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SHORT COURSES

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Morning short course # 1: Applications of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Technology in Bridges: Part I
Morning short course # 2: Seismic Design of Bridges
Afternoon short course # 3: Recent Advances in Accelerated Bridge Construction
Afternoon short course # 4: Applications of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Technology in Bridges: Part II
Afternoon short course # 5: Design, Assessment and Interventions in new and existing bridges: fib Model Codes 2010 and 2020

(Please see below for course descriptions)

As a prelude to the International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, CSCE is pleased to offer several half-day short courses on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. All courses will take place at Hilton Quebec City hotel.

>CEUs / PDHs

To ensure that practicing licence holders are maintaining a recommended number of continuing education hours, CSCE will supply registrants in the SMSB-2018 short courses with Continuing Education Units (CEUs)  for the courses and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for conference attendance, which are valid towards these requirements.

SHORT COURSE FEES

If you have registered for the conference, please login to your file to register and pay for the course you would like to take.  If you are not attending the conference but would like to register for one of the courses below, please contact Patricia Ricci at patricia.ricci@csce.ca to register. Payments may be made by cheque or credit card.

Prices below are per course. 10% discount for CSCE members. Please email Patricia Ricci to receive your member discount.
* Please note that these courses are not included in your conference registration.

  Before July 11, 2018 After July 11, 2018
CSCE/ASCE/EIC Members $300 $350
Non-Members $350 $400
Students $100 $125

* The short course fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

Note: If by June 30th, the registration is less than 10, the course may be cancelled.

SHORT COURSE # 1

Applications of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Technology in Bridges: Part I

Time: 8:30 – 12:00
Room: Sainte-Foy/Portneuf

Summary: Deterioration of concrete infrastructure caused by corrosion of reinforcing steel is one of the major challenges facing the transportation industry today. Bridge owners and consulting firms are looking for affordable construction materials and innovative approaches and systems that improve the life expectancy and reduce maintenance costs of bridges. As a result, in the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in the use of innovative corrosion-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials for reinforcing, strengthening, and rehabilitating concrete structures, particular`rly bridges, due to their enhanced properties and cost-effectiveness. FRP reinforcement has been used extensively in different transportation infrastructure  such as bridges, parking garages, tunnels and marine structures in which corrosion of steel has typically led to significant deterioration and, hence, rehabilitation needs. Significant developments by FRP manufacturers, researchers and design codes, along with numerous successful installations, have led to a much higher comfort level and exponential use of FRP products by designers and owners. After years of investigation and implementation, bridge owners in North America have now included GFRP as a premium corrosion resistant reinforcing material in their corrosion protection specifications.

Currently, the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code and the AASHTO-LRFD Bridge Design Specifications include provisions for the design of concrete bridge members reinforced with FRP bars and sheets. Strengthening and rehabilitation of bridges are needed for a variety of reasons, including deterioration caused by environmental effects, increase in the traffic volume and load, or deficiencies in the original design or construction. Bridges owners need to keep abreast of the latest methods and techniques available for assessing the conditions and for repairing or strengthening their bridge infrastructure. This course will give an excellent exposure to the design and application of FRP reinforcement in new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures. The course is offered by internationally renowned experts in the field, and aims at providing the participants with specific knowledge and skills that will allow them to consider, design and apply FRP reinforcement for bridge construction.

Attendees of this short course will have an electronic copy of:

ISIS Manual No. 3 (Version 2) – Reinforcing Concrete Structures with Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRPs)

ISIS Manual No. 4 – FRP Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures

ISIS Manual No. 5 – Prestressing Concrete Structures with FRPs

Thanks to Structural Innovation and Monitoring Technologies Resources Center – SIMTReC (formerly known as ISIS Canada Resource Centre) for supplying ISIS Manual.

 

Time Presentation title Speaker
8:30 – 10:00 Fibre reinforcing products and material properties; FRP design for flexure; use of FRP sheets for flexural strengthening; FRP prestressing Dr. Mamdouh El-Badry, P.Eng., Professor, University of Calgary, Canada
10:00 – 10:20                                                          20-minute Coffee break
10:20 – 10:35 Introduction of ISIS Manuals for new design and strengthening Dr. Aftab Mufti, CM, FRSC, PhD, P. Eng., Director of SIMTReC – Structural Innovation and Monitoring Technologies Resource Centre, University of Manitoba, Canada
10:35 – 10:50 Near-surface Mounted Reinforcement for flexural strengthening  

Dr. Khaled Sennah, P.Eng., Professor, Ryerson University, Canada

10:50 – 11:30 Shear strengthening of cracked concrete beams; Case study: Strengthening damaged concrete girder due to vehicle impact
11:30 – 12:00 GFRP-reinforced barrier, cast-in-place deck slab and precast deck panels

 

SHORT COURSE # 2

Seismic Design of Bridges

Time: 8:30 – 12:00
Room: Courville/ Montmorency

Short course summary: For the analysis of the dynamic response of structures to earthquake ground motion, it is generally assumed that the support of the structure is rigid or fixed. This is true if the soil supporting the structure is rigid such as very dense soil and rock. When the foundation soil is not rigid, its characteristics influence the response of the bridge. For the response of short and medium span bridges the foundation soil characteristics should be considered in the structural model to account for the flexibility of the support. The first part of this course introduces the basic dynamics characteristics of soil layers. The important aspects such as inertia load, free field motion, radiation and hysteretic damping that affect the response of the soil-structure system are also introduced. The focus of the course will be on modeling of short and medium span bridges for seismic soil-structure interaction for linear and nonlinear analyses.

The second part of this short course will cover the following topics: Typical examples of earthquake damage to bridges, basic theoretical background of dynamic analysis, brief on nonlinear analysis of bridges, seismic design philosophies and performance based design criteria in light of existing  / most recent US specifications or guidelines, Concrete and steel bridge design, seismic retrofit practice and details, seismic isolation and supplemental energy dissipation, example of bridge seismic rehabilitation: introduction to Princess Margret bridge,  and analysis of design of the seismic retrofit.

Time Presentation title Speaker
8:30 – 10:00 Dynamic soil-structure interaction applied to modeling of short and medium span bridges Mohammed Naimi, P.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D. Professional Technique Expert – PTExpert, Montreal, Canada
10:00 – 10:20 20-minute Coffee break
10:20 – 12:00 Seismic Retrofit Techniques for Bridges – Modern Approach Amgad FM Girgis, Ph.D.,P.E., S.E.,

e.Construct.USA, LLC, Omaha, NE, USA

 

SHORT COURSE # 3

Recent Advances in Accelerated Bridge Construction

Time: 13:30 – 17:00
Room: Courville/ Montmorency

Short course summary: The first presentation of this short course will cover the new AASHTO Guide Specifications for ABC, which were developed under Project 12-102 of the National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP).  The project involved the development of the ABC guide specification that was adopted by AASHTO in 2017 and will be published in 2018.  This new specification covers all aspects of ABC design and Construction.  The presentation will cover all aspects of ABC, with special focus on substructure design provisions. The latest details that have been implemented in the US will also be covered.  The second presentation will focus on a portion of the work completed under Project 12-98 of the National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP). The results of this work includes the development of a guideline for tolerances for Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems.  The management of tolerances including the specifications of proper joint widths will be covered. The third presentation will focus on the other portion of the work completed under NCHRP Project 12-98. The results of this work includes the development of a guideline for Dynamics of Bridge moves using Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs). These guidelines can be used to design bridges and falsework for SPMT bridge moves accounting for dynamic effects brought during transport. The fourth presentation will cover MTO experience in ABC, while the last presentation will cover research and development in precast concrete deck panels in Ontario.

Time Presentation title Speaker
13:30 – 14:15 AASHTO Guide Specifications for ABC Michael Culmo, P.E., Chief Technical Office, CME Associates, USA

 

14:15 – 15:00 Tolerances for Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems
15:00 – 15:20 20- minute Coffee break
15:20 – 15:50 Development of Guidelines for Bridge System Dynamics Michael Culmo
15:50 – 16:30 Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Experience in Accelerated Bridge Construction Craig McLeod, P.Eng., Senior Structural Engineer, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, Canada
16:30 – 17:00 Research and Development in Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels Dr. Khaled Sennah, P.Eng. Professor, Ryerson University, Canada

 

SHORT COURSE # 4

Applications of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Technology in Bridges: Part II

Time: 13:30 – 17:00
Room: Sainte-Foy/Portneuf

Summary: This short course is a continuation of short course # 1. It will give an excellent exposure to the design and application of FRP reinforcement in new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures. It will include specifications for FRP product certification, manufacturer’s Quality Control (QC) tests for mechanical, physical and durability properties, handling and storage and case studies. The course is offered by internationally renowned experts in the field, and aims at providing the participants with specific knowledge and skills that will allow them to consider, design and apply FRP reinforcement for bridge construction.

Attendees of this short course will have an electronic copy of:

ISIS Manual No. 3 (Version 2) – Reinforcing Concrete Structures with Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRPs)

ISIS Manual No. 4 – FRP Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures

ISIS Manual No. 5 – Prestressing Concrete Structures with FRPs

Thanks to Structural Innovation and Monitoring Technologies Resources Center – SIMTReC (formerly known as ISIS Canada Resource Centre) for supplying ISIS Manual.

Time Presentation title Speaker
13:30 – 14:10 Concrete column strengthening using FRP sheets  

 

Dr. Shamim Sheikh, P.Eng., Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

 

14:10 – 14:40 Concrete columns internally reinforced with FRP
14:40 – 15:00 Additions to Chapter 16: Fibre-Reinforced Structures in the

forthcoming CAN/CSA S6-19

15:00 – 15:20 20-minute Coffee break
15:20 – 15:40 GFRP bar manufacturing:

Specifications for FRP product certification; Manufacturer’s Quality Control (QC) Tests; Handling and storage; Case Studies

 

Bernard Drouin, Président Directeur Général, CEO, Pultrall Inc., Quebec, Canada
15:40 – 16:20 Update on CAN/CSA S807 :Specifications for Fibre Reinforced Polymers; Detailed Quality Control (QC) Tests for Mechanical, Physical and Durability Properties Dr. Brahim Benmokrane, P.Eng., Professor, University of Sherbooke, Canada
16:20 – 17:00 Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) experience in the use of FRP in Ontario Bridges; MTO Quality Assurance (QA) Standards; MTO representative projects and Standard Drawings Martin Krall, P.Eng., Bridge Engineer, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Canada

 

SHORT COURSE # 5

Design, Assessment and Interventions in new and existing bridges: fib Model Codes 2010 and 2020

Time: 13:30 – 17:00 

Room: De Tourney

 Short course summary: The infrastructure heritage is very important in developed countries. During its service life, it was subject to different deterioration processes and in many cases, it needs urgent assessment and interventions to extend the remaining service life. There are no codes dealing with new and existing structures in a coherent and consistent way. The fib (International Association for Structural Concrete), of which Canada is Statutory member, has developed the Model Code 2010, which introduces new concepts to deal with existing structures. The fib is currently preparing a new edition, Model Code 2020, which will be a coherent and consistent code to deal with new and existing structures, using the same safety format and the same model for both.

In this short course, the main ideas of the Model Code 2010 and the new concepts developed for the Model Code 2020 (under preparation) related to new and existing bridges will be presented. Simultaneously, case studies of new and existing bridges will be shown.

 

Time Presentation title Speaker
13:30 – 13:40 fib Introduction Hugo Corres
13:40 – 14:20 Design, Assessment and interventions. Innovative proposals given by the fib Model Code 2010 and 2020 Hugo Corres
14:20 – 15:00 Structural sustainability by using Seiun Bridge Akio Kasuga
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:10 Case studies of new bridges and interventions on existing bridges Hugo Corres
16:10 – 16:50 Birth, Development and Future of the Extra-dosed Bridge Akio Kasuga
16:50 – 17:00 Final Remarks and discussions Akio Kasuga & Hugo Corres

 

Akio Kasuga

PhD in Engineering, born in 1957, received his civil engineering degree from the Kyushu University, Japan in 1980. He has been working for Sumitomo Mitsui Construction as a bridge designer since 1980. He is a fib Presidium member and a board member of Japan Prestressed Concrete Institute. 

Hugo Corres Peiretti

Civil Engineer, MSc and PhD from the Technical University of Madrid. Doctor Honoris Causa from the Technical University of Bratislava. Professor of Structural Concrete and Conceptual Design of Structures at the School of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid. President of the fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete). Former president of ACHE (Structural Concrete Scientific Association of Spain). Member of the team that prepared Eurocode 2 (Structural Concrete). He was member of the fib Special Activity Group 5 (Model Code for Concrete Structures, 2010) and is now member of the fib COM10 Model Codes. Member of different Spanish committees for the development of codes and regulations. Author of several papers and books. Founder of FHECOR Consulting Engineers, www.fhecor.es. Designer of a great variety of structures of bridges and buildings.