Structural Rehabilitation of Bridges

Mississauga, Ontario /
Dec 17 - 19, 2018 /
Course Code: 09-1211-2357

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

  • Better understand the application of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code
  • Apply state-of-the-art and innovative techniques for bridge rehabilitation and strengthening
  • Boost your technical library with numerical examples for bridge evaluation and rehabilitation

Bridges need to be rehabilitated for causes such as deteriorations due to environmental effects, deficiencies in the original design or construction or the need to carry heavier vehicular loads. Those responsible for maintaining bridges need to keep abreast of the latest techniques available for assessing the condition of their structures, as well as the methods and techniques for repairing or strengthening them.

You will focus on the technical aspects of bridge rehabilitation, such as the use of bridge inspection equipment, condition survey procedures and the latest practical methods for repairing and strengthening existing bridges. The course will provide excellent exposure of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code.

Program Outline

  • Typical damage of bridge structures
  • CHBDC assessment and evaluation techniques
  • Bridge condition assessment
  • Rehabilitation of concrete and concrete-steel bridge superstructures
  • Use of FPP composites in rehabilitation

Who Should Attend
Bridge rehabilitation Engineers • Structural Designers and Inspectors • Managers • Consulting Engineers • Superintendents and Contractors • Fabricators and material suppliers • Material testing personnel • Regulatory Agency staff

Special Features
The speaker has been selected for his first-hand experience with bridge design, evaluation, rehabilitation and strengthening. You will have time to meet and share experiences with others in the field. Presentations will stress practical applications. You will learn what information each technique produces and how to use this information to evaluate bridge safety and rehabilitation strategies. While the course will discuss future developments of innovative FRP technologies, it will focus on practical applications for use now.

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Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration & Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There is a one‐hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Typical Damage of Bridge Structures

  • Factors leading to bridge deterioration
  • Typical damage in concrete bridge superstructure
  • Typical damage in steel and composite concrete-steel bridge superstructure
  • Typical damage in bridge piers and abutments

CHBDC Assessment and Evaluation Techniques

  • Need for evaluation
  • Live Load capacity method for bridge evaluation
  • Material strengths for as per condition inspection
  • Equivalent material strengths from tests of samples or from date of bridge construction
  • Permanent loads and transitory load for bridge evaluation

Bridge Condition Assessment

  • Visual inspection
  • Nondestructive testing methods
  • Destructive testing methods
  • Visual inspection
  • Nondestructive testing methods
  • Destructive testing methods

Rehabilitation of Concrete Bridge Superstructures

  • Classification of repair techniques and materials
  • Surface repair
  • Crack repair
  • Strengthening of superstructure: by enlargement of cross-sections, redistribution of internal forces, installation of additional members, lightening member sizes, prestressing, external plating, and change in the structural system.
  • FRP Composites for Bridge Infrastructure Rehabilitation: FRP composites, physical and mechanical properties, installation of FRP strengthening systems
  • FPP Composites For Bridge Infrastructure Rehabilitation: mechanics for flexural and shear, design consideration for flexural and shear

Rehabilitation of Steel and Composite Concrete-Steel Bridge Superstructures

  • Classification of repair techniques and materials
  • Corrosion removal and surface cleaning
  • Anticorrosion protection (coating)
  • Repair of deformed structural members (Heat Strengthening Techniques)
  • Strengthening of superstructure by section enlargement, installation of additional members, external post-tensioning, change of the structural system, and by replacement of structural members
  • Solved examples and case studies

Rehabilitation of Bridge Substructures

  • Special problems of substructure
  • Rehabilitation and strengthening of bridge abutments
  • Rehabilitation and strengthening of bridge piers
  • Rehabilitation of bridge foundations
  • Use of FPP Composites in rehabilitation:
    • Mechanics for confinement strengthening with FRP’s, design consideration for confinement strengthening with FRP’s.
    • Solved example


Khaled Sennah, P.Eng., P.E., FCSCE, FEIC

Khaled is a professor of structural engineering and chair of the Civil Engineering Department at Ryerson University.

He has over 27 years of research, teaching, and industrial experience in the area of structural engineering, with particular emphasis on bridges. Dr. Sennah has been a principal designer and co-designer on major multi-million dollar projects in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.His core area of expertise, on which he has authored more than 100 publications, is the design, evaluation, retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridge infrastructure. Dr. Sennah is the recipient of the 2013 A.B. Sanderson Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering to recognize outstanding contributions by a civil engineer in the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada.


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Fee & Credits
  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

$2095 + taxes


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