Accelerated Construction: embracing the new normal 

As chaotic as recent weeks have been, they’ve also shown us the things we thought were impossible aren’t. Dave Idle, Technical Principal Bridges & Civil Structures, looks at opportunities for construction post the Covid-19 lockdown.

AUCKLAND RAIL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT

As part of the Auckland Electrification Project, KiwiRail commissioned WSP to design the replacement of five bridges. Innovative solutions were developed using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) principles to minimise the bridge construction periods and associated disruption of both road and rail networks.

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ACCELERATED CONSTRUCTION FACT SHEET

Reduced construction time, minimising traffic disruptions, reduced life cycle costs and improved construction quality and safety are potential benefits of Accelerated Construction (AC). The philosophy is to minimise the on site construction time by maximising the use of precast/off site manufactured elements.

[PDF] ACCELERATED CONSTRUCTION FACT SHEET

DISCUSSION DOCUMENT: ACCELERATED CONSTRUCTION THE SECRETS TO SUCCESS

Accelerated Construction (AC) uses advanced planning techniques and innovative design to significantly reduce design and construction periods, while reducing construction costs and increasing construction quality.
Find out what else should be considered.

[PDF] DISCUSSION DOCUMENT