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A product of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Safety Research and Development Program, the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) is a suite of safety analysis tools to evaluate the safety and operational effects of geometric-design decisions on highways. The following resources are available to individuals considering or using IHSDM 

Visit www.ihsdm.org to download the IHSDM software and for examples of IHSDM User Applications.

For more general information on IHSDM, visit FHWA’s IHSDM website (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/tfhrc/projects/safety/comprehensive/ihsdm/index.cfm 

 

Please note this webinar is open to business partners. You will NOT register for this training through Technical Training Calendar. The log-in information is listed below as Special Instructions.

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Using the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) for POA Requests - webinar


Target Audience:
Safety Engineers, Traffic Engineers, Permit Managers, Project Managers, and Consultants.


Description: T
he Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) is a suite of software analysis tools used to evaluate the safety and operational effects of geometric design decisions on highways.
IHSDM is a decision-support tool. It provides estimates of a highway design's expected safety and operational performance and checks existing or proposed highway designs against relevant design policy values. Results of the IHSDM support decision making in the highway design process. Intended users include highway project managers, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers in State and local highway agencies and in engineering consulting firms.
The IHSDM currently includes six evaluation modules (Crash Prediction, Design Consistency, Intersection Review, Policy Review, Traffic Analysis, and Driver/Vehicle). This Web site summarizes the capabilities and applications of the IHSDM evaluation modules. It also provides a library of the research reports documenting their development. 


Learning Outcomes:

IHSDM – A Quantitative Approach to Evaluating Highway Safety
•IHSDM Crash Prediction Module (CPM)
     o CPM Scope
     o Relationship between the CPM and the Highway Safety Manual (HSM)
     o CPM Prediction Models (focused on Freeways and Ramps/Interchanges)
•Other IHSDM Evaluation Modules
•IHSDM Workflow / Data Structure / Data Input
•Demonstration of IHSDM Software (September 2014 Release): Using the CPM to implement HSM Part C Predictive Methods (focusing on Freeways and Ramps/Interchanges)
    o User Interface
    o Data Structure / Data Input
    o CPM Evaluation Process
    o CPM Output (Evaluation Reports, Graphs)
    o Help / Documentation / Tutorial
    o IHSDM Administration Tool (including CPM Calibration Utility)

Special Instructions: INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN FHWA WEB CONFERENCE:
1. 15 minutes prior to the Web conference start time, select the "Link to join the Web conference" URL (https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/sr500ainterhwydesignmodel/).
2. On the Adobe sign-in page, select the log in as a GUEST option. (Please DO NOT use a Login ID and password.)
3. Type in your FIRST and LAST name in the field marked "GUEST", then select the button that reads "Enter Room".
4. In order to access the AUDIO portion of the program, call the teleconference number listed above using your telephone. Dial into the teleconference 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.


At a minimum the webinar link should be included
(https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/sr500ainterhwydesignmodel/). If you have any questions please let me know.


Offering(s):
11/05/14 - 11/05/14: Harrisburg, Keystone Building

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)
 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Asbestos Building Inspection- Initial Certification


Target Audience:
This class is for persons who performs environmental work, design, or rehabilitation of bridge superstructures who have never before been licensed as an asbestos building inspector or for those who have held licenses, but whose license has been expired for more than one year following its expiration date.Central Office/District Design and Maintenance personnel, and/or Construction personnel whose job responsibilities involve assessing and oversight of asbestos abatement activities.

Description: This course is specifically designed for Commonwealth employees that are required to collect bulk sampling of construction materials to identify asbestos containing materials, compile inspection reports, or those who desire to understand the inspection process. Since EPA requires inspections of all buildings/structures prior to renovation and demolition, PennDOT has established inspection and reporting requirements, and some of these responsibilities fall upon Department personnel. Detailed information concerning the steps in the inspection and bulk sampling process are discussed. This class includes a 4-hour mock inspection exercise. Passing of an examination is required for individuals seeking their asbestos building inspector license.

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will obtain an understanding of:

•The key aspects/elements/intent of asbestos inspections
•Identifying the forms of asbestos and its past uses in building and construction materials
•Health effects, exposure, and personal protective and environmental protection requirements
•Legal liability of inspectors and required licensing 
•Pre-inspection planning, methods of inspection and selection of representative samples and minimum requirements
•Methods/options of asbestos analyses

Offering(s): 04/14/15 - 04/16/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.) 

 

RESCHEDULED TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT  

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the class/webinar scheduled for October 21-23, 2014 has been rescheduled to December 16-18, 2014.

Everyone registered to attend will have the first opportunity to re-register. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

PennDOT employees should contact their Training Coordinator to register for the new class date. Business Partners can register through the Technical Training Calendar.

Title: ECMS II - Wave 4 - Design


Target Audience: Attendees should be design project managers, contract management staff, and design team members.


Prerequisites: Participants should have knowledge of the Design business process. Must have a working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, etc.) and Internet Explorer.


Description: This class will cover the following ECMS functions: Project Setup, Project Information, Project Development Checklist for the PS&E, Project Items and Quantities, Design Item Funding, Bid Package Review and Approval, and Addendum Processing.


Learning Outcomes:

•Edit Project Information
•Create and Edit Project Development Checklist
•Create and Edit Project Special Provisions
•Create and Edit Project Design Items
•Establish and Edit Design Item Funding
•Submit or Publish Bid Package
•Submit or Publish Addendums

Instructors: Samantha Lopez; TreCom Systems Group, Inc.


Offering(s): 12/16/14 - 12/18/14: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Highway Safety Manual Training


Target Audience:
PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction as well as planning partners and engineers.


Description:
This is two-day course, intended for a target audience of PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction, as well as planning partners and engineers. It's intended to give participants an understanding of safety prediction procedures for rural two-lane highways, rural multilane highways and urban and suburban arterials, according to the HSM published by The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO.)


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of class, participants will be able to:
* describe how the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) can be utilized in making design decisions
* utilize the PA HSM spreadsheet to predict the safety performance of intersections, two-lane rural roads and multi-lane rural arterials
* compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of various infrastructure safety improvements


Instructors:
Cindy Juliano, CH2MHill


Offering(s):

01/27/15 - 01/28/15: King of Prussia,
02/25/15 - 02/26/15: Bridgeville, District 11
03/23/15 - 03/24/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
03/25/15 - 03/26/15: King of Prussia, District 6
04/28/15 - 04/29/15: Bridgeville, District 11


(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Threatened and Endangered Species Desk Reference (PennDOT Publication 546) Training


Target Audience: The primary target audience includes Environmental Managers, Assistant Environmental Managers, and Maintenance Environmental Staff. Project Managers may also benefit.


Description: This course provides an overview of the Threatened and Endangered Species Desk Reference (PennDOT Publication 546) document and provides guidance on key regulatory and agency coordination related to obtaining endangered species clearance in the Transportation Project Development Process.


Topics include:
* Sections 9 and 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
* the necessary steps for effective agency coordination for state and federal listed species
* the contents of a Biological Assessment
* an identification of the relationships between the ESA, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 404/105 Permitting
* the necessary activities for Final Design and Construction when endangered species are present in the project area.


Learning Outcomes: Following this course the participants will be able to:
* identify regulations pertaining to Threatened & Endangered (T&E) species
* describe T&E coordination procedures for ESA formal, and informal, consultations
* describe state agency T&E coordination procedures
* describe procedures for non-T&E species.

 

Instructors: Andrew Brookens, Skelly & Loy


Offering(s): 03/11/15 - 03/11/15: Montoursville, District 3


(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators. Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below. On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Offer Preparation and Presentation


Target Audience: Department negotiating staff (specifically PennDOT Real Estate Technicians, Real Estate Specialists, and Chief Negotiators/Right of Way Administrators), and acquisition consultants.


Prerequisites: None


Description:
This course is designed to benefit right-of-way negotiators by providing them with the tools needed to prepare and present an offer for a property. This includes the background of the appraisal process in Pennsylvania and an overview of the laws, policies and procedures that guide the Department in acquiring and managing real property for the construction and maintenance of transportation projects.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Define important appraisal terms.
2. Provide examples of best practices and ethical strategies for negotiations.
3. Explain the major steps in the negotiation process flow.
4. Describe the skills needed for explaining offers.


Instructors: John Hamilton


Offering(s):
03/10/15 - 03/12/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: General Real Estate Course


Target Audience:
Intended for real estate technicians/specialists, property managers, or anyone working in right-of-way that does not have a background in real estate. This course would also be a good refresher for the seasoned right-of-way professional or a novice wanting to get into the right-of-way profession.


Description:
This course will cover basic real estate concepts: legal descriptions, real vs. personal property, estates in real property, types of deeds and types of ownership, governmental powers, agreements and contracts, financing, taxation and pro-ration of taxes, settlement statements, leases, liens, easements, and more.


Learning Outcomes: - Identify the differences between real and personal property.
- Describe the three types of legal descriptions: Metes and Bounds, Lot and Block, and Government Survey.
- Compute land areas in the English and Metric systems.
- Identify and describe the various types of estates in real property.
- Identify and describe the various types of deeds and the clauses within.
- Identify the four governmental powers: Escheat, Eminent Domain, Police Power, and Taxation.
- Identify the various types of real estate contracts.
- Compute real estate taxes and tax peroration.
- Identify what line items are needed on the settlement statement, describe their purpose, and perform computations.
- Describe brokerage laws of agency.
- For property inspections, identify environmental hazards and properties that qualify as decent, safe, and sanitary


Instructors: John Hamilton


Offering(s):
03/03/15 - 03/05/15: Harrisburg, District 8

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: METAL Structure Detailing for Contract Drawings and Shop Drawings


Target Audience:
Structural designers and metal structure fabricators.


Prerequisites:
none


Description:
Participants will be able to understand the detailing required for preparation of Contract Drawings and review of Shop Drawings for Metal Structures.


Learning Outcomes:
1. Standards - Welding Standards - List the different AWS Specifications and their intended use. These include:
• AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code—Steel
• AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code—Aluminum
• AWS D1.3 Structural Welding Code—Sheet Steel
• AWS D1.4 Structural Welding Code—Reinforcing Steel
• AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code
• AWS D1.6 Structural Welding Code—Stainless Steel
• AWS A2.4 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination
• AWS A3.0 Standard Welding Terms and Definitions
• AWS A5.23 Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes and Fluxes for Submerged Arc Welding
2. Standards -PennDOT Standards - Review PennDOT Standards used for designing and detailing metal structures on PennDOT projects. These include:
• BC-753M – Steel Girder Details
• BC-754M – Steel Diaphragms
• BD-641M thru BD-650M – Sign Structures
• BC-741M thru BD-747M – Sign Structures
• Publication 408M
• DM-4 Appendix B
3. Welding -Welding Basics - Identify the basic welding information, such as:
• Weld Symbols
• Weld Types
• Joint Types
• Welding Positions
Also, describe the different welding processes and their appropriate use.
4. Welding - Weld Detailing - Describe the most common weld types used: fillet welds, partial joint penetration groove welds (PJP) and complete joint penetration groove welds (CJP).
5. Welding - Weld Detailing - Differentiate the minimum and maximum weld sizes for a given detail and understand the detailing associated with minimum weld sizes.
6. Welding - Weld Detailing - Locate the required detailing of welded connections on contract plans.
7. Testing - Welding Testing - Choose the non-destructive testing methods and understand which method or combination of methods is appropriate for a given detail. These methods include:
• Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
• Liquid Penetrate Testing (PT)
• Radiographic Testing (RT)
• Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
8. Testing - CVN Testing - Indicate the components that require CVN testing and identify how they are specified on the Contract Drawings.
9. Shop Drawing Review – Procedures & Specifications - Review the Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Welder Qualification requirements for certified welding on PennDOT projects in order to respond to requests for changes in weld types or procedures.
10. Shop Drawing Review – Past Problems - Be cognizant of welding material and other areas that have historically been problematic and/or missed during the Shop Drawing Review Process.


Instructors:
Tom Leckron and Ray Chambers


Offering(s): 12/16/14 - 12/17/14: King of Prussia, District 6
04/07/15 - 04/08/15: Bridgeville, District 11


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Waste Site Evaluation Refresher Training (Pub 281)

Target Audience:
Environmental professionals, project managers, and other staff who are familiar with the requirements outlined in Publication 281 and want to learn more about recent amendments to this publication.

Description: P
ublication 281 provides guidance to PennDOT District offices and consultants on the procedures for evaluating potential waste sites associated with transportation improvements. This refresher course will provide an overview of the entire Department manual, but will focus on recent updates and amendments to the Publication. Recent amendments include waste management reporting and records retention requirements, environmental due diligence procedures, compliance with Pennsylvania's Clean Fill procedures, materials sampling and chemical analysis selection, waste management plan preparation, and special provisions use. Personnel performing and/or managing consultants that perform these environmental services should be familiar with the Publication’s procedures. Personnel involved with right-of-way acquisition, project design and construction, and maintenance activities, where waste handling is required, should also be familiar with this document.

Learning Outcomes:
A)Understand the purpose and overall procedures of the Publication 281 Waste Site Evaluation process, its relationship with governing laws and regulations, the applicability of EDD, and its relationship with NEPA and Design, Construction, and Maintenance processes.
B)Identify the roles and responsibilities of the District and Central office staff, and outside consultants within the waste site evaluation process defined in Publication 281.
C)Recognize and understand the applicability and appropriate waste screening, sampling, and analytical characterization methodologies; recommendations; and post-construction efforts to protect the environment and minimize environmental liability.
D)Recognize and apply the changes in the recently updated Publication 281.

Instructors:
Jeffrey Obrecht, URS

Offering(s):
12/16/14 - 12/16/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Design

Target Audience:
PennDOT, consultant, conservation district, and regulatory agency designers and engineers who are responsible for developing or reviewing E&S plans. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous E&S design experience. New information related to E&S design and plan preparation will be presented.

Prerequisites:
An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description:
This course thoroughly examines erosion and sediment (E&S) pollution control concepts and design procedures as they apply to PennDOT construction projects. The course provides the designer/engineer with the guidance and direction to evaluate the Department's E&S design options by addressing a broad range of issues related to design. The PennDOT Drainage Manual, PA DEP’s E&S Manual, and other documents relevant to E&S will be highlighted. The recent changes to 25 Pa. Code 102 and how they affect PennDOT plans will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the background, theory, and application of common erosion control concepts.
2. Identify applicable PA Code, Title 25, Chapter 102 regulations and the roles of PA DEP, county conservation districts, and municipalities with regard to E&S.
3. Design effective erosion stabilization measures, including seed and mulch specifications, channel lining, outlet protection, etc.
4. Design effective sediment control measures, including compost filter socks, sediment traps and basins, inlet protection, etc.
5. Design effective in-stream E&S measures, including causeways, cofferdams, stream diversion, etc.
6. Implement effective sequencing of E&S controls, and develop a best management practice maintenance schedule per NPDES guidelines.
7. Communicate a well-designed E&S plan through effective drawings and narratives that conform to PennDOT standards and Chapter 102 requirements.

Instructors:
Jeff MacKay, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s):
02/10/15 - 02/12/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Steel I-Girder and Field Splice Design (STLRFD & SPLRFD)

Target Audience:
This course is tailored to the needs of the design community graduate civil engineers. No prior experience with the STLRFD / SPLRFD software required.

Prerequisites:
4 yr. Bachelor degree in civil engineering

Description:
This is an introductory course in the design of steel I-girder bridges and spliced connections. Topics covered include: general design considerations in accordance with PennDOT specifications and preferences, economic steel design and detailing options, and constructability and fabrication issues. Attendees will participate in an interactive demonstration of the application of the STLRFD and SPLRFD software programs in accordance with LRFD design code.

Learning Outcomes:
You will be able to:
* Specify common materials that are used for steel girder design.
* Identify material and mechanical properties of structural steel used by PennDOT.
* State the most common guidelines for an economical steel I-girder design.
* Select the most economical steel design options.
* List the applications and limitations of the STLRFD and SPLRFD programs.
* Identify key input values for the STLRFD and SPLRFD programs.
* Properly interpret key output values for the STLRFD and SPLRFD programs and refine input values to satisfy economic and specification requirements.
* List the necessary and appropriate final design information needed to fabricate steel I-girders.

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Identify common erection issues to consider in steel I-girder design.

Instructors:
Dave Frey and Justin Bouscher, Michael Baker Corp.

Offering(s):
04/14/15 - 04/15/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.
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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: ABLRFD Program Training

Target Audience:
This course intended for designers with a minimal level of abutment and retaining wall experience.

Description:
This course provides an introduction to the operation and logic of PennDOT's ABLRFD software used for bridge abutment and retaining wall analysis and design. Course content includes overviews of the ABLRFD program, and pertinent design code provisions in the AASHTO and Design Manual Part 4 specifications. The calculation and selection of ABLRFD program input parameters, a discussion of the method of solution of key items, the interpretation of the resulting program output, and assessment of the suitability of designed elements are illustrated through example problems. Participants will be provided or will be given access to a hand calculation documenting program output. Software use will be demonstrated on example applications.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, a participant will be able to:
• List the abutment/retaining wall types and code methodologies covered by the program
• Calculate the various loadings applied to abutments and retaining walls;
• Understand the criteria used for calculating bearing pressure and pile loads;
• Identify the critical locations for moment and shear in the stem and footing and understand how ABLRFD calculates loads about the critical locations;
• Interpret and understand program output results as they relate to specification checks, performance ratios, adequacy for strength and serviceability requirements, and practical application to abutment design and detailing.
(Revised August 2008)


Instructors:
Tom Leckrone and Rhett Heiple, Gannett Fleming

Offering(s):
05/05/15 - 05/06/15: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Integral Abutment

Target Audience:
The target audience is designers with a minimum level of structural analysis and design experience.

Description:
This course provides an introduction to the design of integral abutments based on the department's latest criteria. It includes an overview of how integral abutments are designed and how they function, an introduction to how they are detailed, an explanation of the department's integral abutment spreadsheet and how this is used in conjunction with LPile (lateral pile analysis software) to perform a design, an example problem that participants will review in class, and an overview of multi-span integral abutment structures and their unique design requirements.

Instructors:
Rhett Heiple and Joe Brenner, Gannett Fleming

Offering(s):
03/17/15 - 03/17/15: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.


Title:
Stormwater Design and NPDES Permits

Target Audience:
PennDOT and consultant project managers and design engineers who are responsible for the design, permitting, and scoping of projects involving stormwater management. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous stormwater design experience. Project managers will gain valuable background on the NPDES permit process, how it relates to the new Antidegradation and PCSM Policy, and how it can impact the scope and schedule of a project.

Prerequisites:
Attendees must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts

Description:
This course offers a comprehensive review of stormwater management concepts and design practices for highway applications. The primary focus of the course is the design procedures and acceptable stormwater best management practices that are described in PennDOT’s design manuals. Step-by-step instructions for completing an NPDES permit, including tips for developing a complete PCSM plan and narrative, are discussed in detail.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the significant hydrologic components of the water cycle that influence stormwater design.
2. Describe the significance of soil properties and the limiting conditions presented by certain geologic features.
3. Identify the stormwater design requirements for various types of projects per PennDOT’s Antidegradation and PCSM Policy.
4. Perform runoff calculations using the Rational equation and NRCS curve number methods.
5. Select the appropriate post-construction stormwater BMPs for managing a project’s runoff from PennDOT’s BMP Toolboxes.
6. Perform storage routing calculations for designing detention facilities.
7. Complete an NPDES Permit Application for Discharges Associated with Construction Activities.
8. Identify the required information and correct format of a PCSM plan and narrative.


Instructors:
Jeff MacKay, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s):
04/14/15 - 04/17/15: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title: Advanced HEC-RAS and Scour Analysis

Target Audience:
Engineers and designers who are responsible for the development, and/or review, of H&H studies for PennDOT projects.

Prerequisites:
H&H Policies and Procedures (H&H Series Course 1)
Introduction to Hydraulics and HEC-RAS (H&H Series Course 3)
Attendees must be proficient users of the HEC-RAS software program, have relevant design experience in bridge replacement projects and/or floodplain studies, and have a strong understanding of open channel flow and bridge modeling, including:
•Geometric data requirements
•Coefficients for roughness and contraction/expansion
•Ineffective flow areas
•Boundary conditions


Description:
This course is the successor of the “Introduction to Hydraulics and HEC-RAS” course offered as part of the H&H Professional Development Series. The introductory course covered basic hydraulic principles and methods, HEC-RAS program interface, and basic model setup and troubleshooting.
The Advanced HEC-RAS course uses these fundamentals to explore some of the more challenging issues that arise in design. Topics will include FEMA floodway modeling, special bridge situations, existing versus proposed modeling, structures near a downstream confluence, temporary construction conditions, and bridge scour analysis. Analysis of bridge scour is based on Design Manual 4, Chapter 7 and FHWA’s HEC-18 publication “Evaluating Scour at Bridges.” This course assumes participants are proficient users of the HEC-RAS program and have a strong understanding of hydraulic principles. Please ensure you meet the prerequisites outlined above.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify differences between the HEC-2 and HEC-RAS programs, compare encroachment methods, and analyze floodway model input and output.
2. Model various bridge scenarios, including:
• perched bridges
• skewed crossings
• multiple openings
3. Identify special hydraulic situations, such as:
• junctions
• levees and lateral weirs
• split flow
• mixed flow regimes and hydraulic jumps
4. Determine boundary conditions for structures near a confluence.
5. Compare an existing conditions hydraulic model with:
• proposed scenarios that cross the channel on different alignments and
• temporary construction conditions,
and quantify the magnitude and extent of flood elevation increases.
6. Identify and resolve HEC-RAS Errors, Warnings, and Notes.
7. Evaluate local and contraction scour using HEC-18 guidelines, and size riprap scour protection per DM-4 Chapter 7.


Instructors:
Donna Newell and Rachel Tereska, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s):
02/02/15 - 02/06/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


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Title: Highway Drainage Design

Target Audience:
PennDOT and consultant design engineers who are responsible for the design of roadway drainage facilities. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous drainage design experience.

Prerequisites:
Two-year engineering associate’s degree or equivalent experience, and familiarity with PennDOT H&H policies and procedures

Description:
Highway Drainage Design is an application-oriented training course for the design of stormwater conveyance systems based on Chapter 10 of PennDOT Design Manual 2, the PennDOT Drainage Manual, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Urban Drainage Design Manual (HEC-22). The course introduces fundamental hydrologic and hydraulic theory, and provides practical instruction in design of pavement drainage and conveyance systems. Through workshops and design examples, participants will learn how to configure highway drainage systems and implement procedures for highway drainage design including evaluation of gutter and roadside swale flow, determining grate and inlet capacities, and overall sizing of stormwater conveyance systems.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Apply the Rational Method for inlet and storm sewer conveyance system design.
2. Compute gutter flow quantities and relate them to the spread of stormwater on roadway surfaces.
3. Assess inlet capacities and efficiencies for various grate and inlet types.
4. Determine appropriate roughness coefficients for use in evaluating storm sewer system friction losses.
5. Evaluate energy losses at catch-basins, manholes, and other stormwater conveyance system components.
6. Determine initial storm sewer pipe sizes based on gravity flow conditions.
7. Identify appropriate tailwater conditions at the discharge point of stormwater conveyance systems.
8. Use energy principles to perform a hydraulic grade line evaluation for final confirmation of the storm sewer system design.


Instructors:
Scott Brown, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s):
11/04/14 - : Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

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Title: Introduction to Hydraulic Methods and HEC-RAS

Target Audience: Consultant and Department engineers who are responsible for the hydraulic design and analysis for bridges or culverts. The course is suitable for entry-level engineers.

Prerequisites: PennDOT H&H and Permitting Procedures

Description: This course is application-oriented training on use of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Hydraulic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) program. HEC-RAS models steady, gradually-varied, one-dimensional open channel flow using the Standard Step Method for water surface profile computations. The course introduces the theory and practical application of open channel flow hydraulics for culvert and bridge design using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. Participants learn how to implement a procedure to conduct a hydraulic analysis for culvert and bridge crossings in Pennsylvania. The analysis includes site assessment, cross-section data collection, hydraulic method selection, interpretation of output, and comparison of existing and proposed conditions.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, an attendee will be able to:
-apply conservation of mass, energy, and momentum principles as they relate to open channel flow and waterway obstructions and encroachments;
-identify the data requirements for water surface profile computations;
-create geometric data files in HEC-RAS;
-select appropriate model variables such as Manning's n values, contraction/expansion coefficients, culvert loss coefficients, and ineffective flow areas;
-model fish baffles in box culverts;
-create HEC-RAS flow data files with appropriate boundary conditions;
-locate the most important output data, including summary output tables and errors/warnings and implement the results; and
-troubleshoot typical model errors and work around program bugs.

Instructors:
Lino Magnelli and Rachel Tereska, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s): 10/06/14 - 10/10/14: King of Prussia, District 6
03/09/15 - 03/13/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title: Engineering and Traffic Studies

Target Audience: Traffic personnel

Prerequisites: Currently performing engineering and traffic studies within the Districts. Each attendee is asked to bring a copy of Publication 212 and the MUTCD.

Description: This course demonstrates how to conduct basic engineering and traffic studies for the purpose of ascertaining the need, or lack of need, of specific traffic restrictions and the application of traffic control devices on state-designated highways. It reviews applicable laws, regulations, and required study procedures for establishing, revising and removing traffic restrictions as presented in PennDOT Publication 212, Official Traffic Control Devices, and FHWA’s MUTCD.

Learning Outcomes: Objectives for this course include:
• Understanding the basic ideas and guidelines for conducting engineering and traffic studies in Pennsylvania.
• Understanding how to use regulatory manuals to conduct basic engineering and traffic studies.
• Promoting consistent application of engineering and traffic studies in Pennsylvania through practice exercises and forms.

Instructors: Keith Johnson and Jeff Obrecht, URS

Offering(s): 10/29/14 - 10/29/14: Indiana, District 10
04/07/15 - 04/07/15: Clearfield, District 2
05/14/15 - 05/14/15: Dunmore, District 4

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.

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Title: Introduction to Hydrologic Methods and Modeling with WMS

Target Audience: Consultant, Department, and public-sector business partner engineers and designers who work with site hydrologic information and its interpretation.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate engineering degree is required with average computer/software skills, and familiarity with the Internet and Windows operating systems; the course: PennDOT H&H and Permitting Procedures

Description: This course is application-oriented training on the Watershed Modeling System (WMS)program and provides engineers and designers with the theory and practical application of hydrologic principles for culvert and bridge design. Participants will learn how to implement a site assessment procedure to conduct a hydrologic analysis for gaged and ungaged streams in Pennsylvania, including data collection, watershed delineation, hydrologic method selection, and peak flow calculation. This course provides the tools necessary to locate and use land use, soils, and other geographical information system data to calculate flows in WMS rather than using labor-intensive processes such as delineating watersheds boundaries and calculating modeling parameters from paper maps. Instruction on hydrologic methods that are acceptable to PennDOT will include the WRC Method, Rational Method, TR-55, NFF (USGS 00-4189)and HEC-1.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will be able to:
-identify which peak flow design methods are suitable for given watershed characteristics and design requirements;
-apply the Rational Method, TR-55, U. S. Geological Survey regression equations, and HEC-1 method;
-implement the WRC Method and Log-Pearson III Frequency Analysis;
-automate basin delineation and calculate basin geometry in WMS with DEMs;
-efficiently use digital watershed data for hydrologic modeling parameter development; and
-locate and obtain digital data sources for watershed delineation and hydrologic model development.

Instructors: Paul DeBarry, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s): 10/20/14 - 10/24/14: Indiana, District 10

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

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Title: Bid (PS and E) Package Preparation-Intermediate Course

Target Audience: District and Consultant Design Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, District Contract Management staff, and Central Office Contract Management staff.

Prerequisites: Some experience with preparing the Plans, Specification & Estimate package will be beneficial; Bid Package Preparation and Policies Course is recommended, though not required.

Description: The Bid Package Preparation and Policies- Intermediate Course provides in-depth training on developing an accurate Construction Bid Package from a technical level, in accordance with Publication 51 Bid Package Preparation and Policies Manual. Training will be provided on ensuring that technical aspects of the Bid Package are standard across all Districts, in terms of Plans, Design Items, Special Provisions and Attachments. The Project Development Checklist (PDC) will be discussed in-depth as it relates to the Bid Package to ensure consistency of documents across Districts. DBE Goal development will be discussed to provide the connection to the Design Items. Information on selecting the accurate Work Class Codes will be furnished. General Provisions (Section 100s) of PennDOT Publication 408 Specifications will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

•        Ensure consistency of the Bid Package, in terms of Plans, Design Items, Special Provisions and Project Development Checklist, for several technical topics, such as grade crossings, design-build projects, utilities and others.

•        Summarize/discuss Publication 408, Specifications, Section 100s-General Provisions.

•        Select the appropriate Work Class Codes.

•        Explain Bid Package approval requirements for proprietary items, experimental items, road user’s liquidated damages, etc.

Instructors: Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s): 12/09/14 - 12/11/14: King of Prussia, District 6

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

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Title: Bid (PS and E) Package Policies and Preparation-Advanced Course

Target Audience: District, Consultant and Central Office Design Project Managers, Designers, Portfolio Managers, District Contract Management staff, and Central Office Contract Management staff.

Prerequisites: Some experience with preparing the Plans, Specification & Estimate Package is required; Bid Package Preparation and Policies Courses-Basic and Intermediate are recommended, though not required. This Course is not for the beginner having no experience with PS&E/Bid Packages for transportation projects.

Description: The Bid (PS&E) Package Policies and Preparation-Advanced Course is the successor of the Bid Package Preparation Policies, Basic and Intermediate Level Courses offered as part of the PS&E/Bid Package Policies and Preparation Professional Development Series.

The Bid (PS&E) Package Policies and Preparation-Advanced Course provides in-depth training on several components of the requirements of the Plans, Specifications & Estimate (PS&E) Certification List documents and incorporation into the Bid Package of: Project Reviews, Permits, Local Agreements, Construction Items, Contract Award Items and others. The proper structure of Standard and Non-Standard Design Item Numbering will be provided to be in accordance with the Publication 51, PS&E Package Delivery Process Policies and Preparation Manual. Information to include in the specific Standard Special Provisions which require additional information will be presented. Proprietary Items’ definitions, requirements and approval process will be explained. The plans revisions process for addenda will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
1. 
Ensure requirements of several components of the PS&E Certification List, such as Project Reviews, Permits, Local Agreements, Construction Items, Contract Award Items etc. are properly completed.

2. Summarize the Standard and Non-Standard Design Item Numbering Process to be in accordance with the Publication 408, Specifications.

3. Define the requirements of selected editable Standard Special Provisions, such as Governing Specifications, Price Adjustment for Asphalt and Diesel Fuel, Equipment Package, etc. with additional project information.

4. Explain the Proprietary Items materials/products/processes approval requirements for the PS&E/Bid Packages.

Instructors: Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s): 03/24/15 - 03/26/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


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Title: Roundabout Design Workshop

Target Audience: Designers, Traffic Engineers, Project Managers

Description: This course is to provide the design professional with the necessary knowledge, skills, and information to be able to adequately understand the design requirements and implications of roundabouts.

Learning Outcomes:
•Describe the characteristics of early circular intersections and present-day roundabouts. Understand the key differences between the two, and be able to articulate to the public.
•Identify the key roundabouts site selection criteria. Identify appropriate and inappropriate locations for roundabouts. 
•Identify the key roundabout planning elements and how they are applied in a variety of settings.
•Identify the key measures of effectiveness for roundabout design, and how to cost effectively compare roundabout intersections to conventional intersection forms.
•Identify the key roundabout geometric design principles, and apply these during the workshop to single-lane and two-lane roundabout sites.
•Identify the key traffic engineering elements including signing, lighting and pavement markings for both urban and rural conditions

Instructors:
Tom Bentz and Keith Johnson

Offering(s): 10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Bridgeville, District 11


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators. Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below. On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


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Title: DM1C Engineering Procedures

Target Audience: PennDOT employees and consultants, at all levels of engineers, designers, and project managers, who will use the Design Manual-Part 1C and are responsible for advancing projects through the Transportation Project Development Process.

Description: This course provides an overview of the requirements and guidance contained in Design Manual-Part 1C and an understanding of how these requirements and guidance should be applied in Preliminary Engineering and Final Design. The engineering procedures course includes guidance on review procedures, approval authority, coordination with agencies and other stakeholders, plans submission requirements, design support during construction.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will:
Review and describe and explain Pre-TIP and TIP Project Development Activities, including Scoping Field View, Pre-Tip Purpose and Need, Conceptual Alternatives Analysis, and Cost Estimate. (DM1C Ch2)

Review and describe the considerations and activities of Preliminary Engineering (PE) procedures required to develop an appropriate project including: (DM1C Ch3)

• PE Purpose and Deliverables
• Project Purpose and Need
• Context Sensitive Solutions, Design Flexibility and Fitting Project Scope and Scale
• Project Classification - Oversight Status (DM-1X App. C)
• Programming of Construction Funding at NEPA Approval
• Activities required to Obtain Environmental Clearance (DM-1B) and Design Field View Submission and Approval
• Safety Review Procedures (DM1X App. O)
• Design Exception Request (DM1X App. P)
• Requirements for additional points-of-access to the National Highway System and other limited access highways (DM1X App. Q)
• Design Value Engineering Review procedures (DM1X App. R)
• Scoping-related requirements of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Checklist (DM1X App. S)
Review and describe the procedures, activities, and coordination necessary for Final Design Plan Development including: (DM1C Ch4)
• Public, Public Official, and Agency Coordination
• Right-of-Way and utility coordination
• Geometric Design
• Structure Design Coordination, Type, Size, and Location (TS&L) Plans, Approval of Structural Foundations, and Final Bridge Plan Submission
• Drainage and Stormwater Management Design
• Cultural Resource Preservations
• Preliminary Plan Check and Final Plan Check
• Final Design Office Meeting
• Special Provision development
• Cost Containment policy
• PS&E Submission Project Information and Check List (DM1X App. U), Project Development Checklist, and Contract Management Review
• Final design-related requirements of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Checklist (DM1X App. S)
• Coordination for special purpose project plans such as Transportation Enhancement Projects.
Review and describe PENNDOT’s construction review procedures including value engineering, innovative bidding techniques and procedures, key construction management techniques, and as-built plans. (DM1C-Ch. 5)

Instructors: Keith Johnson and Karl Schreiter

Offering(s): 03/03/15 - 03/04/15: King of Prussia, District 6


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.

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Title: Traffic Signal Construction & Inspection in Pennsylvania

Target Audience: State, Federal, local agencies, consultants, contractors, and other traffic signal stakeholders involved in the construction and/or inspection of traffic signals.

Prerequisites: Completion of the online Introduction to Traffic Signals in Pennsylvania course or equivalent experience. The Introduction to Traffic Signals online emodules can be found at:

http://www.dotdom1.state.pa.us/ECMS/ECMS_Training_Calendar.nsf

On the left navigation panel choose “By Topic” under Courses and select “Traffic Signals” in the list.

Description: The Traffic Signal Construction and Inspection course was created to address the fact that signal projects must comply with the applicable traffic signal construction documents (specifications, plans, standard drawings, etc.). Inferior work on signals or inadequate traffic management during project construction can create potentially dangerous conditions with liability impacts for local agencies. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to traffic signal construction and inspection issues, including a discussion of important reference documents and technical certifications for traffic signal inspections.

This course is a pilot course and only one-day in length. The breadth of this topic cannot be fully addressed in a single day. The course will be converted into an e-learning course that will include details based on the input from the attendees of this pilot course. 

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Locate applicable Traffic Signal Catalog Cuts
• Describe the applicable Traffic Signal Proprietary Approvals
• List the Traffic Signal Product Approvals process• List the important sections of Publication 408 (Specifications) and its requirements
• Understand and navigate Publication 669 (Traffic Signal Inspection Pocket Guide)
• Traffic Signal Testing procedures

Develop and modify a Traffic Signal Inspection Form

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s):  05/13/15 - 05/13/15: Allentown, District 5

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.

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Title: Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance

Prerequisites: Although this is not mandatory it is suggested that you have already taken the class of Intro to Signals prior to this class.

Description: The Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance course was created from a need to understand that the congestion and delays that exist on our streets and roadways can be better managed with a thorough understanding of effective traffic signal operations and maintenance. Well maintained and operated traffic signal control projects are essential to this process. This two-day course will focus on the proper elements of a well maintained and operated traffic signal system. The course is divided into two primary parts: Traffic Signal Operations and Traffic Signal Maintenance.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance course, you will be able to:

        List the types of traffic signal maintenance classifications

        Create the types of documents required for maintenance

        Describe typical maintenance activities

        Develop a traffic signal maintenance agreement

        Design basic phasing of the intersection

        Devise an appropriate data collection plan operating a signalized intersection

        Calculate signal timing for both actuated and coordinated operational strategies, including pedestrian clearance intervals

        Implement traffic signal timing and phasing plans

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s): 04/08/15 - 04/09/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

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Title: Traffic Signal Design

Target Audience: Traffic engineering personnel from State, Federal, and local agencies involved in planning, design, operation or maintenance of traffic signals or traffic signal systems.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Introduction to Traffic Signals in Pennsylvania or equivalent experience.

Description: This Traffic Signal Design Course is designed to enable the participants to obtain an understanding of the fundamental concepts and PennDOT standard practices related to the design of traffic signal systems within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course is structured to parallel the progression of decisions, activities and functions related to the design of traffic signal systems.

Learning Outcomes:

·         List the steps required to plan, design, and implement a signalized intersection

·         Devise an appropriate data collection plan for planning, designing, and operating a signalized intersection

·         Perform a warrant analysis using the MUTCD warrants, including PennDOT warrants

·         Design basic phasing of the intersection - which movements will get a separate phase, and how they are numbered

·         Determine location of signal support, displays and detection

·         Design the electrical distribution system for an intersection

·         Select signal-related signs and pavement markings, including turning-movement signs, stop bars and crosswalks

·         Create a traffic signal design report

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s): 03/17/15 - 03/19/15: Bridgeville, District 11

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.

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Title: Introduction to Traffic Signals in Pennsylvania

Target Audience: This course is open to all Departmental staff in Highway Administration, consultants, municipal officials, contractors involved in improving traffic signals.

Description: The course is the first in a series to bring PennDOT specific traffic signal training to the various areas within Pennsylvania who work together to improve the current practices of traffic signal design, maintenance, operations, and construction in Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes: In this course students will review and understand

        PennDOT’s Publications/Regulations/Law and Overview regarding traffic signals

        PennDOT’s procedures

        The importance of a Traffic Control Device Record Keeping (Asset Management)

        PennDOT’s Traffic Signal Portal

        Current MUTCD

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s): 10/22/14 - 10/22/14: Oil City, District 1
New date is March 4, 2015: Oil City, District 1

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT -Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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Target Audience:
Individuals engaged in the safety inspection of bridge structures and who may be recertified for such activity.


Prerequisites:
Successful completion of the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course. Please do not register to attend a Bridge Inspection Refresher class or send anyone in your place if you have not first complete the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection Course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course.


Description:
The objective of this course is to re-certify bridge safety inspectors and to impart the latest knowledge and skills necessary to provide accurate and uniform statewide bridge inspection. Each attendee who successfully completes the course will receive a completion certificate and a new "Certified Bridge Safety Inspector" certification card, effective for a two-year period. This certification can be renewed by attending another Bridge Inspection Refresher Course.


Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • list major PennDOT inspection-related references and FHWA safety inspection manuals, guides and technical advisories
  • conduct an effective and thorough safety inspection for common bridge and culvert types based upon a review of as-built plans and previous inspection reports
  • recognize and evaluate a variety of bridge types and determine critical areas for inspection including fatigue-prone details, common points of deterioration and/or distress and fracture critical members
  • evaluate the general condition of a bridge and the specific condition of individual components by using a variety of inspection procedures, a variety of equipment and different methods of access
  • identify the various problems and deficiencies that can be found at a bridge site and discuss common causes of deterioration
  • evaluate the severity of material deterioration and member distress and assign ratings within an accepted tolerance according to coding guidance developed by PennDOT and the FHWA
  • accurately document field observations using proper bridge inspection terminology with the aid of photographs and sketches
  • based upon findings, write a comprehensive inspection report that includes the appropriate PennDOT D450 Inspection Forms, a conclusion and appropriate recommendations
  • recognize when further inspection, such as Non-Destructive Testing or underwater inspection is required and identify the procedures and types of equipment available and the advantages and limitations of each
  • determine when it is necessary to close the bridge or recommend closure of the bridge, because of imminent danger
  • recognize the consequences of improper inspection or inadequate inspection frequencies.


Offering(s):   
09/16/14 - 09/18/14: Indiana, District 10

10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

10/21/14 - 10/23/14: Bridgeville, District 11

11/04/14 - 11/06/14: King of Prussia, District 6

12/02/14 - 12/04/14: Clearfield, District 2

12/16/14 - 12/18/14: Hollidaysburg, District 9

01/06/15 - 01/08/15: Allentown, District 5

02/03/15 - 02/05/15: Indiana, District 10

02/24/15 - 02/26/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

03/10/15 - 03/12/15: King of Prussia, District 6

03/31/15 - 04/02/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

04/21/15 - 04/23/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

09/15/15 - 09/17/15: Indiana, District 10

10/20/15 - 10/22/15: Bridgeville, District 11

11/03/15 - 11/05/15: King of Prussia, District 6

12/15/15 - 12/17/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

01/05/16 - 01/07/16: Montoursville, District 3

01/26/16 - 01/28/16: Clearfield, District 2

02/16/16 - 02/18/16: Allentown, District 5

03/01/16 - 03/03/16: Indiana, District 10

03/22/16 - 03/24/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

04/12/16 - 04/14/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9

04/26/16 - 04/28/16: Bridgeville, District 11

05/10/16 - 05/12/16: King of Prussia, District 6

09/13/16 - 09/15/16: Indiana, District 10

09/27/16 - 09/29/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

10/18/16 - 10/20/16: Bridgeville, District 11

11/01/16 - 11/03/16: King of Prussia, District 6

11/15/16 - 11/17/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

12/13/16 - 12/15/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9 




HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - ECMS II - Wave 5 - Construction

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Target Audience:  All construction personnel who will use ECMS, or need to understand how it works to do their job. Consult your manager or ECMS coordinator to determine appropriateness of course.

Prerequisites:  Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, etc. ) and Internet Explorer.

Description:  
This course will cover the use of the following ECMS Construction functions: Subcontractor approval, Contractor Evaluations, Authorizations, Work Orders, Adjustments, Estimates, ECMS Field Documentation and Finalization. This course is pertinent to project field personnel.

Offering(s):

  • 01/13/15 - 01/16/15: Bridgeville, District 11 
  • 01/27/15 - 01/30/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 
  • 02/10/15 - 02/13/15: King of Prussia, District 6 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION T
RAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - ECMS II - Wave 4 - Design

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Target Audience:  Attendees should be design project managers, contract management staff, and design team members.

Prerequisites:  Participants should have knowledge of the Design business process. Must have a working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, etc.) and Internet Explorer.

Description:  This class will cover the following ECMS functions: Project Setup, Project Information, Project Development Checklist for the PS&E, Project Items and Quantities, Design Item Funding, Bid Package Review and Approval, and Addendum Processing.

Offering(s):

  • 10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 
  • 10/21/14 - 10/23/14: King of Prussia, District 6

 
HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course

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Target Audience: Public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, maintenance engineers, shop inspectors, shop foremen and others responsible for shop fabrication and field inspection of highway bridges.

Prerequisites:  
Proof of completion of prerequisite course offered by NHI (#130054, 130101 or 130101A) MUST be provided to PennDOT four weeks prior to scheduled class date. ONLY NHI's transcript or certificate of training will be accepted by PennDOT. Email documents to: ra-pdhighadmintrain@pa.gov. Prerequisite training must be completed within two years prior to PennDOT's Certification course. Recommended, but not required, is that participant spend time in field at bridge inspection sites prior to class.

Description:  
This course is based on the 2012 FHWA Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM), PennDOT Pub. 100A (Bridge Management System 2 (BMS2)), PennDOT Pub. 238 (Bridge Safety Inspection Manual), and PennDOT Pub. 590 (PA Core Element Coding Guide). Training is provided on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges and includes either two virtual bridge inspection exercises or two days of physical bridge inspection training of four bridges; instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on PennDOT's element-level inspection approach; and activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course.

Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) comprehensive bridge inspection training requirements. Participants also complete a three-day session on specifics of PennDOT’s Bridge Management System (BMS2).

Participants are asked to complete a mid-term, end-of-course and BMS2 assessment, and achieve a cumulative score of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Offering(s):  
  • 09/29/14 - 10/16/14: Harrisburg, 
  • 02/23/15 - 03/11/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9 
  • 09/28/15 - 10/15/15: Harrisburg, 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications


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Target Audience: 

1.Project Managers

2.Consultant Project Managers, Designers, Engineers

3.District Contract Management

4.Central Office PS&E Reviewers

Prerequisites: Participants must have some minimal prior experience in developing or reviewing Specifications. Also, the participant must have some knowledge of the PennDOT Publication 408, Specifications. This Course is not a course on generic writing skills and is not for the beginner.

Description:
 This Course provides instruction on the types of highway specifications and the policy for writing Special Provisions for PennDOT highway construction projects. The Course will present effective writing of the Special Provisions to be in accordance with the PennDOT Publication 408, Specifications. The Course also includes hands-on practice in writing the PennDOT Special Provisions.

Offerings: 

  • 09/09/14 - 09/10/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 
  • 04/15/15 - 04/16/15: Bridgeville, District 11 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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Target Audience: Individuals engaged in the safety inspection of bridge structures and who may be recertified for such activity.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course. Please do not register to attend a Bridge Inspection Refresher class or send anyone in your place if you have not first complete the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection Course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course.

Description: The objective of this course is to re-certify bridge safety inspectors and to impart the latest knowledge and skills necessary to provide accurate and uniform statewide bridge inspection. Each attendee who successfully completes the course will receive a completion certificate and a new "Certified Bridge Safety Inspector" certification card, effective for a two-year period. This certification can be renewed by attending another Bridge Inspection Refresher Course.

Offerings:
  • 09/16/14 - 09/18/14: Indiana, District 10 
  • 10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 
  • 10/21/14 - 10/23/14: Bridgeville, District 11 
  • 11/04/14 - 11/06/14: King of Prussia, District 6 
  • 12/02/14 - 12/04/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
  • 12/16/14 - 12/18/14: Hollidaysburg, District 9
  • 01/06/15 - 01/08/15: Allentown, District 5
  • 02/03/15 - 02/05/15: Indiana, District 10
  • 02/24/15 - 02/26/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 
  • 03/10/15 - 03/12/15: King of Prussia, District 6 
  • 03/31/15 - 04/02/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 
  • 04/21/15 - 04/23/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course


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Target Audience: Public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, maintenance engineers, shop inspectors, shop foremen and others responsible for shop fabrication and field inspection of highway bridges.
Contact the NHI Registrar at nhiregistrar@dot.gov or 703-235-0500 to request a copy of your transcript or certificate of training.

Prerequisites: Proof of completion of prerequisite course offered by NHI (#130054, 130101 or 130101A) MUST be provided to PennDOT four weeks prior to scheduled class date. ONLY NHI's transcript or certificate of training will be accepted by PennDOT. Email documents to: ra-pdhighadmintrain@pa.gov. Prerequisite training must be completed within two years prior to PennDOT's Certification course. Recommended, but not required, is that participant spend time in field at bridge inspection sites prior to class.

Description: This course is based on the 2012 FHWA Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM), PennDOT Pub. 100A (Bridge Management System 2 (BMS2)), PennDOT Pub. 238 (Bridge Safety Inspection Manual), and PennDOT Pub. 590 (PA Core Element Coding Guide). Training is provided on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges and includes either two virtual bridge inspection exercises or two days of physical bridge inspection training of four bridges; instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on PennDOT's element-level inspection approach; and activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course.
Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) comprehensive bridge inspection training requirements. Participants also complete a three-day session on specifics of PennDOT’s Bridge Management System (BMS2).
Participants are asked to complete a mid-term, end-of-course and BMS2 assessment, and achieve a cumulative score of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Offerings: 
  • 09/29/14 - 10/16/14: Harrisburg, 
  • 02/23/15 - 03/11/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: TA-TCI Modules


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Target Audience: Construction Inspectors

Description: This is a series of modules that includes Project Overview; Maintenance and Protection of Traffic; Plans Reading; Project Closeout; Project Scheduling – Development and Control; Publications, References and Software; Safety; Project Setup; Math for Measurement and Payment; Materials Sampling; Introduction to Documentation; and Inspection Overview

Offerings:
  • 12 Self Study modules

 

 

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