Putting the Pieces Together: Integrating Steel Repairs with Bridge Painting Projects
From JPCL, January 2019
By Kevin H. Keith, PE, LiRo Engineers, Inc.
Many bridge painting projects include steel repairs as part of the contract. Painting and steel repairs are performed by separate trades and often by separate contractors, but both must work together and be installed as a system to perform as intended. This article is a discussion about the process of installing steel repairs and painting a bridge simultaneously. It includes lessons learned by a resident engineer with experience managing major bridge painting and steel repair contracts....