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Construction Engineering

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Choosing the right construction methods is crucial to ensuring your bridge project is completed at the highest quality, on time and to budget.

COWI can help you accurately evaluate and mitigate potential construction risks, optimise construction time and minimise unexpected costs. Our team of experts can provide assistance throughout the entire construction process.

Planning and development of erection schemes

Our engineers have extensive expertise on the advantages and constraints of different construction and erection methods, gained through first-hand experience working on many bridge constructions around the world.

Design of temporary structures

We can provide conceptual and detailed designs for a range of interim structures to support the bridge elements during the erection stages, and custom-made erection equipment for the installation of the bridge elements. These include (but are not limited to) temporary support structures, erection equipment for cable installation and form travellers.

Logistics of prefabrication and erection

Getting the logistics of prefabrication and erection right is paramount to a successful construction phase. We will consult and advise on the layout, construction methods and overall logistics planning to ensure a safer, more cost-efficient and streamlined construction process.

Supervision of prefabrication and erection

Our advanced in-house design and analysis software IBDAS can accurately calculate the correct distribution of forces and geometry required at each step during the erection of a bridge. Risk mitigation of stresses, deformations, creep and other effects is built into the calculations. We can provide full construction management services for the realisation of this construction phase.

LAST UPDATED: 10.01.2017