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Small Bridge Project

only to prepare a schedule. So. if any detail is unclear do not try to redesign. The object of the project is not to design anything.Introduction This class Project is only an example of a real project. only make an assumption and continue to work on the schedule .

The previous project manager did however partially complete some of the work that you now must finish. The previous project estimator/manager quit leaving the company in a difficult situation with a bid package due in two weeks.Situation  You have been hired as a project estimator/manager for a small construction firm to execute a small bridge project. .

Each abutment rests on a heavy concrete footing supported by twenty-eight. respectively.Background  The plans and specifications indicate the structure to be erected is a single-span vehicular bridge. A steel guardrail is required for the length of the bridge along each side. The bridge is of a deck- girder type and is of composite steel-concrete construction. All exposed structural concrete is to have a rubbed finish and certain bridge surfaces are to be painted. Seven. The two abutments are of reinforced concrete. 40-foot long H-section steel piles. which will cross a small ravine. W36 X 150 steel floor girders support the 10- inch-thick reinforced concrete paving slab. Figures 1 and 2 show the bridge profile and a transverse section. each consisting of a breast wall and two wing walls. .

are also in the hands of other bidding contractors. The design has been completed and bidding documents. including finalized drawings and specifications. The owner requires submitting several documents as part of the bid package to include the Cost Estimate and a Project Schedule (contract requires using P3). is to be competitively bid on the basis of unit prices.Background (cont’d)  The owner of the project is a public agency and the entire work. including the highway bridge. . The final estimate and working job budget will be generated by you for bidding and cost control purposes. Your company is in a tight financial situation and really needs this work and is dependent on you to get the job.

Highway Bridge Profile .Figure 1 .

Highway Bridge. Transverse Section .Figure 2 .

Shop drawings may be submitted in conjunction with move in. 7. Abutment footings must be stripped before the abutments can be formed. Abutment pilings may be delivered to the site in conjunction with move in. Construction Sequence 1. Only one pile driver is available. Shop drawings must be completed and approved before special materials can be prefabricated and delivered to the site. 6. The abutment forms will be constructed at the site. The footing forms will be constructed in place. Only one dozer is available for excavation and backfill. The same set of forms will be used for both abutments. 4. 5. 3. 8. The footing forms used for abutment #1 must also be used for abutment #2. . 2.

Abutment forms must be stripped before the abutments can be backfilled. 13. The installation of guardrails and painting cannot commence until both abutments are rubbed and the deck has been stripped. Both abutments must be stripped and abutment #1 must be backfilled before the girders can be set. The abutment faces may be rubbed in conjunction with backfilling. . 12. Contraction joints may be sawed in conjunction with any other activities but must be completed before clean up. 15. but must be completed before clean up. 10. 14. 11. The guardrails and painting may be done in conjunction with each other. Abutment #2 must be backfilled before the bridge deck can be poured. Construction Sequence (cont’d) 9.