Turnkey projects of ultra-high performance fibre-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) footbridges

Author(s) : E. Camacho, H. Coll, J.A. Lopez, F. Galan
Paper category : Proceedings
Book title : UHPFRC 2017 Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards
Editor(s) : F. Toutlemonde & J. ResplendinoT.Ch.
Print-ISBN : 978-2-35158-166-7
e-ISBN : 978-2-35158-167-4
Publisher : RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year : 2017
Pages: 1003 - 1012
Total Pages : 10
Language : English

Abstract: The very high resistance and durable properties of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) are making possible to overcome traditional reluctance to introduce new technologies in construction sector, as well as barriers due to economy and lack of standardisation. As an example, this document shows the advantages of turnkey projects of standardized UHPFRC footbridges up to 40 m span and 3 m width with an average cost of 620 €/m2 without considering substructures. The present work shows the economic and constructive viability of the first two footbridges performed following this process in the V-21 highway in Puzol and in the town of Guadassuar, both located in Valencia (Spain). The geometry of this UHPFRC standard design is described, as well as more relevant issues about fabrication, transport, casting, and cost, proving that UHPFRC structures can be competitive even when long term benefits are not considered in the economical evaluation.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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