Developing innovative materials, construction techniques and other tools to reduce construction time for bridge projects.
Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) has become a widely accepted way to deliver bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects across the country. Our Structural team pioneered the techniques and technologies used widely today.
Working closely with organizations like the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) and for the Federal Highway Association; CME helped vet and develop the details, manuals, and specifications now used as industry standards.
Our expertise isn’t rooted solely in the academic, CME has also led design efforts to implement these solutions into numerous projects and has developed a tried and true method to help state and local government agencies evaluate the practicality of using these techniques for their individual projects. While the benefits are significant, so can be the costs. We work side by side with each client, so they have a solid understanding of the pros and cons and invest in ABC under the right circumstances.
Further, we have hosted numerous seminars and training sessions to help spread the knowledge and lift-up the entire industry.
• Design Expertise
• Constructability Planning + Review
• Concept Plan Development
• Program + Manual Development
• Research + Policy Development
• Value Engineering
Michael P. Culmo, PE
Chief Technology Officer