Quality Management Plan for the Confederation Bridge


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Title: Quality Management Plan for the Confederation Bridge

Author(s): W. S. Langley, R. A. Gilmour, J. Turnham, G. Forbes and T. Mostert

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 171


Appears on pages(s): 73-96

Keywords: Blended cements; chlorides; curing; diffusivity; durability; fly ash; high-performance concrete; permeability; quality control; silica fume; thermal gradient.

Date: 8/1/1997

This paper presents an overview of the Quality Assurance and Quality Control for the construction of the Confederation Bridge in Eastern Canada. The bridge was unique not only in that it was designed, financed, constructed and operated by the private sector but also in the innovative approach to the design and construction. Private sector partnering with Government was a relatively new concept in Canada, and this project was an excellent example of the merits of such ventures. The design life of the Confederation Bridge is 100 years with a target reliabilitv . index, p, of 4.0. The contractor implemented a rigid Quality Management Plan (QMP) to ensure that the factors which impact on durability and service life were documented and that the specifications were met or exceeded.