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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-07-002    Date:  Jan/Feb 2007
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-002
Issue No: Vol. 70 No. 4
Date: Jan/Feb 2007

 

Training Update

Training Update

New NHI Course Meets NBIS Requirement for Divers Conducting Underwater Inspections

The latest update to the National Bridge Inspection Stan-dards (NBIS) became effective January 13, 2005, and requires bridge inspection training for all divers conducting underwater inspections. One way to meet the requirement is satisfactory completion of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-approved underwater bridge inspection training course. FHWA's National Highway Institute (NHI) has added a course to its offerings, Underwater Bridge Inspection (FHWA-NHI-130091).

The course provides an overview of inspection methods useful to personnel responsible for managing and conducting underwater bridge inspections. Topics include methods of underwater inspection, inspection techniques for underwater materials and scour, and underwater element-level condition rating. Practical exercises and demonstrations are used to reinforce the course content.

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

In NHI's Underwater Bridge Inspection course, attendees participate in an exercise demonstrating the practical application of tactile inspection techniques.
In NHI's Underwater Bridge Inspection course, attendees participate in an exercise demonstrating the practical application of tactile inspection techniques.

The 3-day course targets experienced divers, as well as bridge inspection program managers, structural engineers, and nondiver bridge inspectors from the public and private sectors. There are no prerequisites.

NHI also offers several structure and bridge inspection-related courses. The following are some of the NHI courses available. Please visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov for more detailed information.

For more information on these courses, contact Gary Moss at 202-366-4654 or gary.moss@fhwa.dot.gov. To schedule a course, contact the NHI Training Coordinator at 703-235-0534 or nhitraining@dot.gov. To obtain information about all NHI courses, access the course catalog at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov or contact NHI at 703-235-0500 (phone) or 703-235-0593 (fax).


Kevin Monaghan is a contractor for NHI.

 

 

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