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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:

Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors

Target Audience:

This course is designed for federal, state, and local technicians and inspectors who have limited experience with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. Engineers without bridge experience or those who need a refresher in basic bridge design concepts will also benefit from the course.

The level of training provided in this course is basic.

Visit the National Highway Institute (NHI) website at: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov for further information about this course or the pre-requisite options.

Description:

This course was updated in 2010 and provides knowledge of elementary concepts in bridge engineering for individuals involved with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course covers the purpose of highway bridge inspections and the roles of inspectors through the discussion of common bridge types and materials, material properties, and bridge components as well as details, loadings, stresses, strains, and deterioration of bridge materials and members.
Participants must complete an exam and earn a grade of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Describe the basis for bridge inspection
* Describe the various roles of the bridge inspection team
* Identify common bridge types and major components, primary members, secondary members and features of highway bridges
* Name the common materials used in bridges
* Describe the basic properties, strengths, and weaknesses of each material
* Describe basic engineering concepts
* Describe standard highway bridge loadings
* Describe the types, signs, and causes of structural distress
* Identify other features associated with bridges
* Name protective measures required to mitigate hazards

Instructors:

Guy Lang

Offering(s):

06/15/15 - 06/19/15: Allentown, District 5

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

PennDOT Culvert Design Procedures

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description:

This course provides participants with the recommended design procedures for the hydraulic design of culverts for transportation facilities. The design procedures in FHWA Hydraulic Design Series Number 5 (HDS-5) will be emphasized. Examples of the design of culverts and energy dissipators will be demonstrated using the HY-8 culvert design computer program.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify design alternatives based on culvert type, material, shape, and service life considerations.
2. Describe the factors that govern inlet and outlet control and predict how each factor influences culvert performance.
3. Calculate tailwater depth and velocity and describe how tailwater affects culvert performance.
4. Design conventional culverts using HDS-5 and HY-8.
5. Improve culvert performance for inlet control culverts by designing an improved inlet using HDS-5.
6. Evaluate culvert outlet velocity and the need for energy dissipators, and select alternative energy dissipators using HEC-14.
7. Identify design considerations for fish passage.

Instructors:

Art Miller

Offering(s):

06/09/15 - 06/10/15: 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:

Constructability Review Training

Target Audience:

ADEs for Design; ADEs for Construction; Assistant Construction Engineers; Project Managers; Highway Quality Assurance Division, Bridge Quality Assurance Division and Environmental Quality Assurance Division employees.

Description:

This course has been developed to provide design project managers and constructability reviewers with a better understanding of the differences between a design review and a constructability review, identify specific tasks included in a constructability review and present the best timeframes for incorporating constructability reviews into the project design process.

Learning Outcomes:

•Identify the purpose and goals of the Constructability Review Process.
•Understand the roles and responsibilities of various Constructability Review Team members.
•Describe and demonstrate an effective process for performing detailed constructability reviews in a timely manner.
•Identify issues to consider in developing effective Pre-Bid Construction Schedules.

Offering(s):

04/30/15 - 04/30/15: Dunmore, District 4

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Inspection of Pipe Placement

Target Audience:

This course was designed for the new inspectors, new TCIs, and new TCISs.

Description:

Inspection of Pipe Placement reviews the proper installation and backfill of pipe for newer inspectors. Applicable PennDOT standards and specifications will be discussed, as will the required inspections and documentation.

Learning Outcomes:

-List the reference documents and safety requirements to review prior to a drainage installation.
-Accept or reject pipes and other materials based on the CS-171 form and field acceptance and rejection criteria.
-Handle rejectable pipes, including proper documentation and notification.
-Determine if pipe substitutions are allowed.
-Determine sample locations for obtaining verification samples.
-Explain the installation procedures for concrete, metal, and plastic pipes and for a combination storm sewer.
-Explain what flowable backfill is and how it is used.
-Properly document drainage items for payment.
-List post installation inspection requirements for the contractor and for PennDOT.
-Define and describe the specifications and installation procedures for miscellaneous drainage items such as pipe underdrain, pavement base drain, subsurface drain outlets, endwalls, inlets, manholes, and spring boxes.

Instructors:

Michael Aub, Pennoni Associates Inc.

Offering(s):

04/15/15 - 04/15/15: Meadville, 0110 Crawford County Maintenance

(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 Critical Path Method Scheduling

Target Audience:

Department personnel and construction partners who plan, schedule, or monitor PennDOT projects.

Description:

This Basic Critical Path Method course explores scheduling and monitoring strategies that address the needs of construction professionals. It provides the basics of preparing a Network (logic) Diagram and Monitor/Daily Update Chart to effectively manage construction projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees to this three-day basic course will have a better understanding of Basic Critical Path Method concepts and the elements and formulas needed to use this methodology to plan, schedule, and monitor PennDOT projects.

Offering(s):

03/24/15 - 03/26/15: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Basic Construction Management

Target Audience:

Assistant Construction Engineers (ACEs) and Inspector-in-Charge positions.

Description:

This course explores basic construction management activities, related accountabilities, and supporting documentation and information. It defines the role and responsibilities of an Assistant Construction Engineer and presents the responsibilities by construction phase. Finally, the course provides strategies and resources to manage construction activities effectively during the preconstruction, construction, and post-construction phases.
This course incorporates information from the ACE Manual (Publication 593); it does not provide instructional lessons on how to use the ACE Manual.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:
• Present the requirements of effective construction management.
• Describe and demonstrate effective construction management techniques.
• Provide opportunities to practice construction management scenarios.
• Draw on individual and group experiences to enhance individual proficiency.
Unit 1: Course Introduction
· The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of course content and organization.
Unit 2: Assistant Construction Engineer (ACE) Responsibilities
· Explain the role and responsibilities of an Assistant Construction Engineer (ACE).
· Describe the resources available to support an ACE on the job.
· Discuss the effects of an ACE’s activities on projects, the Department, and the citizens of the state.
Unit 3: Preconstruction Activities
· Explain responsibilities associated with preconstruction activities.
· Describe the importance of Scope of Work Field Views, Design Field Views, and Constructibility Reviews.
· List the Pre-Bid Conference agenda items and actions needed for meeting preparation and follow-up.
· Discuss actions that should be taken for permit restrictions and Notice to Proceed issuance.
· List attendees and agenda items for Preconstruction Conferences.
Unit 4: Construction Activities
· Identify Department and contractor responsibilities that are most critical to the successful management and completion of construction projects.
· Identify procedures for processing value engineering submissions, RFIs, and shop drawings to ensure timely responses.
· Identify common control of material issues and related resolution strategies.
· Describe preventive and resolution strategies for payment and performance issues.
Unit 5: Post-Construction Activities
· Discuss key accountabilities for post-construction activities.
· Identify key elements of the Design Evaluation Report.
Unit 6: Course Wrap-Up
· Identify action strategies that will improve construction management effectiveness.
· Design a personalized “ACE Rules” job aid that will help support the application of construction management techniques on-the-job.

Offering(s):

03/11/15 - 03/12/15: Indiana, District 10
03/31/15 - 04/01/15: 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:

Advanced Construction Management

Target Audience:

Assistant Construction Engineers (ACEs) and Inspectors-in-Charge expecting to be promoted to an ACE position.

Prerequisites:

There are no course prerequisites; however, the course builds on information that was presented in the Basic Construction Management training.

Description:

This course is designed to provide the Assistant Construction Engineer (ACE) with the skills to better manage projects and project-related issues. The course will teach the ACE how to build a strong project team by coaching and developing new ACE's faster, more efficiently, and consistently. The ACE will learn how to identify and arbitrate issues, and then guide subordinates accordingly, as well as acquire the knowledge necessary to instruct project staff in order to facilitate administrative tasks.
This course incorporates information from the ACE Manual (Publication 593); it does not provide instructional lessons on how to use the ACE Manual.

Learning Outcomes:

Global Outcomes:
At the end of this session, the Assistant Construction Engineer, or ACE, will be prepared to better manage projects and project-related issues. Operationally, the ACE will:
1. Build a strong project team by coaching and developing new ACEs faster, more efficiently, and consistently;
2. Identify and arbitrate issues, and then guide subordinates accordingly;
3. Acquire the knowledge necessary to instruct project staff in order to facilitate administrative tasks.

Offering(s):

04/15/15 - 04/16/15: Indiana, District 10
04/21/15 - 04/22/15: 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:

Basic Critical Path Method Scheduling

Target Audience:

Department personnel and construction partners who plan, schedule, or monitor PennDOT projects.

Description:

This Basic Critical Path Method course explores scheduling and monitoring strategies that address the needs of construction professionals. It provides the basics of preparing a Network (logic) Diagram and Monitor/Daily Update Chart to effectively manage construction projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees to this three-day basic course will have a better understanding of Basic Critical Path Method concepts and the elements and formulas needed to use this methodology to plan, schedule, and monitor PennDOT projects.

Offering(s):

03/10/15 - 03/12/15: Clearfield, District 2
04/28/15 - 04/30/15: 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.


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

Title:

PennDOT Construction Cost Estimating

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

03/10/15 - 03/10/15: 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:

Earth Retaining Structures

Target Audience:

FHWA, State, and local highway agency employees, college and university faculty, and consultant engineers/geologists who are or will be involved in the design, excavation and stabilization of rock slopes. An undergraduate degree in geology, engineering geology, civil engineering, or equivalent engineering experience in the highway/transportation field is desirable.

Description:

NHI Course # 132036.
The goal of this course is to provide agencies with state-of-the-practice design tools and construction techniques to expand implementation of safe and cost-effective earth retention technologies. This course addresses the selection, design, construction, and performance of earth retaining structures used for support of fills and excavations or cut slopes. Instructors cover factors that affect wall selection, including contracting approaches with an emphasis on required bidding documents for each approach. Class discussions will include design procedures and case histories, demonstrating the selection, design, and performance of various earth retaining structures. Detailed information on subsurface investigation, soil and rock property design parameter selection, lateral earth pressures for wall system design, and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) for retaining walls are provided.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Describe potential applications for Earth Retaining Structures (ERS)
•Select a technically appropriate and cost-effective ERS
•Select appropriate material properties, soil design parameters, and earth pressure diagrams
•Perform design analysis and prepare conceptual designs
•Review contractor submitted documents
•Discuss contracting methods
•Describe construction and inspection activities for ERS

Instructors:

Ryan Berg, Dr. Christopher, Jerry DiMaggio

Offering(s):

05/19/15 - 05/21/15: 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:

Ground Improvement Techniques

Target Audience:

The target audience is bridge, geotechnical, or transportation engineers with 0 to 20 years of experience and responsible for the planning, design, or construction for ground improvement on surface transportation facilities.

Description:

This course covers important design and construction aspects associated with ground improvement techniques including Vertical Drains, Lightweight Fills, Vibro-Compaction, Dynamic Compaction, Stone Columns, Deep Soil Mixing, Column Supported Embankments, MSE Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes, Soil Nailing, and Grouting. The goal of the course is to help participants determine the applicability and preliminary cost analysis for techniques that could be employed to improve the ground to permit construction of geotechnical facilities for transportation applications.
Participants will develop an appreciation for exploring and characterizing subsurface soil and rock in the laboratory, as well as the requisite design parameters necessary to develop a preliminary design and cost estimate. Instructors will discuss and summarize the advantages and limitations of each method. The course is designed to elicit maximum input from participants particularly regarding their understanding of application criteria, the impact of geotechnical features on the long-term performance, and contracting methods.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Locate criteria to determine the applicability of each ground improvement method for a specific project and soil condition under consideration
•Describe advantages, disadvantages, and limitations for each ground improvement method discussed
•Prepare conceptual and basic designs, and be able to check contractor-submitted designs
•Discuss appropriate QA/QC methods for each type of ground improvement method
•Summarize key elements of a preferred contracting method for each technique
•Develop a preliminary cost estimate based on a preliminary design

Instructors:

Ryan Berg & Associates

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:

Projects Involving Railroads - An Overview for Project Managers

Target Audience:

PennDOT Project Managers and Design Consultants

Prerequisites:

Familiarity with the project and development and delivery process.

Description:

Presents an overview of coordination efforts and contract requirements necessary for highway and/or bridge projects that involve railroads. Project Managers will gain an understanding of their role, the District Grade Crossing Engineer's/Administrator's role, the involvement and requirements of the Public Utility Commission, impacts to project timelines, cost and bid package/contract requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Introduce Project Managers to the key elements and process requirements for railroad involvement on Department highway and/or bridge projects.
[
]Introduce Publication 371, Grade Crossing Manual, as a reference source.

Offering(s):

04/09/15 - 04/09/15: 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.


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

Title:

Successful Traffic Signal Management: The Basic Service Approach

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:

Successful Traffic Management: The Basic Service Approach is a two-day course aimed at helping agencies ensure that their limited resources are directed towards meeting the needs of the agencies most important to stakeholders. A Traffic Signal Management Plan (TSMP) is a tool that documents and aligns an agencies traffic signal design, operation and maintenance strategies to achieve basic service objectives. The application of systematic business processes is integral to maintaining the resources and workforce capability that is necessary to sustain the operational objectives and meaningfully measure performance tend to operate and maintain traffic signal systems more effectively than agencies that fail to document this information.
The purpose of this course will be to describe and expand on the Basic Service Concept for use in developing an agency’s Traffic Signal Management Plan. Emphasis will be placed on an agency developing a simply stated goal and then developing objectives, strategies and tactics enabling them to accomplish their stated goal. Each element of the traffic signal management plan will be thoroughly covered, resulting in a guideline that agencies can follow to develop their own TSMP.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Formulate clear objectives
• Select appropriate standards of performance
• Identify performance measures
• Relate organizational capabilities and resource allocation to objectives
• Asses infrastructure reliability
• Identify signal timing strategies
• Document communication policies
• Apply effective design strategies
• Develop a traffic signal management plan

Offering(s):

04/21/15 - 04/22/15: 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:

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

Offering(s):

05/11/15 - 05/12/15: 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.


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

Title:

IRWA - Bargaining Negotiations - Course 205

Description:

This class teaches the skills required to win at bargaining negotiations, as taught in Courses 100, 200, 201 and 202, are widely accepted as the preferred type of negotiations. The acquisition professional, however must be effective at both bargaining and problem-solving negotiations. Otherwise, he/she is at the mercy of the attorney or property owner who insists upon hard bargaining stance. This class does not deal with undue influence, tricks or unprofessional deception. It does teach the student how to win a bargaining situation.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will learn the following:
-The steps in a bargaining negotiation
-How to analyze the negotiations to determine if they are progressing in a bargaining or problem-solving mode
-How to identify the specific skills and attitudes required of successful bargainers
-How to make the initial offer
-How and when to grant concessions
-How to secure concessions from the other party
-Self examinations, role play and case studies tie negotiations to on the job situt

Offering(s):

04/22/15 - 04/23/15: 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.


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

Title:

Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls - NHI - 132080

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course includes inspectors (novice to senior level), engineers, geologists, and technicians
involved in field data collection and quality assurance for MSEWs and RSS structures. In addition, managers;
specification and contracting specialists; bridge/structure, geotechnical and roadway design engineers; and engineering
geologists interested in construction aspects of MSEWs and RSS structures are encouraged to attend.

Description:

This course is part of a series to develop a training and qualification/certification program for geotechnical field
inspectors. Topics addressed in the course include the types and durability of mechanically stabilized earth walls
(MSEWs) and reinforced soil slopes (RSS); construction methods and sequences; alignment control; methods of fill and compaction control; plans, specifications, and the geotechnical report; shop drawings; and safety. A 2-hour qualification exam is administered at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
-Identify the basic MSEW and RSS types and design philosophy
-Understand the steps for MSEW and RSS construction
-Explain the role and duties of the MSEW and RSS inspector
-Identify current practices for constructing MSE structures
-Define key inspection elements for MSEWs and RSS contract documents to assure compliance
-Explain the logical steps to ensure proper communication with engineers and field personnel

Offering(s):

05/19/15 - 05/21/15: 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.


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

Title:

Projects Involving Railroads - An Overview for Project Managers

Target Audience:

PennDOT Project Managers and Design Consultants

Prerequisites:

Familiarity with the project and development and delivery process.

Description:

Presents an overview of coordination efforts and contract requirements necessary for highway and/or bridge projects that involve railroads. Project Managers will gain an understanding of their role, the District Grade Crossing Engineer's/Administrator's role, the involvement and requirements of the Public Utility Commission, impacts to project timelines, cost and bid package/contract requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Introduce Project Managers to the key elements and process requirements for railroad involvement on Department highway and/or bridge projects.
[
]Introduce Publication 371, Grade Crossing Manual, as a reference source.

Offering(s):

03/11/15 - 03/11/15: Allentown, District 5

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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

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


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

Title:

Environmental Compliance During Construction

Target Audience:

Assistant Construction Engineers, Inspector-In-Charge positions, other field personnel; and anyone interested in learning about the topic and the professional licensees in PennDOT.

Description:

Contractor compliance with various environmental permits and regulations during construction is important to avoid Notices of Violations. This webinar will provide a better understanding of the permitting process and the associated regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction, as well as providing an overview of the steps needed to understand and comply with environmental permits, NEPA, and community standards.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:
•Describe the difference between regulatory agencies and cooperating agencies/commissions, and explain their compliance authority.
•Identify permit agencies and the cooperating agencies that are most often encountered on a construction site, and state their areas of responsibility.
•Explain three types of environmental permits normally issued for a construction project, and state under what circumstances each permit is required.
•List the required actions when a contractor encounters unexpected environmental conditions including wetlands, archaeological sites, and historic sites.

Offering(s):

03/26/15 - 03/26/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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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.

Offering(s):

02/18/15 - 02/18/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9
04/21/15 - 04/21/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Residential Relocation Assistance

Target Audience:

This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of residential relocation to right of way professionals.

Description:

Residential Relocation Assistance is a comprehensive overview of the processes and procedures involved in providing relocation assistance to residential occupants. Materials presented are based on the Federal Highway Administration regulations in implementing the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 as amended.

Learning Outcomes:

How to formulate replacement housing payments for residential owners and tenants and mobile homes
•Identify last resort housing
•Provide advisory assistance
•Calculate moving payments
•File claims and appeals

Offering(s):

04/08/15 - 04/09/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Roadside Safety Design

Target Audience:

Experienced Federal, State, and local highway engineers involved in the formulation and/or application of policies and standards relating to the design of safe roadside hardware.

Description:

This course has been expanded and updated to provide an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways; recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes; identify the need for a traffic barrier; and apply other highway hardware core competencies.
This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon Completion of the course, participants will be able to:
-Apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways
-Recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes
-Identify the need for a traffic barrier
-Select, design, and install a traffic barrier
-Apply safety concepts to roadside features and appurtenance selection/use in work zones
-Compare alternate safety treatments and select a cost-effective design
-Identify policies and practices that are inconsistent with current state of the art

Offering(s):

05/12/15 - 05/14/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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Title:

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

Offering(s):

06/09/15 - 06/10/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control

Target Audience:

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

Description:

Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control is a two-day course aimed to assist transportation professionals to identify the needs for improved traffic operations and utilize systems engineering principles for the implementation of traffic signal operational improvements. This course will provide traffic operations managers and personnel a comprehensive view of what is required before, during, and after the implementation of a new traffic control system. Adaptive signal control is used as the example throughout the course.
The overall goal of this course is to assist traffic operations staff in identifying traffic control systems objectives and needs to facilitate planning, designing, and implementing a new traffic control system. The FHWA document, Model Systems Engineering Documents for Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Systems, (FHWA-HOP-11-027) is used for exercises of this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Engage stakeholders
•Gather information needed for systems engineering process
•Evaluate and resolve constraints
•Assemble a concept of operations
•Extract requirements
•Document verification and validation process
•Develop a procurement strategy
•Assemble a systems engineering analysis
•Describe the systems engineering process

Offering(s):

06/23/15 - 06/24/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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UPDATE:  The original training announcement included incorrect class dates.  The error has been fixed.  The correct dates are 5/18/2015-5/19/2015 (listed below).  We apologize for any confusion.

 

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Title:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts

Target Audience:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts is a two-day course for practitioners involved in or responsible for design, operations, or management of traffic signals including State/MPOS/Local Government personnel, consultants, and contractors.

Prerequisites:

Completion of NHI #133121 is recommended but not required.

Description:

Traffic Signal Timing concepts is a two-day course to assist in building technical expertise in signal timing by focusing on the relationship between network context and operational objectives to inform the design of signal timing parameters. The course will expand on the traditional signal timing process by incorporating an objectives and performance driven approach that leads to selection of appropriate computational methods for design and operation of traffic signal timing.
For many agencies, the design of signal timing parameters is an exercise in data collection and software driven optimization in response to citizen complaints. An ad-hoc complaint-driven processes with little documentation and infrequent attempts to quantify performance or improvements is not likely to lead to a well-managed, objective driven process for the timing and retiming of traffic signals, nor does it typically provide agencies with a good feel for the overall performance of their system. What is needed is an objective-driven, performance-oriented approach to traffic signal timing.
This course is very interactive and includes many exercises. Participants calculate various timing parameters by hand so they should bring a calculator to the course.
Completion of NHI # 133121 is recommended but not required.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Discuss an objectives-based signal timing process
•Describe operations objectives in the context of network configuration and traffic conditions
•Review phasing and timing
•Design cycle lengths
•Design green time and fixed intervals
•Design phase sequence and offsets
•Develop operational mode parameters
•Evaluate signal timing outcomes

Offering(s):

05/18/15 - 05/19/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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

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:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts

Target Audience:

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts is a two-day course for practitioners involved in or responsible for design, operations, or management of traffic signals including State/MPOS/Local Government personnel, consultants, and contractors.

Prerequisites:

Completion of NHI #133121 is recommended but not required.

Description:

Traffic Signal Timing concepts is a two-day course to assist in building technical expertise in signal timing by focusing on the relationship between network context and operational objectives to inform the design of signal timing parameters. The course will expand on the traditional signal timing process by incorporating an objectives and performance driven approach that leads to selection of appropriate computational methods for design and operation of traffic signal timing.
For many agencies, the design of signal timing parameters is an exercise in data collection and software driven optimization in response to citizen complaints. An ad-hoc complaint-driven processes with little documentation and infrequent attempts to quantify performance or improvements is not likely to lead to a well-managed, objective driven process for the timing and retiming of traffic signals, nor does it typically provide agencies with a good feel for the overall performance of their system. What is needed is an objective-driven, performance-oriented approach to traffic signal timing.
This course is very interactive and includes many exercises. Participants calculate various timing parameters by hand so they should bring a calculator to the course.
Completion of NHI # 133121 is recommended but not required.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Discuss an objectives-based signal timing process
•Describe operations objectives in the context of network configuration and traffic conditions
•Review phasing and timing
•Design cycle lengths
•Design green time and fixed intervals
•Design phase sequence and offsets
•Develop operational mode parameters
•Evaluate signal timing outcomes

Offering(s):

05/22/15 - 05/23/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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Title:

Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges

Target Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

04/21/15 - 04/24/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

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Title:

Constructability Review Training

Target Audience:

ADEs for Design; ADEs for Construction; Assistant Construction Engineers; Project Managers; Highway Quality Assurance Division, Bridge Quality Assurance Division and Environmental Quality Assurance Division employees.

Description:

This course has been developed to provide design project managers and constructability reviewers with a better understanding of the differences between a design review and a constructability review, identify specific tasks included in a constructability review and present the best timeframes for incorporating constructability reviews into the project design process.

Learning Outcomes:

•Identify the purpose and goals of the Constructability Review Process.
•Understand the roles and responsibilities of various Constructability Review Team members.
•Describe and demonstrate an effective process for performing detailed constructability reviews in a timely manner.
•Identify issues to consider in developing effective Pre-Bid Construction Schedules.

Offering(s):

04/23/15 - 04/23/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

Introduction to Federal-Aid Right of Way Requirements for Local Public Agencies

Target Audience:

Those within local project sponsors who are responsible for acquiring right-of-way for federally-funded projects, as well as those responsible for oversight of LPAs, in addition to FHWA personnel, consultants, Federal and State staff and other interested parties.

Description:

This two-day introductory course provides Local Project Sponsors with a working knowledge of Federal requirements and procedures for acquiring property for Federally-assisted transportation projects. The course focuses on applying the Uniform Act and related Federal Regulations to specific situations and issues. Designed as a hands-on, highly interactive learning experience, instructors guide participants through a series of right-of-way (ROW) problem solving exercises and large group discussions. We encourage those with limited ROW knowledge to register for the free NHI 141045 web-based training course in advance of this instructor-led course session.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Explain the legal basis for land acquisition by a governmental entity
•Assess the impact of a roadway improvement as it relates to the Uniform Act
•Sequence the right-of-way process (ROW) within the overall project development process
•Determine the appropriate valuation process for ROW acquisition
•Apply the Uniform Act requirements for ROW acquisition
•Apply the Uniform Act requirements to relocation assistance
•Determine the agency's responsibilities for managing real property

Offering(s):

05/13/15 - 05/14/15: Bridgeville, District 11

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Title:

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

Target Audience:

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

Description:

In April 2014, PennDOT issued Pub. 745: Section 6 (f), Project 70, Project 500, and Other Recreation Grant Guidance. This training will familiarize staff with PennDOT Pub. 745 and the general coordination procedures that have been developed for projects involving recreational grant-funded properties.

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

02/25/15 - 02/25/15: Webinar

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The course offering listed in the following announcement has been cancelled due to revision of course content.  To register for the other course offerings, PennDOT personnel should contact their training coordinator, business partners should see the Technical Training Calendar. 

 

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Title:

PennDOT Project Collaboration Center (PPCC):

Portal Training – webinar

Project Site Training – webinar

Submittal Workflow - webinar

Target Audience:

Construction Inspection; Construction Management; Contract Management; Project Management; Traffic Signals; as well as any Consultant Manager acting on behalf of PennDOT. Prime Contractors and Sub-contractors associated with PennDOT Highway and Bridge Construction Projects, Assistant Construction Engineers (ACE's), Structure Control Engineers, Materials Engineers, Traffic Control Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Permit Unit Managers, Project Managers, Inspectors-in-Charge, as well as any Consultant Manager acting on behalf of PennDOT. Prime Contractors and Sub-contractors associated with PennDOT Highway and Bridge Construction Projects.

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

Provide PPCC users PPCC Portal Navigational Training.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Access the PPCC
• Understand the differences between the portal site and the project site
• Review submittals in the work queue
• Understanding submittal notifications
• Review overall project status
• Prepare reports
• Review documentation

Instructors:

Mike Lentz, PennDOT

Offering(s):

01/29/15 - 01/29/15: Portal - Webinar

02/05/15 - 02/05/15: Project Site - Webinar

02/12/15 - 02/12/15: Submittal Workflow - Webinar


03/26/15 - 03/26/15: Portal - Webinar

04/02/15 - 04/02/15: Project Site - Webinar

04/09/15 - 04/09/15: Submittal Workflow - Webinar

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Title:

Inspection of Pipe Placement

Target Audience:

This course was designed for the new inspectors, new TCIs, and new TCISs.

Description:

Inspection of Pipe Placement reviews the proper installation and backfill of pipe for newer inspectors. Applicable PennDOT standards and specifications will be discussed, as will the required inspections and documentation.

Learning Outcomes:

-List the reference documents and safety requirements to review prior to a drainage installation.
-Accept or reject pipes and other materials based on the CS-171 form and field acceptance and rejection criteria.
-Handle rejectable pipes, including proper documentation and notification.
-Determine if pipe substitutions are allowed.
-Determine sample locations for obtaining verification samples.
-Explain the installation procedures for concrete, metal, and plastic pipes and for a combination storm sewer.
-Explain what flowable backfill is and how it is used.
-Properly document drainage items for payment.
-List post installation inspection requirements for the contractor and for PennDOT.
-Define and describe the specifications and installation procedures for miscellaneous drainage items such as pipe underdrain, pavement base drain, subsurface drain outlets, endwalls, inlets, manholes, and spring boxes.

Instructors:

Michael Aub

Offering(s):

03/10/15 - 03/10/15: Allentown, District 5
04/15/15 - 04/15/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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Title:

ADA Curb Cut Ramps

Target Audience:

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

Description:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

Offering(s):

02/11/15 - 02/11/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
03/24/15 - 03/24/15: Clearfield, District 2

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Title:

Drilled Shafts

Target Audience:

Geotechnical engineers, bridge designers, and resident engineers. The course embraces both construction and design, and it is important that all participants attend all lessons, not just those in the immediate area of interest. A key issue is how the details of construction affect the way in which a drilled shaft should be designed and how the intent of the design affects inspection. Participants in the course are expected to have a degree in engineering for which they have passed an undergraduate course in soil mechanics and/or have successfully completed NHI Course 132012 - Soils and Foundations Workshop. The training level of this course is intermediate.

Description:

Drilled shafts are an alternate type of deep foundation that may be more cost effective and perform better than other types of deep foundations in bridge piers at river crossings and in retrofit operations, high-mast lighting, earth retaining structures, single-column piers, and similar applications. This course provides participants with specific technical guidance on all aspects of designing, installing and monitoring the construction of drilled shafts. The lessons address the following topics: applications, advantages and disadvantages of drilled shafts for transportation structure foundations; general requirements for subsurface investigations; construction methods; construction case histories; construction specifications; principles of designing drilled shafts for axial and lateral loading; expansive soils, downdrag and similar effects; load testing; inspection; integrity testing; repair and retrofit of defective shafts; and cost estimation.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the various drilling rigs and tools that are available to construct drilled shafts under varied subsurface soil and rock conditions.
- Recognize the basic features of drilling aids such as casings and drilling slurries, and the reasons for certain fundamental requirements for these aids.
- Design drilled shafts for axial loading in simple soil and rock profiles.
- Demonstrate a general understanding of the elements of designing drilled shafts for lateral loads.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need for load tests and available methods for performing the tests.
- Formulate the basic elements of construction specifications for drilled shafts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of integrity testing, repair, and retrofit of defective shafts.
- Estimate costs for drilled shafts.

Offering(s):

02/24/15 - 02/26/15: King of Prussia, District 6

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