This course is run exclusively by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the internationally recognised leader in training for engineers and technical professionals.
Bridges have been a critical structure in human civilisation for thousands of years. While the fundamental role of bridges hasn’t changed over the millennia, the sophistication of their planning and construction most certainly has.
This two-day course offers a brief review of bridge condition assessment procedures and guidelines. It goes on to cover condition surveys, planning a materials evaluation, laboratory testing and nondestructive evaluation of materials, statistical evaluation of test data, and interpretation and use of test results.
One of the course's cornerstones is nondestructive evaluation techniques for establishing in-place material properties and integrity of concrete, steel, masonry and wood bridge elements.
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This course has been designed to offer useful skills and knowledge to all bridge industry professionals.
It will be particularly useful to those involved in evaluating concrete, masonry, wood and steel bridges; destructive testing and nondestructive evaluation; inspecting and conducting structural condition assessment, as well as repair and restoration of existing bridge structures.
Engineers, architects, designers, contractors, developers, inspectors and other bridge professionals in both private and public practice will benefit from the course.
Larry D. Olson, P.E., M.ASCE is President of Olson Engineering. He has expertise in the areas of geotechnical and materials engineering with specialisation in non-destructive testing and evaluation of buildings and infrastructure. He has been actively involved in the management and performance of non-destructive testing and evaluation, forensic, vibration and geophysical engineering, and applied research to engineering projects since 1985.
Larry has conducted investigations to determine the conditions of concrete-based facilities such as bridges, slabs and pavements, nuclear reactors, buildings, deep foundations, dams and tunnels. He has also performed non-destructive testing of wood and steel pile foundations, masonry structures and steel columns for integrity evaluations.
He is active in ACI Committees and is the Chairman of the Evaluation committee of the International Concrete Repair Institute.