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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.


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

Title:

100 Year Service Life

Target Audience:

District Bridge Engineers; District Materials Engineers

Description:

A PennDOT/FHWA funded research effort was recently completed by Lehigh University on the assessment of the 100 year service life performance of reinforced concrete structures in the state of Pennsylvania. The study examined the chloride resistance of ready mix and precast produced concretes through the laboratory assessment of chloride migration coefficient. The group also developed a life cycle prediction tool in accordance with FIB Model Code for Service Life Design, bulletin 34. The training seminar will provide background on the test methods that were performed and the development and use of the tool.
The June 21st, 2016 class will discuss the tool developed by Lehigh University.
Note:
There will also be a future class which will discuss a slightly different tool developed by CH2M Hill. This will be from a national perspective on 100 Year Service Life.
Attendance at only one of these two classes is required.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
n Understand the background on the test methods that were performed to assess the 100 year service life performance of reinforced concrete structures in the state of Pennsylvania
n Understand how the test methods were developed
n Understand the use of the tool

Instructors:

Mike Bartholomew

Offering(s):

08/16/16 - 08/16/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


  

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course

Target Audience:

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

Contact the NHI Registrar at nhiregistrar@dot.gov or 703-235-0500 to request a copy of your transcript or certificate of training.

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
* Discuss the duties and responsibilities of a bridge inspector and define inspection concepts including personal and public safety issues associated with bridge inspections
* List the inspection equipment needs for various types of bridges and site conditions
* Describe, identify, evaluate, and document the various components and deficiencies that can exist on bridge components and elements
* List design characteristics and describe inspection methods and locations for common concrete, steel, and timber structures
* Identify and evaluate the various culvert and waterway deficiencies
* Discuss the need to inspect underwater portions of bridges
* Describe nondestructive evaluation methods for basic bridge materials
* Demonstrate how to field inspect and evaluate common concrete, steel, and timber bridges
* Code PennDOT BMS2 bridge, roadway and channel inventory, condition and appraisal ratings

Instructors:

Tom Ryan, Ray Ebersole, Hal Rogers, and Bryan Spangler

Offering(s):

08/15/16 - 08/31/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
10/24/16 - 11/09/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Roadside Safety Systems Inspection and Maintenance Training

Target Audience:

The target audience includes contractors and inspectors that do work in the state of Pennsylvania and PennDOT Guide Rail Mentors, Safety & Traffic Engineers, Maintenance Engineers and personnel responsible for field installation inspection and maintenance of roadside barriers and safety devices.

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

This two-day course provides information necessary for installing, maintaining or inspecting barriers. The course audience includes contractors and inspectors that do work in the state of Pennsylvania.
Day 1 of the course is presented in a classroom setting and topics include:
* The need for traffic barriers at specific locations
* The basics of barrier testing requirements and performance characteristics
* Commonly used installation procedures to ensure optimal crash performance
* When a barrier needs to be repaired, replaced or upgraded
* How to efficiently and effectively repair or replace barrier
Day 2 of the course allows for manufacturers to present their products with crash test videos and installation procedures used in Pennsylvania. You will receive materials on their products and learn from the experts. This is the only place you will have all the manufacturers together at one time allowing you to interact with all of them.

Learning Outcomes:

• Identify possible deficiencies in a new barrier design or existing installation.
• Inspect and repair safety hardware in accordance with existing policies and good practices.
• Avoid common errors in barrier and terminal installations to optimize crash performance and reduce liability.
• Know whether damaged hardware needs to be repaired, replaced, or removed.

Instructors:

Richard Powers and Karen Boodlal

Offering(s):

10/12/16 - 10/13/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

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