Undergraduate Research Assistant
RAPIDS Construction Safety and Health Laboratory
Assistant in GDOT sponsored research relating to the preservation of historic steel truss bridges in the state of Georgia. The research aims to provide a guidance manual pertaining to the preparation for storage and rehabilitation, addressing the following considerations: (a) extent of disassembly, (b) estimated tasks and costs for disassembly, (c) guidance for analysis and assessment of remaining structural capacity for reuse, and (d) guidance to contractors for disassembly and re-assembly.
My contribution has emphasized the use of point cloud laser scanning technology to model existing bridge conditions, to create a deconstruction schedule based on the model, and to analyze the remaining structural capacity of the bridge as truss members are removed.