Simplify the Complexity - Bentley Webcast Series Overcoming Unusual and Unconventional Bridge Challenges with BrIM Software

October 09, 2013
Chris Labye

Archived webinar



Thursday, October 31, 2013

2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern

Webinar Overview:
Join Bentley bridge experts and Chris Labye of AECOM on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. EDT and learn how the power of 3D modeling was used to anticipate and overcome challenges in the SR179 bridge project in scenic Sedona, Arizona. Preserving aesthetics, overcoming structural load disparities and working within tight right of way constraints presented unique challenges. Participants Earn One Professional Development Hour.

State Route (SR) 179 is a scenic route that connects businesses and residential communities. Visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, SR179 needed enhancements to address the increasing traffic volumes. This 178-foot-long bridge is comprised of three spans. Part of the overall enhancement of the corridor included replacing an existing bridge over Oak Creek and overcoming the challenge of placing the roundabout in span 1 adjacent to the more-conventional roadway configuration in spans 2 and 3.

Because of tight right-of-way constraints, the new bridge needed to incorporate a large portion of a new roadway roundabout within the first span of the three-span, precast, prestressed, concrete box girder structure. The team determined locations of point loads and used CONSPAN to simulate behavior of these point loads with wheel loads acting on the box beams.  This unusual bridge configuration demonstrates the need for load considerations when bridge structures accommodate unusual geometry that may not be covered by AASHTO design specifications.

Learn how the team analyzed two distinct sets of live load considerations and simulated the presence of those configurations traversing the bridge in a transverse direction. You’ll see how the power of the Bridge Information Modeling and the interactions with the 3D model helped the team make more informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of this project.

Company profile:
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, inspectors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining transportation infrastructure. For more than 30 years, Bentley has helped civil engineering teams collaborate, design and construct the world’s greatest infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Bentley’s road software and bridge software advance what is possible in design, construction, operations, maintenance and inspection through the use of industry-leading innovations including immersive modeling, design-time visualization, design intent capture and persistence, hypermodeling, information mobility across engineering disciplines and project phases, and construction-driven engineering and analysis. Bentley’s transportation software for roads and bridges enable users to create 3D/4D models with a few clicks of the mouse. This accelerates the creation and construction of transportation infrastructure projects, and facilitates collaboration with multiple stakeholders, reducing risk, decreasing time, and improving ROI. Bentley’s civil engineering and transportation products are designed to help you develop outstanding projects, with comprehensive, interactive 3D modeling software that meets and exceeds civil engineering’s rigorous demands. Discover why global transportation agencies, municipalities, and 47 of the 50 top engineering design firms depend on Bentley civil products. For more information,

Webinar Presenter:

Chris Labye, PE
Senior Bridge and Geotechnical Engineer – AECOM

Mr. Labye is a bridge/geotechnical engineer with sixteen years of professional experience. He has designed numerous bridges as well as retaining and sound walls, reinforced concrete box culverts and rectangular channel sections. His background includes the preparation of Design Concept and Bridge Selection reports, final design plans, and construction support services. In addition to his bridge experience, Mr. Labye provides geotechnical services including the preparation of foundation design reports, geotechnical reports, pavement design summaries and recommendations, and field exploration. Mr. Labye’s overall experience in bridge structures and geotechnical engineering makes him an extremely capable engineer.

Sri Kanneganti
Product Manager - Bentley Systems

Sri Kanneganti is a product manager in the BrIM group and manages several analysis products including LEAP CONSPAN and LEAP Bridge. With over 17 years of experience in development and management of software solutions for building and bridge engineering products, Sri is planning and leading the development of the next generation of bridge products at Bentley. 

Shannon Clemons
Product Marketing Manager – Bentley Systems

Shannon Clemons is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager with Bentley, where she focuses on Bridge software solutions and global marketing programs for the Civil Engineering team. Prior to joining Bentley, she worked at Autodesk, Intergraph and Motorola. With more than 20 years of experience working in technology marketing, Shannon has managed go to market strategies for a broad range of software solutions.