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Bridge Management & Inspection

Jul 6 - Jul 12

| $2500 – $3000

Overview

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, the needs of highway agencies, and bridge-related safety and risk issues. It also 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

Agenda

Instructor

Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh

Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh is an Associate Professor in the Construction Management Department at East Carolina University (ECU). Prior to joining ECU in August 2017, Dr. Akhnoukh worked as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Construction Management & Civil and Construction Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Senior Design Engineer at Dar El-Handasa, and an Engineer at Orascom Engineering, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Akhnoukh’s main research interests are in the fields of construction materials, with an emphasis on concrete and asphalt. Dr. Akhnoukh has an extensive teaching portfolio with more than 14 undergraduate and graduate level courses, including Structure Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design, Sustainability in Construction, and Construction Quality. Dr. Akhnoukh is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Arkansas and North Carolina and a registered Associate Constructor by the American Institute of Constructors, Virginia, USA. Dr. Akhnoukh has more than 75 refereed publications in prestigious journals and local and international conferences. Dr. Akhnoukh received research funding in excess of $3.0 million as PI and Co. PI. His research is funded by the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Arkansas Science and Technology Association, the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, and NASA. Dr. Akhnoukh supervised and graduated more than 20 Doctorate and Master students. Dr. Akhnoukh is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Dr. Akhnoukh is a Fellow of the International Road Federation (IRF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Venue & Hotel

AC Hotel Milano

Address: VIA TAZZOLI 2,
MILAN, MILAN, ITALY, 20154

Phone: +39 02-20424211

Website:  https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/milmi-ac-hotel-milano