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NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges for Professional Engineers

February 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

In accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS), a Bridge Inspector must successfully complete an FHWA-approved comprehensive training along with an experience requirement 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 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.

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February 27, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm




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