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19 - CCE - Construction, Civil and Marine Engineering

CCE 435 - Bridge Inspection and Maintenance

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CCE 435 06 March 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 435 01 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 435 12 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 435 21 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 435 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 435 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Like any other infrastructure construction bridges require regular monitoring and maintenance to ensure a safe and long service life. In the past, bridges were expected to last about 60 years; however, current technology and design allow the bridges that are built today to last longer. High traffic volume, heavy trucks and weather conditions all reduce a bridge’s lifespan. Regular maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation can largely offset the impact of these factors on a bridge’s lifespan.This course discuss the maintenance and inspection process needed for different types of bridges.  

Course Objectives

  • Determine if overall structure is critically prone
  • Describe the current trends for bridge inspection
  • Evaluate defects whether they are visible or invisible in the bridge
  • Learn about the latest technologies utilized around the world for bridge inspections
  • Describe, identify, evaluate, and document the various components and deficiencies

Who Should Attend?

  • Target Audience
  • Highway Agency Engineers
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Contractors

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to bridge inspection 
  • Bridge inspection factors
  • History of bridge inspection: from past to today
  • Time spent on inspections
  • Bridge management systems
  • Data collection methods
  • Study of bridge vulnerability
  • Developing cost factors

Day 2

  • Changes in the condition of bridges between inspections
  • Failure reasons and statistics
  • Visual inspection
  • Inspection types
  • Bridge inspection process
  • Reporting bridge inspection process 

Day 3

  • Structural evaluation
  • Main body components
  • Earth retaining components
  • Serviceability components
  • Other components

Day 4

  • Hydraulic evaluation
  • Stability assessment indicators
  • Scour monitoring and instrumentation
  • Hidden defects identification
  • Metallic bridge applications
  • Concrete bridge applications
  • Bearing and expansion joint applications
  • Sub-structure applications

Day 5

  • Bridge maintenance
  • Procurement and contract management
  • Price estimates and change orders
  • Preventative bridge maintenance practices
  • Infrared thermography and ground-penetrating radar
  • Magnetometer
  • Pachometer
  • Crisis maintenance and repairs
  • Bridge restoration
  • Total bridge replacement