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NSBA Curved Bridges Course Coming to Chicago
Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM.

Want to know how to apply the principles of LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) to the design, fabrication and construction of skewed and horizontally curved steel bridges? The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) is offering a 2 1/2-day educational training course, “Design and Fabrication of Curved and Skewed Steel Bridges,” April 23-25 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. The course is being held during the second half of the National Highway Institute’s five-day course on LRFD and Analysis of Curved Steel Highway Bridges (Course No. FHWA-NHI-130095).

 

Intended to enhance a working knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Specifications for structural and bridge engineers, the curriculum focuses primarily on design of skewed and horizontally curved steel I-girder bridges; the accompanying Reference Manual also includes design examples for horizontally curved steel box-girder bridges.

 

The course provides a combination of instructor-led discussions and workshop exercises and includes LRFD theory applied to design examples, as well as step-by-step LRFD design procedures for skewed and curved steel bridges.

 

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate from NHI for 1.6 CEUs and be able to:

 

  • Describe the bridge superstructure design, fabrication and construction process for skewed or horizontally curved steel I-girder superstructures and for horizontally curved steel box-girder superstructures in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Specifications
  • Illustrate the application of the AASHTO LRFD Specifications to the design process for skewed and curved steel bridge superstructures, taking into account erection and construction
  • Demonstrate an understanding of design specification requirements for skewed and curved steel girder bridges through the completion of participant exercises and guided walkthroughs and the review of design examples
  • Successfully complete applicable Learning Outcome Assessments with a combined score of 70% or higher

 

Space for the course is limited! Visit NSBA’s website to register.


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