Mehrafarid Ghoreishi receives Certificate of Training

EHRA’s own Assistant Project Manager, Mehrafarid Ghoreishi, Ph.D., P.E., received the FHWA-NHI-130056 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges for Professional Engineers certification.

This is a training course that includes a bridge inspection field trip; instruction on critical findings along with their identification and response; curriculum on the new AASHTO Element level evaluation; and new activities to maximize engagement. 

According to the National Highway Institute, participants will be able to:
•     “Describe the importance of bridge inspection
•    Define the fundamental bridge inspection concepts
•    Describe the basic bridge materials
•    Identify and discuss mitigation strategies for personal and public safety issues associated with bridge inspections
•    List the inspection equipment needs for various types of bridges and site conditions
•    Describe the various components of bridge inspection reporting
•    Identify, evaluate, and document the various deficiencies that can exist on bridge decks
•    List design characteristics of common concrete superstructures
•    Describe inspection methods and locations for common concrete superstructures
•    Identify and evaluate the various bridge bearing, substructure, and waterway deficiencies
•    Discuss the need to inspect underwater portions of bridges
•    Describe nondestructive evaluation methods for the three basic bridge materials
•    Demonstrate how to field inspect and evaluate a common concrete bridge
•    List design characteristics of common steel superstructures
•    Describe inspection methods and locations for common steel superstructures
•    Identify and evaluate the various culvert deficiencies
•    Demonstrate how to field inspect and evaluate a common steel bridge
•    List design characteristics of common timber superstructures.”  https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/course-search?tab=0&sf=0&course_no=130056

Congratulations to Mehrafarid on becoming a Certified Bridge Inspector.