Commission 4

Construction Methods and Processes

C4 aims to organize and promote activities contributing to a deeper understanding and best practices revolving around construction methods and processes of any type of structure.

Field of Activity
At its early stage, the commission will work on the set of construction guidelines for best practices via promotion of specifically assigned Task Groups. As a principle, each member of the Commission is to coordinate the work of 2 Task Groups.

Because of the interdependence of C4’s context with other commissions within the life cycle of a structure, liaising is a key activity in accomplishing C4’s objectives.

A possibility of interaction with ICPMA (International Construction Project Management Association) and with IAARC (International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction) is also in consideration.

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


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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