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LTAP Training | Road Scholar #14 Bridge Maintenance & Repair

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works Complex 620 N Tyler St. Covington, LA 70433 (map)

Road Scholar #14 - Bridge Maintenance & Repair
(6 Professional Development Hours)

Registration Fee
$25.00 Public Agencies
$50.00 Private Agencies

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7:00 a.m. - Registration/Check-in
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Class

April 21, 2016 - Covington
St. Tammany Parish Public Works Complex
620 N Tyler St.
Covington, LA 70433

About the Course
This class is recommended for Parish and Local Agency Engineers, Managers, Supervisors and Employees who direct or conduct maintenance or repair of locally owned bridges. Louisiana has hundreds of locally owned bridges that require routine maintenance and costly repairs to remain operational. Many commercial and in- house repairs do not meet the level of acceptable practices and/or render structures to be impossible to inspect. This class incorporates DOTD guidance on best practices and all bridge owners are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn the following skills related to local bridge maintenance and repair:

  • To Develop basic programs for routine, preventative, and proactive bridge maintenance

  • To Incorporate preventative maintenance into agency work plans and budgets

  • To identify signs of deterioration that lead to damage resulting in load restrictions or closures

  • Select and implement cost effective repairs that follow best practices and are acceptable as part of the NBIS compliance

  • Select the best maintenance techniques for other bridge features such as waterways, approach roadways, and safety appurtenances.

Jim Ferguson, P.E.

For the past 20-years, Jim Ferguson has been involved in the field of civil engineering in the public and private sector. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Works for West Feliciana, where he oversees bridge inspection, rating, repair and replacement. Previous to that, he served as Chief Design and Construction Engineer for East Baton Rouge Parish, where he had direct oversight of the Off System Bridge program. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Levee Inspector in the State of Louisiana, and has successfully completed the National Highway Institute-bridge inspection program. For the past ten years, he has operated his sole proprietorship, AJ Ferguson Jr. Consulting Services, where he regularly inspects, rates, and makes repair recommendations for bridges in various parishes in Louisiana.

Enrollment, Registration, and Cancellation Policy
Registration is required one week in advance. Registration is $25.00 for municipal or public sector personnel and $50.00 for all others. This fee covers all materials, breakfast, and lunch. If we do not have 72 hours advanced notice that you will not attend the seminar, your registration fee will be forfeited. Registrants will receive a confirmation of their reservation. If an agency is unable to mail in the registration fee before the deadline, please phone, FAX, or e-mail the LTAP office with the names of the work- shop participants (800-595-4722 in-state or 225-767-9117; FAX 225-767-9156); additional information regarding this course, contact Bob