Bridge Maintenance and Repair
This online engineering PDH course describes such a program. First, maintenance and repair tasks common to most types of bridges such as cleaning deck drains, bank restoration, scour protection, debris and snow and ice removal are discussed. Then, maintenance and repair tasks particular to specific bridge types, such as bridges made of steel, concrete, timber, wrought and cast iron, are considered. In addition to discussing maintenance and repair, the course describes procedures for upgrades that expand bridge load-carrying capacity.
The construction of a bridge generally constitutes a significant cost in the operation of a transportation system. This cost can be avoided or at least delayed for many years by extending the bridge service life through a carefully planned program of maintenance and repair.
This 5 PDH online course is intended for civil, structural and mechanical engineers as well as construction professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding about bridge maintenance and repairs.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the different requirements of specified interval maintenance, as-needed maintenance, replacement, repair, and upgrading for most types of bridges (except suspension bridges)
- Learning about procedures appropriate for repairing and strengthening a wide variety of components such as abutments, piers and bents, concrete beams and girders, floor systems, trusses, bearings, and decks
- Familiarizing with the standard techniques for handling cracking, spalling, corrosion, rotting, foundation degradation, and other evidence of deterioration
- Learning about procedures for upgrading existing bridges to expand their capacity
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapters 10 to 13 of the publication "Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force, TM 5-600/AFJPAM 32-1088, Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair," released in December, 1994.
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