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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
Appears on pages(s): 73-96
Keywords: Blended cements; chlorides; curing; diffusivity; durability; fly ash; high-performance
concrete; permeability; quality control; silica fume; thermal
Abstract: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.
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