Load-and-Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for California Bridges

Dates: September 14-15, 2022

Meets: W and Th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Embassy Suites Orange Chapman Room

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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.

Description

California 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 girder, slab, precast, 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 of the LRFD bridge design specifications plus the California Amendments, which demonstrate how a 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.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

Topics Include

  • 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)
  • prestressed concrete
  • design problems and examples

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, students will have a broad understanding of the design methodology for bridges commonly constructed in California. They will gain practical knowledge of the application of the LRFD specifications with California Amendments to the design of bridges.

Who Should Attend

This 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 with California Amendments for bridge design.

Requirements

Students should bring a calculator and pencil for in class problems.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

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Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu
Or call us at 510-643-4393

Notes:

We have a limited sleeping room block at the Embassy Suites on a first come first serve basis. To make a reservation, please call 714-938-1111 and ask for the IDM-23 group rate for these dates. Or you can use this link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/snaaoes-idm-bf66f692-ae83-4773-8e0b-5d72eb1d3f5e/
Hours:16.00
CEUs:1.60

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 295.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 595.00

Embassy Suites Orange Chapman Room

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Anaheim Orange
400 N. State College Blvd.
Orange, CA 92868

Jay Holombo

PhD, PE, Principal Engineer, T.Y. Lin International

Mr. Holombo has over 30 years of bridge engineering experience in California. He has worked for both Caltrans and private consulting firms performing bridge structural design, project management, and applied research. Mr. Holombo is a recognized leader in the development of seismic resistant precast/prestressed concrete bridge design. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles including the “LRFD Minimum Flexural Reinforcement” (NCHRP w147) that was recently adopted into the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. His teaching experience includes lecturing bridge design and to students and practicing engineers throughout California.


Sami Megally

PhD, PE, SE, Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder

Dr. Megally has over 29 years of research and analysis/design experience in reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. He is an expert in the field of seismic performance and serviceability of bridges and other structures, and served as a voting member of the ACI Committee 421 (Reinforced Concrete Slabs) and the ASBI (American Segmental Bridge Institute) Construction Practices Committee. Dr. Megally has also been the researcher/project manager for several research projects including monitoring of long-term deformations of the Confederation Bridge in Canada and seismic research projects for Caltrans. Dr. Megally has been project engineer on many bridge design and analysis projects, including segmental bridges, cable-stayed bridges and a suspension bridge.

Date Day Time Location
09/14/2022Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM Embassy Suites Orange Chapman Room
09/15/2022Thursday8 AM to 5 PM Embassy Suites Orange Chapman Room

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