Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education, are pleased to offer seven Minnesota Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training seminars to be held at various statewide locations in February and March 2017.

View the 2017 Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training Seminars Flyer

Register online by selecting the date of the courses below.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who need to maintain MnDOT certification as a Bridge Safety Inspection “Team Leader”. Attendance is required at a minimum of two bridge inspection refresher training seminars during each four year recertification period.

County, City, or Consultant Engineers who are designated as bridge inspection “Program Administrators” are required to attend a minimum of two bridge inspection seminars every four years.

Individuals who assist in bridge inspections are not required to attend, but are welcome and encouraged to do so.

Description

The Minnesota Department of Transportation conducts Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training each year to improve the quality of inspections, introduce new equipment and techniques, and maintain consistency and reliability throughout the state-wide network of bridge safety inspection programs.

Speakers will discuss a variety of issues that surround key topics, and use visual presentations with handouts to deliver the core of this training.

2017 Topics

  • 2016 Bridge and Structure Inspection Program Manual
  • Sims Update
  • Bridge Inspection/Condition Rating Examples
  • 2016 Underwater Inspections
  • Recent Critical Findings & Compliance Review Issues
  • UAS (Drone) Inspections

Instructors

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) staff.

General Information

  • The seminar fee is $95 and includes training materials, lunch and refreshment breaks.
  • Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Seminars are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Class space is limited and early registration is highly recommended.

For Registration Questions Contact: Christine Preston, University of Minnesota 612-624-4754, cceconf2@umn.edu
For Curriculum Questions Contact:  Pete Wilson, MnDOT 651-366-4574, pete.wilson@state.mn.us

2017 Dates and Locations

Register online by selecting the date of the courses below, or print out a PDF copy of the registration form to mail, fax, or to be billed.

February 16, 2017 - Hennepin County Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina
February 23, 2017 - Carlton County Public Works Facility, 1630 County Road 61, Carlton
March 7, 2017 - Southwest Minnesota State University, 1501 State Street, Marshall
March 9, 2017 - MnDOT Headquarters St. Cloud Training Center, 3725 12th St. North, Saint Cloud
March 16, 2017 - Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji
March 23, 2017 - Canadian Honker Events at Apache, 1517 16th Street SW, Rochester
March 30, 2017 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Arden Hills

At a Glance

For Curriculum Questions, Please Contact:
Pete Wilson, MnDOT
651-366-4574

For Registration Questions, Please Contact:
Christine Preston, University of Minnesota
612-624-4754

GENERAL INFORMATION
Each seminar begins at 8:00 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) and lasts until 4:00 p.m.

Refreshments and lunch are included.

Class space is limited and early registration is highly recommended. 

 

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