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Revised Seismic Design Provisions in AS 5100.2
The seismic design provisions in AS 5100 have recently been revised to accord with AS 1170.4:2007. The revised provisions were mainly based on Austroads technical report AP-T200-12, titled Bridge Design Guidelines for Earthquakes .
Citylink Tulla Widening Project English Street Bridge Demolition and Construction
As part of the CityLink Tulla Widening (CTW) project, the English Street Bridge will be reconstructed to accommodate the widened Tullamarine Freeway and improve access to Essendon Fields. The reconstructed English Street Bridge will be a single span…
Fabrication and Erection of Structural Steelwork - The New AS/NZS 5131 and Engineers Risk Mitigation
This paper examines the initiative by the Australian Steel Institute to underwrite development of the new Australian Standard AS/NZS 5131 ‘Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection’, the new ‘National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS)…
Next Generation of Facilities for Testing and Inspection of Bridge
This paper studies the mechanical and Data Acquisition performance of a Robotic Transverse Profiler (RTP), designed and built in the partnership between with ARRB and Laboratory of Motion Generation and Analysis for pavement technology study. A…
Galvanic Protection of Steel
  • ABC2017-106-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Across the globe, a huge sum is spent each year in maintaining and protecting steel infrastructure assets against corrosion. Most of the steel assets are protected using protective coatings or coating systems.
Achieving Low Life Cycle Cost
  • ABC2017-122-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Bridges, tunnels and other road structures are presently designed to achieve their design life requirement of 100 years. This may not necessarily lead to a cost-effective outcome and all asset owners are seeking the lowest whole of life cycle cost…
Management of Heavy Vehicle Access to Bridges
Australia has regularly reviewed access to the road and bridge network with a view to increasing transport productivity. The current access regime for heavy vehicles has evolved over time with access now controlled by a range of regulations, notices,…
The Challenges Faced in Assessing the Durability Risks of Reinforced Concrete Bridges in Aggressive Environments
Durability assessment is increasingly becoming an integral part of infrastructure design projects in Australia. One of the key drivers for this is the requirement by asset owners for optimum whole of life cost, minimum construction period and…
Introduction of E Class Trams on Melbourne's Tram Network and the Impact on VicRoads' Bridges
Over recent years, Public Transport Victoria through its operator Yarra Trams, has been gradually introducing new class trams (of which the E Class is the heaviest and longest) on Melbourne’s tram network.
Emergency Responses to the Accidentally Damaged Bridges
The Infrastructure Asset management is facing critical demand and challenges in encountering the concerning issues pertaining to the existing bridges due to un-foreseen accidents. The emergency issues arising due to possible vandalism, low height…