Join Steve Tissier, P.E., Bridge and Structural Engineer with American Consulting Professionals, LLC as he walks us through a design build project of a four span high level highway flyover. The concept plans that were provided for the bid process had the bridge as a four span steel I-Girder bridge with end spans of 265’ and interior spans of 230’. OpenBridge Modeler was used to optimize the span configuration during the preliminary geometry layout. We were able to reduce one of the interior steel span lengths by 30’ and reduce the end span lengths by 90’ and 50’ each, which allowed us to use more economical prestressed concrete girders as opposed to steel girders.
In this webinar, you will learn about:
- The process used to optimize span configurations
- Checking minimum and maximum overhangs of concrete girder spans
- Managing project changes such as roadway alignment & profile
- Checking minimum vertical clearances
- Identifying clashes between foundations and underground utilities
- Reporting available during preliminary design
List of bridge geometry reports generated
- Input echo report - for doing the QC of a model
- Quantities Report – for getting preliminary quantities and cost estimates
- Beam Report- for getting girder lengths, beam grades, haunch heights and more
OpenBridge Test Drive
Webinar participants automatically get an opportunity to join the OpenBridge Test Drive to learn 3D skills and model a 3D bridge using OpenBridge. Additionally, you get access to a trial license of OpenBridge. The best part - you are not alone. While the test drive will focus on preliminary geometry layout & span optimization, Virtuosity experts will help you apply 3D skills to your bridge project to improve and solve your daily challenges. Learn more about OpenBridge Test Drive Program.
Who does it benefit?Bridge engineers, CAD Designers, and anyone else who is involved in optioneering, preliminary design, PD&E studies, etc.
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Virtuosity, A Bentley Company
With a background in civil engineering, Jay has been involved with bridge industry software solutions for over 10 years. Originally, Jay began his career as a bridge sales engineer, dealing with everything from analytical modeling to design for conventional/complex projects. With BrIM being the future, Jay is passionate about educating bridge engineers on collaborating not only with traditional bridge design but also with 3D physical information modeling.
Bridge/ Structural Engineer
American Consulting Professionals LLC
Steve graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering and went on to get a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida in 2011. He spent the first six years of his career working out in the field for a heavy civil bridge contractor on various major bridge projects as a field engineer and project engineer. From there he went back to the design side working with Atkins, and then American Consulting Professionals as a bridge engineer. He has experience in every stage of the project lifecycle: planning, designing, estimating, bidding, and construction.