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Per Federal regulations, in-service bridges are to be inspected at least once every two years to identify, document, and report visible damage and signs of deterioration. Such information is then used to inform load rating analysis to assess operational safety of the inspected bridges.
Federal, State, and local transportation authorities and stakeholders commonly rely on load rating results, in conjunction with inspection data, to support decision making processes to manage their bridge inventory.
This presentation will discuss the importance of refined analysis and its potential to assist bridge owners in executing their asset management policies, including but not limited to posting, capital programming, and resource allocations for maintenance and rehabilitation of the national transportation infrastructure.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov 5, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
WHERE: Online webinar. Use the link above to register by midnight on Wednesday, Nov 4. Login information will be provided via email to registrants.
COST: $5 per person (members and nonmembers)
Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).
AmirGheitasi, PhD, PE is a senior engineer and technical principal with the complex bridge group at WSP. Since joining WSP in 2017, he has been involved in various projects mainly focused on bridge load rating, load testing, design, and rehabilitation. Prior to WSP, Dr. Gheitasi was involved with precast-prestressed concrete industry providing engineering services for design, inspection, and evaluation of several parking garages. He also worked as a structural engineer in the building sector, prior to attending graduate school. In addition, he is an active member of several professional organizations and has served on a number of technical committees on bridge design and evaluation for TRB, ACI, PCI, and ASCE. Dr. Gheitasi received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Virginia, after receiving his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic, Iran. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of California and Virginia.