Commission 4

Construction Methods and Processes

Commission 4 organizes and promotes activities contributing to deeper understanding and best practices in construction methods and processes for any type of structure.

Field of Activity
At the initial phase, Commission 4 works on the development of a set of guidelines for best practice solely on bridge construction, through specifically assigned Task Groups. In the future, the activities of the commission will develop to consider constructional aspects of other structural types.

In view of the interrelationship and inter-dependencies of Commission 4's field of work with the areas covered by the other commissions, liaisons will be key to accomplishing its objectives.

Possible interaction with other organizations outside IABSE, such as ICPMA (International Construction Project Management Association) and IAARC (International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction), may be explored going forward.

Current Task Groups under Commission 4

TG4.1 Bearings & Joints
Chair: Leigh Appleyard, Australia

TG4.2 Essentials on Construction Methods - State of the Art
Chair: Renato Batos, Czech Republic

TG4.3 Risk, Accidents and Incidents during Construction
Chair: Hugo Coelho, Portugal

TG4.4 Applicable Standards and Actions during Construction Stage
Chair: Javier Muñoz-Rojas, Spain

TG4.5 Monitoring in Construction
Chair: Filipe Magalhães, Portugal

TG4.6 Specific Constructive Challenges in Cable-Stayed & Suspension Bridges
Chair: Miguel Angel Astiz, Spain

TG4.7 Time Consumptions in Different Construction Methods
Chair: Thierry Duclos, France

TG4.8 Building Equipment Specifications
Chair: Pedro Borges, Portugal

TG4.9 Cost-Efficient Design Considering Construction Methods Selection
Chair: Carlos Bajo, Spain

TG4.10 Specific Constructive Challenges in Logistics
Chair: António Souza, USA

TG4.11 Specific Constructive Challenges in Accelerated Bridge Construction Methods
Chair: Atorod Azizinamini, USA

TG4.12 Methods for Bridge Demolition
Chair: TBD

TG4.13 Construction Methods with New Materials
Chair: Tomasz Siwowski, Poland

TG4.14 Special Heavy Lifting Methods for Bridge Construction
Chair: Javier Martinez, Spain

TG4.15 Summary on Critical Recommendations on Bridge Construction Methods and Processes
Chair: Pedro Pacheco, Portugal

Vice Chair
Core Members

Pedro Pacheco, Portugal
Javier Muñoz-Rojas, Spain
Akio Kasuga, Japan
R. Craig Finley, Jr., USA
Don Bergman, Canada
Carlos Bajo, Spain
Alessandro Rovera, Italy
António Souza, USA