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Bridge Maintenance: Conducting Coating Assessments


Level: Advanced
Duration: 2 Days/ 16 Hours (Includes Written Exam)
Class Times: 8:00 - 5:00
Cost: Member $620 Non-Member $820
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Certification Terms: N/A
Prerequisites: N/A

Written Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member

Contact Kelly Oakes to schedule
Phone: (877) 281-7772 ext. 2215
Email: oakes@sspc.org


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Course Description

This course covers the fundamental inspections skills required to conduct a visual coating condition assessment of an in-service steel bridge. It provides a wide range of concerns that can affect the condition of the coating and presents a reporting and rating system that coincides with the AASHTOWare BrM coating rating system, enabling the owner to make an educated decision on how to repair the damaged and deteriorated coating.


Course Content

  • Visual assessment of corrosion and coating degradation
  • Conducting visual coating condition assessments


Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of bridge coating corrosion
  • Perform visual assessments and establish corrosion ratings
  • Recognize various types of coating degradation
  • Perform visual coating condition assessments of a bridge structure and report on the overall condition of the coating


Course Format

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes references for additional reading and copies of relevant handouts.


A written multiple-choice exam is given at the conclusion of the course. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend the entire course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam. The class includes a lecture overview of conducting coating assessments combined with workshops.


Who Should Attend

Transportation agency structural and coating inspectors, consulting engineer coating inspectors, material and equipment supplier technical representatives, program and project managers and resident engineers


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