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TSYH 1573 - Bridge Inspection Part 1

Transystems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Covers the basic elements of bridge terminology, types, mechanics and safety aspects.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$236.71 - $316.67 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 23106

Start any time

This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

Ken Zeleschuk

Course Outline

Cost

$316.67

Notes

  1. Correspondence format.
  2. Students may register at any time throughout the year and have a maximum of 52 weeks from the date of registration to complete the course. To register by phone, please call Student Information & Enrolment Services at 1-866-434-1610 or 604-434-1610. Please note that the above price is for tuition only; textbooks and materials are additional. Course materials and textbooks are not shipped automatically, you must order them from the BCIT Bookstore: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance
  3. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 23107

Start any time

This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

Ken Zeleschuk

Course Outline

Cost

$236.71

Notes

  1. Correspondence format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a special section set up for MOT employees only. Please contact department for approval at 604-431-4969. To register by phone, please call Student Information & Enrolment Services at 1-866-434-1610 or 604-434-1610. Please note that the above price is for tuition only; textbooks and materials are additional. Course materials and textbooks are not shipped automatically, you must order them from the BCIT Bookstore: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance
  4. 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, the student will be able to:

Module 1 - Bridge Terminology

  • List some of the hand and power tools used in the trade.
  • List and describe various scaffolding components.
  • Describe why piling is used in bridge foundations.
  • Explain the difference between end bearing piles and friction piles
  • Sketch and identify the components of timber bridge.
  • Identify the principal components of steel and concrete bridges.
  • Explain the purpose of bridge rails.
  • Explain why deck joints are necessary.

Module 2 - Bridge Maintenance

  • Describe in terms dead load, primary live load and secondary load and give examples of each.
  • Explain the terms force, stress and strain.
  • Explain the difference between creep and fatigue.
  • Explain the difference between ductile and brittle fractures.
  • Describe how loads on a bridge affect deflection, shear forces and bending moments in simple spans continuous spans and cantilever spans.
  • Explain the term redundancy with respect to bridges.

Module 3-- Bridge Maintenance

  • List three main components of most bridges.
  • Differentiate between the terms: bridge, overpass, underpass, separation, flyover and overhead.
  • State the purpose of function of each of the following: deck, superstructure and substructure.
  • Identify common bridge span types and discuss characteristics applicable to each type.

Module 4 - Safety

  • Itemize the articles of clothing and personal safety equipment common to workers on bridge construction and maintenance.
  • List a work organization procedure.
  • Check ladders and scaffolding components for structural soundness.

Module 5 - Site Planning & Preparation

  • State the two categories of work areas.
  • Evaluate and plan sites for access and for work and storage areas.
  • Determine the methods of construction.
  • Locate survey datum from drawings.

Module 6- Stream Channels

  • List the stream bed characteristics that have an effect upon methods of construction.
  • Define Natural and Designed stream beds.
  • List the different types of materials used for stream channel construction and protection.
  • Define 'scour' and describe how this condition can be remedied.
  • Define 'build-up' and describe its usual cause.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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