Sponsored by the Program Committee
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Friday, June 17, 2022
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester
35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, MA 01608
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Friday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The course curriculum for this training reflects current practices, while addressing new and emerging technologies available to bridge inspectors. In addition, the course features exemplary training; hands-on workshops for popular types of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) equipment; and a case study of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge.
The first day of the training focuses on the concept of fracture critical members (FCMs), FCM identification, failure mechanics, fatigue in metal, and an overview of NDE methods. Day two includes demonstration sessions and hands-on applications of NDE techniques for dye penetrant, magnetic particle testing, Eddy current testing, and ultrasonic testing. Days three and four emphasize inspection procedures and reporting for common FCMs, including problematic details, I-girders, floor beams, trusses, box girders, pin and hanger assemblies, arch ties, eyebars, and cross girders/pier caps. The course will conclude with a case study detailing the preparation of an inspection plan of a fracture critical bridge. Additionally, the course instructors will tailor discussions of topics based on State needs and requirements.
Please note: Prior to taking this course, participants should have completed NHI course 130055, Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, or possess equivalent field experience relative to bridges. Participants also should have a thorough understanding of bridge mechanics and bridge safety inspection procedures as required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards. Please visit the NHI website at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov or contact them at 703/235-0500 for additional information on the prerequisite course requirements.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Registration Fees: $1,520 Members, $1,900 Non-Members
Registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.
Click here to view the event flyer. Attendance for this program is limited to 30 participants. Individuals who attempt to register after the course is closed will be added to a waiting list. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve paid reservation basis. Register to attend this course and pay by credit card online by clicking Registration above. To register online for an event at the BSCES member rate you must login using your BSCES assigned username and password. If you do not know your login information, email email@example.com or call 617/227-5551. You can also register for this event by mail or email. To do so, download and complete a BSCES Event Registration Form and follow the submission instructions. Please note that cancellations or no shows received after May 10, 2022 will be billed.
Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists anywhere other people are present, and even precautionary measures such as masking and social distancing cannot completely eliminate this risk. The Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES) requires any person attending this Society-sponsored in-person course to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Course registrants must attest to being fully vaccinated when registering for this course and also complete and return a COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver. In addition, any person who chooses to travel to and/or participate in any BSCES in-person activity assumes all risks arising from that decision. All participants must agree to comply with all safety procedures established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as any other protocols put in place by BSCES, the host sites, travel facilities, or any other applicable authorities.
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Supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust