2021 Virtual Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: With Emphasis on International Experiences
Tuesday, December 7 at 9:00amVirtual Event
2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019 Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conferences were held in Miami, Florida, during December of each year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations, the 2021 ABC Conference will be held fully virtual, with emphasis on international ABC experiences.
Select presentations by U.S. speakers will be made by invitation only to capture the most updated information in Accelerated Bridge Construction. The Call for Abstracts is aimed at identifying the presentations with an international scope. While the December 2021 conference will be held fully virtual, the U.S. and international speakers will have the option to travel to Miami, Florida and give their virtual presentations in Miami, in a setting that will meet all COVID-19 safety protocols. Participants will be attending the conference online.
The 2021 virtual conference will be held Wednesday, December 8 through Friday, December 10. On each day, the conference will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST, (UTC−05:00)), to allow both U.S. and international audiences to attend the conference, while not being impacted greatly by time differences.
The conference will also include U.S. and international keynote speakers. The conference program will be finalized by the Conference Planning Committee consisting of more than 30 U.S. state Department of Transportation engineers, each responsible for maintaining bridges in their state, and representatives of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. The conference will include exhibitors, virtual social events, and virtual entertainment.
Conference will include:
Keynote talks- Please click here to view the updated list of keynote speakers and their titles.
UHPC Workshop- Conference registration includes access to the Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) workshop with presentations of detailed information on the development of non-proprietary UHPC at ABC-UTC and around the US. The workshop includes demonstration that allows attendees to see the UHPC mixing process. To obtain access to the UHPC workshop, you must indicate which session(s) of the UHPC workshop you will be attending.