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This course covers various topics such as bridge types, criteria for analysis and design; evaluation, planning, rehabilitation & strengthening, material components and loads, superstructure, substructure and foundation design.

Course Outline
After Participating In The Course, You Will Be Able To:

€¢ Design new bridges, including superstructures, substructures and foundation
€¢ Use condition survey methods; select criteria for prioritizing bridge rehabilitation and life cycle costing analysis for steel, and concrete bridges
€¢ Apply to your bridges pre-stressed and post-tensioned bridge rehabilitation methods
€¢ Carry out with confidence deck rehabilitation
€¢ Benefit from others€(TM) experience on bridge strengthening procedures
€¢ Add to useful life of your bridges with the methods you learn for substructure rehabilitation


Bridges are the most important part of transportation infrastructure. The conception, development and worldwide construction of bridges represents the most interesting and important achievements in civil engineering. Their safe, efficient and economic operation requires that the bridges be designed and constructed so they can be operational with routine maintenance for an extended design life.

In Canada, the number of bridges requiring rehabilitation is increasing at an alarming rate.  Addressing this problem consumes an ever-growing percentage of government budgets.  Bridges need to be rehabilitated for a variety of causes, such as deterioration due to environmental effects, the need to carry heavier vehicular loads, or deficiencies in the original design or construction.  Those responsible for maintaining bridges need to keep abreast of the latest techniques available for assessing the condition of their structures, as well as the methods and techniques for repairing or strengthening them.

This course covers various topics such as bridge types, criteria for analysis and design; evaluation, planning, rehabilitation and strengthening, material components and loads, superstructure, substructure and foundation design.


To provide modern approaches to bridge design, bridge inspection, condition assessment, bridge management system, rating evaluation, maintenance, strengthening and rehabilitation.

Who Should Attend

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

You will receive:
A complete set of lecture notes along with references for each topic covered in the course.

Program Outline:

Day I

Registration and Coffee

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

Introduction to Bridge Engineering
€¢ Historic perspectives
€¢ Aesthetics and materials
€¢ Highway, railway and pedestrian bridge design

Bridge Loads
€¢ Dead load
€¢ Live load
€¢ Dynamic load allowance

Development of New Materials
€¢ High performance concrete and advanced composite materials

Bridge Analysis
€¢ Simplified methods
€¢ Computer methods
€¢ Seismic analysis

Concrete Bridge Design
€¢ Reinforced concrete
€¢ Prestressed concrete and segmental concrete bridges
€¢ Design examples


Day II

Steel Bridge Design
€¢ Beam and girders
€¢ Trusses
€¢ Composite deck system
€¢ Plate girders
€¢ Orthotropic deck system
€¢ Design examples

Integral Bridge Deck System
€¢ Design examples

Cable Stayed, Segmental, and Suspension Bridges €" Introduction

Joints and Bearings



Bridge Inspection
€¢ Concrete, steel and timber bridges

Assessment, Rating Procedure and Rehabilitation Strategies of Existing Highway and Railway Bridges

Bridge Management System €" Overview

Pontis Modeling Approach

Bridge Management System €" Function Implementation

Basic Management System €" Agency Implementation


Day IV

Risk Management Process

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
€¢ Bridge applications

DBFO Projects ( P3 approach )

Strengthening of Existing Bridges

Case Studies

Open Forum

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Daily Schedule:
8:00   Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30   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.


Adel Zaki
Adel R. Zaki is the Chief Engineer of Bridges and structures with SNC-Lavalin. In his 30 years in civil engineering practice, Mr. Zaki has been engaged by Canada€(TM)s foremost engineering consulting firms and became expert in the analysis and design of structural systems and foundation for major bridges and structure for overseas, American and Canadian projects.

In 1995, he has been recognized as an international specialist by the World Bank to provide professional services in planning and project management, design, evaluation, rehabilitation and maintenance of railway and highway infrastructures.

Mr. Zaki has published more than twenty technical papers on bridges and received merit awards from the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, the American Concrete Institute and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. He is a member of the: Order of Engineers of Quebec, Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of British Columbia, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, American Concrete Institute (ACI), Associate member, Committee 343 (Concrete Bridge Design), Associate member, Committee 363 (High Strength Concrete), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), Transportation Research Board (TRB),Technical Committee of the Canadian Highway Bridge Code S6-00, International Association of Bridges and Structures (IABSE)and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). (PCI).
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2.8 CEUs / 28 PDHs

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.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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