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This seminar deals with rehabilitation of civil infrastructure systems including aspects of deterioration science, nondestructive assessment, maintenance, renovation, rehabilitation & preservation of bridge infrastructure; mechanisms of mechanical...

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
Conduct condition survey and employ your selected criteria for prioritizing bridge rehabilitation and life
   cycle costing analysis to steel and concrete bridges
Plan application of pre-stressed and post-tensioned bridge rehabilitation methods
Gain insight into deck rehabilitation
Select and use the best methods for substructure rehabilitation
Apply best techniques for  refurbishing joints and bearings
Benefit from the experiences of specialists in bridge management systems
Use the latest steel cathodic protection methods and steel coating

Description Design of bridge rehabilitation requires very specialized knowledge and skills in structure condition evaluation, structural analysis, application of new materials, maintenance of traffic (staged construction), construction methods, and project life cycle cost analysis. All these skills  being  project-specific, require sound judgment to develop the best design alternatives.
This seminar deals with rehabilitation of civil infrastructure systems including aspects of deterioration science, nondestructive assessment, maintenance, renovation, rehabilitation and preservation of bridge infrastructure; mechanisms of mechanical, chemical and biological infrastructure degradation; corrosion of steel, condition surveys and evaluation of bridges, repair and preservation materials, techniques and strategies; renewal engineering, construction planning, management, public policy, codes and guidelines; and reinforces the understanding of these topics through case studies.

Objective This course is aimed at familiarizing the audience with the basic information and problems associated with the evaluation, preservation and rehabilitation of the existing bridge infrastructures, repair materials and strategies, and fiscal and management concerns.

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: Lamya Amleh, Ryerson University

Program Outline
Day I
8:00      Registration and Coffee

8:20      Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

8:30     Introduction and Bridge Management Systems Overview
          • Define course objective
          • Introduction to BMS
          • Bridge inventory data and condition ratings
          • Engineering and cost models in bridge management
          • Maintaining standards
          • Budgets
          • Prioritization and optimization of Projects
          • Planning and tracking projects
          • Ontario bridge management system

9:30    Preservation and Maintenance of Strategies
         • Basic issues
         • Durability of infrastructure, deterioration mechanisms
         • Preventive and corrective measures
10:30  Refreshments and Networking
10:50  Degradation Mechanisms
         • Causes and types of deterioration
         • Mechanical, chemical and biological degradation
         • Degradation of concrete, steel, wood and other materials
         • Deterioration due to freeze-thaw cycles
         • Deterioration due to deicing salts
         • Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete
         • Concrete in salt water
         • Deterioration due to fire
         • Distress and failures in metals
         • Deterioration and decay in timber
12:00  Lunch
1:00    Bridge Condition Assessment
         • Causes and types of deterioration
         • Evaluate deteriorating concrete
         • Determine the extent of potential damage
         • Assess the consequences and risks of material failures

           Visual Bridge Condition Assessment - What to look for?

        • Substructure
          - Foundations
          - Piers, Abutments and Columns
        • Superstructure
          - Bearings
          - Girders and Beams
          - Decks

2:00     Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies to Assess Bridge Conditions

          • Substructure
            - Foundations
            - Piers, abutments and columns
           • Superstructure
             - Girders and beams
             - Decks
           • Special consideration for NDE of material types
3:00    Refreshments and Networking

3:20    Destructive Testing
         • Core drilling and coupons
         • Laboratory test program development
           - Concrete
           - Steel
           - Masonry
           - Wood
4:15    Open Forum - Questions and Answers
4:30    Adjournment
Day II  
8:30     Concrete Rehabilitation Methods
           • Removal of damaged concrete
           • Preparing existing concrete for repair
           • Patching and overlays
           • Repair techniques such as shotcrete, carbon fiber reinforcing and chloride extraction
           • Cathodic protection
10:40   Refreshments and Networking
11:00  Repair Materials
           Selection of materials for different repair situations and environments, including:
          • Surface repair materials
          • Shotcrete and proprietary materials
          • Latex modified
          • Membranes, sealants and impregnants
          • Protection systems
          • Supplementary cementitious materials
          • Polymeric materials
          • Use of prefabricated components
          • Injection materials
          • Use of composite materials in bridges, how they perform and their latest applications
12:00  Lunch
1:00     Cracks and Joints
          • Understanding cracks and joints
          • Causes and effects of cracking
          • Methods of repairing cracks and joints
          • Expansion joints for elevated slabs and slabs on ground

2:10    Decision Making Models
         • Decision matrix
         • Fundamentals of life cycle cost analysis
         • Risk analysis
         • Project level decision analysis
         • Network level decision analysis
         • Replacement vs. rehabilitation
         • Examples
3:10    Refreshments and Networking
3:30    Putting It All Together-Achieving Effective Bridge Management Economically
         • Quality control
         • Quality assurance
         • Inspection procedures
4:30   Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 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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