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June 3-6, 2012- IBC Conference- Pittsburgh, PA
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Recently Awarded Projects
Willamette Bridge - OR
Washington Aqueduct Dalecarlia Reservoir 3rd High Main Bridge - DC
Freyssinet has just been awarded a repair sub contract to jack the 48” water main conveying water to the Georgetown Area of Washington DC and to replace the pipe's 29 supports. Then, Freyssinet will jack the concrete bridge supporting the pipe over the reservoir and repair the concrete abutments and the four piers.
Virginia DOT, 11 Bridges - VA
Freyssinet, Inc. has been awarded a major repair and rehabilitation sub contract for a unique Accelerated Bridge Technology project on the US Interstate Highway System in Richmond, VA. The project calls for complete replacement of the superstructure on 11 bridges and a comprehensive restoration and repair of the related bridge substructures. Freyssinet’s scope of work for the superstructure includes furnish, installation and grouting of transverse post tensioning system and continuity bars, as well as removal and replacement of elastomeric bearings, shim plates and anchors. Freyssinet will also perform a comprehensive restoration of the bridge substructure consisting of removal of deteriorated concrete, shotcrete repair, crack injection, slope wall repair, electrochemical chloride extraction, and cathodic protection/galvanic paint. The value of the Freyssinet subcontract is $7,500,000 US.
Smithsonian - Parking Garage - DC
Champlain bridge - QC, CANADA
In late November 2011, Freyssinet Canada Limitée completed shear reinforcement operations on a concrete beam in one of the most heavily used bridges in Canada. To accomplish this, the company used the Foreva® TFC process and called upon French expertise in the field. The Champlain Bridge, located in Montreal, Quebec, spans the Saint Lawrence River, connecting the boroughs of Verdun and Longueil to Brossard on the South Shore. Opened to traffic in 1962 and used by more than 57 million vehicles each year, the bridge is now starting to show signs of ageing. The bridge is a steel truss cantilever design with AASHTO concrete beam approach spans. Ponts Jacques Cartier & Champlain Incorporée (PJCCI) contacted Freyssinet Canada to assist them in finding a solution to reinforce a prefabricated prestressed beam on which the previous reinforcements, consisting of vertical prestressed bars, needed to be replaced by a metal tied arch. Freyssinet suggested replacing this vertical prestressing for shear strength by TFC strips anchored at both ends with Freyssinet Foreva® WFC 200 carbon anchors. The bars could then be removed once the TFC had reached its maximum strength. Deadline and cost were two key factors that allowed Freyssinet to participate in this project. A suitability test was conducted on site to validate the feasibility of the company's technical proposal. Freyssinet performed the levelling and surface preparation work and installed the TFC with the associated anchors. in order to satisfy the quality requirements, Freyssinet Canada called upon Freyssinet France to provide its expertise during implementation and thus transfer knowledge to Freyssinet Canada employees through Group synergy.
Fairway extension bridge - ON, Canada
WMATA - DC
Port Mann - BC, CANADA
Freyssinet Canada Limitée has been awarded a contract by Kiewit/Flatiron General Partnership to provide Freyssinet’s HD Stay Cable System for the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver, BC. The bridge is a key component of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Port Mann/Highway 1 project, which will also upgrade interchanges and improve safety and access between Vancouver and Langley, a distance of approximately 37 km. In total the new bridge will be 2.2 km long and 50m wide, carrying 10 lanes. The main span between the two 75m tall (above the deck level) towers will be 470 meters long, which will be the second longest cable-stayed span in the Western Hemisphere. The main bridge (between the end of the cables) will have a length of 850 meters with 288 cables. Freyssinet’s scope includes the design and supply of the permanent stay cable, design and supply of stay damping systems and provision of specialty stay cable equipment and full-time onsite technical/supervisory personnel. In addition to the stay cables, Freyssinet is also providing expansion joints and pot bearings.
Official website: http://www.pmh1project.com/
AOC Tunnel - DC
Freyssinet, Inc. has been awarded the concrete repair of the utility tunnel which runs from the AOC Power Plant to the Capitol (2 miles). High risk project with confined space, temperature rising up to 40˚C, and security clearance required.
BC Place - BC, CANADA
A new retractable roof is being added to BC Place, the multipurpose stadium in Vancouver, Canada that was recently home to Winter Olympic activities. Freyssinet Canada Limitée, in a joint venture with Freyssinet International Company, has been awarded a major contract for the design, supply, and installation of the cables which will support the new roof. Working under an exclusive agreement with Groupe CANAM, the Quebec steel contractor, Freyssinet will provide over 1,800 metric tons of cable and 500 metric tons of castings for this project. The project schedule is tight, with erection of the masts scheduled to start in May 2010, with a project completion deadline of January 2011.
Official website: http://www.bcplace2011.com/
Indian River Inlet Bridge - DE
Freyssinet has started work on the stay cable and post-tensioning contract for the Indian River Inlet Bridge in Dewey Beach, Delaware awarded by Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. Freyssinet will be again working with much of the same team which successfully completed the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River in Charleston, SC. This Design-Build project includes a signature cable stayed structure supported with the patented Freyssinet Stay Cable System. Stay cables will range in size from 19 to 59 strands with each strand being an individually waxed and extruded semi-bonded Freyssinet mono-strand. Some 1.8 million feet of high fatigue resistance 15.7mm (0.62”) diameter 1860MPa prestressing strand will be used for the stays, with approximately 1.2 million feet of 15.2mm (0.6”) diameter 1860MPa prestressing strand will be used for post-tensioning of the superstructure and transition piers. The site is currently being mobilized with the first cable stays scheduled to be erected in 1st quarter 2010 with completion by 4th quarter 2010. The Engineer for the project is AECOM with International Bridge Technologies as a sub consultant.
Official website: http://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/indian_river_bridge/