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BC Contractor Structure Inspector Course TSYH 1050

Transystems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge of individuals working for Road and Bridge Maintenance contractors currently delivering services throughout the 28-different services area in British Columbia. Maintenance services obligations are established through long term contractual agreements between the Province of British Columbia, and the various Maintenance Contractors. In this course you will learn how to undertake a comprehensive inspection program, which is one of the requirements in maintenance agreements. You will also learn standardized inspection procedures, terminology and deficiency identification to support your inspection work. The course covers off basic materials used in the construction of bridges, large culverts, and retaining walls. Structure types, design features and critical components common to many structures are explained to provide you with the knowledge to assess the impacts of deterioration and damage that commonly occur. This course includes a field guide to help you identify components common to all structures and categorize the type and severity of damage or deterioration through a standardized rating system. The field guide ensures a measure of consistency to the inspection process which is critical when assessing both safety implications, informing maintenance programs and when necessary, making recommendations on rehabilitation interventions.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of TSYH 1050 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 66890


Start any time

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66890
  • Domestic fees $830.03
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 12 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. $80.00 has been included in the tuition amount to account for the cost of the Bridge Inspection Condition: Field Book 2019 and shipping. Students have 12-weeks to complete this course from the date of registration. Extensions will not be given. This class is intended for students outside of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. If you are a Ministry student, please contact the program assistant at .

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify conditions that represent a safety risk to the public that require intervention and controls when inspecting roads and bridges.
  • Explain the basic characteristics and the limits of materials such as wood, concrete and steel used in road and bridge construction.
  • Differentiate between the types of deterioration that occur in wood, concrete and steel.
  • Interpret inspection reports completed by Ministry inspectors using recognized component designations and condition rating classifications.
  • Identify standard components common to all bridges, such as superstructure, substructure, deck, railing, etc.
  • Use the Bridge Inspection Condition Field Book 2019 edition to categorize damage and deterioration using a standardized rating system.
  • Summarise the benefits of monitoring bridge and road defects over time including a description of the monitoring requirements.
  • Outline the steps of a comprehensive road and bridge inspection program.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2019


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