Finley Engineering Group, Inc.
road 431, Ein Ha’Kore interchange Bridges
Rishon Lezion, Israel
Finley Engineering group provided superstructure design and construction
engineering services for an interchange at Road 431 in Rishon Lezion, Israel,
with four precast segmental bridges. To help meet an ambitious five-month
design schedule, Finley proposed using external tendons to allow for simplified
precasting of the segments, reduction in segment cross-sectional areas and
foundation loads, and fewer tendon stressing operations.
Bentley RM Bridge was used to integrate design and construction analysis
files, which allowed a smooth transition from design to construction
engineering. By not having to regenerate construction analysis files, the team
saved approximately 16 weeks of engineering time. The ability to produce the
shop drawings directly from design drawings on five different segment types
saved the project team an additional 12 weeks of CAD technician time.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: ATTAINING RETURN ON INNOVATION (FINALIST)
the Ministry of road transport & Highways, government of india, is upgrading
national highways through public-private partnerships. The development
of National Highway 17 from Mumbai to Goa is part of this program. The
Frischmann Prabhu team will develop the Panvel-Indapur section of NH- 17 in
the state of Maharashtra. The project will widen the existing two-lane road to
a four- or six-lane divided highway.
Panvel Indapur Road Section (Km 0 to 84) of NH- 17
Challenges included limited right-of-way, environmentally sensitive forest
reserves, and the winding nature of the road, which would result in large-scale land acquisitions. Bentley MXROAD helped the team finalize
best-fitted horizontal as well as vertical geometry. This design capability
prevented the proposed road alignment from deviating from the existing road
geometry, which reduced land acquisition and community disruption.