Hybrid Inspection, Maintenance, Restoration and Design of Timber Bridges
Level 1 Certification Course
Hosted by Timber Restoration Services and 14 North Construction Ltd.
Presented by Wood Research & Development
Supported by Wood WORKS! Alberta
When: August 14 – 16, 2019
Location: TBD – Regina, SK
Special discount for Wood WORKS! Alberta subscribers– Save $100 on registration fee when you register before July 28, 2019
Instructor: Dr. Dan Tingley, PhD, PEng (Canada), MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ (Australia)
Continuing Professional Development Hours: 16
Fee: $1050 + Tax Register by July 28, 2019 – Fee is $950 + tax
CLICK HERE FOR PDF REGISTRATION FORM (registration is through Timber Restoration Services)
Dr. Tingley will teach the following in this course:
- Origins of wood deterioration and early detection
- Interior and exterior decay detection and its effects
- Core samples analysis versus sounding bores
- Advanced methods of non-destructive testing techniques and equipment
A Case Study:
A 10-year old abandoned railroad line was purchased to start hauling wood, thus avoiding a seasonal road closure and four hour detour.
Deemed repairable by other consultants, through Dr. Tingley’s testing and knowledge, he proved the bridge could be restored for a fraction of the original replacement cost. His expertise allowed the bridge to be repaired for a L-100 rating.
Within two months, the time and fuel saved from using this bridge paid for the repair costs.
About Dr. Tingley:
Dr. Tingley’s 40 years of experience in non-destructive testing provides accurate data to develop and apply advanced restoration techniques techniques to damaged areas. His approach to testing and repair extends the life of wooden structures up to 75 years.