TRB Webinar: Service Life and Durability of Steel Culverts and Buried Bridges, Part 1

September 12, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will explore important factors affecting service life and durability of steel culverts and buried bridges in highway applications. Presenters will discuss how galvanizing works and will describe how design considerations, proper construction, and maintenance achieve the desired service life. They will also explore design features that can be used to extend service life, as well as share tools and resources available to designers, inspectors, and maintenance personnel.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Culverts and Hydraulic Structures.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Joel Hahm, Big R Bridge
  • Tom Langill, American Galvanizers Association

Moderated by:  Jesse Beaver, Simpson, Gumphertz & Heger

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction to galvanizing
  2. Design considerations and decisions that can impact service life and durability of metal culverts
  3. Improvements that can be made to existing & new structures to extend service life
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how galvanizing works, and how it is affected by water, soil, and environmental conditions
  • Describe the impact of design considerations, proper construction, and maintenance on service life
  • Identify applications where culverts and buried bridges may be considered as an alternative to traditional bridges

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2018. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at