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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:

Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance

Target Audience:

This course is intended for FHWA, State, and local highway design and construction engineers, resident engineers, or individual one step above the project level involved in project development, specification writing, and individuals involved in the preparation for the defense of a construction claim.

Description:

This course addresses the following areas:
--- Concepts of construction contracting, changes, claims, and competitive bidding
--- Basic contract principles and significant contract clauses
--- Strengths/weaknesses of State Highway contracts
--- Preparing contract documents
--- Contract administration
--- Documentation and record keeping
--- Managing claims
--- Negotiations
--- Design consultant liability
--- Disputes
--- How to prepare for trial and arbitration

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
--- Define recommended terminology associated with claims and the accompanying dispute resolution process
--- Identify the three key elements of a claim
--- Determine whether or not a change has occurred
--- Measure the impacts of the change
--- Calculate the resultant cost of the change
--- Explain the value of a systems approach to claims avoidance
--- Identify the dispute resolution procedures available to the host

Instructors:

TBD, National Highway Institute

Offering(s):

04/21/15 - 04/23/15: 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:

Fundamental and Structural Analysis for Curved and Skewed Steel Bridges

Target Audience:

This course has been developed for the needs of practicing public and private sector structural and bridge engineers with 0 to approximately 20 years of experience. The primary audience is Host Agency and consultant structural designers. Pre-training Competencies: Individuals attending this course should have a minimum BSCE degree and have a working knowledge of the current AASHTO LRFD Specifications or the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges. They should also have relevant design experience using either of these specifications on at least one bridge superstructure.

Description:

Course #130095A is 2½-day course presents the first half of the five-day course (Course No. FHWA-NHI-130095A and 130095B). It expands the suite of FHWA services to assist State and local governments in a successful implementation of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD). This course applies the principles of LRFD to the analysis of skewed and horizontally curved steel bridges. For structural applications, the curriculum follows the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 5th Edition, 2010 (AASHTO LRFD Specifications). The training course focuses primarily on the analysis of skewed and horizontally curved steel I-girder bridges. However, the accompanying Reference Manual also includes design examples for horizontally curved steel box-girder bridges.

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe the bridge superstructure analysis process for skewed or horizontally curved steel I-girder superstructures and for horizontally curved steel box-girder superstructures in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Specifications
• Illustrate the application of the AASHTO LRFD Specifications to the analysis process for skewed and curved steel-bridge superstructures
• Demonstrate understanding of analysis specification requirements for skewed and curved steel girder bridges through the completion of participant exercises and guided walk-throughs and the review of analysis examples

Instructors:

Frank Russo and Mike Grubb

Offering(s):

03/03/15 - 03/05/15: 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 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.

Offering(s):

05/18/15 - 05/22/15: 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:

Materials Sampling & Field Testing

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

03/23/15 - 03/24/15: 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:

Construction and Transportation Surveying Procedures

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

03/19/15 - 03/19/15: 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:

Introduction to Inspection

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

01/28/15 - 01/29/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
03/18/15 - 03/19/15: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for furthe
r information.)

 

 

Please note this webinar is open to business partners. You will NOT register for this training through Technical Training Calendar. The log-in information is listed below as Special Instructions.

 

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.<http://www.dotdom1.state.pa.us/ecms/ECMS_Training_Calendar.nsf/Frameset?Open&ContentUnid=F556D342F456BD9F85257D7200680D52>

Title: Using the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) for POA Requests - webinar

Target Audience: Safety Engineers, Traffic Engineers, Permit Managers, Project Managers, and Consultants.

Description: The Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) is a suite of software analysis tools used to evaluate the safety and operational effects of geometric design decisions on highways.

IHSDM is a decision-support tool. It provides estimates of a highway design's expected safety and operational performance and checks existing or proposed highway designs against relevant design policy values. Results of the IHSDM support decision making in the highway design process. Intended users include highway project managers, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers in State and local highway agencies and in engineering consulting firms.

The IHSDM currently includes six evaluation modules (Crash Prediction, Design Consistency, Intersection Review, Policy Review, Traffic Analysis, and Driver/Vehicle). This Web site summarizes the capabilities and applications of the IHSDM evaluation modules. It also provides a library of the research reports documenting their development.

Learning Outcomes:

•IHSDM – A Quantitative Approach to Evaluating Highway Safety
•IHSDM Crash Prediction Module (CPM)
      o CPM Scope
      o Relationship between the CPM and the Highway Safety Manual (HSM)
      o CPM Prediction Models (focused on Freeways and Ramps/Interchanges)
•Other IHSDM Evaluation Modules
•IHSDM Workflow / Data Structure / Data Input
•Demonstration of IHSDM Software (September 2014 Release): Using the CPM to implement HSM Part C Predictive Methods (focusing on Freeways and Ramps/Interchanges)
      o User Interface
      o Data Structure / Data Input
      o CPM Evaluation Process
      o CPM Output (Evaluation Reports, Graphs)
      o Help / Documentation / Tutorial
      o IHSDM Administration Tool (including CPM Calibration Utility)

Special Instructions:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN FHWA WEB CONFERENCE:

1.       15 minutes prior to the Web conference start time, select the "Link to join the Web conference" URL (https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/sr500ainterhwydesignmodel/).

2.       On the Adobe sign-in page, select the log in as a GUEST option.  (Please DO NOT use a Login ID and password.)

3.       Type in your FIRST and LAST name in the field marked "GUEST", then select the button that reads "Enter Room".

4.       In order to access the AUDIO portion of the program, call the teleconference number listed above using your telephone. Dial into the teleconference 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.

At a minimum the webinar link should be included (https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/sr500ainterhwydesignmodel/).  If you have any questions please let me know.

Offering(s): 11/05/14 - 11/05/14: Harrisburg, Keystone Building <http://www.dotdom1.state.pa.us/ecms/ECMS_Training_Calendar.nsf/Frameset?Open&ContentUnid=C359A5634FAC25F885257D73004159BF>

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

bituminous Paving for Construction Inspectors

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

01/28/15 - 01/29/15: Indiana, District 10
02/10/15 - 02/11/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Basic Civil Engineering Principles for Construction Inspectors with Minimal Experience

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors; this course covers BASIC civil engineering principles in the areas of survey, materials, road construction and structures. The same materials was presented during the winters of 2006 & 2007.

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

01/27/15 - 01/27/15: Clearfield, District 2
02/24/15 - 02/24/15: 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 Work Zone Training: From Planning to Operations

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Instructors:

Pat Wright, Pennoni & Associates

Offering(s):

01/20/15 - 01/21/15: Clearfield, District 2
02/10/15 - 02/11/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
03/25/15 - 03/26/15: Bridgeville, District 11
04/08/15 - 04/09/15: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

Special Instructions:

Attendees are to bring to class a copy of Pub 213 and Chapter 6 of Pub 46.

 

 

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 Inspection- Initial Certification


Target Audience:
This class is for persons who performs environmental work, design, or rehabilitation of bridge superstructures who have never before been licensed as an asbestos building inspector or for those who have held licenses, but whose license has been expired for more than one year following its expiration date.Central Office/District Design and Maintenance personnel, and/or Construction personnel whose job responsibilities involve assessing and oversight of asbestos abatement activities.

Description: This course is specifically designed for Commonwealth employees that are required to collect bulk sampling of construction materials to identify asbestos containing materials, compile inspection reports, or those who desire to understand the inspection process. Since EPA requires inspections of all buildings/structures prior to renovation and demolition, PennDOT has established inspection and reporting requirements, and some of these responsibilities fall upon Department personnel. Detailed information concerning the steps in the inspection and bulk sampling process are discussed. This class includes a 4-hour mock inspection exercise. Passing of an examination is required for individuals seeking their asbestos building inspector license.

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will obtain an understanding of:

•The key aspects/elements/intent of asbestos inspections
•Identifying the forms of asbestos and its past uses in building and construction materials
•Health effects, exposure, and personal protective and environmental protection requirements
•Legal liability of inspectors and required licensing 
•Pre-inspection planning, methods of inspection and selection of representative samples and minimum requirements
•Methods/options of asbestos analyses

Offering(s): 04/14/15 - 04/16/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.) 

 

RESCHEDULED TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT  

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the class/webinar scheduled for October 21-23, 2014 has been rescheduled to December 16-18, 2014.

Everyone registered to attend will have the first opportunity to re-register. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

PennDOT employees should contact their Training Coordinator to register for the new class date. Business Partners can register through the Technical Training Calendar.

Title: ECMS II - Wave 4 - Design


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


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


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


Learning Outcomes:

•Edit Project Information
•Create and Edit Project Development Checklist
•Create and Edit Project Special Provisions
•Create and Edit Project Design Items
•Establish and Edit Design Item Funding
•Submit or Publish Bid Package
•Submit or Publish Addendums

Instructors: Samantha Lopez; TreCom Systems Group, Inc.


Offering(s): 12/16/14 - 12/18/14: 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: Highway Safety Manual Training


Target Audience:
PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction as well as planning partners and engineers.


Description:
This is two-day course, intended for a target audience of PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction, as well as planning partners and engineers. It's intended to give participants an understanding of safety prediction procedures for rural two-lane highways, rural multilane highways and urban and suburban arterials, according to the HSM published by The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO.)


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of class, participants will be able to:
* describe how the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) can be utilized in making design decisions
* utilize the PA HSM spreadsheet to predict the safety performance of intersections, two-lane rural roads and multi-lane rural arterials
* compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of various infrastructure safety improvements


Instructors:
Cindy Juliano, CH2MHill


Offering(s):

01/27/15 - 01/28/15: King of Prussia,
02/25/15 - 02/26/15: Bridgeville, District 11
03/23/15 - 03/24/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
03/25/15 - 03/26/15: King of Prussia, District 6
04/28/15 - 04/29/15: Bridgeville, District 11


(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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


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


Description: This course provides an overview of the Threatened and Endangered Species Desk Reference (PennDOT Publication 546) document and provides guidance on key regulatory and agency coordination related to obtaining endangered species clearance in the Transportation Project Development Process.


Topics include:
* Sections 9 and 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
* the necessary steps for effective agency coordination for state and federal listed species
* the contents of a Biological Assessment
* an identification of the relationships between the ESA, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 404/105 Permitting
* the necessary activities for Final Design and Construction when endangered species are present in the project area.


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

 

Instructors: Andrew Brookens, Skelly & Loy


Offering(s): 03/11/15 - 03/11/15: Montoursville, District 3


(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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Title: Offer Preparation and Presentation


Target Audience: Department negotiating staff (specifically PennDOT Real Estate Technicians, Real Estate Specialists, and Chief Negotiators/Right of Way Administrators), and acquisition consultants.


Prerequisites: None


Description:
This course is designed to benefit right-of-way negotiators by providing them with the tools needed to prepare and present an offer for a property. This includes the background of the appraisal process in Pennsylvania and an overview of the laws, policies and procedures that guide the Department in acquiring and managing real property for the construction and maintenance of transportation projects.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Define important appraisal terms.
2. Provide examples of best practices and ethical strategies for negotiations.
3. Explain the major steps in the negotiation process flow.
4. Describe the skills needed for explaining offers.


Instructors: John Hamilton


Offering(s):
03/10/15 - 03/12/15: 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.


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Title: General Real Estate Course


Target Audience:
Intended for real estate technicians/specialists, property managers, or anyone working in right-of-way that does not have a background in real estate. This course would also be a good refresher for the seasoned right-of-way professional or a novice wanting to get into the right-of-way profession.


Description:
This course will cover basic real estate concepts: legal descriptions, real vs. personal property, estates in real property, types of deeds and types of ownership, governmental powers, agreements and contracts, financing, taxation and pro-ration of taxes, settlement statements, leases, liens, easements, and more.


Learning Outcomes: - Identify the differences between real and personal property.
- Describe the three types of legal descriptions: Metes and Bounds, Lot and Block, and Government Survey.
- Compute land areas in the English and Metric systems.
- Identify and describe the various types of estates in real property.
- Identify and describe the various types of deeds and the clauses within.
- Identify the four governmental powers: Escheat, Eminent Domain, Police Power, and Taxation.
- Identify the various types of real estate contracts.
- Compute real estate taxes and tax peroration.
- Identify what line items are needed on the settlement statement, describe their purpose, and perform computations.
- Describe brokerage laws of agency.
- For property inspections, identify environmental hazards and properties that qualify as decent, safe, and sanitary


Instructors: John Hamilton


Offering(s):
03/03/15 - 03/05/15: Harrisburg, District 8

 

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: METAL Structure Detailing for Contract Drawings and Shop Drawings


Target Audience:
Structural designers and metal structure fabricators.


Prerequisites:
none


Description:
Participants will be able to understand the detailing required for preparation of Contract Drawings and review of Shop Drawings for Metal Structures.


Learning Outcomes:
1. Standards - Welding Standards - List the different AWS Specifications and their intended use. These include:
• AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code—Steel
• AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code—Aluminum
• AWS D1.3 Structural Welding Code—Sheet Steel
• AWS D1.4 Structural Welding Code—Reinforcing Steel
• AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code
• AWS D1.6 Structural Welding Code—Stainless Steel
• AWS A2.4 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination
• AWS A3.0 Standard Welding Terms and Definitions
• AWS A5.23 Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes and Fluxes for Submerged Arc Welding
2. Standards -PennDOT Standards - Review PennDOT Standards used for designing and detailing metal structures on PennDOT projects. These include:
• BC-753M – Steel Girder Details
• BC-754M – Steel Diaphragms
• BD-641M thru BD-650M – Sign Structures
• BC-741M thru BD-747M – Sign Structures
• Publication 408M
• DM-4 Appendix B
3. Welding -Welding Basics - Identify the basic welding information, such as:
• Weld Symbols
• Weld Types
• Joint Types
• Welding Positions
Also, describe the different welding processes and their appropriate use.
4. Welding - Weld Detailing - Describe the most common weld types used: fillet welds, partial joint penetration groove welds (PJP) and complete joint penetration groove welds (CJP).
5. Welding - Weld Detailing - Differentiate the minimum and maximum weld sizes for a given detail and understand the detailing associated with minimum weld sizes.
6. Welding - Weld Detailing - Locate the required detailing of welded connections on contract plans.
7. Testing - Welding Testing - Choose the non-destructive testing methods and understand which method or combination of methods is appropriate for a given detail. These methods include:
• Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
• Liquid Penetrate Testing (PT)
• Radiographic Testing (RT)
• Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
8. Testing - CVN Testing - Indicate the components that require CVN testing and identify how they are specified on the Contract Drawings.
9. Shop Drawing Review – Procedures & Specifications - Review the Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Welder Qualification requirements for certified welding on PennDOT projects in order to respond to requests for changes in weld types or procedures.
10. Shop Drawing Review – Past Problems - Be cognizant of welding material and other areas that have historically been problematic and/or missed during the Shop Drawing Review Process.


Instructors:
Tom Leckron and Ray Chambers


Offering(s): 12/16/14 - 12/17/14: King of Prussia, District 6
04/07/15 - 04/08/15: Bridgeville, District 11


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: 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: P
ublication 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.

Instructors:
Jeffrey Obrecht, URS

Offering(s):
12/16/14 - 12/16/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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Title: Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Design

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

Prerequisites:
An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

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

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

Instructors:
Jeff MacKay, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s):
02/10/15 - 02/12/15: 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.


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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.

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Identify common erection issues to consider in steel I-girder design.

Instructors:
Dave Frey and Justin Bouscher, Michael Baker Corp.

Offering(s):
04/14/15 - 04/15/15: 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: 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:
Tom Leckrone and Rhett Heiple, Gannett Fleming

Offering(s):
05/05/15 - 05/06/15: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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Title: 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

Offering(s):
03/17/15 - 03/17/15: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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Title:
Stormwater Design and NPDES Permits

Target Audience:
PennDOT and consultant project managers and design engineers who are responsible for the design, permitting, and scoping of projects involving stormwater management. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous stormwater design experience. Project managers will gain valuable background on the NPDES permit process, how it relates to the new Antidegradation and PCSM Policy, and how it can impact the scope and schedule of a project.

Prerequisites:
Attendees must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts

Description:
This course offers a comprehensive review of stormwater management concepts and design practices for highway applications. The primary focus of the course is the design procedures and acceptable stormwater best management practices that are described in PennDOT’s design manuals. Step-by-step instructions for completing an NPDES permit, including tips for developing a complete PCSM plan and narrative, are discussed in detail.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the significant hydrologic components of the water cycle that influence stormwater design.
2. Describe the significance of soil properties and the limiting conditions presented by certain geologic features.
3. Identify the stormwater design requirements for various types of projects per PennDOT’s Antidegradation and PCSM Policy.
4. Perform runoff calculations using the Rational equation and NRCS curve number methods.
5. Select the appropriate post-construction stormwater BMPs for managing a project’s runoff from PennDOT’s BMP Toolboxes.
6. Perform storage routing calculations for designing detention facilities.
7. Complete an NPDES Permit Application for Discharges Associated with Construction Activities.
8. Identify the required information and correct format of a PCSM plan and narrative.


Instructors:
Jeff MacKay, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s):
04/14/15 - 04/17/15: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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


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Title: 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 above.


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 and Rachel Tereska, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s):
02/02/15 - 02/06/15: 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.


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Title: Introduction to Hydraulic Methods and HEC-RAS

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

Prerequisites: PennDOT H&H and Permitting Procedures

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

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

Instructors:
Lino Magnelli and Rachel Tereska, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s): 10/06/14 - 10/10/14: King of Prussia, District 6
03/09/15 - 03/13/15: 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.


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Title: Engineering and Traffic Studies

Target Audience: Traffic personnel

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

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

Learning Outcomes: Objectives for this course include:
• Understanding the basic ideas and guidelines for conducting engineering and traffic studies in Pennsylvania.
• Understanding how to use regulatory manuals to conduct basic engineering and traffic studies.
• Promoting consistent application of engineering and traffic studies in Pennsylvania through practice exercises and forms.

Instructors: Keith Johnson and Jeff Obrecht, URS

Offering(s): 10/29/14 - 10/29/14: Indiana, District 10
04/07/15 - 04/07/15: Clearfield, District 2
05/14/15 - 05/14/15: Dunmore, District 4

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



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