Hybrid Inspection, Maintenance, Restoration and Design of Timber Bridges Level I Certification Course- Dartmouth

Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

Hosted by: Timber Restoration Services

Presented by: Wood Research and Development

When: Oct. 23, 24, Optional 25, 2018

Location: Dartmouth, N.S.

Instructor: Dr. Dan Tingley, PhD, PEng (Canada), MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ (Australia)

Fee: $1000 + $50 (Fee for Optional Day 3) + Applicable Taxes


You will learn from Dr. Tingley:

• Origins of wood deterioration & early detection

• Interior and exterior decay detection and its effects

• Preventing decay

• Core sample analysis versus sounding bores.

• Advanced methods of non-destructive testing techniques and equipment


Dr. Tingley’s 40 years of experience in non-destructive testing provides accurate data to develop and apply advanced restoration techniques to damaged areas. His approach to testing and repair extends the life of wooden structures up to 75 years.

Day 1:   7:30 - 5:30

Day 2:   7:30 - 5:30

Day 3: Optional Site Tour 7:30 - 12:30


A Case Study:

A 10-year-old abandoned railroad line was purchased to start hauling wood avoiding a seasonal road closure and a 4-hour detour.
Deemed unrepairable by other consultants, Dr. Tingley’s non-destructive testing, and knowledge, proved the bridge could be restored for a fraction of the original replacement cost. His expertise allowed for the bridge to be repaired to a L-100 load rating.
Within two months, the time and fuel saved from using this bridge paid for the repair costs.


“Best seminar that I have ever attended” (Robert Bell, former Construction & Maintenance Coordinator)


To register, please email:  snelgrovej@woodrandd.com. The deadline to register is October 9, 2018, and seating is limited.