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Risk Based Inspection and Maintenance for Reinforced Concrete Structure

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About the course

Systems should be developed, designed, and modified with reliability as a key goal. The attendees will apply practical tools for integrating engineering, business, operations, and maintenance perspectives into a total life cycle approach to asset and cost management.

This course provides the tools for prioritizing structure failures so that effective failure management strategies (i.e., maintenance plans, one-time repair) can be developed to control the risk of losses (e.g., productivity, safety, quality).

This course is intended for civil engineers who are interested in the area of inspection, assessment and repair of concrete structures. This course enables delegates already familiar with what concrete is, to develop skills in effective specification, production and end users of concrete. The course also covers basics as well as advanced concepts up-to-date technology.

Through several workshops and exercises, the attendees will thoroughly cover both traditional and risk-based analysis methodologies by using quantitative risk assessment technique. Anyone interested in improving their structure maintenance program should consider attending the course.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Apply decision tree in conceptual design
  • Introduce assessment of concrete structure
  • Understand Risk Based Inspections
  • Developing an In-service Inspection Plan
  • Implement maintenance plan and practice coaching to develop specific reliability-focused design strategy
  • Analyze the structural failure and build knowledge of qualitative risk assessment methods to discover when and how to quantify the results
  • Acquire a clear understanding of the most critical aspects of the structure

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview of Planned Maintenance Principles
  • Characteristics of World-Class Planned Maintenance
  • Importance of a Life-Cycle Approach to Asset and Cost Management
  • Reliability and Maintainability Issues in Each Design Phase
  • ACI, BS, and AISC Codes for Reliable Structure
  • Structure Redundancy

Day 2

  • Failure Mode of Concrete Structure
  • Corrosion Effect on Structure Risk
  • Advanced Inspection Technique
  • Characterizing Expected Reliability-Related Performance of Processes in Design
  • Understanding Life-Cycle Costs, Including the Cost of Unreliable Performance
  • Understanding Risk Based Inspections

Day 3

  • Maximized Return on Investment
  • Identifying and Determining Deterioration of Concrete Structure
  • Assessment of Concrete Structure
  • Fresh and Hardening Concrete Test
  • Advanced Technique in Measured Corrosion in the Steel Bars
  • Defining Scope, Establishing a Team and Creating a Structures List

Day 4

  • Collecting Loading, Strength and Environmental Data
  • Prepare Annual Inspection Work Scopes/Workbooks
  • Inspection and Quality Control of Concrete
  • Sampling and Testing Concrete on Site
  • Effective Supervision of Repairs

Day 5

  • Reinforced Concrete Site Practice
  • Selection of Materials — Cements, Aggregates, Additions and Reinforcement
  • Concrete Mixes and Specifications
  • Inspection, Sampling and Compliance Testing
  • Types of Repair the RC Structure

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for construction engineers, design structural engineers, supervision engineer, maintenance engineers and planners.

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