Every Day Counts
PBES/ABC PEER EXCHANGES

SOUTHWEST REGION

Austin, Texas
February 7-9, 2012
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MID-NORTH REGION

Detroit, Michigan
May 1-3, 2012
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NORTHEAST REGION

Boston, Massachusetts
July 31-August 3, 2012
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NORTHWEST REGION

Seattle, Washington
November 13-16, 2012
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SOUTHEAST REGION

Norfolk, Virginia
February 26-March 1, 2013
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The PBES peer exchanges are regional forums comprised of bridge practitioners from State and Local Agencies, Contractors, Suppliers, Academia, and Government Officials in the sharing of bridge practices using PBES in each region.

The gatherings provide a forum to discuss PBES strategies in the areas of planning, engineering, materials, research, contracting, and construction. The goal for each exchange is to promote the benefits of PBES through education and application, and to seek out opportunities to improve upon the methods that are used for implementation.

Why PBES?

PBES are structural components of a bridge that are either built off site, or adjacent to the site, in a manner to reduce the onsite construction and mobility impact times that can adversely impact the traveling public. Because of their versatility, PBES can be used to address many common site and constructability issues. Remote site locations, limited construction seasons, material availability, and consistent quality in workmanship present opportunities where the use of PBES can provide more practical and economical solutions over conventional construction practices. Use of PBES has demonstrated proven benefits to agency owners, contractors, and the traveling public. Compared to conventional construction methods it is faster, safer, lowers mobility impacts, provides better quality, lowers cost, and is easily adaptable to many site conditions.

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