Introduction to Bridge Design and Strengthening short course

Bridge design is a common career for civil engineers, with strong demand due to the global expansion of transport infrastructure. The course will outline the choice of bridge systems and construction method, bridge elements, conceptual design, loading on bridges, a case study on procedure of designing a super-T beam bridge, and finally, FRP strengthening according to AS5100 and structural health monitoring will be introduced.
On Monday 20 July 2020 at 5:00pm


[Online - link to the sessions will be provided prior to the course start date]

Contact Details;


Please note the event organiser reserves the right to cancel the event in case of low number of registration, in this case, your registration fee will be refunded

Dr Geoff Taplin, Retired Technical Director-AECOM
Dr Alaa Al-Mosawe, Research Fellow-Swinburne; Bridge Engineer-SMEC

Prof Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Professor of Structural Engineering-Swinburne

David Huggett, Senior Associate for Bridges and Structures at SMEC


Session 1 - Monday 20 July 17:00-19:30

        Introduction to bridge types, construction methods and concept design-GT

Session 2 - Tuesday 21 July 17:00-19:30

        Bearings, Expansion Joints, Barriers, Substructures-GT

Session 3 - Wedenesday 22 July 17:00-19:30

        Loading on Bridges-AA

Session 4 - Thursday 23 July 17:00-19:30

        Case Study on Structural Design Criteria of Super-T Beam Bridge-DH

Session 5 - Friday 24 July 17:00-19:30

        FRP Strengthening (AS5100) and Health Monitoring of Bridges -RA