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Stability and Safe Handling of Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Bridge Girders

Photo Credit: Coastal Precast Systems

With improvements in materials properties and fabrication practices, single-piece pretensioned bridge girders are becoming increasingly slender, which has resulted in an increasing number of girders that cannot be safely lifted or transported without significant post-design re-engineering and/or special attention during construction. Accordingly, state agencies and industry groups have issued safety warnings to bridge girder stakeholders. Until now, the safety and well-being of girders has been the exclusive domain of the fabricator. However, with the anticipated changes to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications coming in 2018, all stakeholders will be explicitly required to ensure that girder handling and stability are part of their design scope. This includes the engineer of record, who will need to include lifting and handling as part of the initial design criteria for the girder.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Noon ET or

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Noon MT (2:00 p.m. ET)

60 Minutes

Roy L. Eriksson, P.E.

Eriksson Technologies, Inc.

Roy earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida. He is President/CEO of Eriksson Technologies, a precast specialty consulting firm and full-service structural engineering firm with offices in Tampa, FL and Denver, CO. He has been the principal engineer overseeing the safe handling and erection of many girders and other large and complex precast products on numerous projects throughout the United States. He is an active member of the PCI Stability Committee.

All stakeholders associated with the design, fabrication, transport and erection of precast/pretensioned concrete bridge girders:

  • Bridge engineers
  • Precast/prestressed concrete fabricators
  • Trucking companies that haul girders
  • Erectors
  • General contractors
  • Owners
  • Understand the fundamentals of girder stability
  • Analyze girders during lifting
  • Analyze girders during hauling and transport
  • Understand the design constraints required by the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
  • Learn design techniques to ensure that girder designs are safe and code-compliant
  • Select the proper lifting scheme and the right lifter for the product
  • Learn techniques to modify girders to permit their safe handling and transport
  • Live webinar, 60 minutes duration (presented twice for convenience)
  • Presentation material (download in advance)
  • Live questions and answers
  • Detailed design examples
  • Sample drawings and details
  • Software: Mathcad worksheet with complete, step-by-step calculations
  • Sample language for inclusion in drawing notes and project specs
$95 (single attendee)
$245 (group of attendees, 1 connection)
20% discount (enter code GOVT at checkout)

Nicole Rodriguez,, (813) 989-3317, ext. 700 (ET)

Please choose the date and type of your registration. Limited Connections. Sign Up Early!

  Date Time Type Price
Register Tues 8/22/17 Noon ET Individual $95
Register Tues 8/22/17 Noon ET Group $245
Register Wed 8/23/17 Noon MT Individual $95
Register Wed 8/23/17 Noon MT Group $245

Cancellation Policy: Substitutions may be made at any time. Refunds for cancellations will be provided in the form of credit for future webinars.