Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
  Thank you to our Sponsors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PennDOT Trainings

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Declaration of Taking

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

Target Audience:  
• Primary: Department Real Estate Technicians and Estate Specialists; Approved Right-of-Way Acquisition Consultants
• Secondary: Chief Negotiators, Appraisers, Project Managers

Description:  The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic theories behind, and practical aspects of the various laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the acquisition of private property through the Declaration of Taking process.

Offering(s):
06/11/14 - 06/12/14: Uniontown, District 12
07/09/14 - 07/10/14: Allentown, District 5 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION T
RAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications Webinar

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

Target Audience:  District, Central Office and Consultant 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 beneficial, though not required. The Bid (PS&E) Package Preparation and Policies Courses-Basic and Intermediate are recommended, though not required.

Description:  Effective specifications are a necessary component of a Plans, Specifications and Estimate package for the transportation construction projects in the ECMS. The Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications Webinar provides instruction on the basics of the requirements of writing specifications to be in accordance with the PennDOT Publication 408, Specifications. Different forms of specifications will be discussed, as well as the attributes of successful specifications. Writing Special Provisions to revise either the Publication 408 or to develop a new section of the Publication 408 will be presented, at a high level.

Offering(s):  06/11/14 - 06/11/14: Webinar


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION T
RAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - ROW Office System Training

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

Target Audience:  This course is intended for all District (internal users) right-of-way personnel identified by R/W Administrators as needing ROW Office training in conjunction with required duties. This course is also being offered to Contracted consultants (external users).

Description:  The purpose of this course is to provide operational guidance and develop understanding of the Right-of-Way Office computer system (ROW Office). Training will be accomplished by assigned areas of responsibility to associate job requirements with operational functionality. Users will gain applied knowledge to the right-of-way process associated with project delivery.

Offering(s):  06/18/14 - 06/19/14: Bridgeville, District 11 

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

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

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

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

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

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


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION T
RAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications

This class was rescheduled from April
Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar

Target Audience:  

1.Project Managers
2.Consultant Project Managers, Designers, Engineers
3.District Contract Management
4.Central Office PS&E Reviewers

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

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

Offering(s):  05/07/14 - 05/08/14: King of Prussia, District 6 


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

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

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

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

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

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

 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications


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

Target Audience: 

1.Project Managers

2.Consultant Project Managers, Designers, Engineers

3.District Contract Management

4.Central Office PS&E Reviewers

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

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

Offerings:  
04/30/14 - 05/01/14: King of Prussia, District 6 

09/09/14 - 09/10/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 

04/15/15 - 04/16/15: Bridgeville, District 11 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Declaration of Taking

This is a Pilot Training class. 

Class offerings will be scheduled in an eastern and western PennDOT District following the pilot.

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


Target Audience:

  • Primary: Department Real Estate Technicians and Estate Specialists; Approved Right-of-Way Acquisition Consultants
  • Secondary: Chief Negotiators, Appraisers, Project Managers
Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic theories behind, and practical aspects of the various laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the acquisition of private property through the Declaration of Taking process.

Offerings:  
05/01/14 - 05/01/14: Harrisburg, District 8 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Section 106 Principles and Practice (Intro 106)


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

Target Audience: Cultural resource staff and consultants, and all Department and municipal personnel who work with Section 106.

Description: 
NOTE: This course was previously titled "Section 106 in the New Regulatory Environment."

 

This workshop addresses compliance with the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act plus an in-depth analysis of key issues such as tribal consultation, coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act, using agreement documents, and strategies for avoiding common problems.

Offerings:  07/17/14 - 07/18/14: Philadelphia, Sheraton University City

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - PennDOT Work Zone Training: From Planning to Operations

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

Target Audience: 
PennDOT employees and consultants that have less than five years’ experience and hold positions as highway designers, traffic control specialists, foreman, and inspectors (maintenance and construction). Those with five or more years’ experience may be interested in the class as a refresher and as a means of becoming familiar with changes to work zone guidelines and regulations within Pennsylvania.

Prerequisites: Prior to class, review both Publication 213 and Chapter 6 of Publication 46

Description: This course combines the most applicable federal work zone guidance with Pennsylvania-specific information, giving attendees a comprehensive perspective of the planning, design, construction, and operation of work zones in Pennsylvania. The ultimate focus of the course is work zone safety. Employing pertinent PennDOT policies, publications, and procedures, as well as the latest industry research, the course guides attendees from the fundamental principles of work zones, through policy and guidance documents, to the substance of work zone design, implementation, inspections and operations. A workshop based upon a real Pennsylvania highway construction project is interwoven through the course giving attendees an opportunity to develop their work zone design, implementation, inspection, and operations skills.

Offerings:  
05/21/14 - 05/22/14: Indiana, District 10 

                 06/03/14 - 06/04/14: King of Prussia, District 6 



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - NECEPT Bituminous Field Technicians Annual Update/Refresher Course

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

Target Audience: PennDOT and consultant Bituminous Field Inspectors/Technicians and Contractor Paving Quality Control Technicians who are certified Bituminous Field Technicians.

Prerequisites: This is a refresher course, not a training course. A working knowledge of basic pavement construction principles and procedures is necessary. Participants should be a certified Bituminous Field Technician.

Description: A one-day (7 hour) update/refresher course for certified Bituminous Field Technicians. Attendance to at least one of these courses is required during the five-year certification period for recertification using Option A outlined in Publication 351. Updated best paving practices, PENNDOT specifications, and referenced test methods will be reviewed.

Offerings: 04/09/14 - 04/09/14: State College, The Penn Stater Conference Center 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering and Traffic Studies

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

Target Audience: PennDOT employees only. District Traffic Unit personnel.

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

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

Offerings: 05/28/14 - 05/28/14: Bridgeville, District 11 

                06/04/14 - 06/04/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 

                06/18/14 - 06/18/14: King of Prussia, District 6 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: PennDOT Project Coll Ctr-PPCC-Contractor

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

Description: Training workshop to show contractors how to use PPCC.

Offerings:  
04/22/14 - 04/22/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 

                 04/29/14 - 04/29/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Transportation Construction Quality Assurance

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

Target Audience: 
This is an intermediate-level course for personnel who are implementing QA specifications on construction projects. Necessary background knowledge for participants is 3-5 years minimum in transportation construction specifications inspections.

Description:  This course was developed, by FHWA, to ensure that agency, contractor, producer, and consultant personnel responsible for interpreting and applying quality assurance specifications in transportation construction are properly qualified. The course will utilize a Quality Assurance Reference Manual, adapted from the current NETTCP manual. This one and a half-day version of the course covers Chapters 1 through 6 of the course materials and will be available to, and appropriate for, all audiences including management level personnel. The content covered in this first day includes how quality assurance is featured in a transportation construction quality assurance program, quality assurance program elements, the evolution of quality assurance specifications, measuring quality, and the roles and responsibilities of both contractor and agency personnel.

Offering: 04/22/14 - 04/23/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Involvement for Small Projects Workshop

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

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.

Offerings:  04/17/14 - 04/17/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 

                 05/14/14 - 05/14/14: Oil City, District 1 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: USPAP-PA Law

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

Target Audience: Appraisers with Certification in PA

Description:  This course describes how the latest requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice impact the profession. This course will also include two hours of information on the Pennsylvania Appraiser License Law.

Offerings:  04/17/14 - 04/18/14: King of Prussia, District 6 

                 06/11/14 - 06/12/14: Bridgeville, District 11 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: CDS NextGen Operator - 3 Day

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

Prerequisites: One year of documented Highway/Bridge Construction inspection experience. An updated ECMS resume, sent along with your registration for the CDS NextGen training classes. Registration will be denied if individual does not meet these new requirements

DescriptionThis course provides hands-on training to use the CDS NeXtGen construction documentation system for use at PENNDOT construction sites throughout the state. This system is essential to the effective operation of PENNDOT's construction activities. It supports all project site activities, including the generation of estimates to pay contractors for work performed and an interface with the Engineering and Construction Management System (ECMS).

Offerings:  
04/08/14 - 04/10/14: King of Prussia, District 6 

                 05/07/14 - 05/09/14: Montoursville, District 3 



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bog Turtle Phase I Habitat Training

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

Target Audience:
Districts 5-0, 6-0 and 8-0 Environmental Managers, Assistant Environmental Managers, Maintenance Environmental Coordinators, EQAD staff, DEP, PFBC, DCNR and PGC representatives and Environmental Consultants.

Prerequisites: 
Wetland Identification and Delineation Training or Routine Working Knowledge of the same.

Description: This course includes both classroom and field exercises designed to provide initial and/or refresher training in the identification of bog turtle habitat. 

Wetland Identification and Delineation training or working knowledge is a prerequisite for participants. 

This course does not provide certification as a qualified bog turtle surveyor for either Phase I or Phase II surveys but rather strives to improve habitat identification and development of reporting and preparation of materials for submission to USFWS and PFBC. These agencies will quality assure submissions and habitat identifications.

Offering: 04/29/14 - 04/29/14: Reading, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: FHWA Intelligent Compaction (IC) Overview Workshop / Webinar

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

Target Audience:  

  • Agency personnel: Central Office Materials and Construction, District Materials and Construction, Resident Engineers, Inspection Personnel, Quality Engineers
  • Contractor Personnel: Project Managers, Superintendents, QC Managers
  • Consultants: Field Inspection and Quality Personnel

Description: FHWA is offering a 1/2-day workshop to state highway agencies and contractors to present the benefits of Intelligent Compaction (IC). IC can improve the quality and service life of asphalt pavements by continuous monitoring of the vibratory roller and materials response during the compaction process.

The number of roller passes, the pavement temperature, and the pavement stiffness are continuously monitored allowing the contractor and the agency to detect in real-time areas that meet or do not meet target values. Areas of suspect quality can be targeted for additional rolling while the pavement is still workable. Conversely, the roller can confidently move on from further working of areas meeting target values.

This focus on documented quality in real-time will benefit everyone involved in the project. The agency gets a better quality product while the contractor gets to optimize the use of the roller, resulting in more miles paved in the same amount of time with fewer penalties for unsatisfactory compaction.


Offering: 04/07/14 - 04/07/14: Webinar



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: FHWA Concrete Paving QA Workshop

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

Target Audience: Agency personnel: Central office Materials and Construction, District Materials and Construction, Resident Engineers, Inspection personnel, Quality Engineers

Contractor personnel: Project managers, Superintendents, QC managers
Consultants: Field inspection and quality personnel

Local governments are also welcome.

Description: FHWA is offering a 2-day workshop to state highway agencies and contractors covering the benefits of a good Quality Assurance program and how it can be used to increase the longevity of concrete pavements. This can be accomplished through a focus on quality in the constructed product. It will emphasize that everyone must understand their roles and impacts on the overall quality of pavement. This effort will benefit everyone involved in the project, both in a global sense and a personal sense. This is not a workshop about the details of Quality Assurance. It is a practical overview of what leads to increased quality with real world examples and helpful in-the-field reference materials.

Offering: 04/09/14 - 04/10/14: Uniontown, District 12 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: PennDOT Work Zone Training: From Planning to Operations

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

Target Audience: PennDOT employees and consultants that have less than five years experience and hold positions as highway designers, traffic control specialists, foreman, and inspectors (maintenance and construction). Those with five or more years experience may be interested in the class as a refresher and as a means of becoming familiar with changes to work zone guidelines and regulations within Pennsylvania.

Prerequisites: Prior to class, review both Publication 213 and Chapter 6 of Publication 46

Description: This course combines the most applicable federal work zone guidance with Pennsylvania-specific information, giving attendees a comprehensive perspective of the planning, design, construction, and operation of work zones in Pennsylvania. The ultimate focus of the course is work zone safety. Employing pertinent PennDOT policies, publications, and procedures, as well as the latest industry research, the course guides attendees from the fundamental principles of work zones, through policy and guidance documents, to the substance of work zone design, implementation, inspections and operations. A workshop based upon a real Pennsylvania highway construction project is interwoven through the course giving attendees an opportunity to develop their work zone design, implementation, inspection, and operations skills.

Offerings: 05/21/14 - 05/22/14: Indiana, District 10
06/03/14 - 06/04/14: King of Prussia, District 6



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Constructability Review Training

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

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. 

Offerings: 06/04/14 - 06/04/14: Indiana, District 10 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Right-of-Way Training for Projects Managers

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

Target Audience: This course is targeted to project managers and others who need a basic understanding of right-of-way items. It is not intended for experienced right-of-way professionals.

Description: This course provides project managers a basic overview of right-of-way terms, processes, and types, as they pertain to PennDOT. The course also reviews federal laws and regulations involving right-of-way.

Offerings: 06/17/14 - 06/18/14: Hollidaysburg, District 9 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Involvement for Small Projects Workshop

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

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

DescriptionA 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.

Offerings: 04/17/14 - 04/17/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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

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

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

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

Offerings: 04/29/14 - 05/01/14: Bridgeville, District 11 



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: PennDOT Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures

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

Target Audience: Bridge inspection personnel requiring designation as PennDOT Certified Bridge Safety Inspectors.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the 10-day FHWA-NHI #130055 or( 13055/#13055A). Please do not register to attend this PennDOT course if you have not first completed the 10-day FHWA-NHI course. A transcript (preferred) or certificate of completion from NHI that shows successful course completion must be provided to PennDOT at least 4 weeks in advance of the class date, and should be sent via email to ra-pdhighadmintrain@pa.gov.

Description: Allows persons who have successfully completed the 10-day FHWA-NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges course (#130055 or #13055/#13055A equivalents), with a minimum passing grade of 70%, to fully satisfy PennDOT’s training requirements of a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI). Course content includes PennDOT’s coding data requirements, necessary procedures to accurately report on bridge inventory and inspection, and the necessary knowledge and skills to perform accurate and consistent bridge inspections within Pennsylvania. Each attendee who successfully completes the course, which includes 100% attendance and a minimum passing grade of 70% on the examination, receives an attendance certificate and a PennDOT "Certified Bridge Safety Inspector" certification card, valid for two years. The certification can be renewed by attending a PennDOT Bridge Inspection Refresher Course.
A transcript from NHI (preferred) or certificate of training that shows successful course completion must be provided to PennDOT at least 4 weeks in advance of the class date, please contact the NHI Registrar at nhiregistrar@dot.gov or 703-235-0500 to request a copy of your transcript (preferred) or certificate of training. Please note that the transcript (preferred) or certificate of training are the ONLY documents PennDOT will accept to be approved to attend this training.

Offerings: 06/09/14 - 06/13/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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

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

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

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

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

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Roadside Safety Design

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

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.

Offering: 05/06/14 - 05/08/14: Indiana, District 10 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Low-Cost Safety Improvements Workshop

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

Target Audience: Federal, State, and local transportation, traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in reducing crashes

Description: This course provides a comprehensive presentation of low-cost, ready-to-use improvements that enhance the safety of highways. The course covers a synthesis of countermeasures and their associated crash reduction factors as identified in the "AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan -- NCHRP 500 Guidebooks." Countermeasures for specific areas of highway safety, including roadside hazards; signing, markings, and lighting; traffic control devices; intersections; traffic signals; and railroad grade crossings are discussed. The course also introduces recent low-cost safety improvements that have been developed by States and local engineers. Through exercises, participants learn how to analyze highway safety situations and apply appropriate countermeasures to those situations.

Offering: 04/07/14 - 04/07/14: King of Prussia, District 6 



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: LRFD for Highway Bridge Substructures

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

Target Audience: Bridge, geotechnical and transportation engineers with 0-20 years of experience who are responsible for design and construction of bridge substructures on surface transportation facilities may benefit from this course.
Training level: Intermediate

Description: Major topics in this course include: loads, load distribution, and load combinations; principles of limit state designs; geotechnical spread footing design (soil and rock); driven pile and drilled shaft design (soil and rock); and substructure design and detailing for a cantilever abutment and hammerhead pier. 

Offerings: 05/13/14 - 05/16/14: Bridgeville, District 11 



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course

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

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

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

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

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



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Soil Slope and Embankment Design and Construction

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

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.

Offerings: 04/01/14 - 04/03/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Fundamentals of Planning Design and Approval of Interchange Improvements to the Interstate System

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

Target Audience: Traffic engineers and transportation professionals with one to five years of working experience.

Description: This course provides participants with key knowledge of freeway systems and interchange types, FHWA policy on justification for interchange access approval, and applications of technical knowledge and policy understanding to interchange project decisions. Topics covered in this course include service and system interchange types, 8-point interchange justification process, interchange study and selection process, fundamentals of freeway system operations and planning, urban freeway diagnosis, geometric design considerations, and technical and documentation procedures.

Offerings: 04/01/14 - 04/03/14: King of Prussia, District 6 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors

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

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.

Offerings: 08/04/14 - 08/08/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: ROW Office System Training

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

Target Audience: This course is intended for all District (internal users) right-of-way personnel identified by R/W Administrators as needing ROW Office training in conjunction with required duties. This course is also being offered to Contracted consultants (external users).

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide operational guidance and develop understanding of the Right-of-Way Office computer system (ROW Office). Training will be accomplished by assigned areas of responsibility to associate job requirements with operational functionality. Users will gain applied knowledge to the right-of-way process associated with project delivery.

Offerings: 04/02/14 - 04/03/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: NHI- AASHTO Audit Guide for the Auditing and Oversight of A/E Consultant Indirect Cost Rates

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

Target Audience: This course is primarily for those who perform one or more of the following functions: Perform indirect cost rate audits for A/E design firms. Ensure consistency with the AASHTO Audit Guide. Ensure compliance of contracts or subcontracts. Provide oversight of local agency contracts or subcontracts. Review cost proposals o Audit indirect cost and contract proposals. Close out and perform final reconciliation of contracts. Design and enforce internal control systems. Review RFPs and contracts for government projects. Evaluate the effectiveness of the State DOT oversight and risk management framework.

Prerequisites: NHI-231029 AASHTO Uniform Audit and Accounting Guide Part 1 is a pre-requisite for this course.

Description: This two-day advanced course is of interest to A/E design firms; State DOT and local government auditors; CPAs; and FHWA, State DOT, and A/E design firm financial and/or consultant services management who perform the audit or audit compliance review function in accordance with the AASHTO Uniform Audit & Accounting Guide (AASHTO Audit Guide). The course focuses primarily on audit requirements and procedures designed to develop reasonable assurance that indirect cost rates are developed in accordance with applicable Federal regulations and guidance. The course incorporates small- and large-group discussions, document reviews, case study activities, un-scored self-assessments, and a scored final assessment to reinforce learning.

Offering: 04/22/14 - 04/23/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Drilled Shafts

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

Target Audience: Geotechnical engineers, bridge designers, and resident engineers. The course embraces both construction and design, and it is important that all participants attend all lessons, not just those in the immediate area of interest. A key issue is how the details of construction affect the way in which a drilled shaft should be designed and how the intent of the design affects inspection. Participants in the course are expected to have a degree in engineering for which they have passed an undergraduate course in soil mechanics and/or have successfully completed NHI Course 132012 - Soils and Foundations Workshop. The training level of this course is intermediate.

Description: Drilled shafts are an alternate type of deep foundation that may be more cost effective and perform better than other types of deep foundations in bridge piers at river crossings and in retrofit operations, high-mast lighting, earth retaining structures, single-column piers, and similar applications. This course provides participants with specific technical guidance on all aspects of designing, installing and monitoring the construction of drilled shafts. The lessons address the following topics: applications, advantages and disadvantages of drilled shafts for transportation structure foundations; general requirements for subsurface investigations; construction methods; construction case histories; construction specifications; principles of designing drilled shafts for axial and lateral loading; expansive soils, downdrag and similar effects; load testing; inspection; integrity testing; repair and retrofit of defective shafts; and cost estimation.

Offerings: 04/08/14 - 04/10/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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

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

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

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

Offerings: 05/13/14 - 05/15/14: King of Prussia, District 6

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: TA-TCI Modules

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

Target Audience: Construction Inspectors

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

Offerings: 12 Self Study modules

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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

Target Audience:Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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

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

Offerings: 04/08/14 - 04/10/14: Hollidaysburg, District 9

Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?

Latest News
Calendar

5/14/2014 » 5/16/2014
ACEC/PA Annual Meeting 2014

ACEC/PA • 800 North Third St. • Suite 301 • Harrisburg, PA 17102 • tel 800.651.1946 • fax 800.651.1947

American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) © 2011