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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:

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.)

 


 

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 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:

The objectives of this course are to understand how to:
*Submit HOP applications and plans so they will be administratively and technically complete with consideration given to common items typically encountered, such as access impacts, access covenants, drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letter of credit.
*Submit applications to meet Pennsylvania laws and regulations and PennDOT policy and guidelines for HOP applications.
*Produce overall quality HOP applications which will be such that the average issuance time will decrease, and that the number of submission cycles will decrease.

Instructors:

Chris Zivkovich

Offering(s):

06/07/16 - 06/09/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

Special Instructions:

There will be no more classes offered until after September 2016

 

 

 

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:

NHI - Road Safety Audits / Assessments

Target Audience:

Federal, State, and local transportation personnel who are likely to serve on a road safety audit team. Consultants who conduct highway safety studies should also attend.

Description:

Performing effective road safety audits (RSAs) improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency's dedication to crash reduction. This course provides practical information on how to conduct a road safety audit, location selection, building independent, multi-disciplinary teams and the steps to successful RSAs. Discussions on costs, time, liability and benefits, focus on the common myths and concerns surrounding RSAs. Participants learn how to improve transportation safety by applying a new proactive approach to RSAs. This approach includes examination of a future or existing roadway by an independent, qualified audit team.
The course includes hands-on application of the training materials, which include information on the history and definition of RSAs, the importance of safety, the stages of a road safety audit, how to conduct a road safety audit, easy-to-use-checklists, and legal considerations. A copy of "FHWA Road Safety Audit Guidelines" is provided.

Learning Outcomes:

* Express the road safety audit process terminology
* Perform a simple road safety audit, as a member of a team
* Assess the benefits of a road safety audit on a local or statewide basis

Instructors:

Jeff Bagdade

Offering(s):

06/28/16 - 06/29/16: 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:

NHI - Soil Slope and Embankment Design and Construction

Target Audience:

Bridge, geotechnical or transportation engineers with 0 to 20 years of experience and who are responsible for the design, analysis, and construction, maintenance and remediation of soil slopes and embankments on surface transportation facilities. The level of training of this course is intermediate.

Description:

This course covers important aspects associated with the design and construction of soil slopes and embankments. It is intended to provide transportation earthwork professionals with knowledge to recognize potential soil slope/embankment stability and deformation problems in transportation projects. Participants will develop the skills necessary to design and evaluate soil slopes and embankments and learn about the implications for construction and inspections. The course embraces both design and construction.
Participants will receive a comprehensive reference manual, used by practicing highway/geotechnical engineers, covering investigation, design, construction, and mitigation of soil slopes and embankments. The participant workbook contains copies of visual aids and student exercises that closely follow the PowerPoint slide presentations. The participant exercises promote interaction in the classroom and illustrate the basic principles and analyses.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Recognize potential failure modes or deformation types for soil slopes and embankments
* Identify the potential failure modes for soil slopes and the type of analysis required to evaluate stability of the slope
* Determine the stability of a slope using slope stability charts
* Recognize the major design consideration for embankments constructed using earth fill, rock fill, and lightweight fill
* List the steps necessary for designing an embankment over compressible foundation soil
* List the common causes/triggering mechanisms for landslides/slope instabilities
* List appropriate stabilization methods

Instructors:

Dr. Dov Levchinsky and Keith D. Bennett

Offering(s):

06/07/16 - : 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:

FHWA's Long-Term Pavement Performance Program

Target Audience:

Highway Agencies: Pavement Design, Maintenance & Rehabilitation, Pavement Research, Pavement Management Materials.

Prerequisites:

n/a

Description:

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program was initiated in 1987 and is the largest pavement study ever conducted. The program has monitored more than 2,500 test sections on in-service highways located throughout the United States and Canada. The program’s goal is to understand how and why pavements perform as they do. As highway agencies transition to a performance-based approach to managing highway investments, this goal is more important than ever.
The data is housed in the LTPP Database - the world's largest pavement performance database, and made available to the public via the LTPP Database web interface – LTPP InfoPave™ (www.infopave.com). LTPP data has been utilized to provide over an estimated $2.5 billion in savings, and as the program continues to monitor existing test sections and constructs new experiments, it provides enormous potential for research and the development of products to further improve pavement technology for decades to come.

Learning Outcomes:

• History and Overview of the LTPP program
• Benefits of the LTPP program
• Current and future activities at the LTPP program
• How to utilize LTPP Data and Tools
• How to extract data from LTPP InfoPave™
• How to use LTPP InfoPave™ features
• How to use LTPP software
• Typical analysis examples

Instructors:

Carlos Leal

Offering(s):

06/07/16 - 06/07/16: Middletown, PA Turnpike Commission - Industrial Park

(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 Compliance Training Course for Design

Target Audience:

Environmental Managers and Design Project Managers

Description:

Compliance to environmental regulations and requirements starts in preliminary engineering and extends through post-construction activities. This course introduces the design staff to processes and tools that are used to verify and document environmental commitments, and to ensure that the commitments are incorporated into highway design plans. Also included is a brief discussion of Design Build contracting and the unique permitting processes and responsibilities associated with this method.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understand the overall environmental processes that are incorporated into the PennDOT Project Development Process, from initial planning activities to post-construction activities.
• Understand how regulatory programs that generate environmental and permit conditions are incorporated into the PennDOT design process.
• To learn how to use the new ECMTS document during the Design Phase of project development.

Instructors:

Tom Johnston

Offering(s):

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

IRWA Property Description Interpretation - Course 902

Target Audience:

Those with advanced knowledge/experience of Real Estate Engineering

Prerequisites:

IRWA Course 900 “Principles of Real Estate Engineering” (or equivalent), or a minimum of two years right of way engineering experience

Description:

This course covers topographic and property information on engineering plans, the interrelationship of plan, profile and cross-section views, the horizontal and vertical alignment of a centerline, aerial photogrammetry, place coordinates, utility line crossings of highways, contours, calculating earthwork and the interpretation of right of way plans.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a clear understanding of the following topics:
• Requirements of a valid description
• Use of the rectangular grid system
• When and how to use the point and centerline method
• Sources of uncertainties
• Subdivision descriptions
• Metes and bounds descriptions

Instructors:

Gary Kent

Offering(s):

06/09/16 - 06/09/16: 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 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):

06/13/16 - 06/17/16: 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:

NHI - Bridge Construction Inspection

Target Audience:

Construction supervisors, transportation department field inspectors, field engineers, resident engineers, structural engineers, materials engineers, and other technical personnel involved in the construction inspection of bridges. The course is developed for participants without an indepth engineering background. However, more knowledgeable persons can attend and will add to the overall effectiveness of the training through their active participation.

Description:

The Bridge Construction Inspection Course (BCIC) is one of the core curriculum initiatives cited by AASHTO, FHWA, and the five regional organizations. Overall, the BCIC improves quality, ensures uniformity, and establishes minimum competencies for bridge construction inspection. The underlying themes of the course can be broken down into key segments. The BCIC will provide the construction inspector with:
1. The requisite knowledge of construction that will make him/her an effective inspector
2. An overall awareness of the problems and consequences that can arise during construction and how these factors will impact the safety and service life of the structure
3. A knowledge of the inspections that should be performed to confirm conformance to the contract documents, or document contract nonconformance

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Explain the role of the construction inspector as part of the overall project team
* Interpret drawings and specifications
* Anticipate possible construction and materials problems
* Maintain bridge controls for location and elevation
* Describe construction sequence for various bridge systems (e.g. foundations, substructures, superstructures, and miscellaneous systems), bridge types and materials
* Conduct regular systematic inspections of materials and standards of construction, through the use of job aids, such as checklists
* Explain and perform basic inspection and testing of materials
* Perform accurate surveys and checking of dimensions
* Make and maintain sufficient records

Offering(s):

06/13/16 - 06/17/16: 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:

Bid (PS and E) Package Preparation and Policies

Target Audience:

District Contract Management staff; Central Office Contract Development staff; District and Consultant Design Project Managers

Prerequisites:

Hands-on working knowledge of creating or reviewing Bid Packages using ECMS II.

Description:

This course will instruct District contract management and project management personnel on how to prepare and independently review the contents of a bid package to ensure its accuracy and completeness to improve biddability.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
•Prepare and review Bid Packages to improve biddability.
•Use available standard information to prepare Bid Packages.
•Check completeness and consistency of Bid Packages to reduce errors/addendum

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraaj

Offering(s):

06/22/16 - 06/23/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

Special Instructions:

Students need to bring a copy Publication 408-Specifications with them to class.

 

 

 

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:

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

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

1. Ensure requirements of several components of the PS&E Certification List, such as Project Reviews, Permits, Local Agreements, Construction Items, Contract Award Items etc. are properly completed.
2. Summarize the Standard and Non-Standard Design Item Numbering Process to be in accordance with the Publication 408, Specifications.
3. Define the requirements of selected editable Standard Special Provisions, such as Governing Specifications, Price Adjustment for Asphalt and Diesel Fuel, Equipment Package, etc. with additional project information.
4. Explain the Proprietary Items materials/products/processes approval requirements for the PS&E/Bid Packages.

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraaj

Offering(s):

05/31/16 - 06/02/16: 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:

Public Involvement for Small Projects Workshop

Target Audience:

Environmental and Design Professionals involved with facilitating public involvement for small or non-complex projects

Description:

A one-day training course that addresses the question of when and how best to engage the public during the development of small, non-complex projects.

Learning Outcomes:

After this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the benefits of effectively engaging the public in project development.
2. Define the needs of the customer and explain the customer’s point of view.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of what it takes to develop and carry out a public participation program.
4. Employ specific tools and skills described in the handbook to enhance public participation efforts.
5. Use the Public Involvement Handbook as a resource for developing a public participation plan.

Instructors:

Dawn Noel

Offering(s):

06/09/16 - 06/09/16: 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:

Title Searching

Target Audience:

Real Estate Specialists, Real Estate Technicians, and Right-of-Way Acquisition Consultants

Description:

Before the title to real estate is conveyed, a proper examination of the public records should be conducted to determine the true and actual property owners and the status (quality) of that ownership as to liens, encumbrances and other adverses. Because of the unique nature of every parcel and the variety of county public record systems, specific steps, procedures and forms have to be followed to complete this title search process. This course will thoroughly detail that process that includes property identification, accessing the public records, use of record indexing systems, establishing the chain of title, identification/status of adverses and preparation of the title search report. Included in this course will be the requirement that each participant demonstrate their title searching skills and report preparation on a designated property within the local jurisdiction.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
• List and complete the four key steps in the title search process.
• Properly identify the property to include legal descriptions, tax parcel numbers, tax mapping and instrument numbers.
• Construct an accurate chain of title by use of deed recitals, indexing systems or other references.
• Read, review and understand the various parts of a deed, the types of deeds and the recording requirements.
• Research and record any mortgages, liens, judgments, or other adverses found relating to the subject property of owners within the chain of title
• List and explain the various estates in land, limitations on ownership rights, forms of sole or concurrent ownership.
• Demonstrate at the local county records facilities the process of a title search, accessing and recording the necessary information, completion of the Form RW-918 and RW-918B and explaining one’s findings.

Instructors:

John Hamilton

Offering(s):

06/14/16 - 06/16/16: 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:

Using Spreadsheet Programs with Real Estate Appraisal

Target Audience:

General/Residential appraisers or valuation professionals

Prerequisites:

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, cell formatting navigation, and file management in Microsoft Excel

Description:

During this hands-on seminar, students will use Microsoft Excel to develop a spreadsheet skill set that includes the use of thousands of the program’s applications. By developing spreadsheet skills that report statistical analysis and provide graphic illustrations, appraisers will have additional professional skills to meet needs of a diversified client/property base.

Learning Outcomes:

• Recognize benefits of using spreadsheet programs
• Illustrate the many uses of spreadsheet programs
• Identify common applications in spreadsheet programs that apply to real estate appraisal
• Identify basic statistical tools that can be used in appraisal development
• Recognize the applications of spreadsheet programs in the sales comparison approach
• Illustrate the use of spreadsheet programs to support units of comparison analysis
• Identify various editing tools available for use in spreadsheets
• Illustration use of basic spreadsheet procedures to perform basic mathematical functions
• Estimate the depreciation rates in a market utilizing spreadsheet tools.

Instructors:

Mark Smeltzer

Offering(s):

05/23/16 - 05/23/16: Middletown, PA Turnpike Commission - Industrial Park

(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:

Waste Site Evaluation Refresher Training (Pub 281)

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand the purpose and overall procedures of the Publication 281 Waste Site Evaluation process, its relationship with governing laws and regulations, the applicability of EDD, and its relationship with NEPA and Design, Construction, and Maintenance processes.

 

2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the District and Central office staff, and outside consultants within the waste site evaluation process defined in Publication 281.

 

3. Recognize and understand the applicability and appropriate waste screening, sampling, and analytical characterization methodologies; recommendations; and post-construction efforts to protect the environment and minimize environmental liability.

 

4. Recognize and apply the changes in the recently updated Publication 281.

Instructors:

Jeff Obrecht

Offering(s):

06/02/16 - 06/02/16: 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:

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, and 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:

The objectives of this course are to understand how to:
*Submit HOP applications and plans so they will be administratively and technically complete with consideration given to common items typically encountered, such as access impacts, access covenants, and drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letter of credit.
*Submit applications to meet Pennsylvania laws and regulations and PennDOT policy and guidelines for HOP applications.
*Produce overall quality HOP applications which will be such that the average issuance time will decrease, and that the number of submission cycles will decrease.

Offering(s):

04/19/16 - 04/21/16: Allentown, District 5
05/17/16 - 05/19/16: Clearfield, District 2
06/21/16 - 06/23/16: 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:

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):

05/10/16 - 05/12/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
05/17/16 - 05/19/16: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

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