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The course will be an excellent exposure of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code with respect to bridge evaluation, rehabilitation and the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) technology in bridge repair.

Course Outline
After participating in the course, you will be able to:

Apply the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code in conducting step-by-step manual calculations for the evaluation of the bridge load carrying capacity in both flexure and shear, axial tension and compression.  This would assist bridge designers, owners to decide on keeping the bridge as is, posting the bridge, rehabilitating or strengthening the bridge, or demolishing it
Select the state-of-the-art and innovative techniques for bridge rehabilitation and strengthening.
Perform bridge evaluation and rehabilitation following the numerical examples you work on in the class  


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. At this seminar you focus on the technical aspects of bridge rehabilitation, such as the use of bridge inspection equipment, condition survey procedures, and the latest, practical methods of repairing and strengthening existing bridges.  You are also expected to case studies and design examples. The course will be an excellent exposure of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code with respect to bridge evaluation, rehabilitation and the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) technology in bridge repair.


To present practical and economical methods for evaluating, inspecting, strengthening and rehabilitating bridges.

Who Should Attend

The course suits primarily the bridge rehabilitation engineers, structural designers and inspectors. However, 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.

Special Features
The speaker has been selected for his first-hand experience with bridge design, evaluation, rehabilitation and strengthening. You will have time to meet and share experiences with others in the field.  Presentations will stress practical applications. You will learn what information each technique produces and how to use this information to evaluate bridge safety and rehabilitation strategies.  While the course will discuss future developments of innovative FRP technologies, it will focus on practical applications for use now. 

Program Outline

Day I

8:00  Registration and Coffee

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

8:30      Typical Damage of Bridge Structures
            €¢ Factors leading to bridge deterioration
            €¢ Typical damage in concrete bridge superstructure
            €¢ Typical damage in steel and composite concrete-steel bridge superstructure
            €¢ Typical damage in bridge piers and abutments
10:10    Refreshments and Networking

10:30    CHBDC Assessment and Evaluation Techniques 
            €¢ Need for evaluation
            €¢ Live load capacity method for bridge evaluation
            €¢ Material strengths for as per condition inspection
            €¢ Equivalent material strengths from tests of samples or from date of bridge construction
            €¢ Permanent loads and transitory load for bridge evaluation

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Bridge Condition Assessment
            €¢ Visual inspection
            €¢ Nondestructive testing methods
            €¢ Destructive testing methods

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:50      Bridge Condition Assessment (Continued)
            €¢ Visual inspection
            €¢ Nondestructive testing methods
            €¢ Destructive testing methods

4:30      Adjournment

Day II
8:30      Rehabilitation of Concrete Bridge Superstructures

            €¢ Classification of repair techniques and materials
            €¢ Surface repair
            €¢ Crack repair

10:10    Refreshments and Networking  

10:30    Rehabilitation of Concrete Bridge Superstructures  
            €¢ Strengthening of superstructure: by enlargement of cross-sections, redistribution of internal forces, installation 
            of additional members, lightening member sizes, prestressing, external plating, and change in the structural system.

12:00    Lunch 

1:00      Rehabilitation of Concrete Bridge Superstructures
            €¢ FRP composites for bridge infrastructure rehabilitation: FRP composites,  physical and mechanical properties, 
               installation of FRP strengthening systems

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:50      Rehabilitation of Concrete Bridge Superstructures
            €¢ FPP composites for bridge infrastructure rehabilitation: mechanics for flexural and shear, design consideration 
              for flexural and shear

4:30      Adjournment

8:30      Rehabilitation of Steel and Composite Concrete-Steel Bridge Superstructures
            €¢ Classification of repair techniques and materials
            €¢ Corrosion removal and surface cleaning
            €¢ Anticorrosion protection (coating)
            €¢ Repair of deformed structural members (heat strengthening techniques)
            €¢ Strengthening of superstructure by section enlargement, installation of additional members, external post-tensioning, 
               change of the structural system, and by replacement of structural members

10:10    Refreshments and Networking  

10:30    Rehabilitation of Steel and Composite Bridge Superstructures (Continued)
            €¢ Solved examples and case studies

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Rehabilitation of Bridge Substructures
            €¢ Special problems of substructure
            €¢ Rehabilitation and strengthening of bridge abutments
            €¢ Rehabilitation and strengthening of bridge piers
            €¢ Rehabilitation of bridge foundations

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:50      Rehabilitation of Bridge Substructures
              Use of FPP Composites in rehabilitation: mechanics for confinement strengthening with FRP€(TM)s, design consideration 
              for confinement strengthening with FRP€(TM)s, solved example

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

4:30      Adjournment


Khaled Sennah
Khaled Sennah, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.E., Full Professor of Structural Engineering with Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He has over 25 years of research, teaching and industrial experience in the area of structural engineering, with particular emphasis on bridges. He designed and shared in design of major multimillion-dollar projects in United States of America, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. At Ryerson University, he teaches Structural Steel Design, Structural Dynamics and Bridge Design & Construction courses. His core area of expertise includes design, evaluation, retrofit and rehabilitation of bridge infrastructure on which he published more than 100 publications. His scope of research includes Compressive resistance of solid rounds, web crippling and local buckling of cold-formed steel lapped channels, vibration of cold-formed steel floors, structural qualification of sandwich foam-timber panels in building construction, seismic qualification of mechanical anchors in concrete, prefabricated bridge systems and connection technologies, precast concrete barriers, FRP-reinforced bridge barriers, and rehabilitation of bridge girders using FRP technology.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEUs / 18 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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