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Description – In accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS), a Bridge Inspector must successfully complete an FHWA-approved comprehensive training to become a certified Bridge Inspection Team Leader, or Program Manager. This FHWA-approved course, intended for Professional Engineers (PEs), is based on the "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual" (BIRM) and provides training on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges. It has been streamlined to better suit experienced Professional Engineers, while retaining strong emphasis on bridge inspection, documentation, and coding requirements. The course is a 5-day adaptation of FHWA-NHI 130055 training course and includes one bridge inspection field trip; new instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on the new AASHTO Element level evaluation; and updated activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course. ODOT will provide transportation for course participants to attend the field trip portion of this course.
Who Should Attend? – Federal, State and local highway agency employees and consultants involved in inspecting bridges, or in bridge inspection management and leadership positions. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended.
Instructor – Gregory Roy, P.E. from the engineering consulting firm of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI).
Registration Information – The fee for this course is $1150 per person, as established by NHI.
ODOT Employees Payment Information: Please provide your
District/Division _______ Cost Center _______SAC _________ in the Additional Information section (Q010) of the registration form and funds will be transferred when the class is completed.
Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the course start. Failure to cancel prior to the 3 week cut-off will result in the participant being charged the full cost of the course. Failure to attend the entire course will result in the participant being charged the full cost of the course.
Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course so the appropriate arrangements can be made.
Participant Prerequisite Requirements
Per the National Highway Institute, ALL participants must be certified (licensed) Professional Engineers (P.E.) showing evidence of such certification upon arrival at the course; and,
ALL participants must have met one of the three pre-requisite requirements for participation in this course* and bring a course completion certificate bearing their name to the first day of the class. The passing score for all pre-requisites is 70% or better.
Individuals can choose from the following options in order to complete this prerequisite requirement:
1) 130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors, a 5-day Instructor-led course;
2) 130101 Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, a 14-hour Web-based training and assessment; and/or
3) 130101a Prerequisite Assessment for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, a Web-based assessment.
* Please note: prerequisite must be completed within two years before the course start date. Additionally, it is recommended that prior to attending this course, participants spend some time in the field, at bridge inspection sites, but not required.
If you have not already completed one of the prerequisite options, please visit the NHI website to search by course number and register: http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx. You will need to complete the requirement before July 23, 2018.
Please be sure to bring your P.E. license card/documentation and bring your prerequisite completion certificate with you on the first day of the Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges for Professional Engineers course (July 23, 2018).
Field Component: This course will include one or more field days for bridge inspection activities. Attendees should have weather-appropriate clothing and minimum PPE (ANSI II vest and Hard Hat). Additional information will be provided at the course.