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Course details

​In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to undertake comprehensive inspections of structures to ensure the safety of the travelling public in the province of British Columbia. Basic materials used in the construction of bridges, large culverts, and retaining walls and other structures are introduced. 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. You will also learn standardized inspection procedures, terminology, and deficiency identification to support your inspection work. A field guide is included 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.​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$681.62

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of TSYH 1040 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 91023

Duration

Start any time

  • 16 weeks
  • CRN 91023
  • $681.62
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 16 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$681.62

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This class is intended for employees of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Requests for approval should be sent directly to Andrea_Dusanj@bcit.ca .
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ​Identify standard components common to structures, such as bridges, culverts, retaining walls, etc.
  • Explain the basic characteristics and the limits of materials such as wood, concrete and steel used in the construction of structures.
  • Differentiate between the types of deterioration that occur in wood, concrete and steel.
  • Outline the steps of a comprehensive structure inspection program.
  • Summarize the benefits of monitoring bridge and road defects over time including a description of the monitoring requirements.
  • Understand the different types of inspections and when it is appropriate to use them.
  • Identify conditions that represent a safety risk to the public that require intervention and controls when inspecting structures.
  • Use the latest edition of the Bridge Inspection Condition Field Book to categorize damage and deterioration using a standardized rating system.
  • Interpret and write structure inspection reports using recognized component designations and condition rating classifications.

Effective as of Fall 2022

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