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TSYH 1050 - BC Contractor Structure Inspector Course

Transystems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$668.19 - $770.19 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 47183

Start any time

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

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$668.19

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  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. All registrations for this class must be approved by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the Program Assistant. Students have 12-weeks to complete this course from the date of registration. Extensions will not be given. Contact Matt_magee@bcit.ca for information.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 47184

Start any time

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

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$770.19

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. $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 Matt_magee@bcit.ca
  3. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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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