Description (FHWA-NHI-130056) – 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. This course does not go into depth on fracture critical, underwater, or complex bridge inspections (other NHI specialty courses cover these topics). ODOT will provide transportation for course participants to attend the field trip portion of this course.
Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, local highway employees and consultants with a Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation involved in inspecting bridges or in bridge inspection management and leadership positions. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended. ALL participants must be certified (licensed) Professional Engineers (P.E.) showing evidence of such certification upon arrival at the course, have met one of the three prerequisite requirements for participation in the FHWA-NHI-130056 course* and bring a course completion certificate bearing their name to the first day of the NHI-FHWA-130056 session. See Prerequisite Requirement listed below.
Instructor – Gregory Roy, P.E., Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI).
Registration Information – The fee for this course is specially priced for 2020 at $500 per person, as established by NHI. No food is provided; meals are on your own.
ODOT Employees Payment Information – Please complete Q010 of the online registration form with your Division, Cost Center and SAC information, and use PROMO CODE "PAYBYCHECK" to complete the registration.
Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start. Failure to cancel prior to the 21-day 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 Requirement
Please refer to the NHI Course Description/Prerequisites for FHWA-NHI-130056 for complete details. Per the National Highway Institute, 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 have the option to complete one of the following in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirement:
1) 130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors, a 5-day Instructor-led course (the 2020 NHI course fee is $1,175);
2) 130101 Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, a 14-hour Web-based training and assessment (no course fee per NHI); or
3) 130101a Prerequisite Assessment for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, a Web-based assessment (no course fee per NHI).
* Please note: prerequisite must be completed within the past two years before the course start date for this course (FHWA-NHI-130056).
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 May 31, 2020.
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 (June 1, 2020).
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.