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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:

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.

Offering(s):

10/27/15 - 10/29/15: 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:

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.

Offering(s):

10/19/15 - 10/23/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

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.

Offering(s):

11/09/15 - 11/09/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

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):

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

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

ECMS II - Wave 5 - Construction

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

12/07/15 - 12/11/15: Bridgeville, District 11
01/11/16 - 01/15/16: King of Prussia, District 6
01/25/16 - 01/29/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 


 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

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

Offering(s):

10/26/15 - 10/27/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 


 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Concrete Overlay Workshop

Target Audience:

DOT engineers, their engineering consultants, interested cities and technicians, along with industry contractors and suppliers.

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

Introducing a one day workshop on concrete overlay design, traffic strategies, materials, construction and costs using the Overlay Guide and additional documents. The PowerPoint presentation handout will also be included in the participant’s booklet. The documents were developed under the guidance of a Technical Oversight Committee that consisted of industry, State DOT and FHWA representatives and was completed by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center.

Learning Outcomes:

The primary objective of this workshop and accompanying materials are to provide the latest expertise on concrete overlays. The workshop and informational materials will provide the most up-to-date and cost-effective placement protocol and strategies available on design, construction and selection of the different types of concrete overlays available. The workshop will cover:
• Types and Selection of Overlays
• Design of Concrete Overlays
• Approach to Concrete Overlays
• Construction of Concrete Overlays
• Maintenance of Traffic Strategies

Offering(s):

12/08/15 - 12/08/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

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 A. Hamilton and Lenny Confer

Offering(s):

11/17/15 - 11/20/15: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATIONTRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

FHWA's Long-Term Pavement Performance Program

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Carlos Leal, FHWA

Offering(s):

10/08/15 - 10/08/15: 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:

PennDOT Pub 242 Overview

Target Audience:

Designers, Pavement Engineers

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

PennDOT has released its 2015 edition of Publication 242, Pavement Policy Manual. Publication 242 covers Department paving projects for both asphalt and concrete pavement structural designs as well as approved policy when designing a roadway.

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees will be able to locate Publication 242 online, who to contact for questions about pavement design, knowledge about current pavement design methodologies and policies, familiarize themselves with the manual and where information is located, etc.

Instructors:

Josh Freeman, PennDOT

Offering(s):

08/18/15 - 08/18/15: Webinar

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

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 and Joe Brenner, Gannett Fleming

Offering(s):

04/19/16 - 04/20/16: Hanover Township, Luzerne County Office
05/02/16 - 05/03/16: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

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:

Rhett Heiple and Joe Brenner, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Offering(s):

09/22/15 - 09/22/15: King of Prussia, District 6
10/07/15 - 10/07/15: 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:

NHI - Contract Administration Core Curriculum

Target Audience:

This course is designed for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division Office personnel who must read, interpret, and apply Federal regulations and guidance that affects administration of Federal-aid contracts, as well as any State and local government agency personnel who must interpret and apply Federal regulations and guidance that affects administration of Federal-aid contracts.

Prerequisites:

None

Please note:

This course should be taken in conjunction with the PennDOT Contract Core Curriculum training that will be held on 09/10/2015.

Description:

This course should be taken with the PennDOT Contract Core Curriculum training which will take place on 9/10/15.
More than 10,000 Federal-aid construction contracts are authorized by FHWA each year. Those contracts are subsequently administered by State departments of transportation and local public agencies that may not be familiar with FHWA's complex requirements for construction contracts. Recent FHWA program reviews of projects administered by local public agencies indicated that contract administration is a continuing high-risk area that needs additional focus.
Therefore, a newly revised, 2-day instructor-led training course was developed in concert with updates and revisions to the Contract Administration Core Curriculum (CACC) Manual (revised October 2014). The training was developed to explain basic Federal-aid requirements; promote awareness of FHWA policy; facilitate familiarity with the newly reorganized, revised, and expanded CACC manual; and allow supervised practice activities using the manual to find information. By engaging in a variety of in-class exercises and case studies, participants become quite familiar with the CACC Manual and learn how to best use it as a daily resource.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Use the Contract Administration Core Curriculum Manual (CACC) and other FHWA resources in order to answer questions regarding program-level and project-level requirements on Federal Aid (FA) projects
• Describe the impact program-level contract requirements have on individual FA projects
• Identify the contract requirements associated with administering FA projects for Federal and State entities at the pre-award, advertising and award, and post-award and constructions stages.

Offering(s):

09/08/15 - 09/09/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

PennDOT Contract Administration Core Curriculum

Target Audience:

This Course provides instruction on the application of selected federal and state regulations in the PennDOT transportation construction Bid Packages. The course is designed for PennDOT personnel who must read, interpret and apply state regulations that affect the administration of federal-aid and state-aid contracts. Specifically, the target audience is: District, Consultant and Central Office Design Project Managers, Designers, Portfolio Managers, District Contract Management staff, and Central Office Contract Management staff.

Prerequisites:

Experience in developing the transportation projects construction Bid Packages is helpful

Description:

The PennDOT Contract Administration Core Curriculum Course is being offered as part of the PS&E/Bid Package Policies and Preparation Professional Development Series. PennDOT transportation construction projects use federal and/or state funding to improve the PennDOT network. Federal regulations require implementation as stated in the PennDOT Stewardship and Oversight Agreement. State procurement requirements apply for state funded projects. The applications of both the federal and state requirements are specified in the PennDOT Publication 408, and Special Provisions.
This one-day instructor led training course explains the implementation of the federal and state requirements for Prequalification, Reciprocal Limitations Act, Steel Products Procurement Act, Buy America and others. Additionally, the course will provide presentation on the Bid Opening, Award and Execution of Contract Process. The course will also instruct on the Variation in Estimated Quantities.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Present selected Commonwealth procurement contract administration requirements associated with the federal requirements.
• Identify selected specific Commonwealth contract administration requirements for construction.
• Explain the requirements of Prequalification for construction projects.
• Describe the construction projects’ bid award and contract execution requirements, at a high level.

Offering(s):

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

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

PennDOT Contract Administration Core Curriculum

Target Audience:

This Course provides instruction on the application of selected federal and state regulations in the PennDOT transportation construction Bid Packages. The course is designed for PennDOT personnel who must read, interpret and apply state regulations that affect the administration of federal-aid and state-aid contracts. Specifically, the target audience is: District, Consultant and Central Office Design Project Managers, Designers, Portfolio Managers, District Contract Management staff, and Central Office Contract Management staff.

Prerequisites:

Experience in developing the transportation projects construction Bid Packages is helpful

Description:

The PennDOT Contract Administration Core Curriculum Course is being offered as part of the PS&E/Bid Package Policies and Preparation Professional Development Series. PennDOT transportation construction projects use federal and/or state funding to improve the PennDOT network. Federal regulations require implementation as stated in the PennDOT Stewardship and Oversight Agreement. State procurement requirements apply for state funded projects. The applications of both the federal and state requirements are specified in the PennDOT Publication 408, and Special Provisions.
This one-day instructor led training course explains the implementation of the federal and state requirements for Prequalification, Reciprocal Limitations Act, Steel Products Procurement Act, Buy America and others. Additionally, the course will provide presentation on the Bid Opening, Award and Execution of Contract Process. The course will also instruct on the Variation in Estimated Quantities.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Present selected Commonwealth procurement contract administration requirements associated with the federal requirements.
• Identify selected specific Commonwealth contract administration requirements for construction.
• Explain the requirements of Prequalification for construction projects.
• Describe the construction projects’ bid award and contract execution requirements, at a high level.

Offering(s):

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

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets

Target Audience:

This course is designed for appraisers, tax representatives, attorneys, and property owners dealing with separating value of real property from tangible and intangible personal property.

Description:

Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets provides the theoretical and analytical framework for separating the tangible and intangible assets of real estate centric businesses. Through discussion, lecture, readings, and case studies, participants will apply the theory of the firm and the concept of economic profit to the solution of problems and case studies related to ad valorem taxation, eminent domain, loan underwriting, and transaction price allocation. An overview of business valuation procedures and clarification of real estate and business valuation terminology will be provided so participants become familiar with the terminology relevant to separating asset values. The class will review the legal foundations for property rights, be introduced to the methodologies, and become aware of the controversial and unresolved issues in this field. Finally, participants will learn about allocating real estate, personal property, and intangible asset values.

Learning Outcomes:

• Recognize operating properties as distinct from pure space properties
• Recognize when the scope of work requires the separation of various kinds of assets to produce a credible appraisal
• Understand the concepts, terminologies, and economic principles that underlie the asset claims to the revenue stream
• Understand the terminology relevant to separating asset values and the roots of that terminology in accounting, business valuation, and valuation for financial reporting
• Understand the complexity of valuing a property as it relates to appraisal problems, separating asset values, valuation for financial reporting
• Understand the legal foundations for property rights
• Identify when there is a need to work with a professional in another field, such as a business or tangible personal property valuers
• Recognize the methodology
• Objectively articulate the various issues that are considered controversial and unresolved
• Understand the parallels between the business valuation

Offering(s):

08/19/15 - 08/20/15: King of Prussia, District 6

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 HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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Title:

Completing Section 106: Resolving Adverse Effect and Writing Agreement Documents

Target Audience:

Specialists that work with Section 106 on a regular basis. This is not an introductory class.

Prerequisites:

Section 106 Principles and Practices

Description:

This advanced course assumes a basic knowledge of the Section 106 process and provides an in-depth examination of the steps leading to successful conclusion of the process. The course emphasizes hands-on exercises and practical, experience-based advice.
Topics include:
• What is the purpose of the Section 106 process? What outcomes are we trying to achieve? How do we achieve an appropriate balance between the needs of transportation projects and historic preservation concerns?
• What are the historic properties? How do we know what is important about them?
• How are historic properties affected by transportation projects, and what can we do about those effects?
• Consultation and consulting parties: how to work effectively with consulting parties and with the public within the Section 106 process
• Resolving adverse effects: How to avoid, minimize, and mitigate adverse effects on historic properties
• Negotiating Section 106 agreements and preparing the agreement document

Learning Outcomes:

Following this course the participants will be able to:
• Describe the legislative and regulatory purpose of the Section 106 process and the relationship to FHWA policy concerning context sensitive solutions
• Demonstrate the process for evaluating the historical significance and integrity of historic properties
• Define the differences among the four possible findings of effect for Section 106 undertakings
• Identify five or more techniques for successful consultation in the Section 106 process
• Describe the steps in resolving adverse effects and bringing project compliance to closure.
• Describe the process for negotiating and preparing a Section 106 agreement document
• Identify the parts of an agreement document and describe what information should be included in each part.

Offering(s):

11/17/15 - 11/18/15: 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:

NHI - Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Terence Brown, Andrew Skinner, and Steve Miller

Offering(s):

09/22/15 - 09/25/15: 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:

Bridge Scour Evaluation

Target Audience:

Individuals engaged in the safety inspection of structures that are responsible for maintaining the integrity of highway bridges against possible hydraulic-related problems.

Description:

To convey fundamental scour theories and terminology to provide inspectors with appropriate insight to the cause and effects of scour at bridges. Participants will be given background information to interpret and update the recent USGS scour evaluations. The theory and background information will be tied to a detailed discussion of the BMS2 coding requirements for the IN and IU coding items of Publication 100A. Several site examples will be provided for practical evaluation exercises.

Learning Outcomes:

The focus of this course is to provide field inspectors with the knowledge and reference material required to evaluate and document the susceptibility of bridge foundations to scour.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- recognize and understand structural failure, or the potential for failure, due to scour;
- discuss and report information pertaining to scour in terms that are uniform and consistent across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
- evaluate and determine mitigation methods for scour problems;
- identify, evaluate, and report scour information in accordance with the most recent edition of PENNDOT's BMS Coding Manual; and,
- become familiar with USGS bridge site scour reports and use the scour data for future inspections.

Instructors:

Lance Savant

Offering(s):

11/17/15 - 11/18/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9
04/05/16 - 04/06/16: 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:

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:

Richard Powers, KLS Engineering

Offering(s):

09/09/15 - 09/10/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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