Bridge Management - The Masterclass

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   London 19/04/2018  1 Day £595.00 +VAT
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Description

This one day classroom course covers the inspection, assessment and strengthening of bridges including technical approval procedures; maintenance strategies, systems and procedures. It also covers whole-life costing and asset management; the assessment of reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, steel and composite bridges; load testing of bridges; methods of strengthening and the design of bridges for durability of maintenance.  The course will partly cover the deterioration/defects on concrete and steel bridges and their causes as well as an overview of a number of repair and testing techniques available.

Working towards your BICS?

Our new Bridge Management and Durability of Bridges and Structures courses will give you an overview of different types of bridge inspections and how the collected data is linked with Bridge Management decisions. Our courses also cover deterioration and defects on concrete and steel bridges and their causes and will give you an overview of a number of repair and testing techniques that are available.

Formats

Classroom

Training courses on set dates, in ICE Training venues across the country. Suitable for those looking to attend a training course and share knowledge and practical experiences with like-minded others in an interactive learning environment.

In-house

Bespoke training programmes. These are delivered by our tutors at a time, in a location and based on a curriculum completely tailored to your needs. Ideal for organisations that have several employees wishing to take training in the same subject area, and/or have organisation-specific ideas for learning and development.

Programme Overview

This one day classroom course covers the inspection, assessment and strengthening of bridges; maintenance strategies, systems and procedures. It also covers whole-life costing and asset management; a brief overview of the structural assessment of reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, steel and composite bridges; methods of strengthening. The course will introduce deterioration models for concrete and steel bridges and how these can be linked with bridge management decision-making.

  • Introduction to Bridge Management (why manage bridges, examples of bridge failures
  •  Bridge Management Principles (bridge management information, inspections and assessment levels, bridge management systems, project vs network level management)
  • Whole-life Analysis of Bridges (maintenance planning and strategies, direct vs indirect costs
  • Deterioration of Bridges (brief overview of deterioration causes and mechanism, deterioration models, fatigue, corrosion, accidental damage)
  • Assessment of Bridge Structures (overview of assessment codes for reinforced concrete, post-tensioned, steel/composite & masonry bridge; scour assessment)
  • Bridge strengthening (strengthening schemes for concrete, metallic and masonry bridges)

 

 

 

Tutors

Dr Boulent Imam

BSc (Hons), MSc (Distinction), PhD

In November 2007, Dr Imam was appointed as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences in the University of Surrey. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013. Dr Imam has contributed significantly towards in-depth understanding of the fatigue behaviour of riveted railway bridges and developed methods for more reliable quantification of their remaining fatigue life taking into account historical rail traffic, novel fatigue assessment methods, loading, resistance and modelling uncertainties as well as system effects. Later on, he extended his work on fatigue towards developing fracture mechanics guidelines for the assessment of fatigue crack growth in steel  bridge details towards the optimisation of inspection and maintenance planning in steel bridges. Recently, Dr Imam has provided valuable insight towards understanding the potential impacts of climate change on bridges and quantifying the resilience of bridge infrastructure against these impacts by developing a risk-based framework for assessing the reliability of bridges over time by considering long-term material deterioration and bridge scour as well as the consequences of failure of bridges. This is complemented by his research in the area of climate change adaptation and asset management.

 

 

Learning Objective

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Discus Bridge Management tasks and distinguish the differences between various maintenance strategies and priorities, both at project and network level
  • Understand how whole-life analysis of bridge structures can be carried out
  • Provide an overview of the main strengthening options for different types of bridges

The course concludes with a test of understanding.

 

 

Who Should Attend?
  • Civil engineers
  • Bridge engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • All those who require a brief overview of bridge management decision making, on a whole-life basis; including use of inspection data, carrying out assessments and deciding on strengthening schemes for different types of bridge structures.

 

 

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