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Nov 14
InTrans

2019 Load and Resistance Factor Rating for Highway Bridges

Event Details
LOCATION

Ames, Iowa

VENUE

InTrans
2711 South Loop Dr.
Suite 4700
Ames, IA
Conference Room 4040

DATES

November 13, 2019 — November 14, 2019

TIME

Registration and Check-In at 7:30 am
Class starts at 8:00 am

NHI COURSE NUMBER

130092A

Event Contact
Paul Albritton
InTrans, Iowa LTAP
515-294-1231
palbritt@iastate.edu

NHI Course Number: 130092A
(2 Days)

Description:

This course provides novice and experienced bridge engineers with the fundamental knowledge necessary to apply the most recent AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) Specifications to bridge load rating.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of performing a load rating
  • Identify the benefits of the LRFR methodology
  • Demonstrate the LRFR process and the general load rating equations
  • Explain legal loads and their use in load rating
  • Determine distribution factors for load rating
  • State the LRFR limit states
  • Select evaluation factors for rating
  • Describe the process for load posting and importance of load posting
  • Describe the procedure for checking overload permits
  • Demonstrate the application of LRFR requirements by completing load rating exercises

Target Audience:

Bridge engineers with 0-20 years of experience.

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