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Upgrading Bridge and Culvert Inspection Skills

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Aug 14 - 16, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-0511-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

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 am to 6 pm Eastern Time

This course has been developed for municipal and provincial employees and consultants involved in inspecting bridges or in charge of bridge inspection and maintenance programs. The course is also useful for bridge engineers involved in the rating and evaluation of existing structures. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended.

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

  • Understand inspection procedures, bridge and culvert components, material defects and performance defects
  • Set out requirements for detailed (virtual) 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

Introduction

In this course, we shall cover the main bridge and culvert components, inspection, and strategies for sustainable maintenance/ rehabilitation concepts for both superstructures and substructures. The main objective is to enhance inspection skill improvement and set out a sound inspection in compliance with the authority's regulations and its application on major structure examples. The course will provide a series of inspection reports for existing bridges through a step-by-step procedure, ensure a prompt discovery of any deterioration, defects, or structural deficiencies that could be hazardous to road network operation, and determine the extent of bridge deterioration and select proper repair work or bridge replacement candidates.

Description
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 course will allow engineers and practitioners to enforce sound decision-making for rehabilitation action.

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.

Who Should Attend
Civil and Municipal Engineers • Structural Designers • Engineers in Training • Project Managers • Public Works personnel • Consultants

Special Features & Requirements
This course has been developed for municipal and provincial employees and consultants involved in inspecting bridges or in charge of bridge inspection and maintenance programs. The course is also useful for bridge engineers involved in the rating and evaluation of existing structures. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended.

More Information

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


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Syllabus

  • Introduction – Bridge Engineering Overview
  • Description & Main Components of Bridges and Culverts
  • Bridge Inspection Overview
  • The rationale for an Inspection Strategy
  • Inspector Duties, Responsibilities, and Basis for Bridge Inspection
  • Steel, Concrete & Timber Inspection, Structural Distress and Properties/Strengths/Weaknesses
  • Bridge Bearings
  • Expansion Joints
  • The durability of Concrete Bridge Decks - Inspection & Evaluation of Deterioration for Highway and Railway Bridges
  • Foundation Inspection
  • Underwater Inspection of Bridges
  • Inspector Responsibilities and Inspection Procedure
  • Inspection and Maintenance Equipment
  • Non-destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Structure Maintenance, Repair & Rehabilitation Strategies for Steel And Concrete Bridges
  • Bridge Management System (BMS) for Bridges
  • OSIM Manual Tables: Categorize Structures & Components
  • Material Defects – Definitions
  • Steel Bridge Redundancy
  • Fracture Control and Fatigue
  • Inspection Frequency of Steel Bridges and Concrete Bridges. Annual, Routine and Detailed Inspection
  • Various Case studies - Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques (ABC)
  • Bridge Rehabilitation vs Replacement
  • Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
  • Concluding Remarks and 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 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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