CE-079 Design for Constructibility

CE-033-Design for Constructibility – PHOTO

Design for Constructability

The Design for Constructability online PDH course is a part of the Civil Engineering category of courses. This course gives guidance on important consideration related to erection and construction of steel bridges, and approach to design for constructability.

In many cases, bridge designers concern themselves only with checking the stability and member stress levels in the structure for the in-service condition after erection of the entire superstructure is complete. But many times the critical stress in a particular component is encountered during the erection of the bridge where large unbraced lengths affect the stability of the partially completed structure. This course describes typical erection methods and procedures and highlights some of the aspects that should be considered by the designer. With this basic knowledge, the bridge designer can determine which, if any, of these aspects are a concern for his/her particular design situation.

This course is intended for use by civil engineers, structural engineers, construction professionals and others interested in learning about constructability of steel bridges.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will gain the following knowledge and skills:

  • Describe types of cranes and other equipment used in erection of steel bridges of various types
  • Explain the most appropriate erection sequence for various bridge types
  • Describe the site characteristics are important for establishing erection sequence
  • List the design parameters impacted by temporary construction conditions
  • Explain deck placement, fit-up and stability for various construction methodologies

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson / 1 quiz



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  • whiskeyswamp

    One true and false question was not complete so had to guess what the it was suppose to say.
  • Samuel Fountain

    General bridge construction review. Alright course.
  • Jorge Trevino

    Great Material
  • David Harper

    Good information.
  • William Bishop

    Good content
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