Bridge Planning, Design and Rehabilitation in Ontario

Online /
Mar 22 - 25, 2021 /
Course Code: 11-0350-ONL21

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please Note:
Course will focus on practices in Ontario.

This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (Will include lunch and refreshment breaks)

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

  • Apply up-to-date knowledge of the latest changes in the code through worked examples
  • Work with the Code having received clarifications to your doubts about the new code
  • Solve some of the common bridge design and construction problems
  • Evaluate existing bridges and plan their rehabilitation and strengthening program

Thorough knowledge of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code enhances confidence and efficiency of bridge engineers, inspectors and contractors.

The code includes loads, simplified method of analysis, new highway bridge design, and existing highway bridge evaluation and rehabilitation. This course covers the main advancements to bridge technology through case studies.

This offering will focus on practices in Ontario.

Who Should Attend
Bridge Design Engineers • Planners • Bridge Contractors • Bridge Inspectors • Supervisors • Consulting Engineers and Contractors Involved in Design, Evaluation, and Restoration of Highway Bridges

This course includes case studies providing detailed bridge design in steel, concrete, and pre-stressed concrete, retaining structures, and evaluation and rehabilitation. For each case study, a reference to the relevant code article will be presented. We suggest that you bring a copy of the new Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (S6-19) and Commentary (S6.1-19) along with a calculator.

The instructor will be presenting several detailed examples, with reference to the various relevant chapters and articles of the new code. More Information

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Please Note:
Course will focus on practices in Ontario.

This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (Will include lunch and refreshment breaks)

Daily Schedule:
8:30   Session begins
4:30   Adjournment

There will be lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment break during each morning and afternoon session.

Day 1-4

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

  • Bridge Engineering Overview
  • Bridge Main Components
  • Loads ( Loading Example)
  • Short and Medium Span Bridges & Integral Deck System - Case Studies
  • Photos for Overpasses and Segmental Bridges
  • Concrete Example: Precast Prestressed Concrete Girders
  • Prestressed Concrete Overview (optional)
  • PP Presentation for Different Case Studies
  • Theory of Spliced Concrete Girders
  • Foundation and Geotechnical Systems (Substructure Example)
  • Seismic Analysis and Design
  • Steel Bridge Introduction
  • Composite Construction Applications for Bridge Deck
  • PP Presentation of a Case Study (Richelieu Bridge)
  • Fracture Control and Fatigue
  • Steel Bridge Example, including Bridge Deck Analysis
  • Expansion Joints
  • Material Defects
  • Bridge Evaluation Example
  • Fiber Reinforced Bridge Structures
  • Bridge Rehabilitation vs. Replacement
  • PMB presentation - Case Study
  • Several Examples and Case Studies will be Presented

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Adel R. Zaki, P.Eng.

Adel R. Zaki is the Chief Engineer of bridges and structures with SNC-Lavalin. In his 40 years in civil engineering practice, Mr. Zaki has been engaged by Canada’s foremost engineering consulting firms, becoming an expert in the design and management for major bridge projects in North America and internationally.

In 1995, the World Bank recognized Mr. Zaki as an international specialist for his professional services in planning, project management and the design of railway and highway infrastructures.

Mr. Zaki has published more than twenty technical papers on bridges and received merit awards from the CSCE, the ACI, and the PCI. He is a member of numerous associations and committees including the Order of Engineers of Quebec, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, Transportation Research Board, Technical Committee of the CSA Bridge Code S6, and the International Association of Bridges and Structures.


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Fee & Credits

$2595 + taxes

  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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