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Bridge and Culvert OSIM Inspection I

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Register for the Bridge and Culvert OSIM Inspection Series This course is also part of a series. Register for both courses and receive a discount of 20%. To register for this series, visit: Bridge and Culvert OSIM Inspection I & II

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand inspection procedures, bridge components, material defects and performance defects
  • Set out requirements for detailed visual inspections and condition rating of structures and their components
  • Provide guidelines for the need to carry out further investigations and special studies
  • Describe various types of procedures and equipment for the non-destructive material testing

This course is designed to provide you with bridge inspection fundamentals. You will gain an introduction to the elementary concepts of bridge inspection, bridge functions, and bridge inspection terminology. The course will also illustrate and discuss the difference between material defects and performance defects

This introductory course covers bridge components and elements, bridge mechanics, design features, bridge materials, decks, superstructures, bearings, substructures, inspection preparations, inspection reporting activities, and work area safety.

Course outline:

  • Inspector duties
  • Basis for bridge inspection
  • Major bridge components & culvert types
  • Elements that comprise bridge components
  • Span arrangements & deck-superstructure
  • Steel, concrete & timber: properties/strengths/weaknesses
  • Structural distress in steel, concrete & timber
  • Decks, superstructures & bearings
  • Substructure: purpose & function
  • Inspection preparation: requirements

Who should attend:
Civil & Municipal Engineers • Structural Designers • Engineers in Training • Project Managers • Public Works personnel • Engineering Consultants

Course Rating
4.6 out of 5

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This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Mississauga, ON
on 10/1/2019

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