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This seminar discusses bridge management systems, highlights the more technical aspects of bridge rehabilitation, describes bridge inspection equipment, special condition survey techniques & procedures & familiarizes participants with the latest pract..

Course Outline

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• Conduct condition survey and utilize the selection criteria for prioritizing bridge rehabilitation and life cycle costing analysis for steel concrete
   and timber bridges
• Implement rehabilitation methods for pre-stressed and post-tensioned bridges
• Rehabilitate effectively your bridge decks with the  additional insight gained from this course
• Choose from top methods used for substructure rehabilitation
• Apply the best techniques  suitable for refurbishing joints and bearings
• Use the experiences of specialists to  upgrade your bridge management systems
• Employ the latest developments in steel cathodic protection methods and steel coating


Capacity to carry present vehicle loads has become questionable for numerous bridges both due to deterioration under normal aging process as well as concurrent increasing vehicle loads. There is a responsibility and an opportunity for bridge owners and maintainers to prioritize work on these bridges in depth and select methods and techniques of repairing, strengthening, and replacing deficient, existing bridge structures within limited budgets. This seminar discusses bridge management systems, highlights the more technical aspects of bridge rehabilitation, describes bridge inspection equipment, special condition survey techniques and procedures and familiarizes participants with the latest practical methods of repairing and strengthening existing bridges.  Case studies of condition surveys, strengthening and rehabilitating bridges will also be presented.


To provide practical methods for managing bridges so that inspection process, assessment, strengthening, rehabilitating / replacing them is accomplished effectively within budget limits.

Who Should Attend

Managers and engineers of national, provincial, and local highway agencies, railway bridge engineers, consulting engineers, superintendents and contractors, fabricators, material suppliers and material testing personnel who are interested in rehabilitation of bridges, regulatory agency staff, and others responsible for inspecting, maintaining, upgrading and safeguarding existing bridges.

Instructor: Adel R. Zaki , SNC-Lavalin

Program Outline

Day I

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

Bridge Management Systems-An Overview
• Introduction to BMS 
• Pontis Modeling Approach
• Bridge inventory data and condition ratings
• Engineering and cost models in bridge management
• Maintaining standards
• Budgets
• Prioritization and optimization of projects
• Risk Management Process
• Planning and tracking projects
• Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
• DBFO projects ( P3 approach )

Bridge Condition Surveys
• Bridge inspection (concrete, steel  and timber )
• Deck condition surveys
• Other concrete components
• Structural steel components
• Timber components
• Non destructive testing
• Reporting

Bridge Rehabilitation
• Bridge analysis and design overview
• Rehabilitation strategies - techniques to strengthen the bridge without replacing it   
• Bridge assessment based on what is found during inspection   
• Material deterioration: concrete, steel, timber, fatigue assessment and seismic retrofit 
• Deck rehabilitation
• Integral bridge deck system ( case study )
• Superstructure
• Substructure
• Foundation
• Rehabilitation / strengthening versus replacement cost 

Day II

Review of Day I and Preview of Day II

Bridge Rehabilitation (Continued)
Structural Steel Coating for the Long Term
• Surface preparation needs
• Material choices and how they work
• Life expectancy

Review of Day I and II and Preview of Day III

The Experience of New Materials to Rehabilitate Bridges
Peter Brett, KRM Consulting Ltd

• Use of composite materials in bridges, how they perform and their latest applications
• Substitutes for conventional reinforcement
• Achievable savings

Controlling Costs of Rehabilitating a Bridge
• Modifications essential to meet the Code  
• Variables
• Estimating quantity of work, complexity, access, traffic control, staging constraints
• Costing or repairs-cost database
• Project planning and cost control planning of rehabilitation work to keep within the budget   
• Bids
• Contingencies/extra work
• Comparing alternatives to budget provision
• Approvals
Day IV

Controlling Costs of Rehabilitating a Bridge (Continued)

 Open Forum Discussion  
•  Participants will present the rehabilitation methods found useful by them on their projects and the reasons why they were selected.  The
   discussion will focus on the alternative methods that could have been more suitable.   

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

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

Daily Schedule:
8:00     Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30     Session begins
12:00   Lunch
4:30     Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2.4 CEU / 24 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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