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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:

Roundabout Design Workshop

Target Audience:

Designers
Traffic Engineers
Project Managers

Description:

This course is to provide the design professional with the necessary knowledge, skills, and information to be able to adequately understand the design requirements and implications of roundabouts.

Learning Outcomes:

•Describe the characteristics of early circular intersections and present-day roundabouts. Understand the key differences between the two, and be able to articulate to the public.
•Identify the key roundabouts site selection criteria. Identify appropriate and inappropriate locations for roundabouts.
•Identify the key roundabout planning elements and how they are applied in a variety of settings.
•Identify the key measures of effectiveness for roundabout design, and how to cost effectively compare roundabout intersections to conventional intersection forms.
•Identify the key roundabout geometric design principles, and apply these during the workshop to single-lane and two-lane roundabout sites.
•Identify the key traffic engineering elements including signing, lighting and pavement markings for both urban and rural conditions

Instructors:

Pete Jenior

Offering(s):

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

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

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:

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 course provides an overview of the requirements and guidance contained in Design Manual-Part 1C and an understanding of how these requirements and guidance should be applied in Preliminary Engineering and Final Design. The engineering procedures course includes guidance on review procedures, approval authority, and coordination with agencies and other stakeholders, plans submission requirements, design support during construction.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will:
Review and describe and explain Pre-TIP and TIP Project Development Activities, including Scoping Field View, Pre-Tip Purpose and Need, Conceptual Alternatives Analysis, and Cost Estimate. (DM-1C Ch2)
Review and describe the considerations and activities of Preliminary Engineering (PE) procedures required to develop an appropriate project including: (DM-1C Ch3)
• Project Purpose and Need
• Context Sensitive Solutions, Design Flexibility and Fitting Project Scope and Scale
• Project Classification - Oversight Status (DM-1X App. C)
• Safety Review Procedures (DM-1X App. O)
• Design Exception Request (DM-1X App. P)
• Points of Access (DM-1X App. Q)
• Design Value Engineering Review Procedures (DM-1X App. R)
• Bicycle and Pedestrian Checklist (DM-1X App. S)
Review and describe the procedures, activities, and coordination necessary for Final Design Plan Development including: (DM-1C Ch4)
• Public, Public Official, and Agency Coordination
• Right-of-Way and utility coordination
• Final Design Office Meeting
• Special Provision development
• Cost Containment policy
• Coordination for special purpose project plans such as Transportation Enhancement Projects.
Review and describe PENNDOT’s construction review procedures including value engineering, innovative bidding techniques and procedures, key construction management techniques, and as-built plans. (DM1C-Ch. 5)

Instructors:

Keith Johnson and Karl Schreiter

Offering(s):

04/06/16 - 04/07/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(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:

Erosion and Sedimentation and Storm Water Best Management Practices Implementation

Target Audience:

This course was designed for new and experienced inspectors and inspection managers.

Description:

The purpose of this course is to discuss the three major types of environmental permits commonly associated with transportation projects and how to properly implement the requirements of the permits during and post construction to avoid a notice of violation. The permits presented in this course are the DEP Chapter 105, Chapter 102 Erosion and Sedimentation and Stormwater, and the USACE Section 404.

Learning Outcomes:

-Identify the requirements for amending a permit.
-List the types of permits issued for a project for erosion and sedimentation pollution control and post construction stormwater management.
-List the required actions after a significant rainfall event.
-Describe the items that should be covered at a pre-construction conference to help ensure environmental compliance.
-Describe an Inspector’s responsibility for E&S Control Plan compliance.
-Describe the coordination and sources of information for Post Construction Stormwater Management.
-List the project office paperwork requirements for permits.
-Identify the permit agencies to coordinate with on compliance issues.

Instructors:

Deborah Poppel

Offering(s):

03/17/16 - 03/17/16: Hanover Township, Luzern County Office
04/12/16 - 04/12/16: 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:

IRWA Property Description Interpretation - Course 902

Target Audience:

Those with advanced knowledge/experience of Real Estate Engineering

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

G. Stewart Tyler

Offering(s):

04/06/16 - 04/06/16: 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:

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

Instructors:

Andy Brookens

Offering(s):

04/20/16 - 04/20/16: Hanover, Codorus State

(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 Objectives
1. Maintain Construction Project Information
2. Submit and Review Project Site Activity Reports
3. Submit and Review Authorization for Contract Work
4. Submit Work Orders for Review
5. Submit Payment Adjustments and Estimates
6. Submit Contractor Evaluations
7. Review Finalization Process

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

04/05/16 - 04/08/16: Bridgeville, District 11
04/19/16 - 04/22/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
05/10/16 - 05/13/16: 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.


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

Title:

Review Theory - General

Target Audience:

General Certified Appraisers, government agency members, and users of appraisal services

Prerequisites:

None. However, please note that this course was written for appraisers at the General Certified level.

Description:

Review Theory—General is the fundamental review course that all reviewers should have in their education background. Participants embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps that are outlined through the review process, which is at the core of this course. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness in order to develop opinions of appropriateness and credibility. By taking this course, participants may gain invaluable confidence on the fundamentals of review

Learning Outcomes:

Define review
• Distinguish between appraisal and review
• Evaluate the necessary knowledge and skills required to complete reviews
• Distinguish between trivial and material errors
• Identify types of review assignments and the process employed in the reviewer’s scope of work
• Recognize regulatory compliance issues for review appraisers
• Identify the steps necessary to effectively communicate the review

Instructors:

Nick A. Tillema

Offering(s):

04/11/16 - 04/15/16: 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:

Asbestos Building Inspector - 4-hr. Refresher

Target Audience:

This class is for persons who perform environmental work, design, or rehabilitation of bridge superstructures and have been licensed as an asbestos building inspector and whose licensure has not been expired for more than one year.

Prerequisites:

Must be licensed as an asbestos building inspector and whose licensure has not been expired for more than one year.
Asbestos inspectors may not perform asbestos inspections after certificate expiration, but they have a one-year grace period to complete the refresher course before they’re required to retake the entire initial asbestos building inspector course.
The certificate start/end date is key to the expiration date of the old certificate.

Description:

Four-hour training seminar qualifying candidates for recertification by PA Department of Labor and Industry (in conformance with ASHARA, 40 CFR 763) for persons who work in the asbestos abatement trades who as inspectors of buildings and other structures (most specifically bridges).
This training is required for those who are licensed Asbestos Building Inspectors holding current licensure and those who have been licensed but whose license has been lapsed for less than 365 days.
The course enables the inspector to determine 1) if asbestos is present, 2) what manner and condition of asbestos exists, and 3) proper techniques and sampling protocols for obtaining and preparing samples for submission to qualified laboratories for examination.
Those who pass the course will be eligible to apply to PA Dept. of Labor and Industry for renewal of licensure.
>>>If interested in this course please contact PennDOT's Technical and Training Development Section. PD, Highway Admin Training@pa.gov

Learning Outcomes:

This course reviews basic information on asbestos provided during the initial licensure training.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- identify and understand types of asbestos found in nature and used in industry; how it is incorporated into building materials; where it is likely to be found; how it should be safely sampled and handled for testing purposes; tools used for sampling and preservation; and chain-of-custody
- apply laws and regulations regarding asbestos mitigation in building and structural inspections related to asbestos abatement;
- understand the inspector’s role in the asbestos building trades.
- apply for and receive licensing renewal as Asbestos Building Inspector through the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry
- perform asbestos inspections of buildings, bridges, and other structures
- sample asbestos-containing material and preparing samples to be sent to an approved laboratory for analysis

Instructors:

John Curcio

Offering(s):

04/19/16 - 04/19/16: 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:

Pavement ME - Theory

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.

Prerequisites:

None required, but review of the MEPDG Manual of Practice would be encouraged.

Description:

The goal of the Pavement ME (Theory) course is to train pavement designers on the basics 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 & back calculation
ii. Distress survey (existing condition)

Instructors:

Harold VonQuintos and Mike Darter

Offering(s):

03/09/16 - 03/10/16: 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:

Pavement ME - Computer

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.

Prerequisites:

Pavement ME - Theory

Description:

The goal of the Pavement ME (Computer) course is to initiate the training of pavement designers on the use of the ME Design software for new and rehabilitated pavement design. This is considered a beginners course. The course overviews the inputs and identifies where those inputs can be obtained for typical as well as specialized design strategies. The course focus is on the use of the inputs described in AASHTO’s Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Learn how to utilize the Pavement ME Design software for design and analysis
a. Identify the key inputs and outputs.
b. Determine how to determine the inputs and where those inputs can be found.
c. Understand how to interpret and utilize outputs.
2. Execute typical design strategies used by PennDOT for both new and rehabilitated pavement design.
a. New asphalt concrete designs strategies.
b. New PCC design strategies
c. Rehabilitation design strategies for asphalt concrete pavements.
d. Rehabilitation design strategies for PCC pavements.

Instructors:

Harold VonQuintos and Mike Darter

Offering(s):

04/13/16 - 04/14/16: Middletown, PA Turnpike Commission - Industrial Park

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

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):

04/18/16 - 04/22/16: 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.


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

Title:

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

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

The Bid (PS&E) Package Policies and Preparation-Advanced Course is the successor of the Bid Package Preparation Policies, Basic and Intermediate Level Courses offered as part of the PS&E/Bid Package Policies and Preparation Professional Development Series.


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

Learning Outcomes:

1. Ensure requirements of several components of the PS&E Certification List, such as Project Reviews, Permits, Local Agreements, Construction Items, and 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 Ravindraraj

Offering(s):

04/05/16 - 04/07/16: 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:

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):

05/17/16 - 05/18/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(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

Offering(s):

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

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):

03/16/16 - 03/17/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

NHI - Engineering for Structural Stability in Bridge Construction 3.5

Description:

The objective of this course is to train participants on the behavior of steel and concrete girder bridges during construction and teach them to identify vulnerabilities and engineering methods to investigate the structure's strength and stability at each critical stage.
Starting with basic structural stability principles, course participants are introduced to stability analysis methods and how they should be applied to properly engineer a bridge erection plan. The role of both permanent and temporary bracing in achieving structural stability is covered, and methods for bracing design presented. The impacts of construction practices, means, and methods are explored and demonstrated.
Engineering criteria for use in evaluating bridges during erection are presented. Loading criteria and load factors for analysis are provided along with discussion of their applicability. Equations for checking member conditions during erection are included. Participants learn how loads during construction differ from final design conditions and appropriate methods to compute and apply those loads. The required contents of erection engineering plans, procedures, and submittals are presented in the course
This extended Course 130102A (3.5 days) provides an additional 8 hours of hands-on practicum where participants are given opportunity to apply advanced stability analysis on real-world examples, using software executed on laptop computers.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the fundamentals of stability theory and how they affect bridge strength and performance during construction
• Describe the differences between local, girder, and system (global) stability limit states
• Employ lessons learned from past stability-related failures to avoid similar results
• Explain common techniques for evaluating the stability of bridge members and components
• Choose an appropriate advanced stability analysis for a critical construction stage where stability is in question
• Describe the role of bracing and shoring and how to use them to provide stability
• Select loads, load combinations, and factors that are appropriate for the construction plan verification
• Assess procedures and details for a construction plan that will be safe and economical
• Employ stability evaluation techniques to conduct an erection analysis for steel girder and concrete splice girder bridges (3 ½ day course)

Instructors:

Michael Garlich and Jonathan Sigman, Collins Engineering

Offering(s):

05/03/16 - 05/06/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

NHI - Tunnel Safety Inspection

Target Audience:

The target audience for the Tunnel Safety Inspection ILT course is primarily members of Federal, State, and local (Authority or Commission) who are involved with tunnel design, inspection and maintenance, as well as consultants involved in inspecting tunnels or in tunnel inspection management and leadership positions.

Prerequisites:

ALL participants should successfully complete one of the following three prerequisite requirements:
-130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors; or
-130101 Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges; or
-130101A Prerequisite Assessment for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges.

Description:

This 5-day, Instructor-led Training (ILT) is highly interactive and builds upon participants' prior knowledge of tunnel and/or bridge inspection. This course covers the entire breadth of knowledge necessary to manage or execute a successful tunnel inspection based on the National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS), Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection and Evaluation (TOMIE) Manual and Specifications for the National Tunnel Inventory (SNTI). However, it does not replace the need for specialized experts to assist in inspections. There are nine instructional modules. Once participants display achievement of the learning outcomes of one module, the class will progress to the next module. During the course, the instructor will lead participants through a series of case studies giving them an opportunity to practice and apply their knowledge in real-life tunnel inspection situations. The capstone case study will be a virtual tunnel inspection that takes place in a computer-simulated, 3D environment. Using this tool, participants will be able to perform a tunnel inspection and demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Articulate the importance and purpose of tunnel inspection
• Apply the fundamentals of tunnel inspection
• Demonstrate the inspection and evaluation of tunnel structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, signage and lighting, and fire/life safety/security elements
• Use tunnel inspection references

Instructors:

Tom Ryan, Michael Baker Corporation

Offering(s):

06/06/16 - 06/10/16: Bridgeville, District 11

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Title:

NHI - Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems

Target Audience:

Professionals involved in the design, management, operation, or maintenance of traffic signal systems. This includes design engineers, operations engineers and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

Description:

Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems is two-day course that provides a systematic approach for selecting, developing, and reporting meaningful performance measures that are integral to an objectives and performance based approach to traffic signal system management, operation, and maintenance. This course explores stakeholder expectations to support development of linkages between measures of effectiveness and agency objectives. Current methods for data collection, data management, development, and reporting of performance measures will be discussed and explored through interactive exercises.
Many agencies perform project-level performance assessments intended to quantify: 1) the degree to which an operational problem might exist, and/or 2) the user benefits associated with deploying a new traffic signal timing plan or implementing a new treatment at an intersection or in a corridor. Generally, these assessments consist of analytical studies and/or field studies. While important, these assessments are often limited in scope and provide only cursory insight into the overall effectiveness of traffic signal program activities in the context of agency mission, goals, and objectives.
The goal of this course is to assist agencies in the development and implementation of a process for measuring and communicating the performance and effectiveness of traffic signal systems, both at the project and program level.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Engage stakeholders
•Document stakeholder objectives and resources
•Select measures of effectiveness (MOEs)
•Develop a strategy for performance measurements
•Incorporate performance measure into day-to-day operations
•Track performance
•Report outcomes

Instructors:

Paul Olson and Eddie Curtis

Offering(s):

04/13/16 - 04/14/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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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

Instructors:

Dale Harrington

Offering(s):

05/03/16 - 05/03/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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

Description:

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

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

Offering(s):

05/09/16 - 05/13/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

ECMS-LP

Target Audience:

Pennsylvania Municipalities and PennDOT District personnel who use ECMS Local Projects for the consultant selection process.

Prerequisites:

Prior to attending training, participants should have the following pre-requisites:
• Basic understanding of the consultant agreement selection process.
• Basic computer proficiency in the use of a mouse, a keyboard and Internet Explorer
Participants should also read PennDOT Pub 93, Chapter 7 and PennDOT Pub 740, chapter 3.

Description:

The ECMS Local Projects training program will instruct participants in the usage of ECMS LP to automate the creation, development and execution of Consultant Agreements to assist participants in transitioning from paper based agreements to electronic agreements.

Learning Outcomes:

After attending training, students will be able to perform the tasks noted below:
• Navigate within the ECMS LP application
• Perform agreement setup
• Review statements of interest
• Submit shortlist
• Publish scope of work
• Publish municipal estimates
• Submit final ranking
• Review technical proposals
• Review price proposals
• Review and execute legal documents and issue a Notice to Proceed
• Process agreement supplements

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

03/08/16 - 03/09/16: King of Prussia, District 6
05/24/16 - 05/25/16: Bridgeville, District 11
06/07/16 - 06/08/16: Pittsburgh, DEP Pittsburgh
06/14/16 - 06/15/16: Schnecksville, Lehigh Carbon Community College
06/28/16 - 06/29/16: Clearfield, District 2

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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 and Don Sokoloski

Offering(s):

02/17/16 - 02/18/16: Harrisburg, District 8
02/17/16 - 02/18/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
02/22/16 - 02/23/16: Allentown, District 5
02/22/16 - 02/23/16: Uniontown, District 12
02/25/16 - 02/26/16: Montoursville, District 3
02/25/16 - 02/26/16: Bridgeville, District 11
02/29/16 - 03/01/16: King of Prussia, District 6
02/29/16 - 03/01/16: Indiana, District 10
03/03/16 - 03/04/16: Dunmore, District 4
03/14/16 - 03/15/16: Harrisburg, District 8
03/14/16 - 03/15/16: Bridgeville, District 11
03/17/16 - 03/18/16: Clearfield, District 2
03/17/16 - 03/18/16: Uniontown, District 12
03/22/16 - 03/23/16: Oil City, District 1
03/23/16 - 03/24/16: Montoursville, District 3
03/28/16 - 03/29/16: King of Prussia, District 6
03/30/16 - 03/31/16: Oil City, District 1
03/31/16 - 04/01/16: Dunmore, District 4
04/04/16 - 04/05/16: Allentown, District 5
04/04/16 - 04/05/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
04/07/16 - 04/08/16: Clearfield, District 2
04/07/16 - 04/08/16: Indiana, District 10

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Title:

IRWA - Principles of Real Estate Engineering - Course 900

Target Audience:

This course is designed for the novice or new non-engineer employee, but is also a valuable refresher course for experienced agents.

Description:

This course will teach students how to use engineering equipment such as an engineering scale and protractor; basic skills in reading and interpreting information contained on engineering plans; how to read, understand and plot simple descriptions using the most common methods of property descriptions. Students will understand the basic principles of engineering drawings; be able to understand and interpret information on plans’ use an engineer’s scale to determine distances; Identify types of highway curves; determine the effects of a project on a property; able to understand the background of property descriptions; knowledgeable with the basic features of property descriptions; familiar with the most common systems and methods of property descriptions; able to write and plot property descriptions using various methods.

Learning Outcomes:

After completion of this course, you will be able to:
(1) interpret engineering plans by understanding the uses of engineering drawings and the development of the plan's components; and
(2) discuss the background and methods used to develop a property description.

Instructors:

G. Stewart Tyler, International Right Of Way (IRWA)

Offering(s):

03/09/16 - 03/10/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Special Instructions:

****Note that Initial and Continuing Education Credits are still pending approval by the PA State Board of Appraisers.

 

 

 

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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:

Dave Frey and Justin Bouscher

Offering(s):

05/16/16 - 05/17/16: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
06/02/16 - 06/03/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9

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Special Instructions:

Attendees are to bring a calculator to class

 

 

 

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Title:

NHI - LRFD for Highway Bridge Superstructure

Target Audience:

This course has been developed for the needs of practicing public and private sector structural engineers with one to ten years of experience. The primary audience is Agency and consultant structural designers. Pre-training Competencies: Individuals attending this course should have a minimum BSCE degree and should complete the Web-based Training Course NHI-130081P prior to the first day of class. They should also have a working knowledge of the current AASHTO LRFD and should have relevant design experience using this specification on at least one bridge superstructure

Description:

This updated course describes Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for steel and concrete highway bridge superstructures. It provides a combination of instructor-led discussions and workshop exercises. The course also includes LRFD theory applied to design examples and illustrates step-by-step LRFD design procedures. The curriculum follows the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 7th Edition, 2014 (AASHTO LRFD), including the approved 2015 Interims. The training includes the extensive use of student exercises and example problems to demonstrate overall design, detailing, and construction principles addressed in the reference materials. It affords hands-on experience in LRFD design and detailing of highway bridge superstructures. The curriculum materials are comprised of a comprehensive reference manual (FHWA Publication No. FHWA-NHI-15-047), lecture and workshop exercises intended to promote or enhance a working knowledge of AASHTO LRFD, and a participant workbook for lecture notes and exercises.
The curriculum includes the following major topics:
*Generals superstructure design considerations
*Preliminary design concepts for steel I-girder superstructures
*Steel I-girder design
*Preliminary design concepts for prestressed concrete superstructures
*Prestressed concrete I-girder design
*Spliced prestressed concrete girder bridges

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Describe the bridge superstructure design and construction process in accordance with the current AASHTO LRFD specifications.
• Apply the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with selection of bridge type, size, and location.
• Apply the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with bridge economics.
• Apply the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with bridge materials.
• Describe the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with evolution of bridge design codes.
• Apply the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with bridge loads and load combinations.
• Apply the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with structural analysis.
• Apply the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with concrete bridge superstructure design.
• Apply the appropriate current AASHTO LRFD specification articles dealing with steel bridge superstructure design.
• Demonstrate the use of the current AASHTO LRFD specification requirements for superstructure design through the completion of step-by-step procedures, participant exercises, and design examples.

Instructors:

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

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