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Steel Bridges: Design for Constructability

COURSE NO: S03-025
COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
Steel Bridges: Design for Constructability
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents typical erection methods/procedures and highlights some of the aspects that should be considered by bridge designers.


As time has passed, technological advancements and heightened environmental awareness have led bridge designers to increase the maximum span lengths typically associated with a particular bridge type.


In many cases, bridge designers concern themselves only with checking the stability and member stress levels in the structure for the in-service condition after erection of the entire superstructure is complete. But many times the critical stress in a particular component is encountered during the erection of the bridge where large unbraced lengths affect the stability of the partially completed structure.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to civil and structural engineers and professionals who are interested in learning more about bridge erection methods and procedures and in identifying which of the different aspects are a concern for a particular design situation.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing the basics of designing for constructability
  • Familiarizing with bridge erection methods
  • Identifying the different equipment used for the erection process
  • Understanding site and design considerations associated with bridge construction
  • Learning about construction loads affecting the component forces in the bridge
  • Learning about deck placement and stability during erection and subsequent construction stages
  • Gaining an overview of the fit-up of steel bridge members as well as erection engineering and drawings
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Steel Bridges: Design for Constructability”, which is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration document “Steel Bridge Design Handbook: Design for Constructability”, Publication No. FHWA-HIF-16-002 - Vol. 11, dated December 2015.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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