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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 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

Offering(s):

06/15/15 - 06/16/15: 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:

Projects Involving Railroads - An Overview for Project Managers

Target Audience:

PennDOT Project Managers and Design Consultants

Prerequisites:

Familiarity with the project and development and delivery process.

Description:

Presents an overview of coordination efforts and contract requirements necessary for highway and/or bridge projects that involve railroads. Project Managers will gain an understanding of their role, the District Grade Crossing Engineer's/Administrator's role, the involvement and requirements of the Public Utility Commission, impacts to project timelines, cost and bid package/contract requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Introduce Project Managers to the key elements and process requirements for railroad involvement on Department highway and/or bridge projects.
[
]Introduce Publication 371, Grade Crossing Manual, as a reference source.

Offering(s):

04/09/15 - 04/09/15: Montoursville, District 3
05/28/15 - 05/28/15: Uniontown, District 12

(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:

Inspection of Pipe Placement

Target Audience:

This course was designed for the new inspectors, new TCIs, and new TCISs.

Description:

Inspection of Pipe Placement reviews the proper installation and backfill of pipe for newer inspectors. Applicable PennDOT standards and specifications will be discussed, as will the required inspections and documentation.

Learning Outcomes:

-List the reference documents and safety requirements to review prior to a drainage installation.
-Accept or reject pipes and other materials based on the CS-171 form and field acceptance and rejection criteria.
-Handle rejectable pipes, including proper documentation and notification.
-Determine if pipe substitutions are allowed.
-Determine sample locations for obtaining verification samples.
-Explain the installation procedures for concrete, metal, and plastic pipes and for a combination storm sewer.
-Explain what flowable backfill is and how it is used.
-Properly document drainage items for payment.
-List post installation inspection requirements for the contractor and for PennDOT.
-Define and describe the specifications and installation procedures for miscellaneous drainage items such as pipe underdrain, pavement base drain, subsurface drain outlets, endwalls, inlets, manholes, and spring boxes.

Instructors:

Michael Aub

Offering(s):

05/26/15 - 05/26/15: 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:

Environmental Special Topic: Sustainability in the PennDOT Transportation System

Target Audience:

SEMP Managers, Tank Coordinators, District & County Maintenance Management Personnel, Design Professionals, and Construction Management and Inspection Personnel.

Description:

Consideration of sustainability in transportation system design, construction, operation, and maintenance techniques and practices has achieved greater acceptance as it seeks to achieve the triple bottom line of integrating environmental, economic and societal principles. The goal is to satisfy these principles by promoting the responsible use of natural resources while maintaining or improving the environment and simultaneously meeting the transportation project needs. Elements of sustainability practices include waste minimization, recycled/beneficial reuse of materials, traffic reduction, stormwater infiltration, and others. This webinar defines sustainability, identifies practices and techniques that others have employed for transportation systems, discusses some of the challenges and solutions to implementing sustainable practices, and presents references to obtain additional information.

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees of this webinar will obtain an understanding of the benefits of sustainable transportation systems. Through examples implemented by multiple Departments of Transportation, the goal is that design, construction, and maintenance personnel will consider sustainability practices in the projects – helping PennDOT lessen their impact on the environment and society, and recognize cost savings, and maintaining or improving the quality of the system.

Instructors:

Dave Miller

Offering(s):

04/28/15 - 04/28/15: Webinar

(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:

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):

06/24/15 - 06/25/15: 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:

Bridge Automated Design and Drafting (BRADD) Software Training Workshop

Target Audience:

Both PennDOT and consultants who are experienced bridge engineers, designers, and drafters.

Prerequisites:

Experience in the design and drafting of one or more of the following bridge elements: P/S Beams, Steel Girders, Elastomeric Bearing Pads and Reinforced Concrete Abutment and Wing Walls. Experience in the use of one or more the PennDOT LRFD Programs used to design these bridge elements is recommended but not required.

Description:

This workshop is an introduction to and an overview of PennDOT's Bridge Automated Design and Drafting (BRADD) software presented by a review and discussion of the following topics:
* Purpose
* Functions and Features
* Input Selection and Menu Entry
* Performing a Design and Reviewing the Output
* Design Drawing Generation
* Available Documentation
* On-Line Help
* Available Websites and Electronic Mailings
The workshop is divided into ten sections with a hands-on exercise for each section. The sections and exercises build upon one another providing an opportunity to input data and eventually complete a bridge design using BRADD.
An open free-form question and answer session is provided at the end of the workshop to allow the users to ask any questions not addressed in the workshop or to seek help with any existing bridge projects that are using BRADD.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
* Identify required inputs for the BRADD software
* Locate in the BRADD User Manual the description of the methods of solution used by the BRADD software, including assumptions and limitations
* Locate and review output from the BRADD software
* Locate in the BRADD User Manual the description of the error and warning messages to help resolve BRADD software error and warning messages

Instructors:

Jay Fitzgerald

Offering(s):

05/12/15 - 05/13/15: Harrisburg, District 8

(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:

Work Zone Traffic Control Manager - Train the Trainer

Target Audience:

This course targets Business Partners' Work Zone Managers and Construction Inspectors, Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT) Managers, Business Partners' Training Coordinators, and Business Partners' Safety Coordinators.

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

This course is intended for potential trainers of the Traffic Control Manager course. Those trainers will then be certified to train individuals to serve as Work Zone Traffic Control Managers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes:

After completion, students will be able to:
• Teach the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course by applying proper teaching skills.
• Certify their students in accordance with PennDOT’s training requirements.
• Administer the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course exam

Offering(s):

04/27/15 - 04/29/15: Ashley, District 4-3 Luzerne County Office
05/05/15 - 05/07/15: Harrisburg, APC - Harrisburg
05/20/15 - 05/22/15: Clearfield, District 2
05/26/15 - 05/28/15: Allentown, District 5
06/02/15 - 06/04/15: 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.


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

Offering(s):

05/12/15 - 05/14/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
06/16/15 - 06/18/15: 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:

Work Zone Traffic Control Manager - Train the Trainer

Target Audience:

District Work Zone Managers, Construction Inspectors, Construction Quality Assurance, Roadway Maintenance Advisors

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

This course is intended for potential trainers of the Traffic Control Manager course. Those trainers will then be certified to train individuals to serve as Work Zone Traffic Control Managers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes:

After completion, students will be able to:
• Teach the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course by applying proper teaching skills.
• Certify their students in accordance with PennDOT’s training requirements.
• Administer the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course exam

Instructors:

Juan Morales

Offering(s):

04/27/15 - 04/29/15: Ashley, District 4-3 Luzerne County Office
05/05/15 - 05/07/15: Harrisburg, APC - Harrisburg
05/20/15 - 05/21/15: Clearfield, District 2
05/26/15 - 05/28/15: Allentown, District 5
06/02/15 - 06/04/15: 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.


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

Title:

Real Estate Finance, Statistics, & Valuation Modeling

Target Audience:

Appraisers and those working in that area.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures, or equivalent courses are required

Description:

This two-day course provides an introduction to statistics, real estate finance, and modeling with applications to residential and commercial real estate appraisal. On the first day, you will develop an understanding of basic statistics and statistical analysis and learn how those skills can be used in valuation and evaluation practice.
On day two, you will gain an introductory understanding of real estate finance markets, learn about credit conditions and their impact values on appraisal, and calculate and interpret fundamental numbers on loan payments and balances.

Learning Outcomes:

• Review an introduction to statistics, real estate finance and modeling with application to residential and commercial real estate proposal
• Learn how statistical analysis can be used in valuation and evaluation practice
• Gain understanding of real estate finance markets, credit condition and impact on appraisals
• Discuss how to apply to the appraisal process.

Instructors:

Kenneth Lusht

Offering(s):

06/23/15 - 06/24/15: 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.


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

Title:

Fatigue and Fracture Design of Steel Structures

Target Audience:

Bridge engineers

Prerequisites:

Attendees must have a combination of training, on-the-job experience, and good background knowledge of the concepts of bridge engineering, structural analysis, and bridge inspection.

Description:

This course provides bridge engineers with the basic knowledge/skills to design, evaluate and inspect steel bridges and related highway structures for the fatigue and fracture limit states. Classroom exercises will verify achievement of learning objectives. Attendees will leave the course with a notebook containing a fatigue and fracture design, completed exercises, and enough reference data to design/evaluate steel structures in accordance with current AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will be able to:
-use current fatigue design specifications and identify differences between the AASHTO LRFD, Standard Specification, and Guide Specification;
-identify different fatigue damage models and understand the influence of residual stress on fatigue life;
-understand the nominal stress approach to fatigue design and how it differs from the fracture mechanics approach to fatigue;
-understand the mechanics of constraint induced fracture;
-understand the relationship between fatigue leading to fracture;
-understand that out of plane distortion can lead to fracture;
-identify and classify common fatigue-prone details consistent with the AASHTO classification system;
-understand the philosophy behind the development of the HS-15 "fatigue truck" as used in design;
-understand the concept of effective stress range and how the effective stress range relates to the maximum stress range;
-identify various cycle-counting procedures;
-identify details susceptible to fatigue cracking due to secondary stresses and out-of-plane distortion and identify effective retrofit solutions;
-identify potential fatigue problems which may occur in special situations such as curved bridges, skewed bridges, anchor bolts, and sign structures;
-identify and understand issues arising during fabrication as related to material, fracture toughness, defects, shop/field repairs, mill scale, tack welds, etc., and
-list differences in redundant and non-redundant bridges.

Instructors:

Dr. Roy Sougata and Dr. John W. Fisher, Lehigh University

Offering(s):

05/19/15 - 05/21/15: Bethlehem, Lehigh University, ATLSS Center, Mountaintop Campus

(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 below.

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

Offering(s):

04/13/15 - 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:

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

Offering(s):

04/27/15 - 04/30/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(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

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:

Scott Brown

Offering(s):

05/05/15 - 05/07/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(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:

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:

Rachel Tereska

Offering(s):

05/18/15 - 05/22/15: 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:

General Real Estate

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):

05/05/15 - 05/07/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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Title:

ECMS II - Wave 5 - Construction

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.

Learning Outcomes:

1.Maintain Construction Project Information
2.Submit and Review Project Site Activity Reports
3.Submit and Review Authorization for Contract Work
4.Submit Work Orders for Review
5.Submit Payment Adjustments and Estimates
6.Submit Contractor Evaluations
7.Review Finalization Process

Instructors:

Sam Lopez

Offering(s):

05/04/15 - 05/08/15: King of Prussia, District 6

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Title:

Highway Occupancy Permit

Description:

This training course shall cover a range of topics common to many HOP applications including: preliminary or scoping meetings; Transportation Impact Studies; construction; right-of-way, and traffic signal plans; and other commonly encountered items such as access impacts, access covenants, drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letters of credit. Extra emphasis shall be placed on topics which are frequently seen on comment response letters and/or cause avoidable time delays prior to HOP insurance.

Learning Outcomes:

Why complete Highway Occupancy Permits?
•Laws, regulations, policies, and publications
•Roles and expectations of the applicant, engineer, and township
Who can apply for an HOP?
•M-950 RFO
•M-950 AA
The HOP Process
•Preliminary meetings, EPS, transportation impact study, plans submission, returns and resubmissions, file and issue permits, supplements, and assignments.
•Transportation Impact Studies
Plans
•Construction
•Right of Way
•Traffic Signals
Additional Documents and Items
•Sight distance, land use questionnaire, access covenant, access impacts, drainage release, waiver of design requirements, security, drainage reports, and maintenance responsibilities, limited access.
•Most popular comments from HOP reviews

Offering(s):

06/02/15 - : King of Prussia, District 6
06/10/15 - 06/12/15: Bridgeville, District 11
06/23/15 - 06/25/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors

Target Audience:

This course is designed for federal, state, and local technicians and inspectors who have limited experience with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. Engineers without bridge experience or those who need a refresher in basic bridge design concepts will also benefit from the course.

The level of training provided in this course is basic.

Visit the National Highway Institute (NHI) website at: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov for further information about this course or the pre-requisite options.

Description:

This course was updated in 2010 and provides knowledge of elementary concepts in bridge engineering for individuals involved with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course covers the purpose of highway bridge inspections and the roles of inspectors through the discussion of common bridge types and materials, material properties, and bridge components as well as details, loadings, stresses, strains, and deterioration of bridge materials and members.
Participants must complete an exam and earn a grade of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Describe the basis for bridge inspection
* Describe the various roles of the bridge inspection team
* Identify common bridge types and major components, primary members, secondary members and features of highway bridges
* Name the common materials used in bridges
* Describe the basic properties, strengths, and weaknesses of each material
* Describe basic engineering concepts
* Describe standard highway bridge loadings
* Describe the types, signs, and causes of structural distress
* Identify other features associated with bridges
* Name protective measures required to mitigate hazards

Instructors:

Guy Lang

Offering(s):

06/15/15 - 06/19/15: Allentown, District 5

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Title:

PennDOT Culvert Design Procedures

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant design engineers and maintenance personnel who are responsible for the design of culverts for transportation facilities.

Prerequisites:

An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description:

This course provides participants with the recommended design procedures for the hydraulic design of culverts for transportation facilities. The design procedures in FHWA Hydraulic Design Series Number 5 (HDS-5) will be emphasized. Examples of the design of culverts and energy dissipators will be demonstrated using the HY-8 culvert design computer program.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify design alternatives based on culvert type, material, shape, and service life considerations.
2. Describe the factors that govern inlet and outlet control and predict how each factor influences culvert performance.
3. Calculate tailwater depth and velocity and describe how tailwater affects culvert performance.
4. Design conventional culverts using HDS-5 and HY-8.
5. Improve culvert performance for inlet control culverts by designing an improved inlet using HDS-5.
6. Evaluate culvert outlet velocity and the need for energy dissipators, and select alternative energy dissipators using HEC-14.
7. Identify design considerations for fish passage.

Instructors:

Art Miller

Offering(s):

06/09/15 - 06/10/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

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Title:

Constructability Review Training

Target Audience:

ADEs for Design; ADEs for Construction; Assistant Construction Engineers; Project Managers; Highway Quality Assurance Division, Bridge Quality Assurance Division and Environmental Quality Assurance Division employees.

Description:

This course has been developed to provide design project managers and constructability reviewers with a better understanding of the differences between a design review and a constructability review, identify specific tasks included in a constructability review and present the best timeframes for incorporating constructability reviews into the project design process.

Learning Outcomes:

•Identify the purpose and goals of the Constructability Review Process.
•Understand the roles and responsibilities of various Constructability Review Team members.
•Describe and demonstrate an effective process for performing detailed constructability reviews in a timely manner.
•Identify issues to consider in developing effective Pre-Bid Construction Schedules.

Offering(s):

04/30/15 - 04/30/15: Dunmore, District 4

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Title:

Inspection of Pipe Placement

Target Audience:

This course was designed for the new inspectors, new TCIs, and new TCISs.

Description:

Inspection of Pipe Placement reviews the proper installation and backfill of pipe for newer inspectors. Applicable PennDOT standards and specifications will be discussed, as will the required inspections and documentation.

Learning Outcomes:

-List the reference documents and safety requirements to review prior to a drainage installation.
-Accept or reject pipes and other materials based on the CS-171 form and field acceptance and rejection criteria.
-Handle rejectable pipes, including proper documentation and notification.
-Determine if pipe substitutions are allowed.
-Determine sample locations for obtaining verification samples.
-Explain the installation procedures for concrete, metal, and plastic pipes and for a combination storm sewer.
-Explain what flowable backfill is and how it is used.
-Properly document drainage items for payment.
-List post installation inspection requirements for the contractor and for PennDOT.
-Define and describe the specifications and installation procedures for miscellaneous drainage items such as pipe underdrain, pavement base drain, subsurface drain outlets, endwalls, inlets, manholes, and spring boxes.

Instructors:

Michael Aub, Pennoni Associates Inc.

Offering(s):

04/15/15 - 04/15/15: Meadville, 0110 Crawford County Maintenance

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Title:

Advanced Construction Management

Target Audience:

Assistant Construction Engineers (ACEs) and Inspectors-in-Charge expecting to be promoted to an ACE position.

Prerequisites:

There are no course prerequisites; however, the course builds on information that was presented in the Basic Construction Management training.

Description:

This course is designed to provide the Assistant Construction Engineer (ACE) with the skills to better manage projects and project-related issues. The course will teach the ACE how to build a strong project team by coaching and developing new ACE's faster, more efficiently, and consistently. The ACE will learn how to identify and arbitrate issues, and then guide subordinates accordingly, as well as acquire the knowledge necessary to instruct project staff in order to facilitate administrative tasks.
This course incorporates information from the ACE Manual (Publication 593); it does not provide instructional lessons on how to use the ACE Manual.

Learning Outcomes:

Global Outcomes:
At the end of this session, the Assistant Construction Engineer, or ACE, will be prepared to better manage projects and project-related issues. Operationally, the ACE will:
1. Build a strong project team by coaching and developing new ACEs faster, more efficiently, and consistently;
2. Identify and arbitrate issues, and then guide subordinates accordingly;
3. Acquire the knowledge necessary to instruct project staff in order to facilitate administrative tasks.

Offering(s):

04/15/15 - 04/16/15: Indiana, District 10
04/21/15 - 04/22/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Basic Critical Path Method Scheduling

Target Audience:

Department personnel and construction partners who plan, schedule, or monitor PennDOT projects.

Description:

This Basic Critical Path Method course explores scheduling and monitoring strategies that address the needs of construction professionals. It provides the basics of preparing a Network (logic) Diagram and Monitor/Daily Update Chart to effectively manage construction projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees to this three-day basic course will have a better understanding of Basic Critical Path Method concepts and the elements and formulas needed to use this methodology to plan, schedule, and monitor PennDOT projects.

Offering(s):

03/10/15 - 03/12/15: Clearfield, District 2
04/28/15 - 04/30/15: King of Prussia, District 6

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Title:

Earth Retaining Structures

Target Audience:

FHWA, State, and local highway agency employees, college and university faculty, and consultant engineers/geologists who are or will be involved in the design, excavation and stabilization of rock slopes. An undergraduate degree in geology, engineering geology, civil engineering, or equivalent engineering experience in the highway/transportation field is desirable.

Description:

NHI Course # 132036.
The goal of this course is to provide agencies with state-of-the-practice design tools and construction techniques to expand implementation of safe and cost-effective earth retention technologies. This course addresses the selection, design, construction, and performance of earth retaining structures used for support of fills and excavations or cut slopes. Instructors cover factors that affect wall selection, including contracting approaches with an emphasis on required bidding documents for each approach. Class discussions will include design procedures and case histories, demonstrating the selection, design, and performance of various earth retaining structures. Detailed information on subsurface investigation, soil and rock property design parameter selection, lateral earth pressures for wall system design, and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) for retaining walls are provided.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Describe potential applications for Earth Retaining Structures (ERS)
•Select a technically appropriate and cost-effective ERS
•Select appropriate material properties, soil design parameters, and earth pressure diagrams
•Perform design analysis and prepare conceptual designs
•Review contractor submitted documents
•Discuss contracting methods
•Describe construction and inspection activities for ERS

Instructors:

Ryan Berg, Dr. Christopher, Jerry DiMaggio

Offering(s):

05/19/15 - 05/21/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Successful Traffic Signal Management: The Basic Service Approach

Target Audience:

Professionals involved in the design, management, operation or maintenance of traffic signal systems. This includes design engineers, operations engineers and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations Staff.

Description:

Successful Traffic Management: The Basic Service Approach is a two-day course aimed at helping agencies ensure that their limited resources are directed towards meeting the needs of the agencies most important to stakeholders. A Traffic Signal Management Plan (TSMP) is a tool that documents and aligns an agencies traffic signal design, operation and maintenance strategies to achieve basic service objectives. The application of systematic business processes is integral to maintaining the resources and workforce capability that is necessary to sustain the operational objectives and meaningfully measure performance tend to operate and maintain traffic signal systems more effectively than agencies that fail to document this information.
The purpose of this course will be to describe and expand on the Basic Service Concept for use in developing an agency’s Traffic Signal Management Plan. Emphasis will be placed on an agency developing a simply stated goal and then developing objectives, strategies and tactics enabling them to accomplish their stated goal. Each element of the traffic signal management plan will be thoroughly covered, resulting in a guideline that agencies can follow to develop their own TSMP.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Formulate clear objectives
• Select appropriate standards of performance
• Identify performance measures
• Relate organizational capabilities and resource allocation to objectives
• Asses infrastructure reliability
• Identify signal timing strategies
• Document communication policies
• Apply effective design strategies
• Develop a traffic signal management plan

Offering(s):

04/21/15 - 04/22/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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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

Offering(s):

05/11/15 - 05/12/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

IRWA - Bargaining Negotiations - Course 205

Description:

This class teaches the skills required to win at bargaining negotiations, as taught in Courses 100, 200, 201 and 202, are widely accepted as the preferred type of negotiations. The acquisition professional, however must be effective at both bargaining and problem-solving negotiations. Otherwise, he/she is at the mercy of the attorney or property owner who insists upon hard bargaining stance. This class does not deal with undue influence, tricks or unprofessional deception. It does teach the student how to win a bargaining situation.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will learn the following:
-The steps in a bargaining negotiation
-How to analyze the negotiations to determine if they are progressing in a bargaining or problem-solving mode
-How to identify the specific skills and attitudes required of successful bargainers
-How to make the initial offer
-How and when to grant concessions
-How to secure concessions from the other party
-Self examinations, role play and case studies tie negotiations to on the job situt

Offering(s):

04/22/15 - 04/23/15: King of Prussia, District 6

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Title:

Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls - NHI - 132080

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course includes inspectors (novice to senior level), engineers, geologists, and technicians
involved in field data collection and quality assurance for MSEWs and RSS structures. In addition, managers;
specification and contracting specialists; bridge/structure, geotechnical and roadway design engineers; and engineering
geologists interested in construction aspects of MSEWs and RSS structures are encouraged to attend.

Description:

This course is part of a series to develop a training and qualification/certification program for geotechnical field
inspectors. Topics addressed in the course include the types and durability of mechanically stabilized earth walls
(MSEWs) and reinforced soil slopes (RSS); construction methods and sequences; alignment control; methods of fill and compaction control; plans, specifications, and the geotechnical report; shop drawings; and safety. A 2-hour qualification exam is administered at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
-Identify the basic MSEW and RSS types and design philosophy
-Understand the steps for MSEW and RSS construction
-Explain the role and duties of the MSEW and RSS inspector
-Identify current practices for constructing MSE structures
-Define key inspection elements for MSEWs and RSS contract documents to assure compliance
-Explain the logical steps to ensure proper communication with engineers and field personnel

Offering(s):

05/19/15 - 05/21/15: Bridgeville, District 11

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Title:

Erosion and Sedimentation and Storm Water Best Management Practices Implementation

Target Audience:

This course was designed for new and experienced inspectors and inspection managers.

Description:

The purpose of this course is to discuss the three major types of environmental permits commonly associated with transportation projects and how to properly implement the requirements of the permits during and post construction to avoid a notice of violation. The permits presented in this course are the DEP Chapter 105, Chapter 102 Erosion and Sedimentation and Stormwater, and the USACE Section 404.

Learning Outcomes:

-Identify the requirements for amending a permit.
-List the types of permits issued for a project for erosion and sedimentation pollution control and post construction stormwater management.
-List the required actions after a significant rainfall event.
-Describe the items that should be covered at a pre-construction conference to help ensure environmental compliance.
-Describe an Inspector’s responsibility for E&S Control Plan compliance.
-Describe the coordination and sources of information for Post Construction Stormwater Management.
-List the project office paperwork requirements for permits.
-Identify the permit agencies to coordinate with on compliance issues.

Offering(s):

02/18/15 - 02/18/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9
04/21/15 - 04/21/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Roadside Safety Design

Target Audience:

Experienced Federal, State, and local highway engineers involved in the formulation and/or application of policies and standards relating to the design of safe roadside hardware.

Description:

This course has been expanded and updated to provide an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways; recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes; identify the need for a traffic barrier; and apply other highway hardware core competencies.
This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon Completion of the course, participants will be able to:
-Apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways
-Recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes
-Identify the need for a traffic barrier
-Select, design, and install a traffic barrier
-Apply safety concepts to roadside features and appurtenance selection/use in work zones
-Compare alternate safety treatments and select a cost-effective design
-Identify policies and practices that are inconsistent with current state of the art

Offering(s):

05/12/15 - 05/14/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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Title:

Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems

Target Audience:

Professionals involved in the design, management, operation, or maintenance of traffic signal systems. This includes design engineers, operations engineers and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

Description:

Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems is two-day course that provides a systematic approach for selecting, developing, and reporting meaningful performance measures that are integral to an objectives and performance based approach to traffic signal system management, operation, and maintenance. This course explores stakeholder expectations to support development of linkages between measures of effectiveness and agency objectives. Current methods for data collection, data management, development, and reporting of performance measures will be discussed and explored through interactive exercises.
Many agencies perform project-level performance assessments intended to quantify: 1) the degree to which an operational problem might exist, and/or 2) the user benefits associated with deploying a new traffic signal timing plan or implementing a new treatment at an intersection or in a corridor. Generally, these assessments consist of analytical studies and/or field studies. While important, these assessments are often limited in scope and provide only cursory insight into the overall effectiveness of traffic signal program activities in the context of agency mission, goals, and objectives.
The goal of this course is to assist agencies in the development and implementation of a process for measuring and communicating the performance and effectiveness of traffic signal systems, both at the project and program level.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Engage stakeholders
•Document stakeholder objectives and resources
•Select measures of effectiveness (MOEs)
•Develop a strategy for performance measurements
•Incorporate performance measure into day-to-day operations
•Track performance
•Report outcomes

Offering(s):

06/09/15 - 06/10/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control

Target Audience:

Professionals responsible for the planning, design, management, or operation of traffic signal systems. This includes engineers, and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

Description:

Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control is a two-day course aimed to assist transportation professionals to identify the needs for improved traffic operations and utilize systems engineering principles for the implementation of traffic signal operational improvements. This course will provide traffic operations managers and personnel a comprehensive view of what is required before, during, and after the implementation of a new traffic control system. Adaptive signal control is used as the example throughout the course.
The overall goal of this course is to assist traffic operations staff in identifying traffic control systems objectives and needs to facilitate planning, designing, and implementing a new traffic control system. The FHWA document, Model Systems Engineering Documents for Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Systems, (FHWA-HOP-11-027) is used for exercises of this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Engage stakeholders
•Gather information needed for systems engineering process
•Evaluate and resolve constraints
•Assemble a concept of operations
•Extract requirements
•Document verification and validation process
•Develop a procurement strategy
•Assemble a systems engineering analysis
•Describe the systems engineering process

Offering(s):

06/23/15 - 06/24/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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UPDATE:  The original training announcement included incorrect class dates.  The error has been fixed.  The correct dates are 5/18/2015-5/19/2015 (listed below).  We apologize for any confusion.

 

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Title:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts

Target Audience:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts is a two-day course for practitioners involved in or responsible for design, operations, or management of traffic signals including State/MPOS/Local Government personnel, consultants, and contractors.

Prerequisites:

Completion of NHI #133121 is recommended but not required.

Description:

Traffic Signal Timing concepts is a two-day course to assist in building technical expertise in signal timing by focusing on the relationship between network context and operational objectives to inform the design of signal timing parameters. The course will expand on the traditional signal timing process by incorporating an objectives and performance driven approach that leads to selection of appropriate computational methods for design and operation of traffic signal timing.
For many agencies, the design of signal timing parameters is an exercise in data collection and software driven optimization in response to citizen complaints. An ad-hoc complaint-driven processes with little documentation and infrequent attempts to quantify performance or improvements is not likely to lead to a well-managed, objective driven process for the timing and retiming of traffic signals, nor does it typically provide agencies with a good feel for the overall performance of their system. What is needed is an objective-driven, performance-oriented approach to traffic signal timing.
This course is very interactive and includes many exercises. Participants calculate various timing parameters by hand so they should bring a calculator to the course.
Completion of NHI # 133121 is recommended but not required.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Discuss an objectives-based signal timing process
•Describe operations objectives in the context of network configuration and traffic conditions
•Review phasing and timing
•Design cycle lengths
•Design green time and fixed intervals
•Design phase sequence and offsets
•Develop operational mode parameters
•Evaluate signal timing outcomes

Offering(s):

05/18/15 - 05/19/15: 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.


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

Title:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts

Target Audience:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts is a two-day course for practitioners involved in or responsible for design, operations, or management of traffic signals including State/MPOS/Local Government personnel, consultants, and contractors.

Prerequisites:

Completion of NHI #133121 is recommended but not required.

Description:

Traffic Signal Timing concepts is a two-day course to assist in building technical expertise in signal timing by focusing on the relationship between network context and operational objectives to inform the design of signal timing parameters. The course will expand on the traditional signal timing process by incorporating an objectives and performance driven approach that leads to selection of appropriate computational methods for design and operation of traffic signal timing.
For many agencies, the design of signal timing parameters is an exercise in data collection and software driven optimization in response to citizen complaints. An ad-hoc complaint-driven processes with little documentation and infrequent attempts to quantify performance or improvements is not likely to lead to a well-managed, objective driven process for the timing and retiming of traffic signals, nor does it typically provide agencies with a good feel for the overall performance of their system. What is needed is an objective-driven, performance-oriented approach to traffic signal timing.
This course is very interactive and includes many exercises. Participants calculate various timing parameters by hand so they should bring a calculator to the course.
Completion of NHI # 133121 is recommended but not required.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Discuss an objectives-based signal timing process
•Describe operations objectives in the context of network configuration and traffic conditions
•Review phasing and timing
•Design cycle lengths
•Design green time and fixed intervals
•Design phase sequence and offsets
•Develop operational mode parameters
•Evaluate signal timing outcomes

Offering(s):

05/22/15 - 05/23/15: 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.


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

Title:

Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges

Target Audience:

Public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, maintenance engineers, shop inspectors, shop foreman, and others responsible for shop fabrication and field inspection of fracture critical steel bridge members.

Prerequisites:

Attendees must have a basic understanding of bridge mechanics and bridge safety inspection.

Description:

This course focuses on the concept of Fracture Critical members (FCMs), identification of FCMs, failure mechanics, fatigue in metal, non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, inspection procedures, and reporting for common FCMs. There are hands-on examples of popular NDT techniques and a case study of the preparation of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
• Identify fracture critical bridges, fracture critical bridge members, and fatigue prone details;
• Categorize contributing factors in the initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks;
• Perform an intensive, in-depth and thorough fracture critical member inspection;
• Identify various crack types and access their impact on the performance of the member;
• Evaluate, select and facilitate the use of available NDT methods; and
• Recommend a necessary course of action based on inspection findings.

Offering(s):

04/21/15 - 04/24/15: 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.


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

Title:

Constructability Review Training

Target Audience:

ADEs for Design; ADEs for Construction; Assistant Construction Engineers; Project Managers; Highway Quality Assurance Division, Bridge Quality Assurance Division and Environmental Quality Assurance Division employees.

Description:

This course has been developed to provide design project managers and constructability reviewers with a better understanding of the differences between a design review and a constructability review, identify specific tasks included in a constructability review and present the best timeframes for incorporating constructability reviews into the project design process.

Learning Outcomes:

•Identify the purpose and goals of the Constructability Review Process.
•Understand the roles and responsibilities of various Constructability Review Team members.
•Describe and demonstrate an effective process for performing detailed constructability reviews in a timely manner.
•Identify issues to consider in developing effective Pre-Bid Construction Schedules.

Offering(s):

04/23/15 - 04/23/15: 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:

Introduction to Federal-Aid Right of Way Requirements for Local Public Agencies

Target Audience:

Those within local project sponsors who are responsible for acquiring right-of-way for federally-funded projects, as well as those responsible for oversight of LPAs, in addition to FHWA personnel, consultants, Federal and State staff and other interested parties.

Description:

This two-day introductory course provides Local Project Sponsors with a working knowledge of Federal requirements and procedures for acquiring property for Federally-assisted transportation projects. The course focuses on applying the Uniform Act and related Federal Regulations to specific situations and issues. Designed as a hands-on, highly interactive learning experience, instructors guide participants through a series of right-of-way (ROW) problem solving exercises and large group discussions. We encourage those with limited ROW knowledge to register for the free NHI 141045 web-based training course in advance of this instructor-led course session.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Explain the legal basis for land acquisition by a governmental entity
•Assess the impact of a roadway improvement as it relates to the Uniform Act
•Sequence the right-of-way process (ROW) within the overall project development process
•Determine the appropriate valuation process for ROW acquisition
•Apply the Uniform Act requirements for ROW acquisition
•Apply the Uniform Act requirements to relocation assistance
•Determine the agency's responsibilities for managing real property

Offering(s):

05/13/15 - 05/14/15: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

The course offering listed in the following announcement has been cancelled due to revision of course content.  To register for the other course offerings, PennDOT personnel should contact their training coordinator, business partners should see the Technical Training Calendar. 

  

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:

Inspection of Pipe Placement

Target Audience:

This course was designed for the new inspectors, new TCIs, and new TCISs.

Description:

Inspection of Pipe Placement reviews the proper installation and backfill of pipe for newer inspectors. Applicable PennDOT standards and specifications will be discussed, as will the required inspections and documentation.

Learning Outcomes:

-List the reference documents and safety requirements to review prior to a drainage installation.
-Accept or reject pipes and other materials based on the CS-171 form and field acceptance and rejection criteria.
-Handle rejectable pipes, including proper documentation and notification.
-Determine if pipe substitutions are allowed.
-Determine sample locations for obtaining verification samples.
-Explain the installation procedures for concrete, metal, and plastic pipes and for a combination storm sewer.
-Explain what flowable backfill is and how it is used.
-Properly document drainage items for payment.
-List post installation inspection requirements for the contractor and for PennDOT.
-Define and describe the specifications and installation procedures for miscellaneous drainage items such as pipe underdrain, pavement base drain, subsurface drain outlets, endwalls, inlets, manholes, and spring boxes.

Instructors:

Michael Aub

Offering(s):

03/10/15 - 03/10/15: Allentown, District 5
04/15/15 - 04/15/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

 

 

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