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 ten Minnesota Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training seminars to be held at various statewide locations in February and March 2016.

View the 2016 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.

2016 Topics

  • NBE Implementation and Element Migration Process
  • 2016 MnDOT Bridge Inspection Field Manual
  • 2016 SIMS Updates
  • Bridge Inspections—NBE Quantities and Condition Ratings

Instructors

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

General Information

  • The seminar fee is $125 and includes an updated NBE Field Manual (for MN), class resource book, 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: Julie Schmitz, University of Minnesota (612) 624-4754, cceconf2@umn.edu
For Curriculum Questions Contact:  Pete Wilson, MnDOT (651) 366-4574, pete.wilson@state.mn.us

2016 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 4, 2016 - MnDOT District 3B Headquarters, 3725 12th Street N, Saint Cloud
February 9, 2016 - Mountain Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron
February 11, 2016 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Arden Hills
February 18, 2016 - Courtyard Marriott, 901 Raintree Road, Mankato
February 23, 2016 - Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes
February 25, 2016 - City of Blaine Public Works, 1801 101st Avenue NE, Blaine
March 1, 2016 - MnDOT District 8B, 1800 East College Drive, Marshall
March 3, 2016 - Canadian Honker Events at Apache, 1517 16th Street SW, Rochester
March 17, 2016 - University of Minnesota−Crookston, 2900 University Avenue, Heritage Hall, Crookston
March 24, 2016 - Hennepin County Transportation Department, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina

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At a Glance

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

For Registration Questions, Please Contact:
Julie Schmitz, 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.