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.
Full Course Description
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 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.
CISC Design Module 4 – Straight Steel Girder Bridges and Design Module 5 – Curved Steel Girder Bridges, which accompany this webinar, may be purchased at the following links:
- Code Overview
- Highway Bridge Loads
- Method of Analysis
- Brittle Fracture
- Design Process and Economics
- Fracture Control Plan
- Design Example 1 – Straight Plate Girder
- Wind and Seismic Load Effects
- Design Example 2 – Straight Box Girder
- Design Example 3 – Curved Plate Girder
- Integral and Semi-Integral Abutments
- Bridge Bearings
- Design Example 4 – Curved Box Girder
- Precast slab with composite beams
- Bridge Erection
- Pedestrian Bridges
7 Sessions | Fee $185.00 / sesssion | 1.55 CEUs
Times indicated are EST/EDT
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This course 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 covers 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. The design examples are available for purchase as CISC Design Module 4 – Straight Steel Girder Bridges and Module 5 – Curved Steel Girder Bridges.
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
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