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How Does Aptus Design Bridge Pipelines?

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 4, 2017 10:06:00 AM

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Aptus is a turnkey bridge utilities installation service. That means our team of knowledgeable professionals provides “soup-to-nuts” service, from engineering to procurement all the way through the construction process. With decades of experience on more than 2,300 bridge projects, we’re your one-stop-shop for bridge utility projects. What is our involvement in bridge pipeline design?

Pre-Approved Bridge Pipeline Design

In many cases, a bridge’s pipeline design is pre-provided to Aptus. Specifications are laid out in our initial contract plans and drawings. Once received, we run these drawings through our engineering department to check the details and provisions based upon our years of experience. If necessary, we will make recommendations regarding specific changes to the design that may increase safety, improve the production process, and promote general effectiveness of the system.

Aptus Provides Design/Builds

On some projects, the Aptus team provides design/builds (also known as “design-builds,” and abbreviated D–B or D/B accordingly). Design/Builds are a project delivery system commonly used in the construction industry. Simply put, they are a method for project delivery in which design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design–builder or design–build contractor, in our case, Aptus. When handling D/Bs, our in-house engineers and General Contractor(s) together come up with the most efficiently engineered system based upon vast knowledge of bridge attached utilities.

A Holistic Approach to Pipeline Design

Bridge-attached pipelines are far more involved than stand alone or buried pipeline systems. Not only do they require the ability to withstand the elements (weather, moisture, etc.), they also must be durable enough to endure the natural movement of a bridge structure over time. At Aptus, we understand that effective pipeline design and installation leads to positive outcomes down the road. Better pipeline design means less maintenance, fewer emergency repairs, and a longer lasting pipeline system.


Ready to discuss your next bridge design project with the professionals at Aptus? Our team is always available to talk about the specifics of your situation; we’re experts in solution-planning.

Reach out to us today – we have regional offices all over the U.S. including the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and the Southwest.

Topics: Bridge Utilities, Pipeline Design