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28th International ARRB Conference 2018
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10 - 12 October

Bridge Inspection Levels 1 & 2

Written by : Australian Road Research Board

The Australian Road Research Board and IPWEA Queensland are proud to present a workshop on Bridge Inspection Levels 1 & 2.

Bridges and other structures are crucial asset elements of the infrastructure network. It is essential that their condition is monitored and repairs are planned and completed in an efficient and timely manner. The systematic inspection, condition rating and monitoring of these assets are vital components to managing the lifecycle of these structures.

A Level 1 routine maintenance inspection is required to check the general serviceability of the structure, particularly for the safety of road users, and identify any emerging problems.

A Level 2 condition rating inspection is a key step in assessing the effectiveness of past maintenance treatments and identifying current maintenance needs to assist in the forecasting future changes in condition and estimating future budget requirements of structures across the network.

This 3-day workshop will assist participants to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct Level 1 and 2 Inspections in accordance with industry best practice.

Knowledge Transfer Accreditation

This workshop provides the underpinning knowledge to align with nationally recognised units of competency from the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision as well as other civil construction qualifications. A formal assessment pathway is available for participants looking to achieve a competency outcome from this training. Attending this workshop along with formal assessments undertaken both during and after the workshop, will be used to provide the underpinning knowledge you will need to complete the assessment tasks for this skill set. The skills set comprises the following units of competency:

RIICSG405D: Carry out inspections of civil structures
RIIIMG301D: Maintain site records
RIIRIS301D: Apply risk management processes

Many road authorities require bridge inspectors to undergo additional internal training before being allowed to lead level 2 inspections for their agency. The internal training usually includes organisational policy, systems and procedures and industry best practice. For instance, VicRoads now recognises the ARRB Bridge Inspection level 2 course as a prerequisite to inspect VicRoads structures. ARRB is working towards gaining recognition by other road authorities Australia wide.

Queensland | 10 - 12 October 2017

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Josh Seskis

Josh Seskis Josh is an experienced Senior Structures Asset Engineer, Bridges and Structures, specialising in the delivery of professional asset management services to various clients. His skills include the management and delivery of Level 1 and Level 2 inspection contracts and has been involved in the inspection of over 1500 structures in the last two years. Josh is actively involved in Austroads and NACOE research projects in fields such as deterioration of structures, load rating/ assessment and optimisation of servicing regimes.

Robert Meiklejohn

Robert Meiklejohn Robert is an experienced Engineer, Bridges and Structures, specialising in the delivery of professional asset management services to the private and public sector. His skills include the management and delivery of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 inspection contracts and he has been involved in the inspection of over 600 structures since joining ARRB. Robert is actively involved in structures asset management research projects, notably with Austroads and TMR’s NACOE Program.

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