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Course Description

Bridge Management Fundamentals

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-130109A
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Price
2019
4 Hours
0.4 Units
$50 Per Participant
2020
4 Hours
0.4 Units
$50 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

When the average citizen commutes to work or runs errands, they are relying on us, public transportation agencies, to keep their bridges safe and available for use. It is their expectation that we keep their bridges serviceable and at the lowest life-cycle cost possible. Bridge management systems will help your agency to efficiently balance the various bridge needs against available resources. The Bridge Management Fundamentals course describes a bridge management system and walks through the process of selecting and implementing the right bridge management software for your agency. Throughout the course, you will learn direct from agencies with mature and successful bridge management systems about how they get the most utility from their system.

OUTCOMES:

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

  • Explain the need for a BMS
  • Describe a typical BMS organizational structure
  • Describe the seven components of a BMS
  • Describe tools that are used as part of the bridge management process
  • Describe an implementation plan for a comprehensive BMS
  • Describe effective practices when using BMSs
  • Identify successful applications of BMS components by agencies
  • Describe the bridge management process as it relates to an agency business model
  • Describe how to address risk

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The target audience includes Federal, State, and local bridge program managers; bridge management engineers; bridge management practitioners; transportation planners; and project planning and programming personnel. Additionally, transportation performance management team members, transportation asset management team members, bridge preservation and maintenance engineers, the financial management team, bridge inspectors, and bridge designers may benefit from this training. All participants should have knowledge of basic bridge terminology.

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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