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.