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Course Description

Construction Procedures and Specifications for Bonded Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-130105B
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Price
2017
5 Hours
0.5 Units
$50 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

OUTCOMES:

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

  • Identify the general project requirements for FRP repair and retrofit of concrete structures.
  • Explain the general procedures for FRP repair and retrofit of concrete structures.
  • Describe the general installation procedures of FRP systems for repair and retrofit of concrete structures.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

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 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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