CPD online sessions
Are you missing the contact with your teams...
...and the collective learning that it brings?
James Fisher Strainstall (JF Strainstall) is delivering remote continuing professional development (CPD) sessions
online, to enable you to continue training your teams in each of the topics below at a time to suit you.
With over 50 years’ experience in construction and infrastructure management, JF Strainstall combines the structural monitoring capabilities of Strainstall with Testconsult’s former experience in foundation and materials testing.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for civil structures
An overview of the NDT methods applicable to bridges and other types of infrastructure. Hear explanations of the techniques available for condition investigations, ranging from the simple to most advanced, and learn when to use them.
Structural monitoring for bridges
The main structural monitoring use cases and their application to the bridge management process are illustrated using real-life examples. This session considers both the measurement equipment and how to use the collected data and turn it into actionable information.
In-situ stress measurement
Bridge assessments and load tests generally focus on the effects of live loads, yet often the dead loads are more significant. Poor dead load and pre-stressing force estimates result in substandard assessed capacity. Learn about the various methods for measurement of ‘in situ’, ‘residual’ or ‘dead load’ stresses in bridge elements. Used for determination of dead loads and pre-stress and especially useful in the assessment of post-tensioned bridges.
Collective use of investigation, testing and monitoring for structural condition investigation. Learn how multiple techniques coordinated together through JF Strainstall can provide a more complete picture of performance and deterioration. Examples include bridge bearings, post-tensioning, parapets and others.
Heterogeneous or problematic ground conditions can cause unpredictable behaviour with devastating consequences for the construction of new infrastructure and the maintenance of existing assets. It is impossible to predict with absolute certainty the response of the ground to changes in load or environmental conditions. Construction and maintenance of assets relies on instrumentation to validate the designer’s predictions and to adapt procedures to control movements.
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