App Makes Selecting Pre-stressed Concrete Bridge Beam choice Easy and Fast for Designers and Estimators

Bridge beam selection just got a whole lot quicker and easier following the launch of an app-based tool by ABM Precast. The app is available from the Google Play Store for Android and the Apple Store for iphones/ipads by searching ABM Precast. Intuitive to use, the app guides the user through the selection process in six questions to provide an instant recommendation of concrete bridge beam configuration along with extensive data on all the key engineering elements.

The speed of calculation is such that structural designers can easily explore different possibilities quickly to optimise their bridge design. Mike Sanderson, ABM’s business development manager noted, “Engineers can still work their way through our data book if they wish, but the app is designed to give a speedy and reliable answer in a fraction of the time. The user just inputs details such as the clear span, width, overall depth, bridge configuration, deck toping depth and edge detail required and the program makes a selection from nearly 150 available beam types.”

Structural engineers, estimators and project managers will find the ABM Precast app saves time and provides the flexibility to consider multiple options easily. Downloaded and installed in seconds, it is available whenever and wherever needed.

ABM is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of precast and pre-stressed concrete structures. The company operates its main manufacturing facility in the UK from Tuxford in Nottinghamshire and is perfectly placed to service all parts of the country.  Substantial investment means that they can produce bridge beams of up to 120 tonnes and over 40 metres in length. The company also manufacture other pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete components and has operations in Ireland and mainland Europe.


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