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Course Description

LRFD Design of Common Bridge Elements: Decks and Bearings

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-130081C
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Price
2017
3 Hours
0.3 Units
$25 Per Participant
2018
3 Hours
0.3 Units
$25 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides training to explain the design considerations for decks and bearings. It provides a summary of general deck design procedures, including an introduction to different types of bridge bearings, and provides specific design steps for the design of elastomeric bearings and High-Load Multi-Rotational Bearings (HLMRBs).

OUTCOMES:

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

  • Summarize deck design procedures, including the strip width and empirical design methods, and deck overhang design
  • Identify different types of bridge bearings and their primary applications
  • Identify elastomeric bearing components and list the steps required for their design
  • Identify High-Load Multi-Rotational Bearing (or HLMRB) components and list the steps required for their design

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The target audience for this course is practicing public and private sector structural and bridge engineers with 0 to 20 years of experience. This includes agency and consultant structural designers, as well as project managers. Individuals taking these courses should have a minimum Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) or equivalent degree. This course is intended for engineers that require experience with AASHTO bridge design provisions and updates.

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


The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited 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 Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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