Construction Procedures and Specifications for Bonded Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures using FRP Composites is designed to assist State Department of Transportation (DOT) construction and maintenance operation staff develop knowledge of project requirements of FRP repairs, substrate surface preparation methods, and procedures and steps for installation of FRP systems.
Topics covered in this course include:
Specifications, including scope, definitions, tolerances, and site considerations
Submittal requirements, including working drawings and quality control/quality assurance plans
Storage, handling, and disposal requirements, including shelf life, safety hazards, personnel and work place protection, and clean up
Various aspects of substrate repairs and surface preparation of concrete structures
Use of externally-bonded and near-surface mounted FRP systems for repairs
Procedures and steps for installation of externally bonded FRP systems
Procedures and steps for installation of near-surface mounted FRP systems
Environmental considerations for FRP installation
Identification of defects and appropriate solutions of FRP applications
The success of repairs and retrofit of concrete structures using FRP Composite is dependent on State Department of Transportation (DOT) construction personnel taking an active role in ensuring construction procedures and specifications are adhered to. Hence, knowledge of proper construction procedures and specifications for FRP projects is necessary to control quality of work.
This training is appropriate for persons with minimal or no experience in bonded repair and retrofit of concrete structures using FRP Composites, as well as those experienced with using FRP Composite. The course focuses on construction areas, however, bridge designers as well as field personnel will benefit from the content.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.