February 11 | 1:00 p.m., EST
The Slide-In Bridge Construction (SIBC) Implementation Guide was developed for Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) “Every Day Counts” Initiative as an innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction technique to shorten project delivery, reduce user impacts and enhance roadway safety.
This presentation, which is being hosted by ARTBA’s Bridge Policy & Promotion Council, will provide a general overview of the guideline and a discussion on how to facilitate implementation of the SIBC method for common highway bridge replacements
There is no charge to participate.
About the Presenters:
Michael Arens is an assistant vice president with Michael Baker International in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and has 17 years of experience in transportation and bridge design and construction.
He has worked extensively in the development of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) since 2006, executing the design of the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT’s) first bridge installation using Self Propelled Modular Transports (SPMTs). Arens then helped develop UDOT’s first lateral bridge slide and first bridge launch over I-15. Most recently, Michael worked with UDOT and FWHA to develop the Slide-In Bridge Construction (SIBC) Guide.
Rebecca Nix is the bridge program manager for the Utah Department of Transportation. She is a graduate of the University of Utah and has 10 years of experience in hydraulic and bridge design, planning and programming. She has been heavily involved with the implementation of various Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods in the state of Utah over the last seven years, including the design of precast deck panels and superstructures place using transverse slide methods.
She has been heavily involved in the development of ABC standards in Utah. She worked in conjunction with Michael Baker International and FHWA to develop the Slide-In Bridge Construction (SIBC) Guide.
Contact ARTBA’s Allison Klein with any questions.