Training Course for Bridge Inspection in Civil Engineering
Bridge Inspection Training Course
Comprehensive Course for Inspectors
May 13-24, 2013
January 6-17, 2014
Fee: $1500 (covers notebooks, handouts, manuals, papers, break refreshments, and certificates)
Refund: We prefer registration in advance. Enrollment will be limited to 35.
To enroll in the Bridge Inspection Training Course,
Call Sherry Woods (NMSU BIP) at (575) 646-3134 or fill out
BIP Training Enrollment Form
The National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) requires bridge inspectors to complete a FHWA approved comprehensive training course. The Civil Engineering Department at NMSU has designed a training course to meet these objectives and will issue a certificate indicating the extent of the training to individuals completing that course. The Department staff has conducted comprehensive bridge inspection training for the New Mexico DOT since 1972 and has conducted one-week training courses for the Federal Highway Administration through the National Highway Institute since 1982.
Course Topics Will Include:
||Evaluation of damage and deterioration
|Evaluation and condition rating of steel bridges
||Evaluation and condition rating of concrete bridges
|Evaluation and condition rating of timber bridges
||Evaluation and condition rating of trusses
|Introduction to mechanics of concrete
||Introduction to mechanics of steel
|Introduction to mechanics of timber
||Appraisal rating of bridges
|Federal coding and inventory forms
||Deterioration of concrete
|Corrosion of steel
||Deterioration of timber
|Preparation and sequence of inspections
||Safety and tools
|Signing and bridge approaches
||Evaluation of waterways
|Substructure evaluation and condition rating
|Field inspection of bridges
||Introduction to rehabilitation techniques for bridges
David A. Jauregui, , Professional Engineer, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Professor Jauregui teaches graduate and undegraduate courses in engineering mechanics, structural analysis, and bridge design. He has also served as an instructor for Bridge Design Workshop using LRFD Specifications. Research experience includes experimental (static and dynamic field-testing, close-range photogrammetry) and analytical (finite element analysis, virtual reality) evaluation of bridge condition and behavior. He has also worked as a research engineer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Craig M. Newtson, Professional Engineer, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Professor Newtson has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering mechanics, construction materials, and reinforced concrete structures at both NMSU and the University of Hawaii. He has worked as consultant on bridge assessment projects, and also works actively with the NM Ready Mix Concrete Aggregates Association in efforts to educate the construction community about concrete related issues. His research experience includes development of nondestructive testing methods for concret materials and structures, evaluation of the abilities of corrosion inhibiting admixtures to mitigate corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete, and mitigation of concrete cracking through innovation construction practices and concrete materials.
Leonard A. Traina, Professional Engineer, Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering
Professor Traina has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in steel and concrete design, structural systems and analysis; research includes triaxial testing of concrete, finite element analysis of plates and bridge inspection; co-director of the Quality Concrete School; instructor, Construction Inspection School; instructor, Bridge Inspection School; recipient of the Westhafer Award for Excellence in Teaching; past president of the New Mexico section of ASCE; instructor for National Highway Institute bridge inspection course.
Kenneth R. White, Professional Engineer, Professor, and Head Civil Engineering
Professor White teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in structural design, foundation design, and related subjects; research includes bridge inspection and analysis, bridge foundation analysis, pavement and bridge overload evaluation; co-author of the text Bridge Mainenance Inspection and Evaluation; director, Highway Engineering Conference; co-director, Bridge Inspection School; co-director, Construction Inspection School; general consulting with NMDOT; past president NM section of ASCE. Dr. White was a lead instructor for the National Highway Institute traing course, "Practical Bridge Inspection Training for Local Jurisdiction Inspectors."
Clinton B. Woodward, Professional Engineer, Professor, Civil Engineering
Professor Woodward teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in steel and timber design, and experimental analysis. He has done extensive research in the area of timber as a structural material. He has developed computer software to design timber bridges and another to rate timber bridges whcih contain decay, broken or missing parts, or other strength-reducing defects. He has also done extensive research on the nondestructive evaluation ofbridges. He has ASNT Level III ultrasonic certification and is investigating the use of acusto-ultrasonic Lamb waves to nondestructively test bridges.