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:Description
• 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.Objective
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-LavalinProgram Outline
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
• 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
• 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 )
• Rehabilitation / strengthening versus replacement cost
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
• 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
• Contingencies/extra work
• Comparing alternatives to budget provision
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.
8:00 Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
- Prerequisites & Certificates
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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