Summer Enrichment Series: Preserving & Extending the Service Life of Concrete Bridges
The National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC), with its supporting member organizations, is pleased to bring you this summer’s premier virtual workshop series on concrete bridges and how to repair, maintain, and extend their life cycle.
The 6-part series, supported by Structural Technologies, includes interactive sessions with industry experts sharing proven methodology which identifies root causes of issues encountered on concrete bridges and provides guidance for optimal solutions and design strategies. Understanding this holistic approach dispels perceived limitations in our ability to repair and preserve concrete bridges. Tools are provided to help owners and practitioners be the best possible stewards of critical transportation infrastructure. Certificates of attendance are available for each of these free virtual workshops.
- Fundamentals of Concrete | June 23
- Evaluating Concrete Bridges | July 7
- Analyze, Design & Select the Solution | July 21
- Concrete Repair 101 | Aug 4
- Strengthening Bridge Assets | Aug 18
- Delivering Long-Term Bridge Protection | Sep 1
Presentation on FHWA’s Post-Tensioned Box Girder Design Manual
NCBC proudly sponsored a presentation by noted bridge engineer and author John Corven on FHWA’s Post-Tensioned Box Girder Design Manual. Mr. Corven spoke to a group of university professors at PCA’s annual Professors’ Workshop. Captured on the video below, Mr. Corven goes through the key points of the manual, and provides insights for both practitioners and academics.
FHWA’s Post-Tensioned Box Girder Design Manual reviews features of the construction of cast-in-place concrete box girder bridges, material characteristics that impact design, fundamentals of prestressed concrete, and losses in prestressing force related to post-tensioned construction.
John Corven, President and Chief Bridge Engineer, of Corven Engineering. John has been designing, inspecting, and rehabilitating prestressed concrete bridges in the United States and Internationally for over 38 years.
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