Steel Bridges – Design, Fabrication, Construction
Gilbert Grondin, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Prior to joining AECOM in June 2012, Gilbert Grondin was professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta for 17 years. His research focused on the behavior of connections, fatigue of steel structures, steel plate walls and stiffened steel plates. He is a member of CSA-S16, CSA-G40.20/G40.21, the Research and chair of CSA-S6 steel structures sub-committee.
Steel is versatile, cost effective, resilient and sustainable, which is what makes it the ideal building material for bridge construction. Using multiple design examples and referencing the 11th edition of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CAN/CSA-S6-14), this self-paced, online course provides in-depth detail on the design, fabrication and construction of steel bridges. You will learn the basic and complex concepts of building a steel bridge from the beginning to the end of the construction process.
This course is made up of 19 modules and contains 16 hours of video instruction, technical resources, as well as a quiz. Once the course is completed, and with a score of 70% or higher is achieved on the final quiz, a Certificate of Completion is issued to the learner.
Duration 16 hours (19 modules) | Fee $1060.00 | 1.6 CEUs
This 16 hour course (21 topics in 7 video modules) covers the design, fabrication and construction of steel bridges based on CAN/CSA-S6-14, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. In addition to 4 reworked design examples, updated topics include code overview, brittle fracture, fatigue, methods of analysis, wind and seismic load effects, and aesthetics including pedestrian bridges.
The presentation and course notes include four updated design examples illustrating extensive design calculations for I-girders and box girders of straight and curved configurations. Topics include fatigue and brittle fracture, integral abutments, aesthetics, sustainability, design process and economics, highway bridge loads and methods of analysis, wind and seismic effects, fabrication and economical details, construction and erection methods.
Major changes and new provisions that were introduced in CAN/CSA-S6-14 and their effect on the design of steel bridges are highlighted.
- bridge designers
- bridge engineers with federal, provincial and municipal bridge departments
- engineers in steel fabrication and erection bridge inspectors
- civil engineering professors with interests in bridges
Registration in this course includes access to the recorded sessions for one month.
Each student will be able to download a PDF file containing the course slides which the student will be able to print.
Each student will be able to download the Steel Bridges Course Design Examples (CSA S6-14) as secure PDC files which the student will be able to print. Please note that this eBook publication can only be viewed on a Windows computer and requires online access. It cannot be viewed on the Mac, iOS or Android systems.
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