MDOT Virtual Bridge Classes

MDOT is inviting contractors to participate in MDOT hosted virtual training classes for:

Bridge Deck Construction Inspection
This class is intended to educate field staff on the proper inspection techniques and best practices associated with bridge deck construction. Topics include: Overview of Structures and Terminology, Inspection Forms, BOHIM’s and Construction Advisories, Construction Manual, Section 706 of Standard Specifications, Pour Sequencing, Haunch Grades, Beam Erection and Reinforcing Steel, Concrete Pours and Cure Requirements, Common Mistakes and Troubleshooting.

Bridge Paint Course 
This course is designed to prepare attendees for the inspection of bridge painting projects.  It covers corrosion, paint systems, paint equipment, surface preparation, field cleaning and coating, inspection procedures and equipment, documentation and reports, environmental regulations concerning removal of lead paint, and specifications for bridge cleaning and coating.

Bridge Rehabilitation 
This class is intended to educate field staff on all aspects of bridge rehabilitation and will improve comprehension of basic terminology, best practices and interpretation of MDOT’s Standard Specifications related to bridge rehabilitation. Topics include:  Bridge Scoping, Standard Specifications, Construction Advisories and BOHIM’s, Substructure Patching, Beam Repair (Concrete, Steel, Pin and Hanger), Deck Patching, Deep and Shallow Overlays, Epoxy Overlays, Expansion Joints, Deck Removal, Pressure Relief Joints.

The two optional 2022 time frames for the classes offered are:

January 18th-20th
March 2nd-4th

If you are interested in attending, please contact Danielle Coppersmith to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Bukoski at, or Rachelle VanDeventer at, or call them at the MITA office at 517-347-8336.