National Concrete Bridge Council

2024 Webinar Series

The National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC) is pleased to introduce our webinar program. Whether you’re involved in bridge design, maintenance, construction, or asset management we will be bringing you valuable insights regarding the concrete bridge industry. Certificates of attendance are available for these free webinars.

Sustainability is a hot topic now, but rarely does the discussion focus on the concrete bridge industry. Our April webinar is for anyone who plans, designs, constructs, maintains, inspects and manages concrete infrastructure.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Emily Lorenz, PE
Register Today!

2024 Schedule & Topics:
April 17, 2024: Sustainability and How It Affects Concrete Bridges
May 15, 2024: Topics from PCI’s new Bridge Design Manual, 4th Edition

Other scheduled dates (topic and speaker TBA):
June 12, 2024
July 17, 2024
August 21, 2024
September 18, 2024
October 16, 2024
November 20, 2024
December 18, 2024

Prestressed Concrete Bridge Seminar: Concepts for Extending Spans

Workshop presented by the National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC) in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration

April 24–25, 2024
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Two industry experts, Dr. Reid Castrodale and Dr. Rich Miller, along with other industry experts, will give DOT professionals, contractors, consulting engineers, and other industry professionals the opportunity to learn more about topics from relevant industry best practices including the new PCI Bridge Design Manual, 4th Edition, 1st Release.  Experts will cover topics such as prestress (pretensioned and post-tensioned) losses and relevant guidance for the design and construction of long-span precast, prestressed concrete bridges. These topics will be directed toward engineers with several years of bridge design experience.

Registration for this event is offered through PCI’s website –  While registration is hosted on PCI’s site, membership in PCI is not required.  You can create a new account or sign-in to your existing PCI account, if you have one.

Registration closes April 1st

The National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC), with its supporting organizations, is pleased to bring you a webinar series on Cutting-Edge Techniques to Assess, Repair, and Protect Concrete Bridges for Extended Service Life.

The 6-part series, supported by Vector Corrosion Technologies and VCS Engineering, includes interactive sessions where industry experts explore innovative techniques for assessing, repairing, and safeguarding concrete structures. Whether you’re involved in bridge design, maintenance, or construction, this series offers valuable insights for sustainable and resilient infrastructure development. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of concrete technology and enhance the durability of your infrastructure projects. Certificates of attendance are available for each of these FREE virtual workshops.


Recordings and presentation slides for past webinars are available through the registration link above.

Webinar: Held March 29th, 2023
Presented by: Reid Castrodale PhD W. PE
Hosted by ASBI and NCBC

This presentation introduces the Lightweight Concrete Bridge Design Primer that has been published by FHWA to provide a document with the basic information needed for designing and specifying lightweight concrete bridges and to address perceived obstacles. The document includes: 1) an introduction to the production and properties of lightweight aggregate and lightweight concrete; 2) an overview of the information needed for design, including a discussion of how to assess the relative cost of lightweight concrete; 3) a discussion of design provisions in the LRFD Specifications related to lightweight concrete, including recent revisions that have clarified design process and have improved the efficiency of designs using lightweight concrete; 4) information on specifying and field use of lightweight concrete; and 5) brief discussions of a range of bridge projects where lightweight concrete has been successfully used. The concept of using prewetted lightweight aggregate to deliver curing water to the interior of concrete elements, or “internal curing,” is briefly discussed. The Primer includes references to allow readers to obtain additional information when it is needed.

Read the primer
Watch the webinar recording
View the presentation slides

Webinar recordings now available! Click here to register and access the webinar recordings.

The National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC), with its supporting member organizations, is pleased to bring you recordings from the 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, included 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.


  1. Fundamentals of Concrete
  2. Evaluating Concrete Bridges
  3. Analyze, Design & Select the Solution
  4. Concrete Repair 101
  5. Strengthening Bridge Assets
  6. Delivering Long-Term Bridge Protection

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.

Your Authoritative Resource for the Design and Construction of Concrete Bridges

Promote quality in concrete bridge construction.
Gather and disseminate information on design, construction, and condition of concrete bridges.
Establish communication with state & federal transportation departments, public works departments, and consulting engineers.
Provide information on behalf of the concrete industries to codes and standards groups

Technical resources from our members

Find out why concrete is the future of bridge building

Keep up to date with our Bridge Views Newsletter and Aspire Magazine

View the calendar for upcoming events, seminars, and more