Another innovative construction procedure, ART Engineering Inc. has provided structural consulting services for the Highway 401 Centre Road rapid underpass replacement project. The project is the first accelerated bridge replacement of a rigid frame structure in Canada. It was a pilot project assessing the technology for the simultaneous rapid replacement of a bridge deck and its abutments (performed over a weekend). ART Engineering Inc. provided the following services:
Bridge global finite element analysis.
Abutment bracing (used during rapid replacement).
Roadway protection plan.
Grading plan design.
Bridge falsework design.
Bridge lifting lug design.
Piling plan design.
Temporary access platform designs.
Structure reinforcing design.
Structure monitoring plan.
Reinforcing steel QVE services.
Centre Road Underpass.
AECON Group Inc., Access Rigging Services Inc. and Salit Steel.