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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATIONTRAINING 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:

ECMS-LP

Target Audience:

Pennsylvania Municipalities and PennDOT District personnel who use ECMS Local Projects for the consultant selection process.

Prerequisites:

Prior to attending training, participants should have the following pre-requisites:
• Basic understanding of the consultant agreement selection process.
• Basic computer proficiency in the use of a mouse, a keyboard and Internet Explorer
Participants should also read PennDOT Pub 93, Chapter 7 and PennDOT Pub 740, chapter 3.

Description:

The ECMS Local Projects training program will instruct participants in the usage of ECMS LP to automate the creation, development and execution of Consultant Agreements to assist participants in transitioning from paper based agreements to electronic agreements.

Learning Outcomes:

After attending training, students will be able to perform the tasks noted below:
• Navigate within the ECMS LP application
• Perform agreement setup
• Review statements of interest
• Submit shortlist
• Publish scope of work
• Publish municipal estimates
• Submit final ranking
• Review technical proposals
• Review price proposals
• Review and execute legal documents and issue a Notice to Proceed
• Process agreement supplements

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez, TreCom Systems Group, Inc.

Offering(s):

08/30/16 - 08/31/16: Uniontown, District 12
09/21/16 - 09/22/16: King of Prussia, District 6
10/04/16 - 10/05/16: Indiana, District 10
10/18/16 - 10/19/16: King of Prussia, District 6
10/25/16 - 10/26/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
01/10/17 - 01/11/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
01/24/17 - 01/25/17: King of Prussia, District 6
02/07/17 - 02/08/17: Pittsburgh, Department of Environmental Protection
03/07/17 - 03/08/17: Indiana, District 10

(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

Instructors:

John Curcio

Offering(s):

09/27/16 - 09/29/16: Harrisburg, PennDOT Fleet Management Office

(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

Instructors:

John Curcio

Offering(s):

09/27/16 - 09/27/16: Harrisburg, PennDOT Fleet Management Office

(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 Inspector - 4-hr. Refresher

Target Audience:

This class is for persons who perform environmental work, design, or rehabilitation of bridge superstructures and have been licensed as an asbestos building inspector and whose licensure has not been expired for more than one year.

Prerequisites:

Must be licensed as an asbestos building inspector and whose licensure has not been expired for more than one year.
Asbestos inspectors may not perform asbestos inspections after certificate expiration, but they have a one-year grace period to complete the refresher course before they’re required to retake the entire initial asbestos building inspector course.
The certificate start/end date is key to the expiration date of the old certificate.

Description:

Four-hour training seminar qualifying candidates for recertification by PA Department of Labor and Industry (in conformance with ASHARA, 40 CFR 763) for persons who work in the asbestos abatement trades who as inspectors of buildings and other structures (most specifically bridges).
This training is required for those who are licensed Asbestos Building Inspectors holding current licensure and those who have been licensed but whose license has been lapsed for less than 365 days.
The course enables the inspector to determine 1) if asbestos is present, 2) what manner and condition of asbestos exists, and 3) proper techniques and sampling protocols for obtaining and preparing samples for submission to qualified laboratories for examination.
Those who pass the course will be eligible to apply to PA Dept. of Labor and Industry for renewal of licensure.
>>>If interested in this course please contact PennDOT's Technical and Training Development Section. PD, Highway Admin Training@pa.gov

Learning Outcomes:

This course reviews basic information on asbestos provided during the initial licensure training.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- identify and understand types of asbestos found in nature and used in industry; how it is incorporated into building materials; where it is likely to be found; how it should be safely sampled and handled for testing purposes; tools used for sampling and preservation; and chain-of-custody
- apply laws and regulations regarding asbestos mitigation in building and structural inspections related to asbestos abatement;
- understand the inspector’s role in the asbestos building trades.
- apply for and receive licensing renewal as Asbestos Building Inspector through the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry
- perform asbestos inspections of buildings, bridges, and other structures
- sample asbestos-containing material and preparing samples to be sent to an approved laboratory for analysis

Instructors:

John Curcio

Offering(s):

09/26/16 - 09/26/16: Harrisburg, PennDOT Fleet Management Office

(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:

FHWA Relocation Workshop

Target Audience:

Right of Way relocation agents currently working in the field

Prerequisites:

Currently working in the Right of Way Discipline as a relocation technician, agent, specialist or senior agent.

Description:

This Course is a comprehensive overview of the processes and procedures involved in providing relocation assistance to persons displaced from their residence as a result of a highway project.

Learning Outcomes:

The participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic and advanced residential relocation assistance program as relating to federal and federally assisted highway projects, and build on that knowledge to understand broad concepts, detailed federal rules and regulations.

Instructors:

Marshall Wainright and Michele Palicka

Offering(s):

10/25/16 - 10/27/16: Indiana, District 10
03/28/17 - 03/30/17: 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:

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:

Pete Jenior

Offering(s):

09/13/16 - 09/15/16: King of Prussia, District 6
04/04/17 - 04/06/17: 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:

100 Year Service Life

Target Audience:

District Bridge Engineers; District Materials Engineers

Description:

A PennDOT/FHWA funded research effort was recently completed by Lehigh University on the assessment of the 100 year service life performance of reinforced concrete structures in the state of Pennsylvania. The study examined the chloride resistance of ready mix and precast produced concretes through the laboratory assessment of chloride migration coefficient. The group also developed a life cycle prediction tool in accordance with FIB Model Code for Service Life Design, bulletin 34. The training seminar will provide background on the test methods that were performed and the development and use of the tool.
The June 21st, 2016 class will discuss the tool developed by Lehigh University.
Note:
There will also be a future class which will discuss a slightly different tool developed by CH2M Hill. This will be from a national perspective on 100 Year Service Life.
Attendance at only one of these two classes is required.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
n Understand the background on the test methods that were performed to assess the 100 year service life performance of reinforced concrete structures in the state of Pennsylvania
n Understand how the test methods were developed
n Understand the use of the tool

Instructors:

Mike Bartholomew

Offering(s):

08/16/16 - 08/16/16: 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:

PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course

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.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
* Discuss the duties and responsibilities of a bridge inspector and define inspection concepts including personal and public safety issues associated with bridge inspections
* List the inspection equipment needs for various types of bridges and site conditions
* Describe, identify, evaluate, and document the various components and deficiencies that can exist on bridge components and elements
* List design characteristics and describe inspection methods and locations for common concrete, steel, and timber structures
* Identify and evaluate the various culvert and waterway deficiencies
* Discuss the need to inspect underwater portions of bridges
* Describe nondestructive evaluation methods for basic bridge materials
* Demonstrate how to field inspect and evaluate common concrete, steel, and timber bridges
* Code PennDOT BMS2 bridge, roadway and channel inventory, condition and appraisal ratings

Instructors:

Tom Ryan, Ray Ebersole, Hal Rogers, and Bryan Spangler

Offering(s):

08/15/16 - 08/31/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
10/24/16 - 11/09/16: 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:

Roadside Safety Systems Inspection and Maintenance Training

Target Audience:

The target audience includes contractors and inspectors that do work in the state of Pennsylvania and PennDOT Guide Rail Mentors, Safety & Traffic Engineers, Maintenance Engineers and personnel responsible for field installation inspection and maintenance of roadside barriers and safety devices.

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

This two-day course provides information necessary for installing, maintaining or inspecting barriers. The course audience includes contractors and inspectors that do work in the state of Pennsylvania.
Day 1 of the course is presented in a classroom setting and topics include:
* The need for traffic barriers at specific locations
* The basics of barrier testing requirements and performance characteristics
* Commonly used installation procedures to ensure optimal crash performance
* When a barrier needs to be repaired, replaced or upgraded
* How to efficiently and effectively repair or replace barrier
Day 2 of the course allows for manufacturers to present their products with crash test videos and installation procedures used in Pennsylvania. You will receive materials on their products and learn from the experts. This is the only place you will have all the manufacturers together at one time allowing you to interact with all of them.

Learning Outcomes:

• Identify possible deficiencies in a new barrier design or existing installation.
• Inspect and repair safety hardware in accordance with existing policies and good practices.
• Avoid common errors in barrier and terminal installations to optimize crash performance and reduce liability.
• Know whether damaged hardware needs to be repaired, replaced, or removed.

Instructors:

Richard Powers and Karen Boodlal

Offering(s):

10/12/16 - 10/13/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

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