IDM-23 Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges
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Location: Richmond Field Station Bldg. 445 (Richmond, CA)
Date and Time
This class begins on 03/28/2018 and ends on 03/29/2018. The class meets W & Th : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 2 Sessions.
Students will need to stop inside the gate, to the right of the gate kiosk to obtain a parking pass. Parking is $.50 and a ticket can be purchased at the machine. The parking meter only takes quarters.
Category Description Amount Course Fee (Basic) CA Public Agency $ 295.00 Course Fee (Alternate) Standard fee $ 595.00
This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.
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DescriptionCalifornia agencies are required to adopt the AASHTO load-and-resistance factor design (LRFD) specifications plus the California Amendments for design of all new bridges. This 2-day course provides practical training to bridge design engineers and technicians on the application of the AASHTO LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments to the design of concrete bridges that are common in California (cast-in place box girdle, slab, pre-cast, and box culvert bridges). All structural components of bridges are covered; but retaining walls and the geotechnical design of deep foundations are not. This course emphasizes various technical design aspects that are affected by the newly adopted LRFD bridge design specifications plus the California Amendments, so that a more uniform level of safety for bridges can be achieved. This course is a hands-on training that combines lectures, class exercises on real-world bridge design problems, class discussions, and Q&A. Various bridge design examples utilizing the new LRFD specifications plus California Amendments are highlighted throughout the training.
- Changes in bridge design specifications relative to existing specifications
- LRFD design approach
- limit states (serviceability, strength, extreme condition, and fatigue & fracture limit states)
- permanent and live loading
- live load distribution
- structure analysis
- concrete design (flexure, shear, strut and tie models)
- pre-stressed concrete
- design problems and examples
Who Should AttendThis course is designed for bridge engineers and technicians from California agencies and the private sector, who wish to understand how the LRFD specifications achieve a uniform and accepted level of bridge safety, and how to appropriately use the LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments for bridge design.
RequirementsStudents should bring a calculator and pencil for in class problems.
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