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Structural-Condition Assessment of Existing Structures (61472018)

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 4:30pm

This seminar is an intensive overview of material evaluation practices and procedures used for assessing the structural condition of existing structures and covers as many aspects of evaluating structures and structural material conditions as possible. State-of-the-art information on visual inspections, destructive and nondestructive testing (NDT), and the hands-on experience provided in this seminar, are essential for those involved in evaluating concrete, masonry, wood, and metal structures.

After a brief review of structural condition assessment procedures and guidelines, the seminar will cover condition surveys, planning a materials evaluation, destructive and nondestructive testing, limitations of NDT testing, statistical evaluation of test data, and interpretation and use of test results. Nondestructive testing techniques for establishing in-place material properties for concrete, masonry, wood and metals are a primary focus.

The hands-on workshop and case studies will enhance understanding of condition survey and inspection procedures, and destructive and nondestructive testing techniques.


Brian K. Brashaw, Ph.D. 
Gregory Fehr, P.E.
Thomas M. Gorman, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Larry D. Olson, P.E., M.ASCE
Dennis A. Sack, P.E.
Steven Smith, CWI


TIME:  DAY 1: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | DAY 2: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


Structural Condition Assessment Procedure
Conducting a Condition Survey
Planning the Evaluation
Statistical Procedures
Destructive and Nondestructive Testing for Concrete and Masonry
Pros and Cons of Nondestructive Testing
Establishing Strength and Quality of In-Place Concrete and Masonry
Evaluating Cracks in Concrete and Masonry
Analyzing Wet Masonry Walls
Evaluating Corrosion
Interpreting and Using Destructive and Nondestructive Test Results

DAY 2 

Conducting Condition Surveys of Wood and Metal Structures
In-Place Evaluation of Wood-Based Materials and Metals
Planning the Evaluation
Inspection Procedures
Destructive and Nondestructive Testing of Wood-Based Materials and Metals
Establishing In-Place Strengths for Wood and Metals
Understanding the Limitations of Nondestructive Testing
Investigating Defects and Damage
Evaluating Wood and Steel Connections
Case Studies
Interpretation and Use of NDT Results
Wood NDE Equipment Vendors


Doubletree By Hilton
363 Maine Mall Rd
Portland, ME 04106-3214
ASCE Hotel Rate: $139 Single/Double
Hotel Cut-Off: 6/13/2018