Suspension Bridge, Basic Concepts & Structural Evaluation/ and Advanced Concepts & Structural Evaluation

Suspension Bridge, Basic Concepts & Structural Evaluation/ and Advanced Concepts & Structural Evaluation

$95.00$175.00

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This program can be attended as either a :

*LIVE INTERACTIVE webinar: you will need an i-phone, i-pad, lap top, or desk top to view it.  You do not need a microphone or webcam.

Webinar links are emailed one day prior to the class date.

or

*Attend at our School:  we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for Vocational Schools 

Attend One Topic Or BOTH for a Discounted Tuition on the same day :

We are approved provider by:

NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
New York Board of Professional Engineers , Sponsor # 201  beginning 2/1/2018 to 1/31/2024
Florida Board of Professional Engineers: Laws and Rules and Ethics, Provider number 007543 (Ethics) 0010489
Florida Board of Professional Engineers: CE provider Provider number 0007543
Maryland Board for Professional Engineers

 

Suspension Bridge, Basic Concepts & Structural Evaluation : Morning Session 8am to 12pm

  • Define the major components of suspension bridge
  • What is structural evaluation of a bridge?
  • Uniqueness of suspension bridges in comparison to other types of bridges
  • How to increase the service life of a suspension bridge?
  • Concept of FLAGS
  • Various types of inspections of suspension bridges
  • Concept of NDT (Non Destructive Testing) as applied to suspension bridges
  • Benefits of  NDT (Non Destructive Testing) compared to conventional Inspection
  • Innovative structure evaluation techniques of suspension bridges
  • What is Bridge Asset Management (BAM)?
  • Why is BAM required?
  • What is the limitation of the current/previous BAM?

Suspension Bridge, Advanced Concepts & Structural Evaluation : Afternoon Session 12:30pm to 4:30pm

  • Advanced knowledge of suspension bridges
  • Fracture critical and fatigue prone details of a suspension bridge
  • Comparison of highway and railroad loading on suspension bridges
  • Advanced structural evaluation techniques of suspension bridges
  • Reasons for structural failure of suspension bridges
  • Structural problems of  NY state suspension bridges carrying highway and railroad traffic
  • Innovative structure evaluation techniques of suspension bridges
  • What is Risk Rating and Condition Rating in BAM?
  • Correlation between Condition Rating and Risk Rating
  • What is a Weibull distribution function?
  • How Statistical Data analysis performed using the Weibull distribution function?
  • How can the earlier research be used by the Bridge Maintenance Agency decision makers in forecasting the degradation rate of their bridge system?

Tuition: Take 1 class $95.00 Take both classes $175.00

Instructor:

Avinash Prasad, PE, LS, F.ASCE, FF, EMT

Mr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with more than 25 years of civil engineering and project management experience. As a registered professional engineer and land surveyor (NJ, NY, CT, MA, RI), he specializes in bridge asset management and structural evaluation of bridges, particularly suspension bridges. He is currently researching bridge asset management for his doctoral dissertation at New York University.  He has received dual MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from NJIT and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from India. He has more than 1000 hours of continuing professional education as instructor/participating professional. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR, AED administer. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and an active member of several professional organizations such as: AREMA, PMI, AISC, NYSAPLS, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. The ASCE, Railway Age and Railway Track & Structure conference proceedings has accepted many of his technical papers for presentation and/or publication.

Date:

Live Webinar: Both Sessions: Dec. 5, 2021 Time: 8am to 4:30pm, Attend at our School Both Sessions: Dec. 5, 2021 Time 8am to 4:30pm, Live Webinar: AM ONLY, Attend at our School AM ONLY, Live Webinar PM ONLY, Attend at our School PM ONLY