This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview:The Rehabilitation and Maintenance course is the fourth and final course in the Construction Inspection of Structures Series. This course addresses several of the key inspection elements that should be considered for rehabilitation and maintenance.
Like a home, once built a structure needs to be maintained. This course covers topics including general construction considerations, demolition, bridge repair, joint installation and replacement, rehabilitation inspections, and coatings.
The Construction Inspection of Structures Series consists of four separate, standalone courses that provide introductory information on foundations (below the ground), substructures (below the bearings), superstructures (above the substructure), and rehabilitation (repair of structures). The other three courses in the series are:
• Construction Inspection of Structures Series: Subsurface (TC3CN053-17-T1);
• Construction Inspection of Structures Series: Substructures (TC3CN054-17-T1); and
• Construction Inspection of Structures Series: Superstructures (TC3CN055-17-T1)
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels I–IV. This training is focused toward the technicians and inspectors, but is also an excellent refresher for supervisors and managers.
Target audience: This course is designed for individuals with an interest in bridge construction in the following roles: minimal experience and/or entry level construction engineers, inspectors, and technicians.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the key safety practices and activities involved in the rehabilitation and maintenance of structures;
• Explain key inspection considerations of structural rehabilitation and repair;
• List some key repair activities related to concrete and steel structures, as well as decks;
• Describe how demolition is performed for bridge rehabilitation activities;
• Explain what rehabilitation activities are performed related to joints; and
• Describe how coatings are used as part of bridge rehabilitation and maintenance activities.