the techniques we typically use to deal with them, post-design. This, we hope, will provide insight to designers on what can be done during the design stage to improve their constructability downstream.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Noon ET or

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Noon MT (2:00 p.m. ET)

60 Minutes

Roy L. Eriksson, P.E.

Eriksson Technologies, Inc.

Roy earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida. He is President/CEO of Eriksson Technologies, a precast specialty consulting firm and full-service structural engineering firm with offices in Tampa, FL and Denver, CO. He has been the principal engineer overseeing the safe handling and erection of many girders and other large and complex precast products on numerous projects throughout the United States. He is an active member of the PCI Stability Committee.

All stakeholders associated with the design, fabrication, transport and erection of precast/pretensioned concrete bridge girders:

  • Bridge engineers
  • Precast/prestressed concrete fabricators
  • Trucking companies that haul girders
  • Erectors
  • General contractors
  • Owners
  • Understand the fundamentals of girder stability
  • Analyze girders during lifting
  • Analyze girders during hauling and transport
  • Understand the design constraints required by the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
  • Learn design techniques to ensure that girder designs are safe and code-compliant
  • Select the proper lifting scheme and the right lifter for the product
  • Learn techniques to modify girders to permit their safe handling and transport
  • Live webinar, 60 minutes duration (presented twice for convenience)
  • Presentation material (download in advance)
  • Live questions and answers
  • Detailed design examples
  • Sample drawings and details
  • Software: Mathcad worksheet with complete, step-by-step calculations
  • Sample language for inclusion in drawing notes and project specs
$95 (single attendee)
$245 (group of attendees, 1 connection)
20% discount (enter code GOVT at checkout)

Nicole Rodriguez,, (813) 989-3317, ext. 700 (ET)

Please choose the date and type of your registration. Limited Connections. Sign Up Early!

  Date Time Type Price
Closed Tues 8/22/17 Noon ET Individual $95
Closed Tues 8/22/17 Noon ET Group $245
Closed Wed 8/23/17 Noon MT Individual $95
Closed Wed 8/23/17 Noon MT Group $245

Cancellation Policy: Substitutions may be made at any time. Refunds for cancellations will be provided in the form of credit for future webinars.