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Planning, Design, Inspection, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Rail Bridges

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Oct 3 - 5, 2022 /
Course Code: 13-0511-ONL22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
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Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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

  • Select efficient structure for different railway bridge configurations
  • Provide cost effect solution for railway bridge construction
  • Evaluate loads and load combinations
  • Determine assessment for existing railway bridges
  • Prepare detailed design and rehabilitation for different types of railway bridges

Description
Railway bridges are considered as an important part of transportation infrastructure. The design, development and worldwide construction of bridges represent the most challenging achievements in civil engineering. This course presents structural design of railway bridges that covers superstructures and substructures, as well as the assessment methodology for existing railway bridges in compliance with the AREMA standard.

This course provides basic principles of strength, serviceability, detailed design of both concrete and steel bridges. Numerous examples and case studies are presented in detail. The course will provide to participants a modern approach for railway bridge design and rehabilitation, and the latest best practice design guidance.

Course Outline

  • Introduction - Bridge Engineering Overview
  • History and Development of Steel Railway Bridges
  • Description and Main Components of Railway Bridges
  • Railway Bridge Design Loads - AREMA Standard
  • Bridge assessment and Rating - Examples
  • Steel Bridge Redundancy
  • Fracture Control and Fatigue
  • Coal Handling Railway Elevated Structure. - Case Study
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques (ABC) - Case Studies
  • Maintenance, strengthening and repair for steel and concrete bridges
  • Design Example: Reinforced Concrete Bridge and Foundation Stability
  • Design Example: Ballasted Through Plate Girder Railway Bridge
  • Design Example: Steel Box with concrete Deck Railway Bridge
  • Bridge Rehabilitation vs Replacement
  • Value Engineering and Constructability Review

Who Should Attend
Managers and Engineers of National, Provincial and Local Railroad Agencies • Railway Bridge Engineers • Consulting Engineers • Structural Engineers • Design Engineers • Superintendents and Contractors • Fabricators • Construction Foremen and Material Suppliers

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Day I

  • Introduction - Bridge Engineering Overview
  • History & Development of Steel Railway Bridges
  • Description & Main Components of Railway Bridges
  • Railway Bridge Design Loads - AREMA Standard
  • Bridge assessment & Rating - Examples

Day II

  • Steel Bridge Redundancy
  • Fracture Control and Fatigue
  • Coal Handling Railway Elevated Structure. - Case Study
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques (ABC) - Case Studies
  • Maintenance, strengthening and repair for steel and concrete bridges

Day III

  • Design Example: Reinforced Concrete Bridge and Foundation Stability
  • Design Example: Ballasted Through Plate Girder Railway Bridge
  • Design Example: Steel Box with concrete Deck Railway Bridge
  • Bridge Rehabilitation vs Replacement
  • Value Engineering and Constructability Review
  • Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
  • Final Adjournment

Instructor

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 Professional Engineers Ontario, Order of Engineers of Quebec, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 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

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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