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Bridges are some of a road agency’s most expensive assets to build and maintain. However, too often their maintenance needs are neglected and/or deferred which can have disastrous consequences, as we have witnessed recently with several high profile bridge failures around the world. That’s why it is essential for road agencies to have a robust bridge management and inspection program in place that ensures the safety of the traveling public and maximizes the value of these vital assets.

This course presents best practices and state of the art methods for effective bridge maintenance, management and inspection. A major part of the course focuses on bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge management systems, needs of highways agencies, and bridge related safety and risk issues. The other part addresses best practices for bridge inspections and how to utilize new technologies for accurate results in a timely and cost efficient manner.

The contents of the course are based on international standards as well as the hands-on experience of the course instructors.

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand each of the aspects of Existing Bridge Inventory and Inspection and their related functions
  • Recognize the main structural problems of bridges
  • Knowledge of the main techniques of structural investigation and structural monitoring
  • Understand the importance of good bridge inspection practices in order to achieve optimal bridge management target
  • Knowledge of the most up-to-date techniques of bridge inspection
  • Learn about bridge management optimization and tools for resource allocation
  • Understand bridge predictive maintenance and its possible applications.

Target Audience

  • Road & Bridge Authorities & Operators
  • Bridge Design Consultants
  • Bridge Program Managers
  • Bridge Management Engineers
  • Bridge Preservation & Maintenance Engineers
  • Bridge Inspectors
  • Bridge Designers
  • Transportation Planners
  • Transportation Asset Management Team Members

Franchetti Group
Michele Frizzarin
Partner / R&D Manager

Michele Frizzarin is a structural engineer with 15 years experience in the field of analysis and verification of existing structures. In particular he gained expertise in the inspection and structural analysis of existing concrete, steel and masonry infrastructures, as well as historical buildings and monuments. He furthered his education in the study of the dynamic and seismic behavior of structures, and work constantly in universities for the organization of technical courses of construction and structural dynamics.

He is partner and R&D Manager of Franchetti Group, headquartered in Italy, branches in Brazil, Canada, and Expansions from 2020 in USA, India and Singapore. The company operates in the field of civil engineering and environmental engineering with the collaboration of more than 50 engineers.

Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria

Address: 801 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA



June 20, 2022
June 24, 2022
Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA United States

+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
REGISTRATION (hotel accommodation not included)

IRF Members: $3,000
Non Members: $3,500
IFIs, SARF, Canadian/ US State DOTs & City Officials: $3,250

REGISTRATION(with 6 nights hotel)

IRF Members: $5,000
Non Members: $5,500
IFIs, SARF, Canadian/ US State DOTs & City Officials: $5,250

For groups for 3 or more please contact Magid Elabyad: melabyad@irf.global for additional group discounts.

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Magid Elabyad
+1 703 535 1001

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