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Bridge Inspection Refresher Training

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-130053
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
3 Days
1.8 Units
$775 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The major goals of this course are to refresh the skills of practicing bridge inspectors in fundamental visual inspection techniques; review the background knowledge necessary to understand how bridges function; communicate issues of national significance relative to the nations' bridge infrastructures; re-establish proper condition and appraisal rating practices; and review the professional obligations of bridge inspectors.

This course is based on the "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual," 2002 (updated in 2006) with reference to the AASHTO Manual as defined by the National Bridge Inspection Standards regulation.

Core course topics include inspector qualifications and duties, bridge mechanics, record keeping and documentation, fatigue and fracture in steel bridges, traffic safety features, safety, National Bridge Inventory (NBI) component ratings, superstructure type identification, inspection techniques and case studies for decks, superstructures, bearings, substructures, channels and culverts, and a mock bridge inspection classroom exercise.

Optional topics include fiber reinforced polymer, inspection of truss gusset plates, inspection of adjacent box beams, bridge site signing, structure inventory and appraisal overview, common NBI miscodings, element level ratings and timber superstructures.

For this version of the course (3-day), the host agency will need to select four (4) desired optional topics. Course instructors will contact the host prior to the course to complete a pre-course questionnaire, determine optional topics to be taught, and discuss the course schedule.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current overall condition and condition trends for the nation's bridges
  • Identify the recent National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) revisions
  • Accurately code National Bridge Inventory (NBI) items
  • Identify and document inspection observations using standard methods
  • Evaluate defects based on the 2008 AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation
  • Code NBI components using the Recording and Coding Guide for the Structure Inventory and Appraisal of the Nation's Bridges
  • Determine if overall structure/structural member is fracture critical prone
  • Accurately inspect and evaluate a bridge's four traffic safety features
  • List the keys to ensuring a safe work environment
  • Explain bridge responses and bridge mechanic principles

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The target audience for this course includes Federal, State, and local agencies and private sector personnel employed in inspecting bridges or managing bridge inspection programs. The course is built to accommodate those that have completed comprehensive bridge inspection training (130055 or similar) or met the criteria for a bridge inspector under the State's procedures or requirements.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


130053 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 9/16/2014
End Date: 9/18/2014
Location: BALTIMORE, MD
Local Coordinator: Jackie House-Bey (410) 728-2900
Availability:
0 Public Seats
$775 Per Participant
 
3 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 9/23/2014
End Date: 9/25/2014
Location: RENO, NV
Local Coordinator: Martin McCann (404) 347-2459
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
3 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 9/30/2014
End Date: 10/02/2014
Location: HUNT VALLEY, MD
Local Coordinator: Nicholas Deros (410) 891-9212
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
3 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 10/28/2014
End Date: 10/30/2014
Location: LANSING, MI
Local Coordinator: Cindy Schmitz (517) 332-2066
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
3 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 11/04/2014
End Date: 11/06/2014
Location: LINCOLN, NE
Local Coordinator: Torina Haase (402) 472-7600
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
3 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 11/18/2014
End Date: 11/20/2014
Location: TRENTON, NJ
Local Coordinator: Patrick Vannozzi (609) 530-4942
Availability:
4 Public Seats
$775 Per Participant
 
3 FHWA Seats
 

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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