PennDOT Trainings


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:

ABLRFD Program Training

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Rhett Heiple & Joe Brenner

Offering(s):

10/31/17 - 11/01/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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

Title:

Annual MS4 Van Tour

Target Audience:

MS4 Managers, Designers & Environmental Managers

Prerequisites:

Must be involved with MS4 with your job.

Description:

PennDOT has developed a comprehensive tour of green infrastructure projects (focus on Floodplain Restoration -Pollutant Removal and Flood Reduction) in the Lancaster County region which focuses on using examples for a hands-on learning experience.
This course will include two hours of classroom training and an educational tour that will showcase select green infrastructure sites (with up to 15 years of performance history) and cost-effective Best Management Practices (BMP’s) that stack environmental and regulatory benefits.

Learning Outcomes:

Floodplain Restoration: Understanding how this approach can provide multiple benefits – Stormwater\Flooding, Water Quality, Habitat, Community, Parks\Open Space. Quantitative measurements – Peak flow, Volume, Infiltration; Sediment, Nitrogen, Phosphorus.
MS4 – Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
•Baseline
•Effectiveness Values
•Offsetting
Legacy Sediment
Township Benefits
Public-Private- Partnerships

Offering(s):

08/29/17 - 08/29/17: Harrisburg, PennDOT Fleet Management Office

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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

Title:

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

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

4 yr. Bachelor degree in civil engineering

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Wagdy Wassef, AECOM

Offering(s):

10/18/17 - 10/19/17: Eighty-Four, PennDOT Washington County Office
03/21/18 - 03/22/18: 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.


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Title:

Integral Abutment

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Instructors:

Wagdy Wassef, AECOM

Offering(s):

10/17/17 - 10/17/17: Eighty-Four, PennDOT Washington County Office
03/20/18 - 03/20/18: 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:

ADA Curb Cut Ramps

Target Audience:

This course was designed for new inspectors, new TCI’s and those inspecting the installation of curb cut ramps.

Description:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, PennDOT is designing and constructing thousands of ADA approved Curb Cut Ramps. To ensure uniformity in applying standards and criteria statewide, it is critical for Inspectors to be aware of, and meet, all PennDOT specifications and documentation requirements. Understanding and meeting these standards will guide Inspectors in the inspection of the installation.

Learning Outcomes:

-Describe how PennDOT achieves compliance with ADA law requirements regarding Curb Ramps.
-Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Inspector in performing all duties associated with ADA Curb Ramp Inspection.
-Identify resources to utilize when performing the inspections of the ADA Curb Cut Ramps.
-Ensure all documentation is in place during the inspection process.
-Correctly complete the CS-4401 Curb Ramp Inspection Form.

Instructors:

Mike Aub

Offering(s):

01/18/18 - 01/18/18: Indiana, District 10
03/15/18 - 03/15/18: 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:

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:

Mike Aub

Offering(s):

01/23/18 - 01/23/18: Hollidaysburg, District 9
04/11/18 - 04/11/18: Montoursville, District 3

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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

Title:

Introduction to Inspection

Target Audience:

This is a basic course for new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCI).

Description:

Introduction to Inspection is designed for new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs). The course will introduce new TCIs to the roles and responsibilities associated with inspection. Concepts to be covered include the role of the TCI within the Department, the daily duties and tasks of a TCI, TCI do's and don'ts, and basic safety for TCIs. The overall course goal is to provide new TCIs with an introduction to the roles and responsibilities associated with inspection.

Learning Outcomes:

The Transportation construction Inspector and the Department Structure
- Describe the chain-of-command to be followed by an inspector.
- Explain why an inspector may need to interact with Construction Unit and Department personnel.
- Identify individuals external to the Department that an inspector may need to interact with.
- Explain the authority of an inspector.
The Daily Duties and Tasks of a TCI
- Describe the inspector's daily cycle.
- Explain the procedure for basic math functions such as rounding, calculating percentages, and calculating averages.
- Convert fractional measurements to decimals using a conversion table.
- Indicate what type of measurement to use for a specified construction project application.
- List the three purposes for which ratios are most often used in highway work.
TCI Do's and Don'ts
- Identify the general do's and don'ts of an inspector
- List the do's and don't for interacting with a contractor, the public, the media, and property owners.
Basic Safety for Inspectors
- Identify personal safety do's and don'ts for an inspector at a construction site.
- List an inspector's do's and don'ts for maintenance and protection of traffic.
- Explain the inspector's responsibilities with regard to the contractor's safety program.

Instructors:

Mike Aub

Offering(s):

01/24/18 - 01/25/18: 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:

Materials Sampling & Field Testing

Target Audience:

Department personnel and construction partners; this course was designed to benefit new and experience Transportation Construction Inspectors(TCIs).

Description:

Materials Sampling and Field Testing is designed to benefit new and experienced Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs). The course will provide participants with an understanding of the processes that have occurred (materials supply approval) and the processes that the TCI is responsible for having occur (material testing in the field).
The overall course outcomes are to ensure that inspectors can:
-- Correctly review certificates that are received onsite.
-- Identify appropriate resources for testing specifications.
-- Correctly complete TR-447 and TR-465 forms.
-- Understand the importance of, and methodology for, random sampling.
-- Know how to perform and/or supervise a variety of field tests.

Learning Outcomes:

Overall Course Outcomes:
Materials Sampling and Field Testing is designed to benefit new and experienced Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs). The course will provide participants with an understanding of the processes that have occurred (material supply approval) and the processes that the TCI is responsible for having occur (material testing in the field).
The overall course outcomes are to ensure that inspectors can:
-- Correctly review certificates that are received onsite.
-- Identify appropriate resources for testing specifications.
-- Correctly complete TR-447 and TR-465 forms.
-- Understand the importance of, and methodology for, random sampling.
-- Know how to perform and/or supervise a variety of field tests.
Unit-Specific Learning Outcomes:
Unit I
-- Understand the relationships between the four (4) aspects of the Inspector's Daily Responsibilities model, as it applies to sampling and testing of materials.
Unit II
-- Correctly use a Source of Supply list and the appropriate Bulletins to verify that a contractor's proposed materials and suppliers have been approved.
-- Explain the items found on a CS-4171 form (Certificate of Compliance), and tell when it should be received onsite.
-- Explain the items found on a TR-465 form (Daily Bituminous Mixture Certification), and tell when it should be received onsite.
Unit III
-- List at least three reference resources for testing data, and tell when to use each source.
Unit IV
-- State three reasons why random sampling is required for specific materials.
-- Using the probability tables from PTM-1, exhibit proficiency in sampling methodology for loose and core materials.
Unit V
-- Correctly complete Form TR-447 and Form CS-458A for appropriate material testing.
Unit VI
-- Explain the methodology used in Compaction -- Non-Movement testing.
-- Explain the methodology for removing aggregate samples from a job and sending them to the lab.
-- Explain the key points of observing tack coating.
-- Explain the methodology for removing concrete samples from a job and sending them to the lab.
-- Correctly complete a log in the Concrete Book.
-- State the importance of welder certification.
-- List five components of bridge superstructures that contain tested materials.
-- Explain three ways to check steel deliveries.

Instructors:

Mike Aub

Offering(s):

01/17/18 - 01/18/18: 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:

Bituminous Paving for Construction Inspectors

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors

Description:

This course is designed to benefit new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs), and inspection personnel waiting for NECEPT training. It is intended to provide participants with an understanding of the following:
• Field bituminous paving operations.
• Critical observations to be performed on paving operations.
• Sampling procedures for bituminous materials.
• Documentation related to bituminous field operations

Learning Outcomes:

The overall course outcomes are to ensure that inspectors can:
• Explain their daily responsibilities on-site.
• Identify, locate, and use appropriate references, resources, and source documents.
• Identify safety concerns and implement corrective action.
• Identify the paperwork required to have during paving operations and how to correctly complete it.
• Describe job mix formula and explain how the contract requirements determine it.
• Explain proper surface preparation.
• Identify the proper application rate of tack coat.
• Discuss the impact of weather on paving operations.
• Recognize segregation and its causes.
• Explain the reason for compaction.
• Describe sources of supply and follow procedures regarding sources of supply.
• Explain lots and sublots.
• Describe mixture acceptance samples and core samples.
• Accurately complete required forms.
• Recognize what must be documents on a PSA.
• Define and determine how to calculate yield.
• Define and determine how to calculate payment adjustments

Instructors:

Mike Aub

Offering(s):

03/20/18 - 03/21/18: 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:

Basic Civil Engineering Principles for Construction Inspectors with Minimal Experience

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors; this course covers BASIC civil engineering principles in the areas of survey, materials, road construction and structures.

Prerequisites:

NOTE: This course is for inspectors with 0-5 years of minimal work experience.

Description:

Basic Civil Engineering Principles is designed for new and experienced Transportation Construction Inspectors as well as new Transportation Construction Inspector Supervisors. The course covers basic civil engineering principles in the areas of survey, materials, road construction, and structures, relating these principles to the responsibilities of an inspector.
The overall course goals is to provide Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs) with an understanding of basic civil engineering practices (how things are done and why they are done) and how these practices relate to their responsibilities as an inspector.

Learning Outcomes:

Basic Principles of Survey
· Explain horizontal and vertical alignments as they relate to construction.
· Provide a definition for basic survey terms.
· Explain how survey terms apply in the field.
Basic Principles of Materials
· Identify basic materials incorporated into a project.
· Identify selection and application of materials considerations.
Basic Principles of Road Construction
· Identify basic elements of highway constructions.
· Indicate why each step is performed.
· Identify general, inspector considerations with regard to roadway construction.
Basic Principles of Structures
· Identify the basic elements of bridge construction.
· Indicate why each step is performed.

Instructors:

Al Leonori

Offering(s):

02/13/18 - 02/13/18: Clearfield, District 2

(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:

PennDOT Work Zone Training: From Planning to Operations

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.

Learning Outcomes:

• Establish the safety of the traveling public and workers as the foundational principle for all work zone related activities.
• Locate and apply regulation/guidance documents for work zone traffic control.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the work zone components of the Project Delivery Process.
• Interpret plans, assess safety, employ proper traffic control devices, and inspect work zones.
• Coordinate/communicate work zone issues effectively, apply Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule elements, and account for special transportation needs.

Instructors:

Pat Wright, Al Leonori, Bob Peda

Offering(s):

08/23/17 - 08/24/17: Indiana, District 10
10/03/17 - 10/04/17: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION T
RAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjuted 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:

PennDOT Construction Cost Estimating

Target Audience:

This course is targeted to Central Office and District contract management staff and project managers who are involved in developing or updating construction cost estimates.

Description:

This course provides technical knowledge on how to prepare detailed construction cost estimates in preparation of the PS&E package.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, a participant will be able to:
• Prepare a construction cost estimate
• Utilize cost-based estimating techniques
• Utilize tools that are available to prepare an estimate
• Identify project characteristics that will affect the cost of the project
• Identify and address major cost items in an estimate
• Develop proper estimate documentation

Instructors:

Brian Hart

Offering(s):

09/28/17 - 09/28/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
03/01/18 - 03/01/18: King of Prussia, District 6
04/19/18 - 04/19/18: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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:

Liquid Penetrant Testing - Level 1 (NDT)

Target Audience:

District Structural Control Engineers and Assistants, Structural Materials Engineering staff and technicians involved with steel fabrication, Asset Management Bridge Inspection personnel.

Description:

This course focuses on the basics and fundamentals of Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT). Course includes classroom time as well as hands-on application of this nondestructive testing technique. Training meets the minimum recommended for Level I technicians by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the basics of liquid penetrant testing and its application to the bridge and highway industry.
• Determine the limitations of PT
• Safely use PT equipment
• Determine the materials that can be tested.
• Determine the type of defects that can be detected.
• Perform limited testing under the supervision of a Level II technician

Instructors:

Robert Stachel

Offering(s):

06/26/17 - 06/26/17: Moon Township, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.

(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:

Liquid Penetrant Testing - Level II (NDT)

Target Audience:

District Structural Control Engineers, Bridge Design and Technology Division Structural Materials Testing personnel, Asset Management Bridge Inspection personnel

Prerequisites:

Must have attended and passed the Liquid Penetrant Testing - Level 1 (NDT) Training course.

Description:

This course focuses on the advanced techniques of Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT). Course includes classroom time as well as hands-on application of this nondestructive testing technique. Training meets the minimum recommended for Level II technicians by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
Safely use PT equipment
Understand applicable Code requirements
Determine best method to be used
Test welds and base metal related to bridge and highway application
Accept / reject as necessary
Report findings

Instructors:

Robert Stachel

Offering(s):

06/27/17 - 06/27/17: Moon Township, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.

(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:

Magnetic Particle Testing, Level 1 (NDT)

Target Audience:

District Structural Control Engineers, Bridge Design and Technology Division Structural Materials Testing personnel, Asset Management Bridge Inspection personnel

Description:

This course focuses on the basics and fundamentals of Magnetic Particle Testing (MT). Course includes classroom time as well as hands-on application of this nondestructive testing technique. Training meets the minimum recommended for Level I technicians by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
Understand the basics of magnetism and its application to this testing technique.
Determine the limitations of MT
Safely use MT equipment
Determine the materials that can be tested
Determine the type of defects that can be detected.
Perform limited testing under the supervision of a Level II technician

Instructors:

Robert Stachel

Offering(s):

06/28/17 - 06/29/17: Moon Township, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.

(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:

Magnetic Particle Testing - Level II (NDT)

Target Audience:

District Structural Control Engineers, Bridge Design and Technology Division Structural Materials Testing personnel, Asset Management Bridge Inspection personnel.

Prerequisites:

Must have attended and passed the Magnetic Particle Testing - Level I (NDT) Training course.

Description:

This course focuses on the advanced techniques of Magnetic Particle Testing (MT). Course includes classroom time as well as hands-on application of this nondestructive testing technique. Training meets the minimum recommended for Level 2 technicians by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
Safely use MT equipment
Understand applicable Code requirements
Set up and calibrate equipment
Test welds and base metal related to bridge and highway application
Accept / reject as necessary
Report findings

Instructors:

Robert Stachel

Offering(s):

06/29/17 - 06/30/17: Moon Township, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Instructors:

Doug McInnes

Offering(s):

06/21/17 - 06/21/17: Indiana, District 10
06/22/17 - 06/22/17: Oil City, District 1

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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Title:

ASTA Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT Design and Construction personnel, Consultants, and Contractors.

Description:

The Asta Training will emphasize the importance of the fundamentals of scheduling and understanding the departments scheduling software, including Asta Powerproject, the Asta Web Portal, and Asta Project Comparison Tool.

Learning Outcomes:

The Asta Training will address the following to ensure participants will have working knowledge of the following upon completion of this course:
• Fundamentals of scheduling
o Predecessors
o Successors
o Lags/leads
o Baselines
• Logging into Asta Portal
• How to download Asta schedules into PortalCheck in/ Check out schedules
• Progress schedules in Portal and Powerproject
• How to create views within Asta Powerproject
• How to create filters within Asta Powerproject
• How to sort activities within Asta Powerproject
o How to create monitoring charts
• Knowledge of Asta Powerproject files
• Creating a schedule, via Portal or PowerProject
• Importing P6, P3, Microsoft project files into Asta
• How to create a baseline
• How to reschedule branch
• How to do input resource loaded schedules as well as interpret them
• How to use the Asta Project Comparison Tool for analysis reasons
• How to print a schedule within Asta Powerproject

Instructors:

Kim Waiwada

Offering(s):

06/21/17 - 06/22/17: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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:

ASTA Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT Design and Construction personnel, Consultants, and Contractors.

Description:

The Asta Training will emphasize the importance of the fundamentals of scheduling and understanding the departments scheduling software, including Asta Powerproject, the Asta Web Portal, and Asta Project Comparison Tool.

Learning Outcomes:

The Asta Training will address the following to ensure participants will have working knowledge of the following upon completion of this course:
• Fundamentals of scheduling
o Predecessors
o Successors
o Lags/leads
o Baselines
• Logging into Asta Portal
• How to download Asta schedules into PortalCheck in/ Check out schedules
• Progress schedules in Portal and Powerproject
• How to create views within Asta Powerproject
• How to create filters within Asta Powerproject
• How to sort activities within Asta Powerproject
o How to create monitoring charts
• Knowledge of Asta Powerproject files
• Creating a schedule, via Portal or PowerProject
• Importing P6, P3, Microsoft project files into Asta
• How to create a baseline
• How to reschedule branch
• How to do input resource loaded schedules as well as interpret them
• How to use the Asta Project Comparison Tool for analysis reasons
• How to print a schedule within Asta Powerproject

Instructors:

Kim Waiwada

Offering(s):

06/21/17 - 06/22/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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Title:

Introduction to Hydraulic Methods and HEC-RAS

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

PennDOT H&H and Permitting Procedures

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Rachel Tereska and Donna Newell

Offering(s):

06/26/17 - 06/30/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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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.

Instructors:

Doug McInnes

Offering(s):

06/27/17 - 06/27/17: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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 Occupancy Permits-Utility Facilities

Description:

This is a one (1) day course intended for those responsible for preparing and submitting Highway Occupancy Permits for Utility Facilities to PennDOT. It is also intended for utility facilities construction personal.
This class will cover when a utility permit is required, how to apply for a permit, the fees, pre-construction meetings and the permits needed through the construction process. There will be in-depth discussion of PennDOT’s construction requirements. Inspection, testing, final testing and subsequent inspections will be reviewed. Permits required for emergency work will be discussed. Utility owners’ maintenance responsibilities will be explained.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
• Apply for a utility permit and know what to include as part of the application
• Understand permit conditions
• Understand “Supplemental Permits”
• Know what to have ready for a Pre-Construction Meeting
• Know how/when to notify PennDOT prior to work being done and again when the work is complete
• Understand the need for and when work zone traffic control is required
• Understand subsurface utility facility trench compaction requirements
• Understand PennDOT’s requirements for aboveground utility facility locations
• Know when and how to apply for permits for emergency work
• Understand the utility owners’ maintenance responsibilities

Instructors:

Chris Zivkovich

Offering(s):

06/29/17 - 06/29/17: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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Title:

Guide Rail Designer Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT and local transportation agency program personnel (LTAP), and consultants having direct responsibilities for specifying and designing traffic barriers (including transitions to other systems), end terminals and crash cushions.

Description:

This course is for PennDOT and local transportation agency program personnel (LTAP), and consultants having direct responsibilities for specifying and designing traffic barriers (including transitions to other systems), end terminals and crash cushions. The overall course goal is to make design engineers sensitive to the safety consequences of decisions made concerning roadside barrier safety features. The course addresses the need for guide rail systems; their performance capabilities; and the selection, design, and layout parameters that ensure an optimal barrier installation.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course participants should be able to
- apply the clear zone concept,
- determine when roadside and median barriers are required,
- design roadside barriers,
- and select the most appropriate end treatments.

Instructors:

William (Bill) Fitzgerald and John Durkos

Offering(s):

08/29/17 - 08/30/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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Title:

Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions

Target Audience:

Experienced appraisers who write or reviews federal land acquisition appraisals or an appraiser interested in expanding a client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations.

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

The two (2) day course provides a comprehensive review of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions 6th edition, and it includes critical instruction to those involved in federal land acquisition valuation assignments. The course walks through case studies which demonstrate practical procedures and solutions.

Learning Outcomes:

Whether an experienced appraiser who writes or reviews federal land acquisition appraisals or an appraiser interested in expanding a client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations, this course will show how to apply the 6th edition Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions in practice. A one-hour exam is included.

Instructors:

Vince Dowling

Offering(s):

06/21/17 - 06/22/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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 Occupancy Permits-Utility Facilities

Description:

This is a one (1) day course intended for those responsible for preparing and submitting Highway Occupancy Permits for Utility Facilities to PennDOT. It is also intended for utility facilities construction personal.
This class will cover when a utility permit is required, how to apply for a permit, the fees, pre-construction meetings and the permits needed through the construction process. There will be in-depth discussion of PennDOT’s construction requirements. Inspection, testing, final testing and subsequent inspections will be reviewed. Permits required for emergency work will be discussed. Utility owners’ maintenance responsibilities will be explained.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
• Apply for a utility permit and know what to include as part of the application
• Understand permit conditions
• Understand “Supplemental Permits”
• Know what to have ready for a Pre-Construction Meeting
• Know how/when to notify PennDOT prior to work being done and again when the work is complete
• Understand the need for and when work zone traffic control is required
• Understand subsurface utility facility trench compaction requirements
• Understand PennDOT’s requirements for aboveground utility facility locations
• Know when and how to apply for permits for emergency work
• Understand the utility owners’ maintenance responsibilities

Instructors:

Chris Zivkovich

Offering(s):

05/15/17 - 05/15/17: Dunmore, District 4
06/12/17 - 06/12/17: Allentown, District 5
06/26/17 - 06/26/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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:

SHRP2 Pavement Solutions-R06C Infrared Scanner Technology To Enhance Qlty Control of Asphalt Mixes

Target Audience:

State Highway personnel, contractors, and others (engineers and technicians) involved in the placement of asphalt concrete mixtures.

Description:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association are hosting a half-day workshop to highlight the use of infrared (IR) scanning technology to improve the uniformity of asphalt concrete mixtures being placed in Pennsylvania and other states. The agenda for this workshop (sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration), includes project team presentations, agency and contractor perspectives highlighting the application, benefits, and lessons learned from ten field demonstration projects. This outreach activity will disseminate information about the techniques and methods successfully used by State DOTs to increase the uniformity of asphalt concrete mats to extend the life of asphalt pavements.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the event, workshop participants will be familiar with:
1. Identifying the SHRP2 R06C research and products, with a focus on the IR scanner and the components of the IR scanner and its installation and use.
2. State DOT’s construction and implementation practices which have deployed the IR scanner technology.
3. Use of the IR software to measure the surface temperature differential of AC mixtures.
4. Ten R06C field demonstration projects built around the U.S. and the information derived from those projects, in terms of benefits and lessons learned.
5. Contractor and Agency perspectives on the use of IR for QA and QC

Instructors:

Joseph Reiter

Offering(s):

05/09/17 - 05/09/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

PennDOT Work Zone Training: From Planning to Operations

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.

Learning Outcomes:

• Establish the safety of the traveling public and workers as the foundational principle for all work zone related activities.
• Locate and apply regulation/guidance documents for work zone traffic control.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the work zone components of the Project Delivery Process.
• Interpret plans, assess safety, employ proper traffic control devices, and inspect work zones.
• Coordinate/communicate work zone issues effectively, apply Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule elements, and account for special transportation needs.

Instructors:

Al Leonori; Pat Wright; Bob Peda; Mark Hood

Offering(s):

05/09/17 - 05/10/17: Grantville, Eastern PA Training Facility (EPTF)
06/06/17 - 06/07/17: Dunmore, District 4
06/14/17 - 06/15/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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:

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 Schilling

Offering(s):

05/16/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)




HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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:

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):

05/30/17 - 06/02/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

Section 6(f), Project 70, Project 500, and Other Recreation Grant Guidance Webinar

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant environmental and project management staff who are responsible for Section 6(f) considerations and documentation on projects. The course is recommended for all levels of personnel, from more experienced environmental staff to entry-level personnel.

Description:

PennDOT is in the process of issuing an update to Pub. 745: Section 6(f), Project 70, Project 500, and Other Recreation Grant Guidance. This training will familiarize staff with PennDOT Pub. 745 and the general coordination procedures that have been developed for projects involving recreational grant-funded properties. The National Park Service is now more directly involved in Section 6(f) coordination which has changed some of the coordination options available for use.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
•Express how Section 6(f), Project 70, Project 500, and other recreation grant-funded properties can impact PennDOT project scope, schedule, and budget
•Explain recreation grants
•Perform an inquiry to determine if a property received recreation grants
•Identify information needed for meaningful coordination with DCNR regarding recreation grant-funded properties
•Describe the coordination steps required if a project impacts a recreation grant-funded property
•Identify the differences between temporary non-conforming use and conversions
•Identify scenarios when a non-conversion or joint jurisdiction determination can be requested for Project 70 or Project 500 lands
•Apply documentation procedure in NEPA documents for projects involving recreation grant-funded properties

Offering(s):

05/22/17 - 05/22/17: 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.


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Title:

Section 4(f) Handbook Training for Specialists

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant environmental staff that is responsible for Section 4(f) considerations and documentation on projects. The course is recommended for all levels of personnel, from more experienced environmental staff to entry-level personnel.

Description:

This course provides an in depth review of Section 4(f) of the USDOT Act of 1966, Publication 349, the Section 4(f) Handbook, and Section 4(f) forms. This course also reviews those changes in policy and documentation for when bridges contribute to a historic district and require minor right-of-way.
The course is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge of determining whether Section 4(f) applies to a project, understanding how it may affect design considerations, deciding what type of documentation is needed, and how that documentation is completed and processed. Proper completion of the Section 4(f) forms is highlighted.

Learning Outcomes:

Following this course the participants will be able to:
•Identify Section 4(f) properties
•Determine if a Section 4(f) property is used
•Recognize the different types of use
•Understand the Section 4(f) decision-making process
•Be able to prepare different levels of documentation

Offering(s):

06/06/17 - 06/07/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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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:

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):

05/16/17 - 05/18/17: Grantville, Eastern PA Training Facility (EPTF)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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This will be the only class offered in 2017.

Title:

Construction and Transportation Surveying Procedures

Target Audience:

Surveyors; people associated with the conduct or analysis of surveys or the completion of reports involving surveys.

Description:

This course provides survey and associated personnel with the skills, tools, and techniques to better understand and facilitate the completion of District surveying assignments. This will be done by addressing the basic procedures involved in construction surveying projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this training, a participant will be able to:
-identify the necessary data to obtain and review prior to initiation of surveying projects;
-become familiar with the required research necessary to ensure that adequate information is available for completion of a surveying assignment;
-understand a basic knowledge of field and office computations to prepare and complete survey projects;
-apply basic computations to develop and verify curve geometry for horizontal alignments;
-understand specific types of field surveys and associated procedures;
-identify techniques resulting in complete and well-documented presentation of field data;
-demonstrate an understanding of baseline stationing;
-understand equipment use; and
-identify equipment testing and calibration requirements.

Instructors:

Dave Archibald

Offering(s):

06/08/17 - 06/08/17: 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.


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Title:

Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications

Target Audience:

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

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.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the requirements of Standard and Project-Specific Special Provisions.
2. Present the format and writing style for developing the Special Provisions.
3. Write Special Provisions to be in accordance with the Publication 408, Specifications.

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/05/17: King of Prussia, District 6
06/13/17 - 06/14/17: 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.


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Title:

Asta PowerProject File Conversion Webinar

Target Audience:

Contractors

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

This course is to teach contractors how to covert Primavera P6 (.xer), P3 (.p3b) and Microsoft Projects (.xml) files into Asta Powerproject (.pp).

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Covert Primavera P6 (.xer), P3 (.p3b) and Microsoft Projects (.xml) files into Asta Powerproject (.pp).

Instructors:

Alex Maliniak & Kristen Swan

Offering(s):

03/28/17 - 03/28/17: Webinar
03/29/17 - 03/29/17: Webinar
04/04/17 - 04/04/17: Webinar
04/06/17 - 04/06/17: Webinar
04/13/17 - 04/13/17: Webinar
04/17/17 - 04/17/17: Webinar
04/19/17 - 04/19/17: Webinar

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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:

ASTA Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT Design and Construction personnel, Consultants, and Contractors.

Description:

The Asta Training will emphasize the importance of the fundamentals of scheduling and understanding the departments scheduling software, including Asta Powerproject, the Asta Web Portal, and Asta Project Comparison Tool.

Learning Outcomes:

The Asta Training will address the following to ensure participants will have working knowledge of the following upon completion of this course:
• Fundamentals of scheduling
o Predecessors
o Successors
o Lags/leads
o Baselines
• Logging into Asta Portal
• How to download Asta schedules into PortalCheck in/ Check out schedules
• Progress schedules in Portal and Powerproject
• How to create views within Asta Powerproject
• How to create filters within Asta Powerproject
• How to sort activities within Asta Powerproject
o How to create monitoring charts
• Knowledge of Asta Powerproject files
• Creating a schedule, via Portal or PowerProject
• Importing P6, P3, Microsoft project files into Asta
• How to create a baseline
• How to reschedule branch
• How to do input resource loaded schedules as well as interpret them
• How to use the Asta Project Comparison Tool for analysis reasons
• How to print a schedule within Asta Powerproject

Instructors:

Kim Waiwada

Offering(s):

04/18/17 - 04/19/17: Oil City, District 1

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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:

Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications

Target Audience:

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

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.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the requirements of Standard and Project-Specific Special Provisions.
2. Present the format and writing style for developing the Special Provisions.
3. Write Special Provisions to be in accordance with the Publication 408, Specifications.

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/05/17: King of Prussia, District 6
06/13/17 - 06/14/17: Bridgeville, District 11

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

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):

04/19/17 - 04/20/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

DM-1 B Post Transportation Improvement Program (Post-TIP) NEPA Procedures Training

Target Audience:

Environmental staff, engineers, administrative and others, both within and external to PennDOT, who are responsible for NEPA or PA Act 120 environmental documentation and analysis, prelimary engineering and final NEPA decisions.

Description:

This course addresses the NEPA/environmental analysis portion of the new Project Delivery Process that fully integrates transportation planning with the project development/delivery processes. This course discusses the essential elements of NEPA including: Purpose and Need, Alternatives, Impacts, Mitigation, Public Involvement, Interagency Coordination, and Documentation. Transition from planning to NEPA will be discussed along with the history of NEPA and the importance of a solid purpose and need statement. The course will discuss the process of developing alternatives and assessing impacts and mitigation for all NEPA processing options – Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements. The Act 120 requirements will be discussed as well. Principles of quality environmental documentation and the importance of a solid administrative record will be explained.

Learning Outcomes:

The course will help you achieve the following:
•List and explain the essential elements of NEPA
•Discuss how information compiled in planning on the level 2 LPN screening form can be used during the NEPA process
•Select the most appropriate NEPA Class of Action for a project
•Explain the roles and responsibilities of PennDOT and the PA FHWA Division Office in the NEPA process
•Describe the documentation requirements of the NEPA process
•Explain what should be considered when preparing a quality environmental document

Offering(s):

04/18/17 - 04/18/17: Pittsburgh, Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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Title:

DM1C Engineering Procedures

Target Audience:

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

Description:

This is a two (2) day course (11.5 hours) intended for an audience of PennDOT employees and consultants, at all levels of engineers, designers, and project managers, who will use the Design Manual-Part 1C and are responsible for advancing projects through the Transportation Project Development Process.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Review, describe and explain the procedures, activities and coordination required to complete the Preliminary Engineering (PE) phase of project development.
o The Scoping Process
o Project Complexity classification
o Minor Projects Design Procedures for Consultant Designed Projects (DM-1X, App. AB)
o Stewardship and Oversight Agreement (DM-1X, App. C)
o Bicycle and Pedestrian Checklist (DM-1X App. S)
o Project Purpose and Need Statement
o Alternatives Analysis
o Traffic Considerations
o Line, Grade and Typical Section need, development and approval
o Design Field View need, development and approval
o Safety Review Procedures (DM-1X App. O)
o Design Exception Request need, development and approval (DM-1X App. P)
o Design Value Engineering Review Procedures (DM-1X App. R)
o Points of Access (DM-1X App. Q)
• Review, describe and explain the procedures, activities, and coordination required to complete the Final Design phase of project development
o Final Design Coordination – Public, R/R, Utilities, other Agencies, etc.
o Right-of-way Plan development
o Right-of-way Plan approval
o Final Construction Plan development
o Structure Design coordination
o Final Construction Plan approval process including the Final Design Office Meeting
o Other Design Issues that may be applicable
o Construction Coordination that may be necessary
o Plan Revisions
o Cost Containment
o PS&E Submission
o Project Development Checklist
• Generally understand Construction Contracting and Review Procedures

Instructors:

Ed Telega

Offering(s):

06/13/17 - 06/14/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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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:

Section 106 Principles and Practice (Intro 106)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the participant will be able to:
1.Describe the standard Section 106 process and the roles of the participants in that process.
2.Discuss the basic requirements for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places
3.Describe the process for resolving adverse effects on historic properties
4.Identify the two types of Section 106 agreement documents and discuss the differences between them

Instructors:

David Cushman

Offering(s):

06/13/17 - 06/14/17: Carlisle, Dickinson College

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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Title:

Advanced Highway Design Skills

Target Audience:

Highway Design Staff

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the Basic Highway Design Skills Course or equivalent experience.

Description:

This course is intended for Highway Design staff, including Level 1 Project Managers in the Design Community. The target audience will be highway design engineers who already have a solid understanding of basic principles and are looking for clarification of topics presented in DM-2 and the AASHTO Green Book.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will be able to:
-Understand traffic concepts required for highway design, including AADT, Peak Hour Factors, heavy vehicle percentages and Level of Service. Also understand Maintenance and Protection of Traffic parameters.
-Understand advanced Coordinate Geometry and Surveying concepts
-Gain familiarity with PennDOT’s standard typical sections, and basic roadway and roadside elements, including pavement, median, shoulders, curbing, clear zones, roadside barrier, and side slopes.
-Understand Horizontal Alignment and Superelevation features including circular curve layout, spiral curve selection, horizontal sight distance calculation, and traveled way determination.
-Understand Vertical Alignment features.
-Incorporating geometric and MPT requirements into drainage design
-Designing typical and innovative intersections and interchanges, including
Auxiliary Lanes, Diverging Diamonds, Displaced Left Turn, U-turn Intersections, Continuous T intersections, and Roundabouts
-Incorporating other elements affecting geometric design including Community Context,“Placemaking,”“Flexible Design,” Public Involvement, sidewalk criteria, 3-R Criteria, and ADA considerations
-Identification of key highway design elements in DM-2 and the AASHTO Green Book

Instructors:

Ed Telega

Offering(s):

05/16/17 - 05/18/17: King of Prussia, District 6

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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Title:

Basic Highway Design Skills

Target Audience:

Highway Design staff

Prerequisites:

Basic understanding of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. This can be met by attending and successfully completing the Fundamentals for Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry course or through similar classroom education in this field. The prerequisite is not applicable to those with a math, science or engineering related college degree.
Click here to view Measurement of Prerequisite Skills Questions.

Description:

This course is intended for Highway Design staff, including Level 1 Project Managers in the Design Community. It covers basic geometric design skills and related chapters of Design Manual, Part 2 and the AASHTO Green Book.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will be able to:
- Categorize roadways based on the functional classifications used by PENNDOT and explain how mobility and land access are related to functional classifications.
- Determine key traffic parameters and variables, (given a highway’s functional classification, average running speed, Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) volume on two previous, non-consecutive years, directional split, and various peak hour flow rates collected over consecutive 15 minute intervals).
- Define the term “Design Speed” and explain how it influences roadway design, and list factors that affect its selection.
- Define the term “Running Speed” and describe its relation to traffic conditions, and list factors that affect its selection.
- Use the figures and tables in the workbook to determine the different types of design vehicles and list their respective minimum turning radii and physical dimensions.
- Identify which of the four basic classes of vehicles has the greatest effect on traffic flow and roadway geometric features, and explain why.
- Use the PENNDOT design criteria charts in Design Manual 2 (DM-2) to determine the appropriate design parameters, (Given the functional classification of a roadway).
- Define various terms used in surveying and calculate Turning Point and Height of Instrument elevations.
- Determine the required rate of superelevation for various combinations of horizontal curvature and design speed.
- Determine station limits of pavement widening, passing sight distance, and key components of vertical curves.
- List the four categories of sight distance; define perception reaction time, and calculate vehicle stopping distance given an initial vehicle speed and roadway grade.

Instructors:

Ed Telega

Offering(s):

05/02/17 - 05/04/17: King of Prussia, District 6

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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:

MobileConstruction-CID-Concrete Book APP

Description:

The Concrete apps allows concrete inspectors to document field inspections and tests of concrete placement at the project site, with features for the ability to remotely access data stored on other PennDOT systems (e.g., Engineering and Construction Management System (ECMS) or Electronic Construction and Materials Management System (eCAMMS)). Once the data is synced to the database, data is available to other inspectors on the project to update with their respective concrete activity. The data collected is accessible via a web application allowing Quality Assurance and Materials personnel to review all concrete activity for specific projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:
• Logon to the app
• Navigate through the app and understand all screen functionalities
• Create all applicable records/reports
• Save and utilize favorites
• Modify created records
• Retrieve and modify all submitted or rejected records

Instructors:

Andrew Brookens

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/04/17: Harrisburg, District 8

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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:

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

Target Audience:

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

Description:

This course provides an overview of the Threatened and Endangered Species Desk Reference (PennDOT Publication 546) document and provides guidance on key regulatory and agency coordination related to obtaining endangered species clearance in the Transportation Project Development Process.
Topics include:
* Sections 9 and 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
* the necessary steps for effective agency coordination for state and federal listed species
* the contents of a Biological Assessment
* an identification of the relationships between the ESA, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 404/105 Permitting
* the necessary activities for Final Design and Construction when endangered species are present in the project area.

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Andy Brookens

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/04/17: Harrisburg, District 8

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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:

MobileConstruction-CID-Concrete Book APP

Description:

The Concrete apps allows concrete inspectors to document field inspections and tests of concrete placement at the project site, with features for the ability to remotely access data stored on other PennDOT systems (e.g., Engineering and Construction Management System (ECMS) or Electronic Construction and Materials Management System (eCAMMS)). Once the data is synced to the database, data is available to other inspectors on the project to update with their respective concrete activity. The data collected is accessible via a web application allowing Quality Assurance and Materials personnel to review all concrete activity for specific projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:
• Logon to the app
• Navigate through the app and understand all screen functionalities
• Create all applicable records/reports
• Save and utilize favorites
• Modify created records
• Retrieve and modify all submitted or rejected records

Instructors:

Christy Fisher & Vadym Salyuk

Offering(s):

03/30/17 - 03/30/17: Harrisburg, District 8

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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:

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.

Instructors:

Doug McInnes

Offering(s):

04/27/17 - 04/27/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
05/10/17 - 05/10/17: King of Prussia, District 6
05/11/17 - 05/11/17: Montoursville, District 3
05/17/17 - 05/17/17: Indiana, District 10
05/18/17 - 05/18/17: Oil City, District 1

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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:

WMS Applications at PennDOT

Target Audience:

State and local hydrologic/hydraulic engineers and consultants who have responsibility for the design and analysis of highway stream crossings or engineers who are responsible for the review of H&H Reports

Prerequisites:

Graduate engineer and:
Introduction to Hydrologic Methods and Modeling with WMS course, or
If person has not successfully completed the above course but uses the software and can do the following:
-Automate basin delineation in WMS with DEMs;
-Efficiently use digital watershed data for hydrologic modeling parameter development;
-Locate/obtain digital data resources for watershed delineation and hydrologic model development; and
-Understand the basic hydrologic methods.

Description:

This is an advanced-level Watershed Modeling System (WMS) course to be taken after the Introduction to Hydrologic Methods and Modeling with WMS. This course is designed as a hands-on, application-oriented training course for making hydrologic estimates using various techniques in the Watershed Modeling System (WMS). The demonstrations, exercises, and workshops use a site assessment procedure to develop the hydrologic model for Pennsylvania watersheds with common PennDOT issues. This course emphasizes the use of the HEC-1 and NFF (USGS WRIR 00-4189)models in WMS and addresses more complicated hydrologic modeling issues related to watershed subdividing , routing, and storage.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
-Use digital information to automate basin delineation, calculate basin geometry, create land use and soils coverages, and calculate hydrologic watershed parameters in WMS;
-model subdivided watersheds in WMS using HEC-1 and appropriate channel routing techniques;
-model watersheds with storage in WMS using HEC-1 and reservoir routing;
-use WMS to build hydrologic models with the NFF model (USGS WRIR 00-4189); and
-determine the applicability of HEC-1 versus the NFF model (USGS WRIR 00-4189)

Instructors:

Paul DeBarry

Offering(s):

04/25/17 - 04/26/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

ECMS II - Wave 3 - Consultant Agreement

Prerequisites:

•Understanding Consultant Agreement Selection Business Process (Publication 93)
•Proficient in basic Microsoft Windows Skills
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Internet Explorer

Description:

The intention of the ECMS Wave 3 course is to teach attendees how to use the Engineering Construction Management System to automate "Consultant Agreement" activities. This course does not teach the policies and procedural steps contained in Publication 93.

Learning Outcomes:

• Perform agreement setup
• Publish planned projects
• Submit advertisements
• Review statements of interest
• Submit shortlist
• Publish scope of work
• Submit department estimates
• Review technical proposals
• Submit final ranking
• Review price proposals
• Submit and review legal documents
• Review consultant invoices
• Submit consultant evaluations

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

05/23/17 - : Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
06/20/17 - : Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

USPAP-PA Law

Target Audience:

Appraisers with Certification in PA

Prerequisites:

None

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.

Learning Outcomes:

An attendee who successfully completes this course will be able to:
-demonstrate familiarity with the Ethics Rule;
-define terms set forth in the Uniform Standards;
-understand the requirements for maintaining Real Estate Appraiser certification; and
-understand the basics of the Pennsylvania Appraiser License Law.

Instructors:

Michelle Bradley

Offering(s):

04/12/17 - 04/13/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
04/25/17 - 04/26/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

Introduction to Highway Hydraulics

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

An attendee must have an understanding of basic hydraulic engineering concepts.

Description:

This course provides participants with the introductory hydraulics design principals necessary for the design of highway features including channels and culverts. The equations and methodologies required for highway hydraulic design are covered. This course will provide an overview of highway hydraulics and is a prerequisite course for the non-engineers or engineers that require a hydraulics refresher that plan on taking the PennDOT Culvert Design Procedures Course or the Highway Drainage Design Course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the principles of hydraulics and fluid flow including conservation of energy, conservation of mass and conservation of momentum.
2. Evaluate uniform flow in open channels and Manning’s equation and identify the principles of uniform flow depth in pipes and channels.
3. Review subcritical, critical and supercritical flow, a specific energy diagram and critical depth.
4. Identify gradually varied flow in open channels and pipes not flowing full utilizing the standard step principles.
5. Recognize pressure head, velocity head, datums, and friction losses relating to friction factors and Manning’s n values.
6. Identify the differences between water surface profiles in mild, steep, critical, horizontal and adverse slopes and calculate a water surface profile curve.

Instructors:

Art Miller

Offering(s):

04/18/17 - 04/18/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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Title:

Bid (PS and E) Package Preparation-Intermediate Course

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
• Ensure consistency of the Bid Package, in terms of Plans, Design Items, Special Provisions and Project Development Checklist, for several technical topics, such as grade crossings, design-build projects, utilities and others.
• Summarize/discuss Publication 408, Specifications, Section 100s-General Provisions.
• Select the appropriate Work Class Codes.
• Explain Bid Package approval requirements for proprietary items, experimental items, road user’s liquidated damages, etc.

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraaj

Offering(s):

05/02/17 - 05/04/17: Indiana, District 10

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Title:

ECMS II Construction Wave 5 for Inspectors

Target Audience:

Construction field personnel & inspectors

Description:

This is a 3 day course intended for Inspectors. The focus of the course is directed primarily to Inspectors only. This course will cover the use of the following ECMS Construction functions: Construction Project Information, ECMS Field Documentation, Review of ECMS Force Account Documentation, Authorizations, Work Orders, Adjustments, and Estimates. This course is pertinent to project field personnel.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants shall be able to:
• Maintain Construction Project Information
• Submit and Review Project Site Activity Reports
• Add/modify Plan Station Quantity
• Document Daily Force Account activities
• Review Authorization for Contract Work
• Review of Work Orders
• Review Source of Supply
• Review of Estimates

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

02/14/17 - 02/16/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
02/28/17 - 03/02/17: King of Prussia, District 6
04/04/17 - 04/06/17: Bridgeville, District 11

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Title:

ECMS II Construction Wave 5 for Inspector-in-Charge (IIC)

Target Audience:

Construction Inspector-in-Charge

Description:

This is a 3 day course intended for Inspectors-in-Charge. The focus of the course is directed primarily to Inspectors-in-Charge only. This course will cover the use of the following ECMS Construction functions: Construction Project Information, ECMS Field Documentation, ECMS Force Account Documentation, Authorizations, Work Orders, Adjustments, Estimates, Contractor Evaluations and Finalization.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants shall be able to:
• Maintain Construction Project Information
• Review Project Site Activity Reports
• Review Authorization for Contract Work
• Submit Work Orders for Review
• Document Daily Force Account activities
• Review Source of Supply
• Submit Payment Adjustments and Estimates
• Submit Contractor Evaluations
• Review Finalization Process

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

03/21/17 - 03/23/17: Bridgeville, District 11
05/02/17 - 05/04/17: King of Prussia, District 6

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Title:

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

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraaj

Offering(s):

05/16/17 - 05/18/17: King of Prussia, District 6

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Title:

Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Design

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Jeff MacKay

Offering(s):

06/27/17 - 06/29/17: Montoursville, District 3

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Title:

Highway Drainage Design

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Scott Brown

Offering(s):

05/08/17 - 05/11/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Introduction to Hydraulic Methods and HEC-RAS

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

PennDOT H&H and Permitting Procedures

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Rachel Tereska & Donna Newell

Offering(s):

05/08/17 - 05/12/17: Oil City, District 1
05/15/17 - 05/19/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

PennDOT H & H and Permitting Procedures

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant project managers and design engineers who are responsible for the design and analysis of highway stream crossings, or engineers who review H&H Reports. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous H&H experience. Project managers will gain valuable background on H&H and permitting that will be beneficial in the scoping and design phase of projects.

Prerequisites:

An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description:

This course focuses on requirements and design procedures for hydrology/hydraulics/permitting common to PennDOT bridge/culvert projects. The course introduces the new Design Manual 2, Chap. 10, and identifies significant revisions affecting design, permitting, and scoping projects with waterway structures. The course steps through the development of an H&H Report including the selection of the hydrologic and hydraulic methods, FEMA considerations, scour concerns, and permitting requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
-determine the applicable hydrologic and hydraulic methods for a project site;
-locate and review FEMA Flood Insurance Studies and Maps to determine if a project site is located in a FEMA mapped area;
-select the appropriate waterway permit for a project site;
-identify the PennDOT requirements for an H&H Report;and
-establish design discharge frequencies for PennDOT projects.

Instructors:

Donna Newell

Offering(s):

05/17/17 - 05/19/17: Allentown, District 5

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Title:

IRWA Mobile Home Relocation

Target Audience:

Experienced right of way practitioners working in relocation assistance

Description:

This course is designed for the experienced practitioner involved in providing relocation assistance to mobile home occupants, either as owners or tenants of the coach and/or-site. The course covers mobile homes, real or personal property, categories of mobile home displaces and general relocation benefits for mobile home occupants. It also discusses typical problems presented by mobile home relocations such as zoning, replacement resources and entry requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes include the discussion of the following:
• Typical problems presented by mobile home relocations, zoning replacement resources, entry requirements
• Mobile homes: real property or personal property
• General relocation benefits for mobile home occupants: advisory assistance, moving and related expenses
• Categories of mobile home displaces

Instructors:

Robert Merryman

Offering(s):

03/22/17 - 03/22/17: Indiana, District 10

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

NOTE: The Target Audience of this course has changed since the announcement sent on Monday. “Internal PennDOT staff, along with consultants and contractors who use ASTA for design and construction purposes.”


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

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Title:

ASTA Training

Target Audience:

Construction personnel located in PennDOT’s 11 Districts

Description:

The Asta Training will emphasize the importance of the fundamentals of scheduling and understanding the departments scheduling software, including Asta Powerproject, the Asta Web Portal, and Asta Project Comparison Tool.

Learning Outcomes:

The Asta Training will address the following to ensure participants will have working knowledge of the following upon completion of this course:
• Fundamentals of scheduling
o Predecessors
o Successors
o Lags/leads
o Baselines
• Logging into Asta Portal
• How to download Asta schedules into PortalCheck in/ Check out schedules
• Progress schedules in Portal and Powerproject
• How to create views within Asta Powerproject
• How to create filters within Asta Powerproject
• How to sort activities within Asta Powerproject
o How to create monitoring charts
• Knowledge of Asta Powerproject files
• Creating a schedule, via Portal or PowerProject
• Importing P6, P3, Microsoft project files into Asta
• How to create a baseline
• How to reschedule branch
• How to do input resource loaded schedules as well as interpret them
• How to use the Asta Project Comparison Tool for analysis reasons
• How to print a schedule within Asta Powerproject

Instructors:

Kim Waiwada

Offering(s):

02/22/17 - 02/23/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
02/28/17 - 03/01/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
03/16/17 - 03/17/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9
03/28/17 - 03/29/17: King of Prussia, District 6
04/11/17 - 04/12/17: Bridgeville, District 11
04/25/17 - 04/26/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
05/09/17 - 05/10/17: Clearfield, District 2
05/23/17 - 05/24/17: King of Prussia, District 6
06/06/17 - 06/07/17: Bridgeville, District 11

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Title:

Introduction to Hydrologic Methods and Modeling with WMS

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Lino Magnelli

Offering(s):

03/27/17 - 03/31/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9

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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):

03/13/17 - 03/17/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Bog Turtle Phase I Habitat Training

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.

Learning Outcomes:

Following this course the participants will be able to:
- Identify regions of PA with potential bog turtle occurrences;
- Review searches conducted through the PNDI – PNHP database;
- Review the methodologies for conducting a Phase I habitat assessment;
- Identify typical and atypical bog turtle habitats;
- Identify project types that may/may not result in bog turtle conflicts;
- Identify the contents of project submissions to the USFWS and PFBC;
- Identify the relationship of permit applications/packages and bog turtle habitat assessments
- Identify bog turtle avoidance measures including pre-construction exclusion measures;
- Identify potential programmatic approaches to actions with no effect or not likely to adversely affect bog turtles

Offering(s):

04/19/47 - 04/19/47: Hanover, Codorus State Park Visitor Center

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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 Ravindraraj

Offering(s):

04/18/17 - 04/19/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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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:

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

Offering(s):

05/23/17 - 05/23/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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

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Title:

Senior Inspector-in-Charge Training Workshop (SIIC)

Target Audience:

Field inspectors, resident engineers and senior inspectors-in-charge with five or more years of project management experience, regardless of classification/title.

Description:

The SIIC Training Workshop is designed for a two-year rotation of topics.
A 2-day training workshop, conducted over a 3-day duration, intended to build the knowledge and skills of the participant. The subject matter is established through a peer committee to ensure that the most relevant topics are covered.
Attendee seats are allotted to each PennDOT District, Construction QA, the PTC, and ACEC. Invitations will be sent to ADEs for Construction in the Fall/Winter.

Learning Outcomes:

To provide training on a host of topics that impact the project delivery process and field operations and to improve/expand upon the skills and knowledge of the professional participants.

Instructors:

Various

Offering(s):

03/08/17 - 03/10/17: Harrisburg, Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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Title:

Transportation Managers Training Workshop - TMTW - Construction

Target Audience:

ADE-C, ADE-D, ACE, Construction Services Engineers/Managers, DME, Design Services Engineers/Managers, Pavement Engineers/Managers, Design PM

Description:

Transportation Managers Training Workshop: For a Smoother Tomorrow.
Training workshop geared to enhance transportation managers' skills.
The TMTW - Construction targets managers, from construction and provides training on a host of topics that impact the project delivery process. By integrating managers from BOPD and presenting a broad spectrum of design and construction topics, participants gain a better understanding of their role and the role of others in the project delivery process. By understanding the impact of decisions and their potential ripple effect into other project phases, managers will be better prepared to successfully deliver projects from inception to completion.

Learning Outcomes:

Enhanced design and construction managers' skills training workshop. Learning Objectives vary from year to year, depending on the specific breakout and mainline topics presented.

Instructors:

Various

Offering(s):

03/08/17 - 03/10/17: Harrisburg, Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

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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:

Transportation Managers Training Workshop - TMTW - Design

Target Audience:

ADE-C, ADE-D, ACE, Construction Services Engineers/Managers, DME, Design Services Engineers/Managers, Pavement Engineers/Managers, Design PM

Description:

Transportation Managers Training Workshop:For a Smoother Tomorrow.
Training workshop geared to enhance transportation managers' skills.
The TMTW - Design targets managers, from design and provides training on a host of topics that impact the project delivery process. By integrating managers from BOPD and presenting a broad spectrum of design and construction topics, participants gain a better understanding of their role and the role of others in the project delivery process. By understanding the impact of decisions and their potential ripple effect into other project phases, managers will be better prepared to successfully deliver projects from inception to completion.

Learning Outcomes:

Enhanced design and construction managers' skills training workshop. Learning Objectives vary from year to year, depending on the specific breakout and mainline topics presented.

Instructors:

Various

Offering(s):

03/06/17 - 03/08/17: Harrisburg, Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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Title:

PennDOT Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures

Target Audience:

Bridge inspection personnel requiring designation as PennDOT Certified Bridge Safety Inspectors.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the 10-day FHWA-NHI #130055 (#13055 or #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, #13055 or #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.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify major PennDOT bridge safety inspection-related manuals, references, and Strike-Off Letters (SOL), as well as other FHWA safety inspection manuals, guides and technical advisories.
2. Identify the coding data fields and requirements for PennDOT bridge inventory and inspections to be compliant with PennDOT’s data requirements.
3. Identify key factors for inspection and documentation of truss gusset plates.
4. Identify expansion rocker bearing inspection procedures and apply PennDOT evaluation criteria.
5. Recognize PennDOT’s CoRe (Commonly Recognized) Element components using the PennDOT Core Element Coding Guide.
6. Understand the PennDOT-specific bridge maintenance priority coding requirements.
7. Identify factors affecting proper coding for condition and load rating of non-composite adjacent prestressed box beams in Pennsylvania.
8. Evaluate the severity of stone masonry arch deterioration and member distress, and assign ratings within an accepted tolerance according to PennDOT’s coding guidance.
9. Evaluate and document scour measurements and effects on bridge substructures and channels, and understand the proper method for categorizing and monitoring scour critical bridges.
10. Identify the appropriate methods for coding traffic safety features, observed scour and the scour critical bridge indicator.
11. Recognize the importance of inspection compliance with the metrics established by FHWA.
12. Identify and properly code inspection types and frequencies.

Instructors:

Tom Ryan, Michael Baker International

Offering(s):

04/17/17 - 04/21/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
04/16/18 - 04/20/18: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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Title:

PennDOT’s 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, Michael Baker International

Offering(s):

02/27/17 - 03/15/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9
10/11/17 - 10/27/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
03/12/18 - 03/28/18: Hollidaysburg, District 9

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

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Title:

Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Tom Ryan, Michael Baker International

Offering(s):

02/22/17 - 02/24/17: Eighty-Four, PennDOT Washington County Office
03/07/17 - 03/09/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9
04/04/17 - 04/06/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
04/25/17 - 04/27/17: King of Prussia, District 6
05/16/17 - 05/18/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
05/31/17 - 06/02/17: Dunmore, District 4
09/06/17 - 09/08/17: Clearfield, District 2
09/12/17 - 09/14/17: Eighty-Four, PennDOT Washington County Office
10/03/17 - 10/05/17: Allentown, District 5
10/31/17 - 11/02/17: Indiana, District 10
11/07/17 - 11/09/17: King of Prussia, District 6
12/05/17 - 12/07/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
02/06/18 - 02/08/18: Dunmore, District 4
02/27/18 - 03/01/18: Bridgeville, District 11
03/06/18 - 03/08/18: Eighty-Four, PennDOT Washington County Office
04/03/18 - 04/05/18: Hollidaysburg, District 9
05/15/18 - 05/17/18: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
05/22/18 - 05/24/18: King of Prussia, District 6
09/11/18 - 09/13/18: Eighty-Four, PennDOT Washington County Office
09/25/18 - 09/27/18: Allentown, District 5
10/10/18 - 10/12/18: King of Prussia, District 6
10/16/18 - 10/18/18: Hollidaysburg, District 9
11/13/18 - 11/15/18: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
11/27/18 - 11/29/18: Bridgeville, District 11

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

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Title:

Certified Escort Vehicle Operator

Target Audience:

Operators/drivers of Certified Escort Vehicles

Prerequisites:

- Must be 21 years old.
- Must have 3 years documented experience escorting oversized/overweight loads.
- Valid PA driver’s license or valid license from the state or jurisdiction of residence.
- Prior to class, please review documents at the Special Hauling Permits site: http://www.penndot.gov/Doing-Business/Permits/HaulingInformation/Documents/CertifiedEscortProgramInformation.pdf

Description:

Pennsylvania Senate Bill # 748 amended Title 75 to require Escort Vehicle Operators of supersized loads to be certified and licensed. This course is designed to prepare individuals to fulfill escort duties safely and effectively, and includes an overview of the escort industry, requirements for escort vehicle operators and their vehicles, procedures for escorting oversize loads, elements of route planning, and reviews driver safety. The course also will include Pennsylvania specific requirements.
This Class is only required for Certified Escort Vehicle Drivers operating in lieu of Pennsylvania State Police during Superload moves. Standard pilot car drivers are currently not required to take this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants shall be able to:
-
nUnderstand the purpose of an escort
- Describe escort qualifications
-
nPerform Escort Best Practices
-
nKnow vehicle requirements for escorts
-
nList mandatory equipment for escorts
-
nList optional equipment for escorts
-
nKnow rules/laws specific to Pennsylvania for Certified Escort Operators

Offering(s):

01/19/17 - 01/19/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
02/02/17 - 02/02/17: Clearfield, District 2
02/09/17 - 02/09/17: Allentown, District 5
03/07/17 - 03/07/17: Indiana, District 10

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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:

Integral Abutment

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Instructors:

Lance Savant & Wagdy Wassef, AECOM

Offering(s):

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

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

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Title:

ABLRFD Program Training

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Rhett Heiple & Katie Clever

Offering(s):

03/21/17 - 03/22/17: Uniontown, District 12

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Title:

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

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

4 yr. Bachelor degree in civil engineering

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Wagdy Wassef

Offering(s):

04/05/17 - 04/06/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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Title:

Introduction to Inspection

Target Audience:

This is a basic course for new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCI).

Description:

Introduction to Inspection is designed for new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs). The course will introduce new TCIs to the roles and responsibilities associated with inspection. Concepts to be covered include the role of the TCI within the Department, the daily duties and tasks of a TCI, TCI do's and don'ts, and basic safety for TCIs. The overall course goal is to provide new TCIs with an introduction to the roles and responsibilities associated with inspection.

Learning Outcomes:

The Transportation construction Inspector and the Department Structure
- Describe the chain-of-command to be followed by an inspector.
- Explain why an inspector may need to interact with Construction Unit and Department personnel.
- Identify individuals external to the Department that an inspector may need to interact with.
- Explain the authority of an inspector.
The Daily Duties and Tasks of a TCI
- Describe the inspector's daily cycle.
- Explain the procedure for basic math functions such as rounding, calculating percentages, and calculating averages.
- Convert fractional measurements to decimals using a conversion table.
- Indicate what type of measurement to use for a specified construction project application.
- List the three purposes for which ratios are most often used in highway work.
TCI Do's and Don'ts
- Identify the general do's and don'ts of an inspector
- List the do's and don'ts for interacting with a contractor, the public, the media, and property owners.
Basic Safety for Inspectors
- Identify personal safety do's and don'ts for an inspector at a construction site.
- List an inspector's do's and don'ts for maintenance and protection of traffic.
- Explain the inspector's responsibilities with regard to the contractor's safety program.

Instructors:

Mike Aub, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

01/25/17 - 01/26/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9
03/15/17 - 03/16/17: Allentown, District 5

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 HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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Title:

Bituminous Paving for Construction Inspectors

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors

Description:

This course is designed to benefit new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs), and inspection personnel waiting for NECEPT training. It is intended to provide participants with an understanding of the following:
• Field bituminous paving operations.
• Critical observations to be performed on paving operations.
• Sampling procedures for bituminous materials.
• Documentation related to bituminous field operations

Learning Outcomes:

The overall course outcomes are to ensure that inspectors can:
• Explain their daily responsibilities on-site.
• Identify, locate, and use appropriate references, resources, and source documents.
• Identify safety concerns and implement corrective action.
• Identify the paperwork required to have during paving operations and how to correctly complete it.
• Describe job mix formula and explain how the contract requirements determine it.
• Explain proper surface preparation.
• Identify the proper application rate of tack coat.
• Discuss the impact of weather on paving operations.
• Recognize segregation and its causes.
• Explain the reason for compaction.
• Describe sources of supply and follow procedures regarding sources of supply.
• Explain lots and sublots.
• Describe mixture acceptance samples and core samples.
• Accurately complete required forms.
• Recognize what must be documents on a PSA.
• Define and determine how to calculate yield.
• Define and determine how to calculate payment adjustments

Instructors:

Al Leonori

Offering(s):

01/18/17 - 01/19/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
04/11/17 - 04/12/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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Title:

ADA Curb Cut Ramps

Target Audience:

This course was designed for new inspectors, new TCI’s and those inspecting the installation of curb cut ramps.

Description:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, PennDOT is designing and constructing thousands of ADA approved Curb Cut Ramps. To ensure uniformity in applying standards and criteria statewide, it is critical for Inspectors to be aware of, and meet, all PennDOT specifications and documentation requirements. Understanding and meeting these standards will guide Inspectors in the inspection of the installation.

Learning Outcomes:

-Describe how PennDOT achieves compliance with ADA law requirements regarding Curb Ramps.
-Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Inspector in performing all duties associated with ADA Curb Ramp Inspection.
-Identify resources to utilize when performing the inspections of the ADA Curb Cut Ramps.
-Ensure all documentation is in place during the inspection process.
-Correctly complete the CS-4401 Curb Ramp Inspection Form.

Instructors:

Pat Wright, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

01/10/17 - 01/10/17: King of Prussia, District 6
03/22/17 - 03/22/17: Clearfield, District 2

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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:

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:

Mike Aub, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

12/13/16 - 12/13/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
03/14/17 - 03/14/17: Allentown, District 5

(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:

Basic Civil Engineering Principles for Construction Inspectors with Minimal Experience

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors; this course covers BASIC civil engineering principles in the areas of survey, materials, road construction and structures.

Prerequisites:

NOTE: This course is for inspectors with 0-5 years of minimal work experience.

Description:

Basic Civil Engineering Principles is designed for new and experienced Transportation Construction Inspectors as well as new Transportation Construction Inspector Supervisors. The course covers basic civil engineering principles in the areas of survey, materials, road construction, and structures, relating these principles to the responsibilities of an inspector.
The overall course goals is to provide Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs) with an understanding of basic civil engineering practices (how things are done and why they are done) and how these practices relate to their responsibilities as an inspector.

Learning Outcomes:

Basic Principles of Survey
· Explain horizontal and vertical alignments as they relate to construction.
· Provide a definition for basic survey terms.
· Explain how survey terms apply in the field.
Basic Principles of Materials
· Identify basic materials incorporated into a project.
· Identify selection and application of materials considerations.
Basic Principles of Road Construction
· Identify basic elements of highway constructions.
· Indicate why each step is performed.
· Identify general, inspector considerations with regard to roadway construction.
Basic Principles of Structures
· Identify the basic elements of bridge construction.
· Indicate why each step is performed.

Instructors:

Al Leonori, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

12/15/16 - 12/15/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
03/27/17 - 03/27/17: Clearfield, District 2

(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 Pavement ME

Target Audience:

Engineers that are involved in pavement design and in collecting the data in support of that design (asphalt concrete, PCC, unbound materials and soils, traffic, etc.) for new and rehabilitated asphalt concrete and PCC pavements.

Description:

The goal of the Advanced Pavement ME course is to train pavement designers on the basics and fundamentals of ME-based pavement design approaches and procedures. The course explains the ME concepts used for pavement designs, forensic evaluations, and assessments of typical as well as specialized design strategies. The course focus is on the models or transfer functions described in AASHTO’s Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe and understand the concepts and fundamentals of ME-based pavement design approaches
2. Define transfer function and describe how it is used within the ME-based pavement design approach
a. Relationships between pavement responses and pavement damage
b. Incremental accumulation of damage
c. Relationships between damage and pavement distress
d. Relationship between distress and smoothness
3. Identify and list the factors and inputs that have a significant effect on the calculated damage and distress
a. Material/layer properties
i. Determine/interpret material test results for defining the inputs
ii. Design/material/layer features in terms of boundary conditions and assumptions applied
b. Traffic and climate
c. Rehabilitation: field evaluation/forensic investigation to simulate the existing pavement layers
i. Deflection testing & backcalculation
ii. Distress survey (existing condition)

Instructors:

Harold VonQuinots & Mike Darter

Offering(s):

03/14/17 - 03/15/17: 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:

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, Alek Pochowski, Lee Rodegerdts - Kittelson & Associates

Offering(s):

12/12/16 - 12/14/16: Montoursville, District 3
04/04/17 - 04/06/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

   

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Highway Safety Manual Training

Target Audience:

For job functions traffic engineers, designers, and planning partners will need to understand HSM methodology & Pennsylvania specific SPFs since HSM analysis will be mandatory for design exceptions and HSIP applications. The PennDOT HSM tool is a simple and easy tool to use to be compliant with these requirements. The PennDOT HSM tool incorporates the Pennsylvania specific SPFs which will be used for HSM safety assessments.

 

This course is intended for transportation planners, safety analysts, traffic engineers and highway designers/engineers who are involved with the development of safety projects or traffic impact studies. The Highway Safety Manual is a tool that helps quantifying safety benefits for safety projects and associated safety countermeasures.

Prerequisites:

Participants should familiarize themselves with the chapter outline of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, have a basic understanding of highway safety countermeasures, and view the online Crash Modification Factors (CMF) Clearinghouse website located at http://www.cmfclearinghouse.org/index.cfm. Participants should also have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

Description:

This is a 1.5 day course. It is intended to give participants an understanding of roadway safety fundamentals, how safety affects different stages of the project development process, and how to predict crashes using HSM models. All four parts of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) will be covered.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Conduct safety studies;
Identify best practices for improving road safety in different discipline areas and project development stages;
Use the PA HSM Spreadsheet to predict crashes on specific roadway or intersection types;
Compare the safety of different roadway alternatives;
Evaluate the safety effects of design exceptions.

Instructors:

Pete Jenior and Joe Toole, Kittelson Associates

Offering(s):

10/25/16 - 10/26/16: King of Prussia, District 6
11/08/16 - 11/09/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
12/13/16 - 12/14/16: Clearfield, District 2
01/17/17 - 01/18/17: Allentown, District 5
02/09/17 - 02/10/17: Montoursville, District 3
02/15/17 - 02/16/17: Bridgeville, District 11
04/19/17 - 04/20/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

   

There is no cost for Public Employees, including for example, municipal employees.
Make sure when you sign up through Training Calendar that you sign up as a public employee.

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

FHWA Relocation Workshop

Target Audience:

Right of Way relocation agents currently working in the field

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Marshall Wainright and Michele Palicka

Offering(s):

10/25/16 - 10/27/16: Indiana, District 10
03/28/17 - 03/30/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

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